Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

As an extension of our successful Walking for Health Scheme we also operate a number of Nordic Walks across Peterborough.

We have a number of advanced walks as well as specific courses for beginners. Please see timetable below for more information. 

All of our regular Nordic walks are FREE for Vivacity gym members and only £4 for non-members. Please see course details for prices.

To book your walk contact Kerry, Vivacity’s friendly walk coordinator - Call 01733 864 738. 

Nordic walking provides benefits for everyone,  whatever age

About Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique where walking poles are used to propel the body forward, increasing the use of your upper body compared to regular walking.

Nordic walking is unique in that it provides benefits for everyone, from those who are super fit to those with specific medical problems.

There is no need to wear special exercise clothing and all equipment will be provided FREE of charge.

The benefits:

• Tones the upper and lower body the same
• Uses 90% of skeletal muscles
• Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking
• Great for the Heart and Lungs
• Reduces pressure on knees and joints
• Ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems
• Poles help to propel you along, making it easier to move faster than normal without feeling the effort

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Learn to Nordic Walk Course

For people to learn to Nordic walk. This will be a 4 week course, £35 for Non members and £15 for Members. For Booking and information please contact Kerry on 01733 864 738.


Bushfield Leisure Centre

A friendly, energetic and vibrant walk from Bushfield through to Ferry Meadows. We’ll offer plenty of walking technique advice throughout.

Day: Monday
Time: 9.30am - 11.00am 
Meet at: Bushfield Leisure Centre
Level: Advanced

Regional Fitness Centre

A friendly walk taking you from our regional site through the Embankment. Develop different techniques like hill climbing, grass and road.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Meet at: Regional Fitness Centre 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Hampton Leisure Centre

A friendly Nordic walk with introductions into hill walking technique. A faster paced and fun walk in the built up area of Hampton.

Day: Thursday
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Meet at: Hampton Leisure Centre 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Central Park

A lovely Nordic park walk with introductions into hill walking technique. A faster paced and fun walk in peaceful park surroundings. 

Day: Tuesday
Time: 13.30pm - 14.30pm
Meet at: Butter Cross Cafe, Central Park 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced