Urban Poling Certification Course -- LEVEL 1

INSTRUCTOR: Barb Gormley, director of education, Urban Poling Inc.

DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018

TIME: 10:30am- 2:00pm

LOCATION: Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, ON, L5H 1A1

CECS: continuing education credits from 9 associations; canfitpro (2 for course + 4 for practicum), Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging (CCAA), Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) (4), British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) (4), Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association (SPRA) (4), Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC) (3), Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) (3) Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) & YMCA/YWCA upon request.

COST: $199.99

DESCRIPTION: As Canada’s leading Nordic walking manufacturer, distributor and educator, Urban Poling welcomes you to become a part of our ever-growing team of instructors.

Urban Poling Inc. has proudly certified over 3,500 instructors in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. In fact, over the past 10+ years, we’ve certified instructors in each Canadian province and territory.

The Urban Poling Certification Course is a comprehensive course (offered both live and online) that teaches course participants the practical skills of Nordic walking and how to teach Nordic walking to others.

You will learn everything you need to know about the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique and be provided with all the materials, tools and support you require to provide one-on-one sessions, group classes and educational demonstrations.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
  • how to teach the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
  • correcting poor technique
  • warm-ups, cool-downs, high-intensity exercises and muscle conditioning
  • an introduction to the ACTIVATOR poles and walking technique
  • starting a series of classes
  • starting your business
  • and more

This course is ideal for: group exercise instructors, personal trainers, recreation/wellness directors, diabetes educators, health care professionals, teachers, walking/hiking group leaders, and aspiring small business owners.

I found the course very informative and comprehensive, and the instructor was excellent. Barb made the course fun and interesting. I have been to a lot of courses and this one was one of the best. Nordic walking truly does give a great workout!
– Kristine, Waterloo, Ontario

COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 3.5 hours of instruction, including one-on-one feedback and coaching
  • comprehensive 65+ page manual
  • 1 pair of Urban Poling Series 300 Nordic walking poles (retail price $99.99)
  • wholesale pricing on poles and accessories
  • monthly instructor newsletter

REGISTER: please contact Barb with any questions and for registration details!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 17

 

CAN'T MAKE THIS COURSE? Consider taking the ONLINE version of the course (visit www.urbanpoling.com for details). Or speak to me about hosting a certification course at your facility or for your group. Or contact me to arrange a PRIVATE one-on-one course.

 


Urban Poling Certification Course -- LEVEL 2

INSTRUCTOR: Barb Gormley, director of education, Urban Poling Inc.

DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018

TIME: 2:30pm- 5:00pm

LOCATION: Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, ON, L5H 1A1

CECS: 2 (canfitpro)

COST: $115 (includes 2.5 hours of training, certificate/CECs, and copy of The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking)

DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed for Level 1 Urban Poling-certified instructors and presents: tips, tricks and techniques for polishing your teaching skills; new poling skills and exercises; class design samples and ideas; and strategies for improving participants’ poling technique and boosting class numbers.

A quick needs assessment sent to registered participants will determine the final agenda. The objective is to have all of your questions answered and issues resolved!

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
Definite agenda items will include…1) Exercises Galore: dozens of ideas for warm-ups, cooldowns, cardio, muscle conditioning & stretching…all with poles of course! (handout with images and notes included); 2) Managing Diverse Groups (beginners and experienced in one class); 3) Blueprint for an 8-Week Urban Poling Course; and much more

Thanks again for a wonderful course Barb. You are a amazing teacher, leader and an inspiration. I'm looking forward to implementing all the new exercises and info I learned!
- Caroline, Markham, Ontario

REGISTER: please contact Barb for registration details!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 17