September 2017 newsletter

Boom, September is in the room!

Firstly, a huge hi-5 to our “How Long is Piece of String” Challengees! Maria, Claire, Carla, Fran and Paul signed up for a wee bimble not knowing the mileage. it was tough! They stayed focused and moving. There were a few moments of self doubt but they supported and encouraged each other long to complete 21.21 miles at quite a blistering pace! Well done everyone! They are all doing a few challenges and this provided excellent training to support them in their endeavours.

August was a quiet month with a quite a few wet days. That didn’t deter many of you from coming a long to the sessions. Nordic walking is a fabulous sustainable activity to get you in shape and keep you trim. Check out a couple of new week day walks and a few new events for October.Our big plug for the month is to ask for your support to encourage new people to try Nordic walking and see what the fuss is all about. We have launched our new campaign to get more people active with our “Flamin’go Nordic Walking”posters and competition. Flo has been out and about and our new Diva certainly has been getting a lot of attention.In case you missed out:We are at the Refresh Festival showcasing Nordic walking and it’s benefits and would like you to come and Find Flo and have a selfie with her. To win a spot prize just share it to FacebookInstagram and Twitter with the hashtag #findflo. Easy peasy! 

We also have four competitions:

  1. Come and find us to sign up for our monthly newsletter or add yourself here now. There is a special prize for the lucky winner pulled out of a draw on Monday 4th September.
  2. Sign up for a FREE Taster session through September and be in with a chance to win a complete Nordic Walking Beginner’s Course.
  3. Sign up for a Beginner’s Course in September and be in with a chance to win a pair of Leki Nordic Walking Poles.
  4. For our current members, if you sign up for the monthly direct debit, or refer in a friend who signs up for a Beginner course, or a friend (current or new member) who takes up our monthly direct debit, you could win a pair of BungyPumps. This will also include the mont of October.

September is going to be an amazing month! Start your adventure now and visit the activities online. It’s never too early to start planning!

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 23rd September 10am – 2 hour Fast Track course
Monday 18th September 11.15am – 4 week learn to Nordic walk course
Tuesday 19th September 6.30pm – 4 week learn to Nordic walk course
Thatcham Discovery Centre
Wednesday 20th September 11.45am- 4 week learn to Nordic walk course
Caversham Heath Golf Club, Caversham
Tuesday 19th September 12.00pm – 4 week learn to Nordic walk courseTo book on please visit the Online Diary and for the up to date information.

Just check the website for the up to date information.

September Nordic Walking Schedule

Please note the walk guideIf in doubt just speak to Janine or Maria.

Autumn Weekly Program
There are 15 regular walks you can enjoy.
For up to date details check the website.
Monday –
Any Kickstart Monday – Prospect Park 10am
Any Sulham Circular walks (90mins) – Sulham Woods 1.30pm
Moderate walk Step Up and Stride Out – Prospect Park 6pm
Strenuous walk Prospect power Striders – Prospect park 7pm-8.30pmTuesday – Caversham Heath Golf Club
Any Discover the Chilterns Adventure walks 10am
Wednesday –
Any Discover Thatcham Adventure walks 10am  (to be confirmed when there is the demand)
Moderate walk Caversham Canters  – Caversham Rowing Club 6.30pm 

Thursday –
Moderate walk Step Up and Stride Out Linear Park 9.30am
Moderate walk Linear Loops with BungyPump Whoops 6.00pm
Strenuous walk Thursday Power Striders 7.00pm


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

Saturday –
varied schedule due to a few weekend events
Any Duvet Buster 7.30-8.30
Moderate walk BungyPump Calorie Buster 8.00-9.00
Any Social walk 8am-10am
Moderate walk Adventure Walk 8am-10am

Why not try some of our workout classes back to back! Perfect way to train up for a challenge or really get fit through the summer!

Become a Premier Member and do any number of these regular walks for just £10 per week. Just sign up for our monthly direct debit. Convenient and total quality YOU TIME.

Dates for the Diary


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

Refresh Festival – outdoor fitness festival – 2nd/3rd September. There is so much going!

Purbeck Walking Festival – 15th – 17th September. Huge schedule and a lot of fun! 

Nordoga Days – combining Nordic walking with Yoga – Sunday 24th September.

Avebury Archaeological Nordic Walk – discover the prehistoric history almost on our doorstep. 3 hour walk with a pub finish. Sunday 22nd October 10.30 start from car park.

Joining fellow Nordic walkers in The Chilterns 4th November – booking online essential. Awaiting details.

Santa Fun Run – Sunday 3rd December (independent booking in)

Christmas Cocktails masterclass – 9th December 5.30pm for a 6pm start (will be added to Facebook, payment in advance will be required)

Christmas walk and pub lunch – 16th December 10am start (will be added to Facebook, payment in advance will be required.)

Flamin’go Nordic walking at REFRESH
2nd and 3rd September 2017 

Refresh is an outdoor health and fitness festival and the first of its kind in the Hampshire and Berkshire area where the health, well-being and fitness industry will collaborate all in one place providing a vast range of activities, workshops and product trials for all to experience.

The 2-day event will be hosted by the inspirational and motivational, twice Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes DBE and is open to all levels of fitness, packed with a variety of activities and workshops for all to try.

3JFitness will be there mixing with Dame Kelly Holmes, Flauntless and many other amazing people 


Check out our new T-shirts and hats!

Tshirts are small, medium and large £12 (generous and long).

  • Pink baseball hats £9 (if popular will add more colours and beanies).
  • Our purple or orange  buffs are just £5.
  • To order: email


Our second Nordoga Day is 24th September.

Don’t miss out on our second Nordic walking and Yoga workshop!
Perfect for Beginners and those wanting to improve their technique.

Help us grow!

Please do share us with your friends and let’s make 2017 a Nordic Walking explosion! We rely on word of mouth referrals so please do share your story and inspire another person to start Nordic walking. Thank you!

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