Wendy Harmening

Evanston, IL 80401

What is Nordic Walking? Nordic Walking is a fitness activity that incorporates walking with the addition of specially designed walking poles. Walking with Nordic Walking poles incorporates the use of the arms and upper body, allowing you to perform a full-body workout with lower impact and less effort than other fitness activities. In 2012 I had a fun vacation in Nicaragua, where I got to do a lot of walking, hiking, and even repelled down a cliff-face and jumped into the ocean for a "refreshing" swim to our guide's boat. On that trip I learned that all of the gym workouts I had been doing the last two years had done wonders for my strength, but certainly not enough for my endurance. When I got back from vacation I started researching additional activities that could give me what I was missing. I ran across Nordic Walking classes where I lived in Minneapolis, was intrigued, and tried it out. In a nutshell: I fell in love with Nordic Walking! About North Shore Nordic Walking When I relocated to Evanston, I was unable to find any Nordic Walking group in the area, or even any other Nordic Walkers so I decided to start my own group. And thus North Shore Nordic Walking began! I received my certification as a Nordic Walking Instructor through ANWA (American Nordic Walking Association) in 2014. My instructor from Minneapolis was kind enough to help me out by providing walking poles she had gotten from a retired instructor, and Meetup provided my first walkers. I was certified as a Personal Trainer by NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) in December 2015, and now in 2016 I will be expanding from teaching Nordic Walking to coaching Fitness Walking, Mobility Walking, Hiking and Nordic Trail Hiking, and many applicable tips and techniques. Check out the site for descriptions of all of the walking opportunities and classes I will be offering. Happy Walking! Wendy

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Arthritis Foundation - Walk With Ease
Pending Verification
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Dec 10, 2017

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jul 20, 2018
American Heart Association
Expires: Jul 31, 2016

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Jul 20, 2018
American Heart Association
Expires: Jul 31, 2016

Liability Insurance

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Nordic Walking

Within 10.00 miles of 80401 (Mobile Training Radius)

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