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History of Pole Walking

Pole Walking stems from the sport of cross country skiing. It's believed to have 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.

Using nordic walking poles helped their athletes to stay in peak condition all year long, and soon became popular with casual walkers who were looking for the same results from their walking exercise.

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Pole Walking stems from the sport of cross country skiing. It's believed to have 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 were discovered. Spreading through northern Europe where millions of people have partaken in it regularly for decades.

Pole Walking has only recently been seen here in North America but by all means it's here to stay.


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