Many years ago I first saw Patrick Burtscher and his Nordic Academy team, Nordic Walking around FILEX in Sydney. To my untrained eye, it seemed to be simply walking with purpose, with a couple of sticks. At the time I thought it a bit odd – in an expo filled with every conceivable fitness apparatus, here was a group selling… well… walking… with sticks.
Fast forward almost 10 years and, as Nordic Walking continues to grow in popularity, I’ve made it my business to understand why it has been such a success. Continue reading