Cabin fever? Zoomed out? Take a walk - with poles

pole walking May 13, 2020

You're stuck at home. Gyms and yoga studios are shut down. Schools and colleges are closed and your kids are at home too. Indefinitely.

In times of uncertainty, I know it's easy to get overwhelmed. Your daily routine is disrupted. It's easier to just stay in your pajamas or wear sweatpants all day than to get dressed.

If you're a Seinfeld fan, remember the Seinfeld sweatpants episode? The message George told the world with his sweatpants is "I give up. I can't compete in normal society. I'm miserable so I might as well be comfortable."

I want to give you a different perspective. Maintaining both physical and mental health is vital, now more than ever. The time saved from not commuting to work means more time to spend on self-care and well-being. So put your yoga / workout pants on and keep moving forward.

Get outside and walk. But... why not take walking to a whole new level by adding specially designed poles?

Walking is one of the activities that health authorities and government officials recommend. But pole walking you might ask?

Pole walking (also known as urban poling or Nordic walking) is one of the fastest growing forms of fitness globally and with good reason. It's a total body workout. Compared to regular walking, pole walking:

  • Activates 90% of muscles (compared to 40% without poles)
  • Provides 25% more of a cardio workout
  • Burns 46% more calories

CLICK HERE to see the 10 benefits and reasons to love pole walking.

And the evidence is in; there are well over 280 published studies that support the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of pole walking.

I am a pole walking instructor (accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine) and I’ve been pole walking for nine years. Cross-country skiing and skate skiing were my winter exercise activities when I lived in Toronto. Poles are an extension of my hands. 

Here's how I make the best out of social distancing: I schedule virtual walk & talk meetings, listen to podcasts while walking 1-2 hours daily, and walk for fitness and bone building benefits (I'm 5 feet small and burn up to 700 calories each walk).

Next steps?

I'd like to personally invite you to experience POLE WALKING. I partner with a US based distributor of Urban Poles to offer you special POLE WALKING STARTER KITS for work (if you're back at work) or at home (if you're tele-working). 


This is the time to take matters into your own hands. Holding onto a set of poles will help you move forward with balance and strength.

LET'S DO THIS! Let's keep moving forward. Together. For personal, workplace and population health.

Be well,

PS: Everything you need to know but are afraid to ask about Pole Walking is in this FREEBIE.

CLICK HERE to purchase your Pole Walking Starter Kit.


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