ABOUT

Walk Kernow was set up in 2012 by Kelly Bennett. After experiencing the benefits that Nordic walking gave her she wanted to share her love for the sport and it's physical and mental benefits. Not long after Kernect Social was also started like so many of her walkers enjoyed socialising together Walk Kernow became a whole fitness, wellbeing and lifestyle group.

 

From then she has had team members join her all with a love of Nordic Walking and all of which have completed their Nordic Walking qualifications and first aid courses and are fully insured.

 

Together Kelly and her team bring you safe, well planned, fun Nordic Walks across the Cornish Countryside. 

I began Nordic Walking over 8 years ago. I'd had enough of being overweight and not having the energy to enjoy my life. Diets alone didn't work for me and I hated gyms and classes as being overweight I was very self-conscious. I found a Nordic Walking group and before long I decided that I really enjoyed Nordic Walking.....it wasn't a race, there was no competition and no one was looking at me thinking how awful I looked because we were all too busy out enjoying ourselves walking and talking. Not only was it good for my confidence and health I found that I was getting some "me" time too, being a mum I needed a break now and again and didn't realise it. I decided to buy a set of really nice poles, I wanted to make sure I kept on Nordic Walking so I thought if I buy these poles I will HAVE to use them. I then started to calorie count along with the Nordic Walking and the weight began to fall off. I walked twice a week for roughly an hour each time. In about 9 months I had lost a total of 4 stone. The poles, that I still use now, were such a great investment in ME.

 

I hope you will enjoy Nordic Walking as much as I do and can benefit from it as much as I have and still do.

Director and INWA Instructor

KELLY BENNETT

Tina joined Walk Kernow over 2 years ago as being new to Cornwall she wanted to meet new people. Everyone made her feel so welcome that she became a regular Nordic Walker, in fact, she loved it so much she became an instructor! 

She has a real love of the outdoors and the benefits Nordic Walking can bring to everyone and along with a kind and caring nature Tina provides fun Nordic Walks at all levels.


As well as being an instructor for Walk Kernow she also runs her own unique life coaching business, following a similar ethos as all her sessions are held outdoors in nature.

For more information see www.cornwallcoaching.co.uk

INWA Instructor

TINA MCGRATH

Adrian is our voluntary Walk Leader who has been with Walk Kernow for many years now.  Adrian first came as a client but soon came to love Nordic Walking so much that he was on every walk he could get on, so naturally, Adrian became a Walk Leader qualifying with British Nordic Walking in Wales. Adrian specialises in faster-paced Walks....just try and catch him! Adrian also runs a great Saturday morning walk for all at a Health Walk pace. 

BNW Walk Leader

ADRIAN PINDER