Best Technique...

Pole Walking has a special technique or rhythm that improves with practice:

  • shoulders relaxed and down
  • upper torso and hips slightly rotate naturally
  • hand opens slightly to allow pole to swing forward opposite arm opposite leg
  • pole strikes the ground level with the heel of the opposite foot
  • Pull back on the pole and at the hip apply pressure to the pole strap with the heel of the hand and push pole past your hip
  • throughout the motion the poles remain diagonally backwards
  • Always lead with the handle and never lead with the foot of pole

How to Start

"Taste Test" Clinics
Pole Walking Leaders, Coaches at all levels within the P.I.N regularly hold Taste Testing Clinics on poles throughout Australia.

This is available for those of you who would like to be shown the correct technique under the guidance of a qualified person.

Always ask the professional you're dealing with for proof of their current qualifications. All Pole Walking Leaders and Pole Walking Coaches at all levels are issued with current I.D. cards to show that they meet the current standards of the PoleAbout International Network known as (P.I.N) This network has been setting the Pole / Nordic Walking Standards globally since 1997

And remember, if a clinic is not currently available near you, our home education video/DVD entitled "Getting started with Pole Walking" is available.

See our Accessories section to order.

If you are interested to see if a clinic is available in your community, complete this simple form and we will advise you of availability.

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PoleAbout Supervised Groups are the ultimate fresh-air fitness experience.

Supervised Groups

PoleAbout workouts are the new fresh-air fitness phenomenon putting the Feel Good and fun back into functional physical activity for fitness and wellness at all levels of participation, whilst enjoying nature's own environmental health club.

Invigorate all your body's senses, look at the scenery, smell the scent of nature, hear life outside four walls, feel the passing breeze tingle on your skin while you taste the total body experience.

All this while using custom designed walking poles.


At each structured class you will...

  • Burn up to 40% more calories
  • Get the jogging gain without the pain & strain
  • Improve stability and posture
  • Reduce strain on joints

Have great fun and socialize in a friendly group

Want to know if a fully accredited PoleAbout Club is running these classes in your community? Complete this simple form now and we will check for classes which are nearest to your location.


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Pole Walking is producing some amazing success stories

Keeping active
"It's definitely addictive. The health and social benefits keep us coming back again and again. You've got to try it!" - Jacquie Cole

Weight loss
"I've lost two stone since starting Pole Walking. I feel fitter and have less arthritis since losing the weight." - Brian Davis

Back pain
"The first time I tried the poles, I walked about 300m and looked back and was amazed. I hadn't walked that far in years." - Barry Shaw

Sports performance
"I do triathalon and the strength in my triceps and shoulders is unbelievable. It's awesome!" - Marti Bennett


We're feeling fitter and stronger

"We started fitness walking, but found it a bit monotonous, so when we were introduced to Pole walking suddenly the whole activity came alive. It's definitely addictive and tremendous fun.

We do it six days a week. I feel I've strengthened my whole body and physically healthier and like I want to do more things. I've got a bigger lung capacity and my heart is performing a lot better than it used to be.

Rod - I've trimmed down my waist and the little bumps on the side have disappeared. It's just sheer fun!

Jacqui - I've improved my golf swing, which is amusing. I think I've added about 20 metres distance to a normal drive, and as well as that, my cardiac fitness has greatly improved. A very small cardiac problem I had appears to have diminished greatly.
Rodney and Jacqueline Cole - Tweed Heads, NSW

 

I lost two stone

"I'm 69 years old and about nine months ago was 16 stone. And whilst I've had a good diet and played tennis all my life, I found I kept putting the weight on and I found that Pole walking was a way of getting rid of the weight. Now I've lost the weight I feel good and much fitter than I was. Although I'm active, it keeps the muscle toning up and apart from that, its a great social activity." Brian Davis - Tweed Heads, NSW

 

Reduced my chronic back pain

"I tried Pole walking and was just staggered by the results. I've got a bad back. I've had fusion, which started six years ago. I had one operation at 65 and another at 66 and that give me 18 months of relief, but since then I've just gone downhill. It got to the point that I could only walk 100m and I'd have to stop and rest.

The first time I tried the poles, I walked about 300m and looked back and was amazed. I hadn't walked that far in years. I couldn't even walk to the beach, where as I used to walk up and down the beach. And I loved it down there. Now I can walk to the beach and up and down. A kilometre and a half is no trouble. Now if I want to go anywhere with the wife, I can use the poles and just pack them away when I get there.

I feel so much better because I'm not restricted anymore. I feel marvellous ever since I started and I'm on a high because I look forward to the next time I'm going out.

You have to try Pole walking. I was really restricted. But now its quite remarkable. Barry Shaw - Banora Point, NSW

 

Boosted my sports performance

"I'm a professional triathlete and I do a lot of running, so being able to take the pressure off my lower limbs has been great. Also being able to add an upper body workout is fantastic for maintaining my race fitness." Marti Bennett- Tweed Heads, NSW

 

Ehanced my knee rehabilitation

"Because of the injuries to my knees from a car accident six years ago I haven't been able to think about walking any distance. I use my poles in the therapy pool as part of my physiotherapy regime.

The walking poles have got me back on the beach and I'm a lot beter in the legs. It's worked wonders." Di Woolard - Yamba, NSW

 

Recovery from my ankle injury

"I wanted to lose 5 - 6 kgs and without any injuries and this is the way to do it. Walking and running was putting stress on a badly strained ankle. but this is the only activity that didn't put and stress on my ankle. Now its almost back to full strength, and at the same time I've been able to exercise.

If you like outdoor sports and you like exercising to a peak level of just to a nice easy level, no matter what age you are, I'd give it a go. Particularly if you are someone who is a bit cautious about a knee, an ankle or even a shoulder injury, this is a great way to get fit." Declan Barnett - Brisbane, QLD

 

Increased my wellbeing

"I've become much beter and my body feels much better. I've had less lower back ache, which I've had for years. I also feel much better psychologically. Its increased my ability to be able to do more than I have been able to, considering I'm going to be 70 this year." Gwyneth Riggler - Yamba, NSW

 

Weather Watch Rainfall Radar

If you're going to plan a walk, it is a good idea to see what the weather is going to do. Click the map at left for the latest images.

This site includes a rainfall radar imaging system which is updated every ten minutes. It shows you four passes which depict the location, direction and 'heaviness' of the rainfall in an area up to 256km radius! We have decided to make this feature free to all visitors, as a sample of what you can expect to receive as a Pole WalkAbout member.

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