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      August 22, 2019

      Thursday  12:00 PM (on various days)

      Melville Drive
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH1 2ND

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      Nordic Walking for Parkinson’s

      This weekly group is run by Edinburgh Branch of Parkinson's UK.  The Instructor is fully qualified and very exprienced authority, Trevor Jones. Places are available for Edinburgh Branch members and care partners.   Sessions are free and poles are provided. Time: Thursdays, 12 noon till 1pm Meeting Place: The Meadows, Edinburgh.  We meet at the Pavilion Café, Jawbone Walk, EH9 1JU December 13th Nordic walking is from 11.30 to 12.30 No Nordic walking on 20th Dec, 27th Dec and 3rd Jan. Nordic walking resumes on the 10th January 2019 at 12:00. If you wish to take part, please contact Julia Melton in the first instance, either by email to julia@edinburghparkinsons.org or by phone: 0131 445 2500. Bill Wright comments, “I took the training course in Nordic Walking (NW) a year ago and although I haven’t done as much as I wished, when I do, I find it invigorating and therapeutic. The major benefits are in my posture, left arm mobility, cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination. After the initial training, NW is a bit like marching, you swing your arms up before bringing the pole down onto the ground. This gives the upper body exercise as well as the legs and, if like me, you have one arm which doesn’t work so well when you are walking, this gets it moving! Once you get the hang of it, there’s also a range of weekly walks run by Trevor. These vary in length and fitness level required: my favourite is Portobello Beach on a Thursday morning – a bracing walk along the beach for an hour starting at 10am.” Trevor’s website is www.getmefitquick.co.uk/nordic-walking. You can see the Edinburgh Branch in action in a short short video on the branch website: http://www.getmefitquick.co.uk/nordic-walking/

      Categories: Health & Wellness

      This event repeats on various days: Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.