Classes & Clinics

Class Day Time Start Date # of Weeks Cost Location of First Class
Winter Urban Poling   Thursday 10am – 11am Jan. 17 – Mar. 28 10 $100 Lemoine Pt. (North Entrance)
Gentle Urban Poling Thursday 11:30am – 12:15pm April 4th

May 23rd

6

4

$54

$36

Lemoine Pt.(North Entrance)
Vigorous Urban Poling Thursday 9:45 – 10:45 April 4th

May 23rd

6

4

$54

$36

Lemoine Pt.
(North Entrance)
Move More Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00am April 2nd

May 21st

6

5

$54

$45

Lemoine Pt.
(North Entrance)
Urban Poling After Work Wednesday  5:30 – 6:30pm April 10th

May 22nd

5

5

$45

$45

Springer Market Square
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Please Note: Urban Poles are provided during all classes.  Classes  will take place rain or shine.  On a very wet day, we might take the class indoors to the Frontenac Mall.

Class Descriptions:

Winter Urban Poling: This class is for the hearty winter walker.  We’ll aim to cover 5km each week and this might require 60 – 70minutes depending on footing and weather.  We’ll walk at a variety of locations around Kingston with a confirmation email each Wednesday evening before the class the following morning.   It is important that you are comfortable completing the distance in the allotted time.  If you haven’t walked with Urban Poles before, contact Kari to arrange a brief lesson before your first class.  Proceeds from this class will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston.

Gentle Urban Poling (formerly UP II): This class that will take place at Lemoine Pt and occasionally the K & P Trail.  On very wet days, we might walk at the Frontenac Mall.  If you are tentative about walking outdoors or are not sure about your stamina, this is the class for you. The poles will provide stability and help you to stand tall. If you’ve never walked with poles before, a Quick Start Clinic is highly recommended.  Enjoy walking outdoors with renewed confidence. We’ll cover 1.5 – 2km in 45min.

Moderate Urban Poling (formerly UP III) : We’ll cover 3.5 – 4km in the hour at a variety of trails around Kingston.  Experience using Urban Poles is recommended as is your ability to complete the distance.

Vigorous Urban Poling (formerly UP IV):  We’ll cover 5 – 5.5km in the hour at a variety of locations around Kingston including Lemoine Pt., K & P Trail, Cataraqui Cemetery and Little Cat Conservation Area.  It is important that you are comfortable completing the distance.  If you haven’t walked with Urban Poles before, either a Quick Start Clinic or private lesson is highly recommended.

Move More: Enjoy the beauty of Lemoine Pt. each week while taking a brisk Nordic Walk that will incorporate some intervals and strength exercises.  We’ll aim to cover 4km in the hour with 3 stops for resistance exercises.  A great overall workout!

Urban Poling After Work:  .  A great mid-week workout!  We’ll enjoy a vigorous 5 – 5.5km walk from either the Springer Market Square , Lake Ontario Park or the Douglas Fluhrer Park.

Build a Class:  If you and 5 of your friends would like a class to suit your priorities and your schedule, let’s chat!  We can focus on brisk walking, Urban Poling technique, strength building or exploring nature – whatever you prefer!

How to Register and Pay:    Give me a call at 613-328-9079 or send me an email at karigalasso@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to register.  Or you can contact me through the Contact Page. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or etransfer.  If you would prefer to come on a drop-in basis, that is just fine!!  The cost is $11/class.

 QUICK START CLINICS:

Friday April 5th, 2019:  10 – 11:30am

Tuesday April 9th, 2019:  5 – 6:30pm

Come and learn about:

  • the sport of Nordic Walking
  • how Urban Poles can help with cardiovascular fitness, posture, core conditioning, blood sugar management and joint pain
  • proper pole length for you
  • features of Urban Poles
  • proper technique and classes you can join
  • where you can purchase Urban Poles and how much they cost

All clinics are held at the Memorial Centre and will take place rain or shine.  The cost for a clinic is $20.  Please pay by cash or cheque at the clinic or feel free to send an e transfer.  Please contact Kari to register. 

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