About Nordic Walking

The Europeans love it, and now thousands of Australians do too. Nordic Walking is fast becoming one of Australia's most fun and popular forms of outdoor exercise.

"It’s like the benefits of Pilates and cycling all in one!" Fiona, Victoria

Nordic Walking (1) :

  • Activates 90% of the body's muscles
  • Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
  • Increases cardio effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
  • Decreases load and strain on the lower body
  • Strengthens and tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
  • Develops core stability and strength
  • Promotes upright posture

(1) Scientific Evidence on Nordic Walking




Getting started is as easy as using the right poles in the right way


Right Poles   Not all poles are the same




Poles can look alike when you are choosing but don't be fooled.

  • Hiking poles are not the same as Nordic Walking Poles Nordic Walking poles are specially designed to engage your upper body to create a total body workout
  • You get what you pay for. Cheaper poles are cheaper for a reason – don’t risk buying poor quality
  • Wrist straps need to be well designed to maximise power transfer and comfort. Poor qualitystraps can cut into your hand and cause blisters


Nordic Walking poles need to suit your height. To find out what length pole you require take a look at the chart: “Choosing the Right Length Poles ”

Nordic Walking poles come as either fixed length or adjustable and have different features to suit your needs and preferences

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Right Way   Don't waste your walk



Walking with poles is just the start. To burn those calories and engage 90% of muscles you need to stride in the right way.

'I highly recommend Nordic Walking. If you get the opportunity to give it a go you will never look back and literally keep going forward!' Marion Goodman, Tamworth




Many of Australia’s leading health organisations believe in the benefits of Nordic Walking

Our ONE WAY/ LEKI poles are used by:

 "The ONE WAY poles have proved themselves to be resilient and versatile. They have been borrowed by clients for weeks at a time and have returned robust and intact. It’s their design and quality that stands them out from other brands.” Chris Worthington, Rural Health TAS
 "I run Nordic Walking fitness classes and programs through the suburbs as well as the bush. I need to be able to trust the performance of the poles over long distances, and for them to deliver maximum benefit and enjoyment to my clients. ONE WAY and LEKI poles deliver every time.” Hannes Holly, Active4Life + Oxfam Trailwalker Ambassador, Perth WA
 "The ONE WAY and LEKI poles look, feel and function far superior to the cheaper poles out there. Nordic Academy are always searching and consulting with the global market to bring the best and newest models to Australia.” Jim Mack, South Australian Sports Medicine Centre, Adelaide SA


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About Nordic Academy

Nordic Academy was established in 2005 and since that time has established itself as Australia’s leading Nordic Walking authority and provider of quality Nordic Walking equipment, training and resources.

At the heart of this organisation are its founders Patrick Burtscher and Maree Farnsworth who are passionate and committed in their endeavour to develop Nordic Walking in Australia sothat as many others as possible can also enjoy thehealth and fitness benefits of the activity. “We discovered Nordic Walking whilst in Europe, fell in love with it and wanted to share it.”

My Nordic Sports is the official online shop for Nordic Academy and are also the exclusive supplier of ONE WAY products in Australia.

Nordic Academy’s training is certified by:

To learn more about Nordic Academy visit: www.nordicwalking.com.au