Published on 20 October 2010 12:00 PM
Age Cymru’s Glenn Little has become only the fourth person in the UK to gain an internationally-recognised Nordic walking qualification.
Glenn recently returned from Estonia where he qualified as a National Nordic Walking Coach with the International Nordic Walking Federation.
Says Glenn, who is Age Cymru’s Physical Activity Development Officer:
“Nordic walking involves walking with a ski-type pole in each hand and it has a number of benefits above that of normal walking.
“It is one of Europe’s fastest growing forms of exercise and it has also become increasingly popular with over 50s across Wales.
“Now that I’ve qualified as a National Nordic Walking Coach, I’ll be able to train even more people to become Nordic Walking instructors through the Age Cymru Nordic Walking programme for older people in Wales.”
Claire Bottomley, Healthy Ageing Manager at Age Cymru says:
“Well done, Glenn - we’re all very proud of you.
“Glenn is now fully qualified to deliver training and support to a national Nordic Walking programme for older people in Wales.
“This is another milestone for Age Cymru and it means that we’ll be able to get even more older people involved in our Nordic Walking programme.”
For more information about the Age Cymru Nordic Walking programme, please contact the Healthy Ageing Team at Age Cymru on 029 2043 1555, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website www.agecymru.org.uk