Sept 9th 2 hour Workshop 1:30 - 3:30 pm Thunder Bay 55 + River St.
12 week program
Course Description: This pole walking class will begin with a 2 hour workshops learning how to use poles, proper walking techniques, Learning
importance of pole walking with a specific Warm-up , learn proper techniques, heart rate - how to progress regardless of level, strength training, cool down and proper stretching.
We will go to a variety of places and discuss as a group each to form the best plan.
Note: some modifications will be address to ensure all comfortable with where we will be going each week.
The walks will be progressive with proper technique and form always looked at. Working in pairs or small groups for safety. As confidence increases will work on challenges to increase speed, time with perfect form and distance.
Open to all interested in a walking program that makes a difference, has a social aspect for FUN and Safety.
TIME: 1:00 pm = 2:00 pm
PLACE: Thunder Bay 55 +
REGISTER: Thunder Bay 55 + 700 River St or call 684-8463 / 684-3066
Locations for walk are as follows:
Sept. 13 - Thunder Bay 55 +
Sept. 20 - Cascades
Sept. 27 - George Burke Park
Oct 4 - Mariana Park
Oct 11 - Behind HPH
Oct 18 - Trowbridge
Oct 25 - Boulivard lake Birch point
Nov 1 Mills Block Forest
Nov 8 Centennial Park
Nov 15 Thunder Bay 55 +
The workshop Sept 9th will cover the introduction to walking poles, proper height for each individual, warm-ups & cool downs, proper techniques for both feet legs and arms. How to elevate heart rate, increasing cardiovascular & muscular
strength and endurance safety.
Will go out side for the pole walking discovering new walking trails around the centre and city. Dress for the weather. Improves upper body strength & increased heart rate.
FTF Level – C
• Improve your walking endurance as you discover new walking trails
Thunder Bay 55 +
If you are ever asked about a refund for withdrawing from your classes, here is our policy
for your information. We ask that participants please speak to the office staff or call the
Centre (684-3066) before the beginning of the THIRD class to receive a full refund.
Refunds for medical reasons only will be granted after the second class and will be
Full Refund (will only be issued for the following reasons): If a participant is withdrawing
before the first 2 classes; or if the class has to be cancelled; then a full refund will be issued
using the original method of payment. If registration was paid for using a credit card, a
refund will be issued back to the same credit card and can take up to 2 weeks to process. If
a registration was paid for using cash, cheque or debit, the refund will be in the form of a
cheque from the City of Thunder Bay and it can take approximately 2-3 weeks to process.
NO refunds will be issued if the withdrawal brings the number of people in the class
below the minimum number needed to run the class.
NO refunds will be issued for Punch Cards that have been used. They are good for 1
full year from time of issue.
Learn the basics:
Foot posture & stride
Proper pole height (centre has each will be set up name one poles so will always be ready for you.
- proper body alignment & techniques
- heart rate
- setting goals
Cool downs & stretching
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