Lauren DeLong is the owner of York Nordic and an Advanced Level certified Nordic Walking instructor by the American Nordic Walking Association. Lauren’s passion for Nordic Walking began when her mother had hip replacement surgery and the surgeon recommended Nordic Walking as a way for her mother to maintain balance while strengthening her hip during recovery. She teaches Nordic Walking around Southern Maine on both Long Sands Beach in York, ME and on Ogunquit beach in Ogunquit, ME. She has designed and manufactured her own poles which are available for purchase online by clicking here. www.YorkNordic.com is a great resource on the history of Nordic Walking, the scientific research behind the benefits, as well as helpful tips on proper form. She is excited to share her passion for this sport with you.