The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM are located in Glen Arbor, Michigan and lead the industry in providing quality one-piece Nordic Walking Poles. Every day quality SWIX and EXEL Nordic Walking Poles are shipped worldwide to anxious customers aware of the many healthy benefits of walking with the perfect length poles and the correct Nordic Walking technique.
Walking with poles can help to burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking. When using the perfect length poles and the correct Nordic Walking technique the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back are radically reduced. Originally ski walking and Nordic Walking were a secret summer training option for ski racers. Today, thanks to Pete Edwards, owner/founder/coach of WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System, Nordic Walking Poles are not only ideal for ALL ages and ALL fitness levels, they are ideal for individuals finding walking a difficult task.
Nordic Walking’s winning combination of improved posture, a unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action and shock-absorbing benefits, are helping many individuals to walk comfortably again. Nordic Walking Poles are helping individuals with balance issues, knee issues or new knees, hip issues or new hips, back issues (including those with rods in their back), weight issues, multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's (PD), neuropathy, arthritis, bursitis, scoliosis, lumbar stenosis, fibromyalgia, post polio, osteoporosis, stroke recovery, cancer recovery and other limitations to walking. Nordic Walking poles are helping thousands of Americans get off the couch, successfully get outside, start walking safely and effectively launch much needed walking campaigns.
Edwards donates much of his time offering FREE Nordic Walking Classes to MS (Multiple Sclerosis), PD (Parkinson’s Disease) and Diabetes support groups, plus Wounded Warriors Programs. Edwards has donated hundreds of pairs of real Swix and Exel Nordic Walking Poles to Wounded Warriors - all custom fit to each Wounded Warrior’s individual height.
All of Edwards’ Swix and Exel Nordic Walking Poles come complete with removable rubber Nordic Walking tips/asphalt paws for use on pavement and other hard surfaces – ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Durable carbide metal tips are standard as well for use on trails, grass, the beach, snow and ice. All poles come with real Nordic Walking straps – comfortable straps that are patented by the Salomon Ski Company.
Effective Nordic Instruction from the American Nordic Walking System is provided and ensures that there are appropriate levels/options of exertion and intensity to accommodate any age and any fitness level – from casual to intense. Free Nordic Walking DVD included with all of Edwards’ Swix and Exel poles. Printed instructions from the American Nordic Walking System also included.
Over eight million individuals are Nordic Walking in Europe – in the cities, out in the country and up in the mountains. The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM are leading the charge in North America by providing quality one-piece poles sized correctly to each individual’s height. These quality one-piece poles prove to be safer, lighter, more durable and much more user-friendly than cheap/flimsy twist-lock and flip-lock adjustable poles from China that tend to rattle, vibrate and collapse unexpectedly.
Edwards claims that “walking with poles is the best,” but warns to avoid the cheap and flimsy collapsible poles.
For more information go to WWW.SKIWALKING.COM or call toll free: 877-SKIWALKING or more simply 877-754-9255