York Nordic Announces New Line of Shock-Absorbing Walking and Hiking Poles Offering More Intense, Lower Impact Workout Than Traditional Designs
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For the walking enthusiasts on your holiday list: York Nordic’s NEW Shock-Absorber Nordic Walking Poles offer a smooth, low-impact upper body workout that burns 70% more calories than walking alone.
December 5, 2014 – York, ME – York Nordic, a New England based fitness manufacturer, has just released its new “Shock Absorption” line of walking and hiking poles. The advanced shock-absorber compression Nordic pole offers eight inches of pillow-like compression in every pole plant. This allows the shoulders, wrist, and elbow to absorb less shock. The system also provides 10 pounds of resistance when pushing the pole down, increasing the number of upper body muscles engaged for an intense, low-impact workout.
Studies have shown that Nordic walking with traditional poles is one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts available, because it works all major muscle groups in the body and burns 40% more calories than walking alone. The new shock-absorbent design boosts the calorie burning up to 70%.
Nordic Walking continues to grow in popularity in the US. The low impact nature of the exercise makes it ideal for people of all ages, weights, and physical conditions. The new poles make the workout even gentler, by absorbing the shock into the poles instead of passing it on to the walker’s arms.
According to Lauren DeLong, founder of York Nordic, “my passion for Nordic walking began when my mother had hip replacement surgery and the surgeon recommended Nordic walking.” She added, “this new pole design represents a leap forward in pole technology similar to when shock technology was added to mountain bike frames. I predict that in five to ten years it will be the dominant style of Nordic pole in use.”
York Nordic is best known for its inspired, artist-created designs. This new model offers a choice of 12 designs including: Blue Water, Blue Breeze, Purple Haze, Red Burner, White Birch, Realistic Redwood, Camo Outdoor, New Zealand Maori Black, Green Zen, Orange Autumn, Black and Silver "Man Up", and its popular Pink “Cure” Design.
The poles are available immediately at major retailers and online stores including Bonanza (www.bonaza.com), Amazon, (www.amazon.com/York-Nordic), and directly from York Nordic (http://store.yorknordic.com/dp/B00QG6UKQ6).
About York Nordic
Headquartered in the New England seacoast region, York Nordic combines world class sports engineering with unique pole artwork created by local artists. All of our products are designed in the US with final assembly in Portsmouth, NH.