Entry level Nordic walking course

– for private groups

– for touristic and wellness operators

This is the entry level course to start practicing Nordic walking. It is therefore addressed to a basic knowledge of this walking technique. To know more, also see the general Nordic walking page. It can be booked by self organised private groups or touristic and wellness operators, for their customers.

Entry level Nordic walking course private groups

Entry level Nordic walking course

Program and organisation

An introduction and a look at your way of walking. Getting to know the Nordic walking poles. The materials, foot rolling and the movement of arms. Basic techniques: alternate and parallel gaits, practice and exercises. Principles of advanced techniques, uphill and downhill walking. How to continue after the course.

Duration: the course in general lasts 5-6 hours, depending on the number and attitudes of participants.

Possible arrangements

Different organisational options can be offered, in relation to the place of the course and specific agreements. Just as examples:

  1. Intensive formula: A whole day, from about 9 to 12 and 14.30-17.30. It is a possible formula, effective but rather demanding; it is likely more suitable for people already having some habitude to motion activities and for homogeneous groups: it is in fact relatively little flexible with times, especially during winter.
  2. Formula with two appointments. Two sessions, in two different days, of about 3 hours each; for the best efficacy, the two sessions can be carried out in two consecutive days or, maximum, within one week.

What is necessary


The course can be organised in a place of your choice, that must have the following characteristics: a flattish place, with smooth natural  or well managed grass ground; synthetic sport grounds are not suitable, since they can be damaged by poles; a sufficient length development, of at least 100 metres (also in circle); more is better. If in a public park, the place must be somewhat apart from crowd.


Comfortatble clothes (no jeans or tight trousers), suitable to the season, in layers, since rather static moments will alternate with very dynamic ones . Shoes with flexible but sculptured sole (semi-rigid hiking shoes are not suitable).


I will borrow the poles for the course. The hand lace will be sanitysed: each participants will keep his poles and lace throughout the course. In any case, if somebody prefers to wear gloves, please choose very thing sport gloves, since thick gloves will be an obstacle to hand movement


– for private groups: contact me, to agree the organisation; it is necessary to have a contact person for the whole group.
– for operators: booking modalities fro participants are flexible and will be defined by specific agreements between me and the operator.
Indicatively, the course should be booked three weeks in advance. Shorter term booking are possible in absence of other commitments.


Contact me for detail of costs, that vary in relation to place and number of participants.

Indicatively, consider a minimum cost of 250 Euros for a standard course, and a minimum cost per person of 50 Euros.  Offers of a course at 180 euros for 3 people are possible for intensive courses (one day) in specific date and places, to be agreed (indicatively the areas of provinces of  La Spezia and Massa Carrara, and of  Cesena, Ravenna, Forlì, Rimini).

For efficacy reasons, the maximum number of participants is 10 (no minimum number, given the above mentioned costs). In case of requests for higher numbers, it will be possible to program additional courses.

– for private groups: payment is in advance, at the moment of booking confirmation, for the whole group.
– for operators: payment modality to be defined by specific agreements

In case of delay for external reasons (e.g. bad weather) another date will be agreed.


A certificate of attendance will be released to participants successfully completing the course: the course is in fact also a pre-requisite for whom have interest and, after adequate practice, would like to attend an instructor course with SINW (Scuola Italiana di Nordic walking).

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