Classes & Clinics


Wednesday Winter Walking:  join me for some guided walks this winter and help a good cause; all proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston!  There are 2 options on Wednesdays.

Indoor Walking at the Frontenac Mall:   

Dates:  stay tuned for dates and times

Time:  9:30 – 10:15am

Where:  enter through the Service Canada entrance

What:  we’ll do a warm up and then people can complete the 400m circumference as many times as they would like.  We’ll finish with a stretch and a fit tip.  Feel free to stay and enjoy a coffee or tea at the nice little coffee shop in the mall.

Cost:  $10/person/class.  Pay as you go!

Outdoor K&P Trail Unity Rd:

Dates:  stay tuned for dates and times

Time:  11am – 12noon

Where:  meet at the parking lot on Unity Rd. on the K & P Trail

What:  we’ll do a quick warm up and will head north for 2.5 – 3km (depending on conditions) and will then turn around and head back to the parking lot.  This section of the K & P is often ploughed so footing is reliable most of the time.  Ice cleats may be recommended!

Cost:  $10/person/class.  Pay as you go!

Build a Class:  If you and 3 of your friends would like a class to suit your needs, priorities and your schedule, let’s chat!  We can focus on brisk walking, Urban Poling technique, strength building, balance or exploring nature – whatever you prefer!  I’d be happy to hear from you and create a class for you and your friends!


Come and learn about:

  • the sport/activity that is 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

This clinic will take place at the Invista Centre on the track 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. 

Friday November 6th, 2020 from 10:30am to 12noon.

Please Note: Urban Poles are provided during all clinics and events.


Although I am presently, not teaching a variety of classes, my hope is that by leaving these description on my website, other instructors might use them to develop their classes.  And, who knows, I might teach classes in the future and I would use this format again 🙂

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  : 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 :  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.

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.

How to Register and Pay:    Give me a call at 613-328-9079 or send me an email at 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 $12/class.


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