Discover Nordic Pole Walking

12 Sep

batons_randonnee_-_tactil_poles_-_tsl_outdoor_1Friends of Berczy Park is happy to promote this community activity organized by residents of Old York Towers, including their residents who participate in our weekly drop-in knitting group in the park and knit the wool scarves that decorate our dog fountain sculptures in wintertime.

If you enjoy walking, you will LOVE Nordic Pole Walking.  It not only is a great aerobic workout for your legs, lungs and heart, Pole Walking also provides upper body strength training while improving posture, balance and coordination…all in one easy to learn, easy to do, very social group activity

Learn more about Pole Walking at a freeinformation session:

DATE:                        Monday September 16

TIME:                         2:30-3:30pm

PLACE:                      Courtyard behind Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade.

INSTRUCTOR:         Lorne Opler, former fitness instructor at OYT

Lorne is a certified Nordic Pole Walking instructor and has been teaching Nordic Pole Walking classes across the GTA since 2010


For those interested, a 10-week Pole Walking course will begin:

DATE:   Thursday Sept. 19 and every Thursday till Nov 21

TIME:    9:45-10:45am

PLACE: meet outside Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade.

COST: $10/class ($100 for entire course, paid in fullat week one)

*NOTE: minimum class size:  10 students.  Poles can be purchased through Lorne at first class  ($80 for standard poles, $90 for travelling poles, which can fit in a travel bag)

For more info: email Lorne at:

Phone:  (647) 860-4838  Website:

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