Mike Podmore – Walk Leader

Hi I’m Mike. I had previously been introduced to Nordic Walking during my time in the Army many years ago and in August 2018 decided to do a one day technique refresher private lesson with Susan to gain my NWUK Freedom Passport.

I have always enjoyed all outdoor activities and am currently a member of both Sale Walking and Activity Group (SWAG) and Stockport Community Cycling Club.

Whilst the walking and cycling have significantly improved the fitness of my lower body, the key benefits of Nordic Walking have been the improvement to my upper body as well as my overall health and general fitness.

I have led many walks and bike rides for the above clubs and felt that with this experience by training to become a NWUK Walk Leader I can put something back into Susan’s Parks and Pathways Nordic Walking group and help other people to enjoy the benefits of Nordic Walking.

It is a fantastic way to get fitter and healthier in a fun and social environment as well as exploring new walking areas in and around Manchester.

I look forward to meeting you on one of my walks.