Nordic Walking is a highly effective, yet low impact, aerobic cross-training method. For sports competitors at all levels, this mode of exercise:

- Spreads the workout across the entire body - thus reducing strain on any particular (over-use) area

- Sustains or builds general aerobic conditioning

- Helps strengthen total musculature - not just the sport-specific muscle groups

- Decreases load on strained or potentially injurious ligaments, tendons, bones or joints

- Develops co-ordination and learning of a new motor skill and movement pattern

- Promotes muscular endurance of minor muscle groups (eg. triceps, gastrocnemius)

- Attractive fitness option – used by elite athletes with highest VO2max levels

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