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#CLAWellnessChallenge: If You Can Walk, You Can Nordic Walk!

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January 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free event! Learn more about the 2022 Wellness Challenge here.


Whether you are an athlete, 10,000 step counter, stroller, or beginner. Perhaps you are managing instability, injury, or recovering from surgery. Nordic walking can offer something for everyone! Jack Elledge will introduce us to Nordic Walking, the poles, techniques and benefits, and there will be time for Q&A.

Nordic Walking uses fitness walking poles to enhance your walking experience. Compared to walking without poles Nordic Walking…

• Activates 90% of the body’s muscles
• Burns 46% more calories
• Decreases load and strain on the lower body
• Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
• Develops core stability and strength
• Increases oxygenation up to 25%
• Very low impact

Please do not purchase poles prior to joining this discussion. There is much to understand regarding which pole is the best choice for you. For those of you who may already own poles, we will be discussing how to get the most of what you already own and how your experience may be different with different types of poles.

Jacki Elledge, a fitness instructor and master coach, has worked in the natural health, nutrition and fitness industries for the past 29 years. She began as a certified massage therapist and childbirth doula, then became a Nordic Walking Trainer and Coach before becoming a Yoga Instructor and Instructor Trainer.

Jacki progressed in her devotion to movement by opening Moving with Jacki, a business that provides Yoga and Nordic Walking education and community movement-based opportunities.
Through demos, classes, consultations, and trainings, Jacki can coach adult movers of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels.
Her passion is lifestyle wellness. Her philosophy is being active at any size.  You can get in touch with Jacki at

Additional Fields of Study:
Positive Body Yoga, Experiential Anatomy, Non-violent Communication, Eating Disorder Recovery

Advanced Certifications:
RYT500 and E-RYT200, ACE, Relax and Renew® 1&2, Yoga Warriors®, S.O.A.R., Y12SR, Fitness and Sport Level Nordic Walking Trainer, Nordic Walking Now Team Trainer, Keenfit Coach, Balance Walking Master Coach, Nordic Walking Instructor of the Year

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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