Book Launch: The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking

[Vancouver, B.C. – October 1, 2017]—“How long should my poles be?” “Which style of poles is best for me?” “Why are my boot tips slipping?” “How can I increase the workout intensity?”

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At Urban Poling Inc., we respond to questions like this every day via our website and social media platforms. Our website is packed full of information and ideas too—but the queries keep coming!

Finally, there’s a comprehensive book that answers all of your questions, whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned Nordic walking pro.

The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking, written by our own director of education and professional writer Barb Gormley, is a full-colour guide that covers all the bases plus more. The 68-page guide is full of tips and tricks to make your Nordic walking experiences more fun and efficient.

What readers are saying: “This book is awesome! Love the easy to read format, all the tips, fixes, 7 Things Every New Nordic Walker Should Know, the easy-to-do fitness test on page 20 and all the inspirational stories.”

Available now at the launch price of $10.99 (digital) and $14.99 (soft cover) from and

About Barb Gormley
Barb is a health and fitness writer and fitness professional who writes for print and online publications. Her work has appeared in Chatelaine, the Toronto Star, Diabetes Dialogue and Fitness Business Canada, and for the publications of Brookfield Properties, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.

About Urban Poling Inc.
Urban Poling Inc. distributes and designs high-performance Nordic walking poles, all with ergonomic and easy-to-manage strapless handles. It sells through retailers (including selected Shoppers Home Health and Shoppers Drug Mart stores) and online, and through its 3,500 Urban Poling-certified instructors.

Media Contacts:

Mandy Shintani
Urban Poling Inc.

Barb Gormley
director of education/author
Urban Poling Inc.