Chichester Nordic Walking started when Sylvia May, after 6 years of Nordic Walking walking solo, wanted to gather a group of like minded people who enjoyed walking in the beautiful surrounding areas but wanted to get fitter at the same time.
Since May 2014, the group has grown considerably with new walk Leaders and Instructors working under the Chichester Nordic Walking Banner.
“What I am most proud of is that we are a bunch of people, who have a sense of humour which is vital who love welcoming new people joining.” says Sylvia.
This year in February 2015 we will have 2 more Community walk leaders and also another 2 Nordic Walking Instructor, so we can add more and varied walks in other areas such as Selsey and also offer different levels as we want to help those who are more fragile, coming back to fitness after any injury or just staring out on their fitness journey.
During the Spring and Summer months there are always 3 sessions a week and our Saturday morning walk is nearly always followed with Coffee – a must and constantly growing in popularity! During Winter months it will always be a Saturday walk with Coffee and possible a week day walk depending on demand and weather.
We look forward to welcoming you on our walks.
Sylvia May – Nordic Walking Instructor and Delivery Partner with Nordic Walking UK.
Sylvia started Nordic Walking 6 years ago and when unable to find a group to join in earlly 2014 ,decided to form her own group and train and learn with Nordic Walking Uk.
Sylvia is passionate about getting clients in Chichester to really love Nordic Walking and also to enjoy being part of a group in order to motivate each other.
She loves running a group thats relaxed ,enjoys a giggle whilst ofcourse still working hard to get some good outdoor excercise!
Tracey has always walked her dogs but had no one to talk to. After discovering Nordic Walking and all the other lovely walkers she can now walk and talk! Tracey loves Nordic Walking so much she first trained as a Community Leader, , completed the Chichester Half Marathon and since August 2015 has become a fully qualified Instructor delivering the unique” Four Gear” learn to Nordic Walk courses .
Tracey especially wants to focus on Older Clients and those wanting to return to fitness ,walking at a slower pace .
Please check the website for details on her walks , Taster sessions and Learn to courses .
Liz is an enthusiastic Nordic Walking Community Leader. Having taken early retirement from the law she was looking for something to become involved with and after learning to Nordic Walk in early 2014 hasn’t looked back, even completing the Chichester Half Marathon! Liz loves the outdoor activity and the social interaction it provides.
Charles has been a Sports Therapist treating injuries, working with massage and undertaking Rehabilitation programmes for the last 18 years.He Specialises in Core Stability and Posture related problems and is an OCR/RSA qualified Pilates Teacher.
Heidi Dunster left her job she’d been doing for 15 years as a manager of an Exercise Referral Scheme to set up her own company Health Driven. It was the best thing she ever did and is now sharing her expertise and knowledge to help a lot more people improve their health, fitness, wellbeing and confidence safely and effectively. She is a very experienced level 3 Pilates teacher and she feels Nordic Walking is just like outside Pilates helping improve posture and fitness. Heidi believes ” Exercise is the Pill everyone should be prescribed”