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Top 100 Trails - Best Trails in North America

Posted by York Nordic on July 25, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Going outside and enjoying the fresh air is just what we need to make our Summer complete.  Similar to exercise routines, our bodies do not want to walk or hike the same route each and every day. 

Treat your eyes, body and mind with new trails that can challenge your fitness.  Try a wonderful family day and outing for everyone to explore new places.

There are many different trails that are man made, natural and historic that exist along old railway tracks, paths or roads that get you from point A to B.  Finding a trail that is a gentle grade, easy access and away from road traffic is ideal.  Click here for the complete Top 100 Trails by www.Trails.com and below are their top 5 to get you started. Are any of your top picks on this list?…


Burn More Calories in Less Time!

Posted by York Nordic on June 1, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

With so many gimmicks and quick weight loss products, it is hard to believe any new fitness program that promises faster results in less time. 

Well, this is not a quick fix or a weight loss pill- I promise!  All you need are sneakers, a pair of Nordic Walking Poles and a great love for outdoors and open trails! 

According to article, Walk on: Nordic Walking Amps up the Energy Expenditure, written by Cindy Cutter, Camera Staff Writer, “The more muscle mass you use…


Best Places to Nordic Walk!

Posted by York Nordic on May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

New England is filled with amazing scenery that windows just don’t do it justice. Grab a friend, put on your sneakers, and of course you’re Nordic Walking Poles, and begin your stride!  To start it is best to practice and become comfortable with the poles as an extension of your arms.  Walking on pavement and asphalt roads is a great starting place.  The flat, predictable surface is perfect for discovering your rhythm and style.

For avid walkers, hikers, athletes and outdoor adventurist, venturing off the paved roads onto the off road dirt trails, mountain hikes, and snow trails will make working out not only fun but challenging!  Some quick tips on how to Nordic Walk:

To start, lean slightly forward as you walk.  With each step…


Iceberg Art - Denise Carroll Hiking in Alaska

Posted by York Nordic on April 15, 2016 at 8:30am 0 Comments

When Denise Carroll hikes with her friends in Alaska... can you see what they see?

Reflect From Above

Baroque Design


Arrow Head…


Living Life and Loving Adventures at 74 Yrs Old - Denise Carroll of Alaska

Posted by York Nordic on April 13, 2016 at 8:00am 0 Comments

We can all only hope that our retirement will bring us such joy in where we live, what we do, and who we choose to share our adventures with. Denise Carroll hikes every Wednesday and Friday... the pics below tell it all. Keep in mind that most of the hikers are 65 and 70+ years old and still going strong. Alaskans are tough!

Here at York Nordic we are just proud that our poles can keep up with Denise Carroll and her friends during all of their amazing Adventures. Thank you Denise for sharing your pictures with us, you go girl!

Make sure you click the "Continue" button below so you can see all the photos.…


5 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bones While You Walk

Posted by York Nordic on April 11, 2016 at 4:38pm 0 Comments

Why do you walk? According to Prevention Magazine, everyone has different reasons for why they walk from losing weight to maintaining a healthy heart. You may not realize it, but you're also walking for your bones: Walking can reduce your risk of hip fractures by 30%, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

The following are some safe and effective ways to do that. If you walk at least 5 times a week for about 30 minutes (the government-recommended target), plan to do a different challenge each day for 5 days.

  1. Pick up your pace, add …

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Benefits Compared to Walking:

  • Burn Up to 40% More Calories
  • Reduce Stress on Knees, Hips and Back
  • Perfect for All Ages
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