I (and Yvonne Gould, who works with me) are Accredited Nordic Walking Instructors both Nordic Walking UK and British Nordic Walking, the leading UK Nordic Walking Training organisations.
We hold the internationally recognised fully accredited Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking (CYQ) – (ie. Qualifications and Credit Framework).
Details of this qualification can be found at The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) website. Click here for details.
We also hold a current Qualifications Network (QNUK) Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF) – ie. (Regulated Qualifications Framework).
My training complies with UK and European Fitness Industry guidelines and Health and Safety legislation.
I am pleased to comply with the Nordic Walking UK Voluntary Code of Practice (COP). Designed as a minimum benchmark to which Instructors should operate. The Full Code of Practice is available on the Nordic Walking UK Website here.
Consequently you can be reassured that I am trained to an appropriate standard to enable me to operate in a professional manner and train you to Nordic Walk safely and effectively.
Additionally, I have experienced first-hand the weight-loss benefits and natural buzz Nordic Walking provides and I am enthusiastic about it as an accessible sport for all ages and fitness levels.