If you want to be sure to maximize your benefits & get all you can out of Pole Walking. You need to learn how-to-do-it-right & then work at getting-good-at-it.
The Videos below are designed to walk you through a simple 4-Step Process to help ensure you will Get Good at Pole Walking, so you will use your Walking Poles the ‘right’ way & maximize your benefits.
Be sure to watch ALL of our Free on-line How-to Videos below. Watch them together with a friend if possible – it takes less than 30 minutes.
Having someone watch that you have the correct form & are doing things ‘right’ – can really make a difference, remember:
“What one ‘think’ one is doing, & what one is ‘actually’ doing – aren’t always related!”
STEP 1 Walking Pole Feet Options
Understand all of the different Walking Pole Feet Options. Your Keenfit Walking Poles will be able to take you anywhere. The basic accessories like carbide-tips, trail-feet, beach-baskets & road-feet come standard with our walking poles. View Instructions
STEP 2 How To Set Your Walking Poles
Setting your walking poles correctly is very important – it helps ensure not only comfort but also increases your ability to carry-out the techniques effectively & in-turn get better results. View Instructions
STEP 3 Avoid Bad Habits
‘Same-legging’ is a term Keenfit has coined to name the incorrect use of walking poles where the user moves the same arm with the same leg instead of walking the more natural movement of opposite leg to hand. View Instructions
‘White-caning’ is a term Keenfit has coined to name the incorrect use of walking poles where the user extends the foot of the lead pole with a flicking or caulking of the wrist forward out in front of them. View Instructions
‘Scuffling’ is a term Keenfit has coined to name the incorrect use of walking poles where the user scuffs the foot of their poles along the ground before planting & pushing off – causing premature wear of their pole feet. View Instructions
STEP 4 The Keenfit Pole Walking System
The Keenfit Pole Walking System is a ‘Unique & Simple, Walking System’ that we also like to call ‘Nordic Walking Plus’ – it is designed to maximize results for everyone – from the casual-average walker to the more serious-athletic walker. View Instructions
Punch-Pull is our beginner to intermediate technique that is best used to warm-up with, it is best used on uneven & lesser compact terrain like trails / paths & gravel roads & works best for going down hills – where one would choose to use less resistance. View Instructions
Pendulum-Push is our intermediate to advanced technique that is best used after you have warmed up & when you would like to use more resistance & push-off. It is best done on more even & harder compact surfaces like roads / sidewalks & pavement. View Instructions
Pole Walking helps with Polymyalgia, Asthma & Reduces Medication!
I started Pole Walking 18 months ago, when Cher started classes in Vernon Multiplex. We walk with friends for 3 hours a week, at Polson Park, or at the Multi-Plex depending on the weather. We all love it and have felt better for it. I am especially pleased as I am no longer on prednisone that I have had to take for the past 8+ years for polymyalgia. It has also helped my asthma and raised my energy level. I recommend it for anyone who can walk. Try it and see!!!