Walking On Air

Mental Strength and Nordic Walking with Sam Armstrong

April 19, 2022 Mary Tweed Season 3 Episode 41
Walking On Air
Mental Strength and Nordic Walking with Sam Armstrong
Show Notes

In this week’s episode, I am talking to Sam Armstrong from Walx Derwent and Dales, in Derbyshire.  Sam had worked in the fitness industry for several years, when she discovered Nordic Walking.  Recognising the benefits that exercise outdoors had on physical and mental health she was inspired to set up her business and empower others in 2008.  Over the years, Sam’s love of walking has taken her all over Europe and the UK and last year, she qualified as a Mountain Leader. She has organised walking Festivals in the Peak District and is planning one with her colleague Nicola Sproson* from 6-8 May in the Lake District.  Sam is also a carer to her eldest daughter and she has kindly agreed to talk to me today, about how Nordic Walking helped her through the most difficult period of her life.

*Nicola has been a guest TWICE on Walking on Air.  First time she spoke about adapting
Nordic Walking for the Mountains and more recently, she informed us about Navigation for Nordic Walking.

Sam's Website is:
https://walx.co.uk/groups/walx-derwent-and-dales/

Walx Ullswater Nordic Walking Festival
https://walx.co.uk/groups/walx-ullswater-festival/

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https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/apps/store-locator

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I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk

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