26 Mar 14

Newsletter - Autumn 2014

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Last of the Summer ... 

Many of you may remember the antics of these three older men as they scampered around the Yorkshire countryside. "Last of the Summer Wine" is one of my favourite TV shows and I have watched it over and over again. Everyday, Compo, Foggy and Cleggy would look for adventures, get up to boyish pranks and annoy the womenfolk. These guys had time to 'spare'.

Our lives have become so busy that doing things important to our wellbeing, be they spiritual, mental or physical, can get pushed aside. John Lennon reflected that - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Our "Summer" is on the wane and 3 months of the year has passed.  That is 3 months of my life ... as it is yours. Some resolutions have been started and continued, others have not!  The colder months make changes more difficult to implement, so now is "a good time to make time".  Come and join us for some of the activities on offer!

Go well, June

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Fitness Boost - 10km

Sunday 30 March 2014

This is a welcome return to a very good 10km course, which is ideal for Nordic Walkers. Participating in 10km distances gives a Boost your fitness & speed. There is some beautiful scenery along the way and this event is renowned for its spot prizes!  Winter's coming so make the most of the warmer weather.

Give yourself a challenge - you will be amazed at how far you can go on when Nordic Walking!

Enter for your '10K Boost' here ...


Nordic Gym

Sunday 6 April 2014

Shape, tone, stretch and strengthen. Come inside the gym for a fully supervised class, designed to enhance your Nordic Walking movements, improve posture, strengthen core and stretch tight muscles. Learn how to correctly do gym exercises and understand how "less is more".

This class will be offered 1 x month (depending on demand).

Register to shape up here ...

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Feature Walk - "Opium, Opportunities & Opulence"

Sunday 13 April 2014

This historical Nordic Walk of the CBD will incorporate facets of the City's past that included Opium dens, the Opulent buildings of the 1980's and the missed Opportunties for wonderful plazas and housing.  This will be a fascinating insight into what was, is or could have been, Auckland City.

Join us for great a great walk here ...


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Rory's Story

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In 2010, I had the priviledge to meet Rory. In remission after suffering 2 brain tumours, he had endured countless cancer treatments, leaving him weak and unsteady. Through the tireless efforts of his parents, Rory was afforded every opportunity to participate in recovery options, which included Nordic Walking.

In this photo, taken late on a cool Autumn afternoon, Rory had spent the entire day at the hospital, undergoing tests. Despite his obvious tiredness, he listened to my instructions and started to jerkily walk around the park. Watching him walk with and without the poles, I could see immediately how much the poles benefited his movement.  He felt it too and his beautiful smile expressed all of the things he wasn't quite able to say.

We continued to meet for further sessions, which included teaching Mum and Dad to Nordic Walk.  Each time Rory was stronger, more coordinated and not short of throwing some cheek around!

Four years on, Rory is strong and healthy. March is the Child Cancer appeal month, so please drop a few coins into the "Beads of Courage" buckets.

Please read more from Rory's story here ...

Newsletter Archives

16 Nov 21: Lockdown Lethargy
13 May 20: Exercise as Medicine
01 May 20: "In Your Bubble" Challenge
14 Apr 20: C-19 Lock-down Health and Fitness
23 Jan 19: The Smarter Way to Exercise
26 Oct 16: "The Whole Body Walks"
13 Jun 16: The Third Age
11 Feb 16: Summer/Autumn Events 2016
11 Feb 16: Summer/Autumn Events 2016
20 Dec 15: Christmas Edition
22 Jul 15: Every Mile is Two in Winter
07 Jan 15: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Self Supporting Behaviour
09 May 14: Nordic Walking Day Topics - Weight, Weather & Walking
24 Apr 14: Weight Control & Nordic Walking
26 Mar 14: Newsletter - Autumn 2014
10 Feb 14: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Welcome to 2014
17 Dec 13: Nordic Walking Newsletter - 7 Christmas 2013
08 Nov 13: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Summer 2013
19 Aug 13: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Spring 2013
06 Jun 13: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Winter 2013
10 May 13: World Nordic Walking Day 2013 Newsletter
28 Mar 13: Nordic Walking Newsletter - Autumn 2013
14 Dec 12: Newsletter Summer 2012:
25 Oct 12: Here's our new newsletter for Spring 2012:


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