Date: 19th May 2018
Time: 09:00
Activity Length: 120 mins
Activity Run By: Janine Lewis
Location: Cotswold Sports Centre
Type: Nordic Walking, Adventure Walks
A Valid Registered Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card is required to book this Activity. Freedom Card?

Join us in a celebration of Nordic Walking and a Royal Wedding!

The Nordic Walking Day, 19th May, is a day of unified commemoration of the Nordic Walking Family around the world. It is for everyone, of all ages and abilities. Thousands of participants around the world take to the streets to share in INWA Nordic Walking Day, promoting health and physical active.

Plus it’s the day that Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. 

So we shall enjoy the double whammy day of celebrations with a circular walk around Sulham and on to the River Thames stretch between Pangbourne and Purley.

It`s the most exhilarating and effective work out with the emphasis on outdoor fun and giggles! We turn an ordinary walk into a cheeky work out in disguise using 90% of the body`s muscles. Your body becomes an efficient cross trainer.

This session is aimed at gear 2+ without stopping - although this is an advanced pace we ask that you keep the community spirit. For those wishing to stride out we operate the "the whistle and loop back" fun strategy. It helps maintain our sense of community but addresses the different needs. 

Please do not book on to the session if you are not able to maintain this pace or speak to Janine for guidance.

Hi viz clothing is recomended on the dark or foggy mornings. It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish.

We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time. Please do not be offended if we do not wait whilst you get yourself sorted. We do a warm up close by so please do catch up.

Walk speed guide:

Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Well Being walks)
Easy walk -Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1 hour adventure walks)
Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally our Step up and Stride out Workout walks and longer Adventure walks)
Strenuous walk - gear 3/4 and Power Stride workout walks and Challenge training.

Booking online in advance is essential. This is to keep you safe and minimise the risks for these exciting walks.

You are asked to contact Janine by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to 07792 550191, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice.

This session is for Freedom Passport Holders only. You receive this after successfully completing our Learn To Nordic Walk course. Please email or phone 07792 550191 for details.




This activity is run by: Janine Lewis

3J Fitness is about encouraging you to take the positive steps to enriching and energising your mind, body and soul through a structured walking and fitness program outdoors. Exercise your happiness and get Nordic Walking today!

Activity Location: Cotswold Sports Centre
Address: 3 Downs Way, Reading RG31 6SL, UK
Location Notes: Park in the overspill car park by the tennis courts, by the side of the sports centre, closest to Downsway School. There are toilet facilities in the sports centre.

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