February 2017 Newsletter

Whoosh! Here comes February!

Good bye January! Those icy blasts that numbed the finger tips certainly didn’t stop you from keeping us busy in January. A record number of people signed up for the Taster sessions and Learn to Nordic Walk beginner courses. We would love see an explosion of Nordic walking members in Berkshire so we have a special monthly prize draw starting from 1st February. Why not sign up to receive our newsletter regularly. Never miss out on the fun!

Keep up to date with our news on Facebook – please do like both of our Facebook pages; one for Nordic walking and one for our Canicross dog stuff. That’s where we share our photos, tips and stories to keep you inspired. Do engage and interact with us and share with your friends and family.

Learn to Nordic Walk

Get Booked on!
There are 5 beginner courses starting on
Learn to Nordic Walk in an afternoon at one of our Fast Track sessions
Saturday 4th February
Saturday 11th February
Saturday 18th February

We have Free taster sessions in the preceding weeks for most of our Learn To Nordic Walk Beginner sessions. Just check the website for the up to date information.


February Nordic Walking Schedule

Winter Weekly Program
There are now 12 walks you can enjoy, including one with dogs (special criteria applies and more will be added). Just book on in advance. You will require a Freedom Passport. Not sure what that is then please do call Janine on 07792 550191.
Monday –
Workout Walks Prospect Park 10am and 6pm
Adventure Walks Sulham Woods 1.00pm
Wednesday –
Adventure Walks Waterways series 10am
Pangbourne Workout walks – 6pm and 7.15pm
Thursday –
Prospect Park Wellbeing Walk 12pm-1pm
BungyPumps Prospect Park 6pm and 7.15pm
Friday –
Adventure Walk – Explore Berkshire series 10.30am
Saturday –
BungyPumps 8am
Adventure Walk Canalside 9.15am
Canicross sessions; Get fit with your dog!
We are now doing special classes for you to get fit with your dog. These are booked as separate walks from our regular Nordic walking. It is a mix of running and Nordic walking.

Monday Pop up Sessions 3pm – watch website for details
Thursday Wokingham Waterside centre 10am Beginners chi running and intermediate Nordic walking (have freedom passport)
Friday Linear Park 1.30pm Nordic walking (have freedom passport) and power walking
Friday Linear Park 3pm taster sessions (booked in advance)
Our Saturday Nordic walking Fast Track beginner course is a perfect way to master the skills for the canicross sessions.

You can save by paying a monthly direct debit fee of £35 for any number of these walks.

Dates for the Diary

We have a few fun challenges and events through 2017. Please do save them in your diary and get involved.

Summit Streatley for Thames Valley Air Ambulance 19th February – an exclusive event for TVAA in support of the team actually climbing Kilmanjaro the same weekend. Just £10 per person. Non nordic walking folks are welcome (Janine is on hand to show you how to make the ascent easier!)

Reading Half marathon – Sunday March 19th – come and cheer on our team of Nordic walkers – the first ever to be allowed to particpate. They have been training hard throught the winter in ice, wind, snow and smiles! 

Good Friday Newbury to Theale canal walk – 15 miles of calorie burning fun so you can eat your Easter Eggs guilt free!

Purbeck Walking Festival 15th – 17th September Book your place asap. Don’t miss out on this hugely popular event.

International Nordic Walking Day at Uffington Horse – Sunday 28th May join us and other Nordic walking groups for this special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our modern Nordic walking. Walk the Ridgeway and enjoy the iconic Uffington White Horse.

Longest Day Challenge – 24th/25th June (details to be confirmed)

Dragon Boat Racing – Saturday 10th June, be part of our crew and support! Pangbourne Meadows all day (beer tent and Pangbourne festival)

Santa Fun Run – Sunday 3rd December TBC

More dates to come over the next month to include day trips with fellow Nordic Walking groups in other counties.

Fancy a bottle of Prosecco?

Introduce a friend  and you will be entered in to a monthly prize draw. Prizes will include Prosecco, Nordic walking goodies, a complimentary walk pass, for example. We just ask that friends register and book in advance on to a taster session. Make sure you email us with their names!


Waterways Wednesday-bring a mug!
This is now a very popular walk series. Could it be because we suggested you bring a mug too?
We rarely finish by a cafe so we now have a pop up cafe to provide hot drinks and cakes. We would love to see you there!

We can save you money; use your Freedom passport discount to buy your poles and other Nordic walking accessories through the website and have them delivered to us, free of charge.
The next SHOP n DROP date is 10th February. Order online and select Janine’s Shop n Drop.

Book a fun Hen Party
New for 2017 are our Hen parties! Perfect for girls who like to have fun, enjoy bubbles and cake, GUILT FREE! Just call or email Janine – 07792 550191 janine@3jfitness.co.uk.

Top Tip!
Do you suffer with blisters? Why not rub some paw wax on your feet to reduce the friction! Yes, Janine does this and more effective than vaseline! Perfect pawtector for your toots!

All About Dogs Show April 8th and 9th 2017
Janine and Annie will be demonstrating their unique combination of Nordic walking and Canicross in the main arena throughput the show! But don’t just come along to see us, there are other activities, events and stands. It is HUGE!

We take your safety seriously.

Ever wondered why we show up in purple a lot? Or an orange shirt if it’s the Canicross class? Check out our blog with a little video.

April 17th – adding a pound
We do love to save you money. With a monthly £35 direct debit you can enjoy any number of walks in a month. Or you can save 20% if you buy the £50 or £100 credit voucher. These options save the inconvenience of topping up your account each time you want to book a walk.
From April 17th, 2017, our walks will increase by a £1. They are still amazing value as we boost your endorphins and give you miles of smiles. This will not affect our monthly direct debit members.