Saturday, 28 April 2012

A Guide to Nordic Walking Clothing & Footwear

A guide to Nordic Walk clothing & footwear

You don’t need specialist footwear and clothing for Nordic Walking.  There is some great kit out there that will keep you comfortable and dry without breaking the bank.  We recommend you dress for the weather. Layered clothing ( e.g. base-layer, mid-layer, soft-shell, outer waterproof shell) will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement. Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must, unless you are a fine weather walker . Not forgetting, sun-shades, sunscreen, hats, gloves and buffs for your added comfort.

We also suggest your wear a bottle-belt so you can carry a water supply to keep you hydrated and comfortable while Nordic Walking. Layered clothing will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement.

 Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must, unless you are a fine weather walker. 

We recommend a shoe rather than a boot for Nordic Walking to allow foot movement and to prevent the ankle from being restricted.  A waterproof shoe/trainer would be better for keeping your feet dry and warm especially on days when the ground is damp with dew or waterlogged.  Here is one of our tired and tested best shoe buys.

.Asics Men's Gel Trail Lahar 3 G-Tx Black/Onyx/Silver Trainer T1G1N 9099 8 UK
 Asics Women's Gel Trail Lahar 3 G-Tx W Black/Onyx/Silver Trainer T1G6N 9099 6 UK

You may find other suitable footwear in your local outdoor shoe we recommend our Peterborough based Nordic Walking club try The Cotswold Store Peterborough. We have a special code for Active Edge Solutions Nordic Walk group members. All members using the code are required to provide proof of membership with the Active Edge Nordic Walking Group in store. All members are asked to request membership cards showing the discount code. 

The code will entitle Nordic Walk members to 10% off all products in store excluding special offers and sale items.Cotswolds are happy to provide or host kit talks for all members in store or at a venue more suitable. Please let me know if you wish me to ask Cotswold to arrange a kit talk at one of our Nordic walks. 

All our Nordic Walks come with a weatherproofing options as described above to designed to keep you happy, warm and comfortable while you Nordic Walk.  You have have heard  there is no such thing as a bad Nordic Walk, just a bad shoe and clothes day. 

Thursday, 12 April 2012

An Introduction to Nordic Walking

An Introduction to Nordic Walking 

Nordic Walking is a full body workout and is considered to be one of the most effective ways of for burning calories, body toning and increasing cardiovascular fitness.  It is low on impact and big on results. 

Give your walk a sense of purpose and get the most out of your walk with a Nordic Walking.

Find out more about the fastest growing Environmental Activity in the city of Peterborough today! It’s like a breath of fresh air, it’s natural, it’s fun, it’s easy to learn, it gives your walk a sense of purpose, it’s a full body workout and kind to the environment too. 

Join Personal Trainer, INWA British Nordic Walk Instructor, Sue Burnett for an exciting evening.

The event is suitable for all levels and especially beginners who are interested in starting this fun and fabulous activity!

This is a FREE event which will run on two sessions: 18:30 – 19:00 &; 19:00 – 19:30.

When: Thursday 12th April, 2012

Where: The Cotswold store, Unit 12, Peterborough Garden Park Peterborough Road Eye Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 4YZ

Time: 18:30 - 19:30

If you have any questions about the event or are interested in attending then please contact Sue : . We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Smart Spring Cleaning...

We are proud to announce our 2012 weight management group is now underway and the group is keen, willing and ready to KickStart a smart Spring Clean as we begin our weight management program cleaning up bodies from toxic overload including me from the 12th of April. One very keen group member has started already! This is to be applauded

The first step to any weight-loss program is to set SMART goals, what will yours be this Spring?  We sat around my lounge last Wednesday evening the group discussed the various goals they wished to achieve by day 30 of the program. 

S is for Specific: What is it you want to achieve? An amount of weight, drop a jean size, get into that favorite dress? Whatever it is note it down and put it where you can see it on a daily basis.

M is for Measurable:  How are you going to measure your success? By recording your before measurements, by how your clothes fit you now and at the end of the period of time. So find a way to measure this for your success. e.g. take our FREE lifestyle analysis this will be a way you can record your findings. 

A is for Achievable :  Is it possible, can you do it or is the goal too wild you will lose impetus before you have reached your target. It needs to be stretching and worth your effort. So dropping a jeans size in most people books is achievable providing you have enough body fat surplus to requirements. However, getting healthier is also an underpinning achievement. 

R is for Realistic: Your goal of course has to be realistic. Losing 3 stone would be a little unrealistic is not unheard of but for many this may be a little unrealistic in the first 28 days. However, if you have plenty of weight to loose then a more realistic goal may be to loose between 8 lbs and 15lbs in weight. In my case a Spring Clean is probably more realistic. 

T is for Time-bound: It is an important step to set a time-bound period for reaching your goal. Without this boundary in place there is no sense of urgency and it would be easy to become distracted from your goal. By setting a date of when you want to reach your goal it helps  you to focus towards your success in our case we have set a time-boundary of 28 days from the 12th of April. To complete our SMART Spring Clean towards our weight-loss and health improvement program.

If you would like to join our group or simply start your own Smart Spring Clean why don't you order yours with 20% off it's a great boost to Kick Start your weight management program. Order yours now click here:  Healthy Starter Program and click here to join us on Facebook as we work through the program.  

Sunday, 8 April 2012

New NUTRIBURN Limited Edition!


Limited Stocks Now Available

Nutri Burn is a high protein, low carb meal replacement drink mix. The lactose free whey protein formula is enzyme activated, and includes prebiotic fibre in a great chocolate flavour blend.

Terms & Conditions Apply. Available only whilst stocks last.

More About Nutri-Burn

Formulated for the weight loss and fitness markets, Nutriburn contains a unique 'burner blend' made from Green Tea and CLA. These help to boost energy levels by making fat burning more efficient, and Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect from free radical damage following exercise.

Nutri-Burn contains Whey protein which is fast releasing for quick muscle repair, and Calcium caesinate which is slower releasing, helping you feel fuller for longer. Whey protein is the best source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA's) which help to build lean muscle mass. Nutri-Burn also contains a plant enzyme blend which enables the protein to be gentler on the digestion and easier for the body to use than many competing products.

Nutri-Burn also contains

* Vitamin A - antioxidant

* Vitamin C - antioxidant and needed for collagen building

* Vitamin B - 'the energy vitamins'

* Vitamin E - antioxidant

*Chromium - to aid energy release and help maintain blood sugar levels

*Magnesium - essential for muscle relaxation and recovery following exercise

*Phosphorous - for bone health.

Nutri-Burn contains no Iron, so suitable for those already supplementing Iron or getting their ODA from good dietary sources

Use 2 rounded scoops of Nutriburn (61g) in water once daily, preferably within 45 minutes after exercise.
One serving delivers 25g protein and 17g carbohydrate. Nutri-Burn - a great product and competitively priced.

We now have a limited supply of this exciting Protein Product, but it is only available whilst stocks last, so it's first come first served!

If you want to try Nutri-Burn for yourself, order now to avoid disappointment.

Order Stock Code: 3078 £28.95
Europe €33.29, Germany €39.62, Spain €34.62,

Republic of Ireland €40.95.

Please note this price excludes shipping.  Please contact me for a quote.
To order this product please call the Order Hotline quote ACTIVE EDGE SOLUTIONS code: 258633.

From UK 08458 40 50 60   from Europe 00 44 1952 671600,

from Republic of Ireland call 1800 53544.