July 2017 Newsletter

July?! Goodness, 2017 is screeching through!

You know we are in for an excitable weather system time as Wimbledon, Henley Regatta, Henley rewind and School holidays all happen in July!  But that doesn’t bother our hardy seasoned Nordic walkers! We just dress for the weather and adjust the walks if necessary! That was certainly the case when we moved our high altitude exposed Solstice Walk to the cooler lower grounds of a canal path and added in a pub for refreshments! Thank you everyone for being so accommodating that day. That’s also the beauty of our booking in system as we can react positively and no one is left stranded or wanting because we know who is coming!

Checkout the Walk Schedule as we are having a makeover! Thanks to our fabulous new venue partners we can reach out to the four corners of Berkshire.

There is a skeleton schedule of walks from 15th July to 22nd July so do check the Online Diary.

A big thank you to everyone who entered our Birthday Competition.  The winners have been announced and congratulation emails have been sent. You can read more here.

Keep up to date with our group news and promotions on Facebook – its your page to catch up on your stories and photos enjoyed on your walks plus health tips, delicious recipes and inspirational achievement stories. Do engage and interact with us and share with your friends and family.

Learn to Nordic Walk

Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 8th July 11am – Free Taster session
Saturday 8th July – 12pm – Learn to Nordic Walk in 2 hoursDiscovery Centre,
Thatcham Discovery Centre
Wednesday 5th July – 1pm -Free Taster session
Wednesday 12th July – 12.30pm – Learn to Nordic Walk in 2 hours
Wednesday 26th July – 12.45 – FREE Taster Session
Wednesday 2nd August – 12.45 – 2 week Beginner Course
Caversham Heath Golf Club, Caversham
Tuesday 25th July – 1.30 – Free Taster Session
Tuesday 1st August – 12.30 – Learn to Nordic Walk in 2 hours
To book on please visit the Online Diary and for the up to date information.

July Nordic Walking Schedule

Summer Weekly Program
There are 10 regular walks you can enjoy.
For up to date details check the website.
Monday –
Kickstart Monday Prospect Park 10am
Explore Sulham Woods 1.30pm
Step Up and Stride Out Prospect Park 6pm
Tuesday – 
Morning/afternoon – Caversham Heath Golf Club
Wednesday –
Explore Nature Discovery Centre 10.30am
Pangbourne with a Twist!  6.30pm

Thursday –
Step Up and Stride Out Linear Park 10.00am
Workout Walks at Linear Park and Sulham Woods 6pm and 7.00pm

Friday –
Explore Berkshire Adventure Walks from different locations 10.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday –
Adventure Walks from different locations – 8am-10am

Dates for the Diary

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

Nordoga Days – combining Nordic walking with Yoga – Sunday 6th August.

Bristol Special – Amy has pulled of an amazing opportunity for your to Nordic Walk the historic Bristol Nordics with our own guide – Friday 11th August.

How Long Is a Piece of String? – the perfect local madcap challenge with dip outs! – Saturday 12th August

Bank Holiday Crowd Buster – Escape the Traffic Chaos – our early morning walk with a mini picnic from Pangbourne to Goring – 26th August.

Refresh festival – outdoor fitness festival – we’d love your help and support. Please speak to Janine. 2nd/3rd September.

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

Santa Fun Run – Sunday 9th December

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

We are growing! Please welcome Claire Jury to our 3JFitness community. She is the smile on the top right. Claire is our Girl Friday (Monday, Tuesday…). She is our Non Nordic walker supporting us from the office. She is focused on our new members and course bookings at the moment. her contact details are claire@3jfitness.co.uk. We keep you safe by letting you know who our team is.

Top left: Janine, Maria, Claire

Bottom left: Amy, Charlotte, Ren.




Read about our new workshops combining yoga and Nordic Walking! Book early with our early bird price!
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Carters, based in Caversham. They are offering a 15% discount call 3JF members when they spend £50 instore. Please do take your Freedom Passport or NWUK card with you.

We shall also be introducing a new Nordic Walking cardio session starting out from the shop once a week from the end of September. Perfect for those getting ski and Reading Half Marathon fit!

  • Leki Nordic Walking Poles in stock.
  • Custom Footwear fitting specialists
  • Free on site carparking
  • Shop opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Please do check out our new venues!



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