History of Pole Walking
Pole Walking stems from the sport of cross country skiing – it is believed to of originated as far back as the 1930’s, when the cross country ski coaches of Finland were struggling to keep their athletes in peak performance during the off season.
It soon became popular with the average person once the total body benefits and the overall fun of the activity was discovered – spreading throughout Northern Europe – where millions of people have partaken in it regularly for decades.
Pole Walking also known as Nordic Walking has only recently been seen here in North America – but it is by all means here to stay!
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