SOCIAL PRESCRIBING COURSES
Our Nordic Walking Social Prescribing Courses are a fun 6-week course of 6 x 1hr sessions. During these sessions, you will learn the full INWA 10 steps of Nordic Walking in detail with drills and lessons to perfect your technique.
To be eligible for our Social Prescribing Courses you will need to be referred to us by your GP surgery if you have not then please do speak to your Surgery first. You should receive a Course Details Form to fill in and return which will tell you what date your course will start.
What to wear - Please wear comfortable clothes, trainers or walking shoes and layered clothing to suit the weather. Please, no open shoes, wellington boots or jeans.
What to bring - Water in a bottle with something to carry it (bear in mind you need to swing your arms) and a snack such as a cereal bar. Poles are provided for all sessions
(hydration waist packs to carry your water bottle are available to buy £15 please ask prior to your session)
Social Prescribing Course Schedule
Meet & greet - optional (1 week before)
One week before we start our sessions you will be invited to pop along to the Surgery to meet Kelly your Nordic Walking instructor to have an informal chat about Nordic Walking. She will be able to answer any concerns you may have and also if required help you register and book your Beginners Workshop. If you don't have a computer or find modern technology a struggle this is the time for you to come along and get help with this.
Introduction to Nordic Walking and how it began
All about Nordic Walking Poles and how to use them safely
Learn steps 1 - 5 of Nordic Walking
Recap week 1 to make sure everyone is achieving steps 1 to 5
Learn steps 6 - 10 of Nordic Walking including drills to help with technique
Once you have completed these Technique sessions you will be advised as to which Nordic Walks will suit you then you can book onto a further 4 Nordic Walking Sessions from our schedule of your choice.
There is plenty of time to ask questions during the sessions and also after over coffee in the cafe. If there is anything worrying you about starting to Nordic Walk with us please do get in touch and don't forget you don't need to be fit to Nordic Walk.
Once you have completed a Beginners Course. You will now be able to browse the Walk Kernow schedule and choose what walks you would like to join.
Included in this package is Walk Kernow Membership FREE for 1 yr which gives you:
Cheaper Nordic Walking Sessions.
Free pole hire
10% off EXEL pole purchase (one set)
Access to all Kernect Social Events
Access to Kernect Social private Facebook Group
1 Free Technique Session
Discount at Hawkshead (Falmouth & Truro)
Discount a Cotswold Outdoor (Truro)
Discount at Darling Angels
*Walk Kernow has the right to change the above benefits at any time