Total Body Walx: Improve Your Fitness

248 TUTOR: Ashley Sandy (NWUK Delivery Partner L2 Fitness Instructor)

Do you love walking but feel it doesn't challenge your fitness? Love exercising outside but don't like running! It's time to try Total Body Walking and make every step count!

This unique mix of walking-based exercises include all the important elements of fitness whilst enjoying the great outdoors. This course will make the most of every step but at the right level for YOU.

You will leave feeling energized, having learned how to walk well, work your whole body while out walking and how to improve posture, strength, balance and more!

Course Notes

Our tutor combines walking with a unique mix of drills, strength exercises, and the use of equipment such as Nordic walking poles. Over the week you will work on your balance and co-ordination, a range of movement and functional fitness, flexibility, strength and conditioning as well as cardio sessions using speed drills and hills. Each day you will enjoy a warm up, a walk, and


This course is suitable for those with a reasonable level of fitness and general health - you should
be able to walk for around 3 miles in an hour at a reasonable pace and also be confident that you
can get up and down off the ground fairly easily. All equipment is provided. This may be nordic
walking poles, Smoveys, Exercise bands etc.
Please make sure you have suitable clothing and footwear for exercising and walking in the open
countryside. Walking shoes or cross trainers (please avoid very stiff leather walking boots as you
are unable to fully flex your foot when walking), leggings, trousers or shorts and several layers to
enable you to add or take away depending on the weather conditions. Walkers should also bring a
small backpack with water, hat, spare clothing/waterproofs/socks, sunscreen, treatment for blisters
and insect repellent and a small snack. It is much better to carry spare clothing in your backpack
that tie round your waist which can interfere with the poles.
If you need any medication (such as inhalers) please make sure you carry this with you. You will be
expected to complete a health questionnaire to ensure you are suitable to walk.


Course Tutor

Ashley Sandy

NWUK Delivery Partner L2 Fitness Instructor

About Ashley

Ashley Sandy has been Nordic Walking for many years after learning the techniques when living in Switzerland. She has always liked to keep fit and healthy and enjoys exploring lots of walks in the Marlborough area. Keen to share her passion for Nordic Walking with as many as possible, Ashley qualified as a fitness instructor and to teach Nordic Walking in early 2015 and has been teaching and leading groups in the Marlborough area since then.


See for details of her local walks and courses.



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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM