Snow time like present for some Nordic sports
EUROPEAN TWIST ON FUN, FITNESS
“I’m Austrian and I came over here about 10 years ago and I wanted to implement something from there here in WA,” he said.
“Back in Austria we have snow, so all these activities mimic the same muscles you’d use in winter sports, in summer.”
Combining walking with a simple technique using specially designed poles, Nordic walking provides a full body workout that strengthens muscles and bones, while roller-skiing is cross country skiing without snow.
“Roller skiing is exactly like cross country skiing, but it’s for summer,” Mr Holly said.
“It’s as close as you can get to ski- ing in Australia really, during this hot weather.”
The free event will kick off from 9.30am at the Boatshed Café in South Perth, with all ages welcome.
“Nordic walking, roller skiing and cross skating are sports well known in Europe for great health and fitness benefits and we are the only business qualified to teach people in Perth,” Mr Holly said.
“While kids and younger adults may use skis and skates, we run Nordic pole walking demos for the older generation; some walkers are in their mid 80s and 90s.”
For more information or to book, contact nordicsportsaustralia@ gmail.com.
Residents take part in cross-skating at Nordic Sports Australia’s previous event.