WALX Community Coach & Guide (In House Delivery)

The WALX Community Coach training focuses on the use strapless fitness walking poles (the Activators), which have a much easier learning journey and faster results for participants than using strapped Nordic style poles. This simplified fitness pole walking technique encourages almost immediate uptake, minimising the customer concerns of “I can’t get this technique”.

It is also more suited to those with health or balance issues and reduces the risk of falls. Recent community programme examples have seen improved adherence rates due to faster results and increased sense of achievement .

The training can include the optional WALX Community Guide training programme, enabling organisations to train volunteer  leaders and so more rapidly engage communities.*

(Accreditation and Manual fee per leader required.)

WALX Community Coach
Optional Online pre-learning (for those without a Fitness or Medical Qualification)

Theories of Exercise – basics of anatomy and physiology, and principles of exercise – comprising of:-

  • 10 units of video learning plus end-of-unit quiz
  • Learn in your own time – approximately 10 hours of learning total
  • This module does not need to be completed by those who already hold a recognised fitness or medical qualification. The module must be completed by those wishing to complete the NWUK Community Instructor training; it is not required by those only attending the Nordic Explorers training.

Practical training Day : 9am – 5pm

  • Welcome + registration
  • Course aims
  • Equipment set up
  • Pole walking techniques – for able and less able walkers
  • Aerobic theory, session structure and route planning
  • Warm up: mobility exercises
  • Teaching beginners
  • Leading an effective walk: group management
  • Correcting basic faults
  • Stretches
  • Health and safety: risk assessment
  • Practical Assessment throughout by qualified Tutor/Assessor
  • WALX Community Guide cascade training programme*

Certificate gained: WALX COMMUNITY COACH

*Staff members put forward to cascade train WALX Community Guides are expected to have current experience of delivering physical activity. Staff members who do not have this experience currently will be trained as WALX Community Coaches and may return at a later date to gain the skills to safely and effectively cascade train the WALX Community Guides

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