Become a Certified Urban Poling Instructor

By: Urban Poling  09-12-2011
Keywords: Poles, Nordic Walking, Fitness Business

What You’ll Learn

The process for learning Urban Poling/Nordic walking is not complicated but in order to develop confidence and leadership one must learn the bio-mechanics, clinical research and program development in order to achieve maximum community-based teaching benefits. Clearly the best way to learn Urban Poling is via professional instruction.

Our unique and comprehensive instructor certification courses give you all the materials, tools and support you need to quickly and efficiently start your own urban poling program.

Completing our Instructor course will qualify you to instruct others in all aspects of Urban Poling/Nordic Walking.  This course teaches the Rutlin technique developed 22 years ago by Tom Rutlin, the original pioneer of Nordic walking. The technique has been extensively researched and is highly effective in strengthening the core muscles and upper body. The course agenda includes:

1)   Introduction,
2)   Research review (over 58 studies),
3)   Design features of the poles & adjustment
4)   Instructional techniques
5)   Assessment, precautions
6)   Troubleshooting common technique errors
7)   Sitting and standing exercises
8)   Structuring a 6-week program
9)   Individual evaluation
10)  Quiz and practicum section

Urban Poling as a business

1)  Urban Poling Certified Instructor private website ~ Lets you connect with other Urban Poling instructors to share ideas and information.

2)  Special Instructor Pricing ~ Add an instant revenue stream to your business by selling Urban Poling equipment and accessories  to all your students. Ask us how to maximize your profits.

3)  Marketing Support ~ Down-loadable access to posters, press releases and other marketing materials to help you attract new customers starting right away

5)  Media and Advertising Support ~ Advertise your classes at no charge on We will also help you promote your program to your local media.

The 4.5 hour Urban Poling Course prepares participant to instruct Nordic Walking according to our unique, and proven methods. Our objective is to provide participants with a high standard of knowledge and the tools, support and access to equipment to launch your own program in your community.

Who Should Attend?

Here’s what our past graduates had to say:

“The course instructor’s energy was fantastic. She presented the material in a timely manner without losing our attention or our ability to understand! I can’t wait to get our members poling…they will love this workout.”
- Kim, GoodLife Fitness, Kitchener

“Thank you so much for coming such a long way to teach us Nordic walking. I enjoyed it so much. The energy and the muscles that you use are incredible. What a workout!”
- Ann, Ottawa

“Thanks for running such a great certification course on Saturday. I came away totally pumped. The more I walk the more excited I get!”
- Carole, Barrie

“My fitness business has exploded since taking this course.  I have 12 classes running per week for urban poling and over 100 people registered for my combined urban poling with snowshoeing/hiking this winter!”   Wendy, Ottawa

What you get:

1) Course (Live or Online)  and 50+ page manual
2) One pair of Urban Poling walking poles
3) Urban Poling Instructors shirt
4) Access to Urban Poling certified instructor private website + marketing tools
5) Discounted pricing on all Urban Poling products

Your online registration includes a pair of “Series 300″ poles and an instructor shirt to get you started!

Professional credits – canfitpro (2 for course + 4 for practicum), CCAA, BCRPA (4),  SPRA (4), MFC (3), AFLCA (3) and  OKA (4)

Supporting Community Programs:  Are you inquiring from a community/recreational centre, municipality, workplace wellness program, rehab clinic, First Nation group, hospital, fitness club or  your own fitness business  and are Ready to Get Started with urban poling classes/clinics, see our special programs below to order Urban poles at wholesale prices for your centre!

Courses at a Glance
NEW Teleseminar:
Profiting from Urban Poling:
How to design, market and lead a money-making urban poling program
1.25 hour audio-download,
transcript & materials available Master Trainer Barb Gormley
Tel: 416-461-4872

Other Live Courses

October 15, 2011
Master Trainer: Wendi Paterson
Ottawa, ON
1:00-4:30 pm
Tel: 613-832-4407

Space Available

October 16, 2011
Master Trainer: Barb Gormley
Toronto, ON, 10:30 to 2:30 pm
Tel: 416-461-4872

Space Available

November 4, 2011
Master Trainer: Kimberly Willison
SaskFit – Regina, SK 8:30-12:00 noon
Tel: 306-492-2550

Space Available

November 5, 2011
Master Trainer: Louise Hickey
Sudbury,ON 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm
Tel: 705-521-0283

Space Available

November 19, 2011
Master Trainer: Louise Hickey
Sudbury,ON 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm
Tel: 705-521-0283

Space Available

Nov 27, 2011
Master Trainer: Barb Gormley
Toronto, ON, 10:30 to 2:30 pm
Tel: 416-461-4872

Space Available


Cost of training may vary by region

1 pair of Urban Poling poles included (instructor certification only)

Keywords: Fitness Business, Nordic Walking, Poles,

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