Kay Speakman trained with Nordic Walking UK, the official standards and training organisation.
Fitness Professionals is the largest and most respected association for fitness industry professionals in the world, with over 75,000 members.
fit as a fiddle is a nationwide programme‚ supporting people aged over 50 with physical activity‚ healthy eating and mental well-being. Kay has worked with Age UK and FAAF for the past 3 years.
Kay has worked with Earthlife to introduce Nordic Walking to the Kew, Richmond area. Earthlife is a unique and tranquil facility in the arches of Kew Bridge, where emphasis is placed on Fitness, Health and Wellbeing. Their aim is to provide a personal and holistic approach in a place of calm and relaxation.
Their highly trained and experienced therapists and instructors offer a wide range of Complementary Therapies, Beauty Treatments and Workshops as well as Fitness Classes for adults, teens and children, with no membership or joining fees.
.Anita is an inspirational individual who can work with you on your sports programme and provide sports massage to support your needs. She Nordic Walks with Kay every week as part of her own programme.
It is advisable to buy sports equipment from people that know what they are talking about, otherwise you may find you've made a false economy or worse still you could cause injuries by using ill fitting or inappropriate shoes or clothing. I recommend the Sweatshop as it was founded in 1971 by Olympiad Chris Brasher and its staff have been talking sense and supplying quality sports equipment ever since. Mention Kay and pole2pole, and David Plumer, the manager, will be pleased to help you.
Would you like to try Nordic Walking in the French countryside? Find an Oasis of Calm at our house in the Dordogne - visit Les Ailes, Pontet
Kay sings with Chiswick Choir. As a professionally trained singer and actress she has sung most of her life and finds it rewarding to have an all consuming and creative pastime which uses her body and mind.
To keep on top of all her Nordic Walking information - contacts, appointments, events etc Kay uses Bento on her Macintosh computer and iPhone.
Heather Grant is a qualified Nordic Walking Leader who works with Kay. She specialises in food and nutrition and runs a successful catering and party organising business with her partner Jane Lewis.
Dishy Cookery School owner Christine Thompson runs her Surrey based cookery school from home. She is a regular Nordic Walker with pole2pole.
Kay's friend and Nordic Walker Anne Samuel, B.Sc. M.Sc. M.U.R.H.P. M.C.M.A. shares her experience in naturopathy, herbalism, NAET and thetahealing with our walkers.