High Peak CVS and local Nordic Walking expert Phill Alcock of Derbyshire based fitness organisation Lifefit are currently working together to develop new self-help walking groups in Whaley and Buxton under the banner of ‘Cando’. Cando aims to enable members to lose weight, increase fitness and improve mental health without the aid of gyms or special clothing. Phill added “We are currently piloting a course in readiness for any Government campaigns, which would include Eco therapy walks with or without poles.”
Phill said “I have Nordic Walking classes for Parkinson’s, Arthritis, in fact anyone with movement issues plus the able bodied. In addition, weight management, balance and fitness over 55’s.”
High Peak CVS Group’s development worker Rob Baker said “HPCVS are delighted to be working with Phill on this exciting project. The team have seen first-hand how Nordic Walking can benefit not only fitness but improve mental health as well”.
Keep tabs on the HPCVS website and social media channels for more information about Cando and Nordic Walking in the coming days.
If you are interested in getting started with Nordic Walking in the High Peak then you can get in touch with Phill at http://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/pages/phill-alcock
You can find general information about the benefits of Nordic Walking on the British Nordic Walking website and facebook page http://www.facebook.com/britishnordicwalking