Two sticks for walking, contact with nature, training for the whole body, well-being, health, movement and fun by the sea or in the mountains, in the countryside or in the city. All this is Nordic Walking.
Nordic Walking is the sport that from Finland, where it was born, has quickly conquered the whole world because it offers an easy, natural and very effective way to improve one’s physical condition and to tone the muscles of the body, regardless of age, sex or athletic training. Plus, it’s fun, relaxing, and inexpensive.
From today there is an extra opportunity in Umbria for those who not only want to practice this sport but also for those who want to learn the correct technique and become an instructor in turn. The Uisp Nordic Walking Center in Terraia di Spoleto was officially presented to the public on Sunday 10 November, at the “Agrileisuretime” Educational Farm and the structure of the Polisportiva Dilettantistica B.V.C. Spoleto, Uisp affiliates.
The inauguration took place in the presence of the president Uisp Foligno and vice-president Uisp Umbria, Antonio Capasso, the regional coordinator Uisp Sport Ambientali, Rodolfo Cherubini, the Councilor for the Municipality of Spoleto, Battistina Vargiu, the regional secretariat of Active Citizenship, Anna Rita Cosso, and the Nordic Walking instructor, Michela Colagiovanni. (all in the photo opposite)
The event was included in the Active Citizenship program on the day of health and well-being: “Consume consciously, live actively”. The morning, fortunately kissed by the sun, began at 9.30 with the NW group of Michela Colagiovanni who warmed up on the technical path created specifically by the farm on its land. At 10 am the “Armata Brancaleone” group arrived and tested the path, expressing interest in being able to plan some event. At 10.30 we moved to the teaching room of the Farm for the greetings and the formalization of the Uisp Nordic Walking Center. The speakers repeatedly stressed the importance that the right movement combined with a healthy and conscious diet are the basis for building a lifestyle aimed at well-being; the program continued with the tasting of pizzas baked from the wood-fired oven with wholemeal flours and flavored wholemeal salt, while the participants could participate in the “tutor system” moment where the more experienced people of Nordic Walking did try the use of sticks in the ‘beach volleyball arena. The morning ended with the commitment of the various participants to meet to plan the activities.
Satisfaction expressed by President Uisp Foligno, Antonio Capasso: “It was a very important day, marked by great participation. The meeting with Active Citizenship was extremely positive, which said it was ready to start a partnership with UISP on future projects related to citizenship rights, including those to health and sport for all. I thank Antonio Lattanzi of Agrileisuretime, who worked with great commitment to open this first Uisp Nordic Walking Center in our area, recognized and accredited for training and official Uisp activity “.