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Stuck in a fitness rut?

A choice of Nordic walking workshops about to take place across the city could help you get to grips with a brand new healthy hobby.

Nordic walking was originally employed by Finnish cross-country skiers as a way to keep fit during the summer months.

Especially popular among people over 50, it can be done on virtually any outdoor terrain: roads, concrete paths, forestry trails, sandy beaches and grassy parks – plus it’s quite social so it’s a great way to meet new friends and get some fresh air.

As well as helping you balance as you navigate muddy forest terrain, using a pair of walking poles also gives your upper body a mean workout, so you get double the benefit from your walks.

There are no less than three Nordic walking events happening in Cork in the coming weeks, each one offering a chance to get to grips with the sport for free.

Nordic Walking on St Patrick’s Hill

On Wednesday October 17th (1pm – 2pm), Cork Sports Partnership invites you to try Nordic Walking on St Patrick’s Hill in Cork City. Limited spaces available so call Cork Sports Partnership on 021 434 7096 or email info@corksports.ie to book your place.

Nordic Walking in Fitzgerald’s Park

Two other sessions will take place on Saturdays October 13th and 20th at Fitzgerald’s Park. These workshops will run from 11am until 12.30pm. Register for the workshop on 021 434 7096 or email churley@corksports.ie to join the group.

Get the full Urban October schedule of events for the month here


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