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Upcoming fitWALK Programmes


Introduction to NORDIC WALKING workshop

The Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with fitWALK Ireland to host a number of Nordic Walkking Workshops across Cork over the coming weeks. Cork Sports Partnership has been running fitWALK programmes in Cork for the last number of years and the latest 'fitSTICKS' workshop is the newest addition to this programme.

Nordic Walking is the latest innovation in fitness walking and in Ireland there is growing interest in 'using the sticks for a fitness fix'! It can be done on virtually any outdoor terrain including tarred roads, concrete paths, forestry trails, sandy beaches, and grassy parks. 
Nordic Walking transforms 'normal' walking (where most of the work is done by the legs) into a complete body workout! Studies have found that the correct use of poles can increase intensity and burn as much as 40% more calories than 'normal' walking. Walking with Nordic Poles also helps to:

- increase muscle strength
- improve posture and neck/shoulder stiffness. 
- reduce impact on joints

Leki poles are highly engineered, lightweight, and come in 'fixed length' and 'adjustable'.  The Trigger Grip system makes handling safe and comfortable.

If you are interested in taking part in the upcoming workhops please select your venue below and follow the link to register! The workhops are open to all fitness levels especially beginners. Following these workshops interest will be sought for programmes locally. 

Workshop Details: 

  • A FUN introduction to Nordic poles!
  • Poles Supplied.
  • Numbers Limited.
  • Booking Essential (€8/session) Online Registration available by following the link below! Interest in a programme will be sought after the workshops.
  • All fitness levels welcome!
Venue Days & Dates Times

Skibbereen Sports Centre

Wednesday May 31st 


10.30am - 11.30am

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Doneraile Park

Thursday June 1st 

6.45pm - 7.45pm

Ballymacoda Ltd Community Complex

Wednesday June 28th 

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Carrigtwohill Community Centre

Thursday June 29th 

10.30am - 11.30am


Please contact Claire on 021 4347096 if interested or you have any questions  or email churley@corksports.ie 

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