Are you fit enough to really enjoy your holiday?
When you ask people what their ideal holiday is, they generally fall into 2 camps. The first is the sun-kissed beaches where you do nothing but lie there becoming tanned and drinking cocktails for 2 weeks (and there’s nothing wrong with that!). The second camp will think of climbing mountains, trekking through jungles or just walking through the beautiful English countryside. Whatever your ideal holiday is, you shouldn’t ever let your fitness level be the thing that holds you back. And now thanks to Nordic Walking, you don’t have to.
The Benefits Of Active Holidays
Holidays that require you to get up and go in any small way have some pretty big benefits for your mind, body and spirit. Travel in general helps expand your horizons, and really getting to know other cultures by walking in their shoes can help you grow as a well-rounded person. Getting outdoors in other climates can also help you physically, with research showing that time spent outdoors walking, enjoying the sights or exercising can help treat a wide variety of health problems, from heart disease and obesity to attention deficit disorder. It helps raise your tolerance for uncertainty and lets you try on alternative lives for a while.
But more than that, active holidays mean that you really experience your destination in a new way. Instead of just knowing the beaches and the best restaurants in the tourist strip, you can delve into the real country and culture, discover the best little corner places and see spectacular sights that many tourists will never come close to. Being able to experience your holiday like this really maximises the enjoyment you get, turning it from ‘just a holiday’ to one of those truly memorable life experiences.
It also adds value to the time and money you have invested in your holiday! You can get so much more out of it with a little extra oomph!
Why Should You Get In Shape?
When I say ‘active’, I don’t always mean climbing Kilimanjaro. An active holiday can be anything that requires you to get up and move around – and even some that don’t. So if you’d love to spend some time walking around the countryside and enjoying the views, taking in the local scenery and exploring the sites in your exotic getaway or try your hand at some water sports in a tropical paradise, all of these require some physical activity. But if you’re not used to being a bit active, these can quickly become fantasies. And isn’t that just a little sad?
By getting yourself in the run up to your holiday, you are making sure you can enjoy it to the max. With a strong set of trained lungs and legs, you will be able to walk further, dance longer into the night and take on all sorts of new challenges that will make your holiday the best yet. If you put that little effort into shaping up before your holiday, you never have to settle for a beach based getaway ever again. Instead, you can immerse yourself in foreign lands, journey through new and exciting places or just take in your own county from a whole new angle on top of that big hill you never thought you could climb.
My aim is to help people enjoy their holidays to the fullest – exploring new places and getting off the beaten track without getting out of breath. Nordic Walking is the perfect way to get yourself in shape without hitting the gym, even if you are exercise shy. If you want to get off the beat and track and enjoy your holiday destination for what is it Nordic Walking can help you do it without getting exhausted by it. By getting you used to walking, supporting any aching joints and building up some strength in those legs, your body will be able to carry you to the best places in the world. So if you want to explore a new place in the world, all you need to do is a little planning, grab some poles and get holiday ready with Nordic Walking!
To find out more of book your taster session or take the plunge and book on to one of our Beginner courses. We do 2 week, 4 week and 2 hour sessions to suit your time frames and ability. It’s so easy to book on, just visit our website.
We also know a fabulous Travel Counsellor, Marie, who will listen to what you would like and do the searching for you. You just sit back, relax and dream!
We shall also be adding in our Nordic Themed Retreats this year.
Nordic walking has been helping our members with:
*Getting more toned
*Getting in to smaller clothes
*Improving back and postural issues
*Loving the new friends and social element of outdoor fun
*The online booking system makes it easy to plan, prepare and commit to health and fitness goals
*Totally addictive fun with variety and giggles.
It’s a sustainable exercise that fits in with agenda; everyone has to walk somewhere.
Join one of our Drop-in WALX to find out more and take your first steps into a world of WALX.
From one hour WALX in a local country park to a half day in the hills, our Explorer WALX capture the variety of scenery, themes and types of WALX that suit your lifestyle. From pub WALX to WALX with the dogs or even training WALX for challenges, we will help you get more out of your holiday.