Our Contributions

Over the last 10 years Keenfit -The Pole Walking Co., either through head-office or through a wide selection of its’ wonderful independent Certified Pole Walking Instructors, has participated in countless community & fundraising events to both help raise awareness for a multitude of causes or raise money for a number of causes. We appreciate all of those Instructors who have stood-up to play their role in making a difference in the world by either:

  • Participating in or assisting-at different Walks
  • Participating in or assisting-at many special days or events
  • Presenting or teaching for different Health Groups/Associations
  • Gathering their Walking Groups to raise money & contribute
  • Donating Walking Poles to raise money

Keenfit is honoured to have been affiliated with or contributed to . . .

  • BCRPA Symposium – Sun Peaks
  • Brain Injury Society – South Similkameen
  • Bridge’s Active Living Team
  • Canadian Orthopedic Nursing Association
  • Cancer Society
  • CHIP -Complete Health Improvement Plan
  • City of Kelowna – KickStart Program
  • City of Penticton
  • Steps out Program
  • COACH -Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health
  • Curves
  • Diabetes Association
  • Discover Sun Peaks Adventures
  • Dycks Medical Centre
  • Healthways – SilverSneakers Fitness
  • Heart & Stoke Foundation
  • JDRF -Juvenile Diabetes Walk
  • MS Society
  • Orthopedic Walk – Stride with Pride
  • Osteoporosis Society
  • Parkinson’s Association
  • Peachland Wellness Center
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • Rec Excellence – Vernon Multiplex
  • Retired Employees Association
  • Revenue Canada
  • Running Room
  • Salvation Army
  • School District No.23
  • TOPS Club -Take Off Pounds Sensibly
  • WCB -Workers Compensation Board
  • Weight Watchers
  • YMCA
A short Pole Walk Improves Fibromyalgia, Posture, Breathing, Physical & Mental Well-Being

I have always enjoyed walking. However, I found it a little frustrating because I have trouble with my head, neck... View Article

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A short Pole Walk Improves Fibromyalgia, Posture, Breathing, Physical & Mental Well-Being

I have always enjoyed walking. However, I found it a little frustrating because I have trouble with my head, neck and shoulders due to fibromyalgia, and walking alone doesn’t help this.

A couple of years ago, I read an article in Awake! magazine about walking sticks used in Finland. What stood out from the information was that walking with sticks helps to relax and strengthen the upper body, and aids in maintaining good balance, no matter the weather or the innate clumsiness of the walker.

I also have two friends from Finland who praise the benefits of walking sticks, and told me that EVERYONE uses them year-round at home.

I picked up a used pair in Switzerland last year, and since purchasing the rubber tips from Keenfit, I have LOVED using them! All the praise is quite true! Even on days when I only have 10 minutes, and limited energy, a short walk improves my posture, breathing, physical and mental well-being, and puts the healthy glow back into my cheeks. I have finally found the form of exercise that improves every aspect of my life, and is as versatile as I need it to be. I hope to purchase a pair of Keenfit Walking Poles soon! 🙂

Mischa – age 35
EugeneOregon – US