A Stroll in the Byward Market
July 25, 2018 | By Urban Poling
Urban Poling Ambassador, Nina LePage spent a lovely morning with CTV News in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market. It was here where Nina had the opportunity to demonstrate the 3 P’s of Urban Poling: Plant, Push, Propel as well as discuss the many benefits to the activity. Nina touched on some of the features of Urban Poles such as the Ergonomic Core-Grip handles, which aim to target the core; more specifically 1 km of walking with Urban Poles is equivalent to 1000 abdominal contractions. To add, Nina also focuses on the fact that Urban Poling is truly for “all ages” while still giving them a “full body workout”. Since more of the body’s muscles are being used the activity can burn anywhere between 20-46% more calories than walking without poles. Lastly, Nina highlighted the perks of the carbide steel tip, which she specifically uses to enjoy the Gatineau Hills as well as enjoy her poles all year’ round.
If you are in Ottawa, Nina will be leading an Urban Poling workshop on August 7that City Hall at 12:30pm. If you are not in Ottawa are but would still like to give Urban Poling a try. Use the “Find a Class” tool on www.urbanpoling.us to find the closest instructor to you!
If you missed Nina’s segment, you can watch the full video here!
-The Urban Poling Team
Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education