PHOTO: Sisters Jessica Carter and Sarah Carter Hill enjoy the benefits of Nordic walking at Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway. *(Submitted photo)
NORWAY – A new spring Nordic walking program begins on April 19, and will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday through June.
The program is free and open to all ages and fitness levels. It is sponsored by Western Foothills Land Trust and Stephens Memorial Hospital.
The guided walks will be through Roberts Farm Preserve and on the new Farm-to-Town trails linking Roberts Farm to downtown Norway. Nordic walking is a low-impact exercise that combines walking with the use of poles to engage the upper body. It’s a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and balance while enjoying the outdoors.
Participants will be led by instructors who will provide guidance on proper technique and form. A limited supply of poles will be available for participants who do not have their own to borrow.
For more information or to register, visit wfltmaine.org/programs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.