Urban Poling
Instructor Courses 2013/2014

I currently offer these 3 courses:


  1. Urban Poling Nordic Walking Instructor Certification - Level 1

  2. Urban Poling Nordic Walking Instructor Certification - Level 2

  3. Secrets of Success: How to Design and Market Your Urban Poling Program (audio course)
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Course #1:


Urban Poling Nordic Walking Certification Course
- Level 1

Who itís for:

  • personal trainers, group exercise instructors, parks and recreation professionals, walking coaches, physiotherapists, oocupational therapists, activity coordinators, physicians,†chiropractors and other fitness and healthcare professionals who want to be qualified to teach urban poling
  • people in the general public who want to learn about the equipment and urban poling technique, get one-on-one feedback from a master trainer so they feel confident using their poles on their own and/or who want to be qualified to teach urban poling


Description:

The Urban Poling Nordic walking technique was designed with the expertise of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and fitness walking experts. The technique has been extensively researched and is highly effective in strengthening the core muscles and upper body. It also provides all the additional benefits of standard walking.

The course agenda includes: history of Nordic walking; benefits and research; techniques from basic to high performance to rehab; troubleshooting common technique errors; designing your own Urban Poling program (marketing, pricing, etc.); and ongoing individual evaluation.

A large portion of the course is active; participants learn the technique first, then learn how how to effectively teach others.

Note: This course runs rain or shine. Come dressed for the weather!

CECs: 3 AFLCA, 4 BCRPA, 4 canfitpro (FIS, PTS, PFS, OAS), 2 OFC, 4 OKA

What you get:

OPTION 1

Cost: $229.99 -- EARLYBIRD $199.99!

  • course and 50+ page manual
  • pair of Urban Poling Series 300† poles
  • access to Urban Poling certified instructor private website
  • discounted pricing on all Urban Poling products
  • Secrets of Success audio course

 


2014 Dates:

- Saturday, April 12, 9:30am-1:30pm - Mississauga

- Sunday, May 11, 9:30am-1:30pm - High Park, Toronto

- Sunday, September 7, 9:30am-1:30pm - High Park, Toronto

- Saturday, October 4, 9:30am-1:30pm - Mississauga

- Sunday, November 9, 9:30am-1:30pm - High Park, Toronto


Please check back regularly. More courses will be added.

CLICK HERE to register!

CLICK HERE for equipment descriptions.

To host a course in your own facility or area, please contact me.

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Course #2:

Urban Poling Nordic Walking
Certification Course - Level 2

NOTE: Level 2 DVD available soon! Contact me to reserve
your copy and to be kept up to date on the release date!


Who itís for:

  • personal trainers, group exercise instructors, parks and recreation professionals, walking coaches, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, activity coordinators, physicians,†chiropractors, other fitness and healthcare professionals, and enthusiastic†walkers in the general public††
  • people in the general public who want to learn about the equipment and urban poling technique, get one-on-one feedback from a master trainer so they feel confident using their poles on their own and/or who want to be qualified to teach others†urban poling

Prerequisite:

Urban Poling Nordic Walking Instructor Certification - Level 1

Description:

You've taught your participants single poling, double poling and hill climbing, and they've perfected their technique. And some of them are super-fit and need an extra challenge. Now what? At this advanced course, you'll learn 30+ resistance training and cardiovascular exercises that incorporate your poles and are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Use the exercises to pump up the intensity, create an interval-style class or create a post-class stationary resistance training segment.

Also covered are warm-up and cooldown exercises and stretches.

You'll also learn and practice six techniques for managing groups with diverse ages and fitness levels.

Time is allotted for a Q & A session.

Note: This course runs rain or shine!

CECs: 2 canfitpro (FIS, PTS, PFS, OAS)

Cost: $90

What you get:

  • course and manual (with photos of all exercises)
This course is currently being made into a DVD. If you would like to be notified when it is available, please contact me.
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Course #3:

Secrets of Success: How to Design and Market Your
Urban Poling Program (audio course)

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2012, this course is provided FREE when you register
for the Certification Course Level 1. That's how important we think it is!

Who itís for:

  • new and experienced Urban Poling instructors who want a quick, no-fuss start to creating a successful urban poling program in their town, neighbourhood or fitness facility
  • anyone considering Urban Poling certification and who wants to first learn more about the business aspect of urban poling

Prerequisite: none

Description:

You love poling and are excited to teach others. But do you really know how to pull it off when it comes to designing a multi-week program, attracting and retaining participants, setting class prices, etc.? Don't spend all your time reinventing the wheel. Instead, walk away from this 75-minute audio course with tested ideas and resources - many from 10 "star" Urban Poling instructors - that you can immediately implement.†

CECs: 1 canfitpro (FIS, PTS, OAS, NWS, MBS, PFS, PDS)

Cost: $40.00 (free for certified Urban Poling instructors; contact me for the promotion code)

What you get:

  • marketing and "how-I-got-started" tips from Urban Poling star instructors
  • a mini-interview with Mandy Shintani: "3 Steps You Must Take for Success"
  • practical ideas for attracting and retaining participants†
  • urban poling training programs for 5k & 10k events
  • design tips for standard classes, clinics, private classes and corporate classes
  • strategies for selling more poles
  • marketing tools like professional-quality poster templates for classes, clinics, demos, lunch and learns, banners, etc.
You can purchase this course now! You receive the Audio Course to listen to at your convenience, a written Transcript and Resources.


Please contact me and I'll send it off to you!†

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CANCELLATION POLICY (for all courses): If you're unable to attend a course you've paid for, you are free to transfer your registration to any other future course. If you must cancel, a refund minus a $25 administration fee is available up to two weeks before the course. If I cancel a course for any reason, and you are unable to attend an alternate course, your full registration fee will be happily refunded.





 

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Yes, I sell Urban Poling Nordic walking poles
and accessories!

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for descriptions.
(Urban Poling-certified instructors receive discounted prices.)


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Barb's energy is fantastic. She presented the material in a timely manner without losing our attention or our ability to understand!! She deserves a raise - LOL!! Can't wait to get our members poling. They will love this workout.

Kim, Kitchener, Ont.


Thank you so much for coming such a long way to teach us Nordic walking. I enjoyed it so much. The energy and the muscles that you use are incredible. What a workout!


Ann, Ottawa


Thanks for running such a great certification course on Saturday. I came away totally pumped. The more I walk with my poles the more excited I get!


Carole, Barrie, Ont.



Thank you so much Barb! It was an incredible course. I really enjoyed it and hope there are more in the future.

Wendi, Ottawa


The four hours just flew by...

Jim, London, Ont.


Thank you for a great day last Sunday. Your session was informative, thorough and professional. One of the best courses I have ever taken.

Kristine, Burlington, Ont.


Thanks for the fantastic learning today at Britannia Park. I always thoroughly enjoy your style.

Don, Ottawa

I love teaching urban poling. My participants are so thrilled to be able to increase the distance they cover. I†am so glad I did my certification!

Maureen, Stouffville, Ont.

Fantastic morning. Barb is very inspiring! I'm excited to teach others.

John, Toronto

"Secrets of Success was great, and I feel I got SO much value out of it."

Carey, physiotherapist
Victoria

The session was great! I LOVE the ability of the audio course. Travel is very difficult and expensive. I hope for more of these.

Bill, Burnaby, B.C.

I really liked the personal experiences of other instructors plus the forms and flyers that you shared in the Secrets of Success audio course.

Sarah, Moncton, N.B.


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