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For me, it's not about being the best.  It's not about being the strongest or the fastest either.  It's about being a little bit better than I was before.

Principal Instructor, Michelle Chalkley.

I don't mind admitting it, I was never into fitness in my younger years and I have never really been an active participator in any sport.  

I never liked gyms either.  They never kept me engaged for any sufficient period of time, so I didn't go very often and as a result they were a very expensive way of trying to convince myself that I 'kept fit'. But they were a good creche! 

I've been fortunate in that I have generally been able to maintain a reasonable weight. But that's it.

I've naturally assumed that because I've not been particularly overweight it follows that I am 'fit' and 'healthy'.  But as I got closer to one of those 'age milestones' I become increasingly aware that I probably shouldn't leave it to chance.

What I have come to realise is that all we need to do is get out in the fresh air.  It's right outside the front door. 

Believe me, I am not evangelical about health and fitness and there will be plenty of people out there, professionals and amateurs alike, who will always be much fitter than I am.  For me, it's not about being the best.  It's not about being the strongest or the fastest either.  It's about being a little bit better than you were before.

And it's also about being social and having fun at the same time.  Anyone that knows me will say that I like people and Community, a lot.  I set up a social cycling group for like-minded women in the local area a few years ago; we go out for a cycle, we chat along the way and we have a cuppa (and if we feel we've earned it, a piece of cake) at the end.   

And that's why I decided to set up Fresh Air Nordic Walking My wish is quite simple:-

  • to enjoy the outside doing something which is going to be good for health and mind; 

  • to help you feel just a little better than you felt before;

  • to make new connections and build new friendships.  To have a sense of fun and companionship along the way.

And I cannot think of a better way of doing the above than by Nordic Walking! 

If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact me.

What have you got to lose?  Give me a call on 0783 3113 113 or send me an email

 

 

 

 

 

qualifications and memberships


qualifications, certificates and memberships

qualifications and memberships


qualifications, certificates and memberships

  • Qualified Instructor with both British Nordic Walking (which is the UK affiliate member organisation of the International Nordic Walking Federation) and Nordic Walking UK

  • Fresh Air Nordic Walking adheres to the British Nordic Walking Code of Conduct.

  • Exercise Anywhere Diploma in Fitness & Nordic Walking

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking

  • Clean DBS check (cleared to work as a Scout Group helper, helping run a Cubs pack in the North West Bedfordshire area)

  • Nordic Walking for Children Certified (by British Nordic Walking)

  • British Nordic Walking Instructor Indemnity Insurance - policy details available upon request

  • Certificate in Outdoor Emergency First Aid from British Association of Ski Patrollers (October 2018)

Testimonials


Testimonials

Testimonials


Testimonials

5 Star Review Rating on Facebook - Please check here for Reviews

Today’s insight beginners session was informative, enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable.
I shall certainly be going back for more
— AR, October 2018
Michelle is an amazing Nordic Walking instructor! She is so welcoming enthusiastic and encouraging, she puts you at ease straight away. It is an absolute joy learning NW with her.
— NN, December 2017
We had an awesome training session today. What an inspiration Michelle is. As a family we had a great group session & we are All eagerly awaiting another session mum dad & girls ages 13 & 10. Great for us all. Dora dog enjoyed it too!
— LC, November 2017
I’d never tried Nordic walking before but Michelle’s enthusiasm and expertise put me at ease and I was walking with confidence within a few sessions :)
— SJ, July 2017
It’s been a pleasure learning Nordic Walking with you Michelle. I have to admire the enthusiasm you put into every lesson - it’s a real skill to inspire lazy old laggards like me to get up and go walking. Especially, I have to say thank you for leading us on walks beyond HOCP. We have really enjoyed getting out around Pavenham, Stevington, Felmersham and Odell....We would never have known such beautiful walks were just on our doorstep......
— PH, July 2017
I’d never tried Nordic walking before but Michelle’s enthusiasm and expertise put me at ease and I was walking with confidence within a few sessions :-)
— SJ, July 2017
Michelle is the only person who’s ever managed to make me enjoy sports. A true feat by a true professional. Thank you Michelle!!
— NA, March 2017
Had a lovely walk in the park & didn’t even notice it was raining! Michelle is an excellent instructor & makes things easy to understand. Can’t wait for my next stroll!
— GG, January 2017
The very best way to get out into the countryside and gain in Physical Health, Mental Health and altogether enjoy greater well-being. Can’t think of anyone better to get you there than Michelle. Great sense of fun and support with everyone.
— JSM, January 2017
Just finished my second Nordic Walking workout session. Thoroughly recommend. Great pace, great venue and great company!
— EF, October 2016