We are an open air Health Club without walls. We enjoy getting fit and healthy by using Nordic Walking and other related activities in areas around the beautiful West Sussex coast. We are a social club who make the most of finishing our walks in cafes in which we have drink, a chat and a laugh.
Littlehampton Nordic Walking was started by Denise and Alison Page who are delivery partners to Nordic Walking UK. Denise is the Training Director for the NWUK Training Academy. Alison specialises in Personal Training and Exercise referral.
Denise and Alison deliver a variety of walks catering for different abilities and experience.
Both instructors have a love for the great outdoors and believe not only is Nordic Walking the best way to achieve fitness goals but it is also fun.
Denise gave up a corporate position to go and live by the sea and get her life back. No more long hours commuting and time to enjoy being outside.
Since moving to Littlehampton in May 2017 I have met some wonderful people as Nordic Walking is so sociable. I have got to know the area; there are some wonderful walks and places to explore
She has been in the fitness industry for 25 years and has taught many forms of exercise. She particularly enjoys teaching Nordic Walking as she finds it to be the most social and fun form of exercise she has ever been involved in. It is also kind on the body.
I enjoy running but am beginning to find it hard on my joints. Nordic walking helps me stay fit without the impact on the knees.
Denise has a wealth of experience teaching all levels of fitness, she strongly believes that if activity is fun it does not feel like exercise.
Alison has a wealth of experience in working with people with different abilities and fitness goals. As an injured top athlete and an Exercise Referral instructor Alison has a good understanding of how to support individuals to achieve their goals.
Alison loves being outside, she is a firm believer there in no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. She is not afraid of getting muddy!
Pauline Jones – Walk Leader
Since joining the group Nordic Walking Littlehampton I have been introduced to walking in many places by the sea and in the countryside. There is something different to experience on every walk, and being able to exercise outdoors with other people enjoying their company and nature is brilliant.
I really enjoy being outdoors and keeping active. I worked in education but now that I’ve stopped working, I’m fortunate to be able to get outside more during the week. In my younger days I did a lot of running and more recently loved doing Boot Camp, but my knees can’t cope with that now! For me, Nordic Walking is great all round exercise, especially with some of the Work Out walks which add even more variety. I joined the group in January and my fitness levels have definitely improved. The group is very friendly and supportive; no matter what your fitness level everyone can exercise at their own pace and you get lots of encouragement. There’s lots of chatting during the sessions so it’s a very sociable way of exercising. We are also fortunate to have some beautiful places to walk and take in the fresh air – what more could you want?
Since joining Nordic Walking Littlehampton a year ago I have made good progress with my fitness levels and competed in the Chichester half marathon as a Nordic walker. I achieved a respectable time with the training regime, support and guidance that Alison and Denise provided. I’ve always enjoyed the great outdoors and take the opportunity to walk whenever possible. Walking with Nordic poles offers a much more effective body workout and certainly helps you to move easier and faster over longer distances. The Littlehampton Group is very friendly and sociable that makes the experience all that more rewarding. I also enjoy meeting people with such diverse and interesting lives. I particularly like time trials, work-out and urban walks. We are fortunate that West Sussex offers so many locations including the South Downs, forests and coastal paths that make every session a different experience.
I started Nordic Walking in May 2017 when I found the Littlehampton group. I only moved to Worthing in February and I have already met some great friends within the group, everyone is so friendly and supportive! I have enjoyed all the walking opportunities so far and particularly enjoyed every second of the NWUK Festival at Swanage in Sep 2017. I love birdwatching, so being outside, looking out for birds and getting fitter with NW is perfect for me!
My dream would eventually be to become an instructor and organise NW/birdwatching holidays and long weekends for like-minded people. I’m excited to see what 2018 brings in my NW adventures – I’ll definitely be returning to Purbeck in September!
I started Nordic Walking as a safe way to aid recovery from a torn Achilles’ tendon and osteoarthritis. With quick results, I have gone on to participate in a number of organised events, including the Chichester Half Marathon and the Goodwood 5 Mile. I use my experience in the Military, Classical Dance and Figure Skating to teach the benefits of good posture and good technique to gain best results with Nordic Walking. I believe in a harmony of fun and effort to promote mental and physical well being. ”
I started Nordic Walking with the Littlehampton
group in January 2018. Having tried the obligatory
gym membership, I realised this wasn’t for me but
I wanted to find a different way of exercising to get
fit. Joining the group has by far exceeded my
expectations. As well as feeling fitter than ever,
I have met so many fantastic people and made many
great friends. The great thing about Nordic Walking
is that you can exercise, chat and have such a laugh
all at the same time! As I work as a nurse and
Resuscitation Practioner, there is nothing better than
being out in the fresh air either walking along the
beach or in the Sussex countryside with your friends
by your side – a brilliant de-stressor! My greatest
achievement so far has been walking 13 miles in the St Barnabas Night to Remember walk with the group.
My next challenge will be entering the Chichester half marathon in October as a Nordic Walker.