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Real people share their "Why" and how Keenfit Walking Poles changed their lives.

  • Health & Fitness

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity!

    It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges.

    See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

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    Asthma & Breathing

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges.

    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... View Article

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    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!!!

    Maureen – age 67
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    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

    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy... View Article

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    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy body – probably as important or more than the food we eat.

    Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise and we were extremely please to have Sheri Simson come and demonstrate the Keenfit Walking Poles. Sheri is a very popular presenter at our CHIP programs. She is an enthusiastic and high energy, vibrant person who inspires you to exercise.

    Some of the comments made by participants who purchased and used the Walking Poles as a result of her presentations were: “They’re wonderful. We get an upper body workout now.” “We breathe better, walk faster and further and feel great.”

    I personally will not walk unless I have the Walking Poles. Walking with the Poles helps build my biceps and shoulder area muscles and expands my chest breathing capacity. The benefits are wonderful! I highly recommend the Keenfit Walking Poles as a definite complement to a healthier life style.

    Larry, DDS, MPH – Kelowna CHIP Director KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am... View Article

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    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am under the care of a chiropractor and I am now able to go for long walks.

    The Walking Poles are helping me to maintain flexibility in my feet and are giving me stability. I have been using my Poles on a daily basis for a month and yesterday, to my amazement, we went for a two hour hike up and down Pincushion Mountain. I was a bit tired but nothing really ached. I could not have done such a long hike without the Poles. I am amazed at the possibilities of what I can now accomplish with my Poles.

    My husband bought his Walking Poles a couple of weeks ago. Although he has severe asthma, the Poles are helping him with his walking and he is less out of breath and is able to walk longer distances than before. We are slowly getting back into shape and our two Bernese Mountain dogs just love the long hikes.

    Rita – age 66
    PeachlandBritish Columbia – CA

    Blood Pressure

    There are many different reasons for Blood Pressure issues - regardless of the reason why you have high blood pressure - one of the number one remedies for it is to get-moving / exercise! Using Walking Poles to increase the oxygen-flow to their heart & to help lose & maintain their weight has made a big difference for many. . . Read below how these people have become Living Proof that Walking Poles Work for High Blood Pressure . . . those with high blood pressure should speak with their doctor before starting any exercise program.

    Blood Pressure, Pre-Diabetic-Metabolic Syndrome & Weight Loss

    I purchased Walking Poles for myself in November, then purchased for my daughters and grand-daughter in December & have since... View Article

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    Blood Pressure, Pre-Diabetic-Metabolic Syndrome & Weight Loss

    I purchased Walking Poles for myself in November, then purchased for my daughters and grand-daughter in December & have since recommended several ladies to your Walking Clinics & Website.

    I was the woman who had a sobering medical checkup in which I discovered that I had metabolic syndrome – a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugars (pre-diabetic) and clinical obesity (250lbs). Since taking up Pole Walking, my blood pressure and blood sugars have improved dramatically, my stamina has increased and my overall well-being greatly improved.

    I have dropped 2 dress sizes and 25 pounds – it seems the inches are coming off more quickly than the pounds! Thanks so much for your encouragement.

    Jan British Columbia – CA

    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

    Marilyn, I just want to thank you very much for introducing me to Pole Walking and also for leading our... View Article

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    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

    Marilyn, I just want to thank you very much for introducing me to Pole Walking and also for leading our twice-weekly sessions.  I have never been an athletic person even though I’ve tried numerous sports; however, I absolutely love Pole Walking.

    This morning I went for my monthly doctor appointment & discovered that my high blood pressure is coming down. The doctor has cut my daily medication in half! My goal is to get off all medication completely. I attribute this decrease in large part to my participation in the Pole Walking sessions, and your expertise and guidance with fitness exercises and nutritional information.

    Thank you for helping me to feel so much healthier, and younger too.

    Judy Ontario – CA

    Cancer

    There are many different types of Cancer - regardless of the reason why you may have it or what type it is - the most important thing is for you to stay strong & healthy through treatments to support the healing process. Using Walking Poles to stay active & fit has made a big difference helping many people cope more easily . . . Read below how these people have become Living Proof that Walking Poles Work for people with or who have had Cancer.

    Lost Eye to Cancer, Better Depth Perception with Pole Walking

    When I lost my right eye due to cancer a number of years ago, with no depth perception, I found... View Article

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    Lost Eye to Cancer, Better Depth Perception with Pole Walking

    When I lost my right eye due to cancer a number of years ago, with no depth perception, I found walking for exercise difficult. I would have to walk with my head down to avoid falls. I missed most of the beautiful scenery around me. Now thanks to Pole Walking, I am now able to hold my head high, exercise AND enjoy the beauty around me!

    Patti – age 68
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Breast Cancer & Buddying up with Poles

    Okay this, you won’t believe… You know my friend, that has breast cancer and I ordered the Walking Poles. I... View Article

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    Breast Cancer & Buddying up with Poles

    Okay this, you won’t believe… You know my friend, that has breast cancer and I ordered the Walking Poles. I got her on the website, and she thinks they are awesome, and we are going to try them. I watched the walking lady video, and felt just like her.

    So from the nice Esther, to the nice Esther for Christmas; Walking Poles. And then we like to at least go out 3 times a week. And then I will get better and hopefully skinnier too. So till very soon… hugs for all of you, and yes I will take care of my body. Bye, bye

    Esther and Co. British Columbia – CA

    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I... View Article

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    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I was diagnosed with brain cancer, called Glioblastoma.

    I was given a year to live, but it wasn’t my time to die. So, I had surgery, chemo and radiation, side effects and problems. When I first came home from rehab, my friend pushed me in a wheelchair. Sometimes I walked behind it, pushing it. I advanced to a wheeled walker.

    One day, one of my daughters took me for a “walk” in an outdoor area. She had the idea of using regular ski Poles so I could get through the rough terrain. I continued to use the ski Poles and a special cane.

    Then we found the Keenfit Walking Poles online. What a great thing! I could walk on hard surfaces without slipping. You see, balance is my biggest challenge. Because of the effect of the surgery on my brain and eyesight, if I look suddenly up, or to one side, I will lurch and lose my balance – but no more. As long as I have my Walking Poles, I am able to ‘catch myself’ before I’m in danger of falling.

    I understand that as I build my core strength, my balance will improve. So, every day, I walk with my Poles. I’m able to go out independently and am safe. I live in the city of Royal Oak, MI which is a great walking community.

    When I walk to the post office, library, drug store etc. it works best to wear a backpack so I can use both arms for my walking poles. I’ve started traveling to teach (healing) again, so when I fly, I just telescope the Walking Poles & put them in my suitcase.

    The airport is good about riding me in a wheelchair and I carry a cane for short requirements. I contacted Keenfit, suggesting that they promote their products to rehab establishments, or whereever. I think my balance is improving…maybe because my body is used to walking better.

    It’s been more than three years since my original surgery and diagnosis….and I’m doing great. I believe the cancer is behind me but the balance problem is still with me. For me, prayer and healing were the keys to my recovery along with my attitude. Just don’t believe everything the doctors say. I believe I will continue to be well. Only the good die young, and I’m way past that. So, I guess I’ll just keep on walking.

    Kathy – age 68
    Royal OakMichigan – US

    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

    Hello! My name is Linda and I want to share with you a true story. Over the past 1 ½... View Article

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    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

    Hello! My name is Linda and I want to share with you a true story.

    Over the past 1 ½ years, I have undergone three surgeries for breast cancer and six months chemotherapy. I am now working on getting my energy back.

    One month ago, a colleague tried to “pry” me off my couch. I was reluctant as I’d been dealing with, firstly, major fatigue and, secondly, lymph edema in my dominant hand and arm which causes painful swelling. To make a long story short, I finally decided that to get this “pesty” lady off my back, I would give in and go for a walk with these “Walking Poles” she was so excited about.

    Until this day I had been dragging myself out for a walk to try to increase my strength. I was on a strict regimen of hourly hand stretches and physiotherapy twice per week, however, I felt that I needed to increase the strength in my arms and legs. Enter my friend Marj and her Walking Poles! We had walked for only about two minutes – me using the Walking Poles – and I noticed that my cardio was getting worked. As well, my arms were being exercised.

    After about a five minute session, we finished and Marj left me her Walking Poles to continue to use and try out. The next morning, I found myself going on another walk with the borrowed Poles and I noticed that I was almost enjoying myself (heaven forbid!).

    By the third day, I was walking farther, faster and was actually breaking a sweat… something I had never achieved by “just walking”. I need to also share that I have a weak leg which is a result of polio I contracted at age one. While using the Walking Poles, I immediately noticed and was very surprised that the “pressure” was taken off of both of my legs.

    The fact was that I was able to walk without discomfort and faster with the Walking Poles. Marj later told me about the proof of this… being that 26% is being offset by the Walking Poles. Good news for me!

    After my noticeable successes in only three short days, I sat down and ordered myself a pair of Walking Poles from Keenfit.com.

    In conclusion, my life has changed thanks to Marj and those two little blue Walking Poles! My arms and legs are getting stronger and my waistline is starting to trim down. I no longer find excuses not to go for my daily walk. After just a few short weeks, I have more stamina and more energy. I can hardly wait to see what a few months will do!

    Linda – age 56
    British Columbia – CA

    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Total Strengthening of Upper Body

    Three years ago, I had both breasts removed because of cancer. I needed a change of activity to strengthen my... View Article

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    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Total Strengthening of Upper Body

    Three years ago, I had both breasts removed because of cancer. I needed a change of activity to strengthen my upper body and a challenge to concentrate on rebuilding my fitness.

    My son delivered Keenfit Poles to me – and thanks to your online videos and my daughter in law’s willingness to help, I was using them first in the building hallways, and then soon outside.

    Now I do a 45 min up and downhill walk almost every day… (That’s all I have time for it seems!) – with no medical complications. I feel very happy and grateful that I knew about “The Poles” so I could choose that therapy as a means of getting fit again. I was able to continue using them through reconstruction too.

    Thank-you Keenfit.

    Karen – age 70
    VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA

    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

    Hi Rosie, After reading the newsletter, I thought I would send you this picture. My husband and I are only... View Article

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    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

    Hi Rosie,

    After reading the newsletter, I thought I would send you this picture. My husband and I are only 99 days away from leaving for Nepal and we are walking daily to keep in shape. We use our Poles every day for either a walk around town, or a walk in the coulees. We try and head to the mountains on a regular basis for some snowshoeing and yes, we take our Poles. This past weekend we did 7.5 km snowshoeing in Waterton National Park with our Poles. I have a pair in the car and a pair by the door ready for our daily walk. Thanks, Carolyn

    From another Carolyn email:
    I have personally been walking a minimum of 15 km a week for the last three months and I have lost weight. Yeah. My own testimonial as to the health benefits.

    Carolyn is also a Keenfit Instructor – and these are a couple of Testimonies she has up on her website:
    Testimonials……
    I love my Poles. I have noticed that my knees are doing much better and I haven’t had to go for my back adjustment for 5 weeks. I was going weekly. Even my neck is doing much better. I don’t like walking without them. Holly from Taber

    I JUST LOVE MY WALKING POLES. I am a dragon boater and also a breast cancer survivor. Walking with the Poles is helping me to obtain a Healthy & Active Lifestyle. While walking with the Poles I am working my arms, legs, core muscles and, therefore, achieving a total body workout all in my walk. Pat from Lethbridge

    Carolyn – age 63
    CoaldaleAlberta – CA

    Cardio Health & Conditioning

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Gradually Built myself up where I could do 10Km as a Daily Walk

    I was seriously injured in an mva in March. My chest was fractured; (sternum) and I also had severe whiplash... View Article

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    Gradually Built myself up where I could do 10Km as a Daily Walk

    I was seriously injured in an mva in March. My chest was fractured; (sternum) and I also had severe whiplash injuries to my neck and arms, hands.

    3 months post injury I was just beginning to walk, but it was very difficult.

    The Logan Lake WHY, had a Clinic for Keenfit and I attended the class. After purchasing the trekking sticks, I gradually built myself up to the point where I could do 10Km as a daily walk (4-5 times a week). I have no doubt the trekking sticks greatly assisted in my recovery from my sternum fracture and was instrumental in my acing a cardio stress test 7 months post injury.

    Thanks,

    Morley – age 56
    Logan LakeBritish Columbia – CA

    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie, Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!... View Article

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    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!

    I’ll try to attach a couple of shots of me with my Pole overseas. The pic I gave you today was from Ephesus, Turkey.

    Thanks again,

    Blessings

    Barrie – age 60’s
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Cerebral Palsy

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable... View Article

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    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable staff. Your staff person, Rosie, sent the KeenFit Walking Poles to me. She recognized the benefits that I could gain from using the Keenfit Walking Poles – and they changed my life.

    I have a diagnosis of Spastic Cerebral Palsy and have used some form of a cane or crutch for the past 25 years. Last October I started to develop pain in my hands, arms and shoulders, all of which resulted from overuse of the canes/crutches. To treat the problem, Doctors had me switch walking devices. I was using Canadian Crutches and they were not working for me. They were heavy and cumbersome and I was prone to falls with them.

    As part of ongoing treatment, I have also been working with a personal fitness trainer who has been working with me on strengthening, stretching, resistance training and a range of flexibility exercises. The gains from the training were not carrying over when I was using the Canadian Crutches. When I used the KeenFit Walking Poles, results from the personal training carried over.

    For example, I am using my legs more than my arms to stand and move with the Walking Poles. The pressure on my arms, hands and shoulders is less. I can stand easily with the Walking Poles. I have better posture and can pick up my feet better. When I took the Walking Poles to my personal trainer, he said, ‘I want you using these Walking Poles full time.’ The KeenFit Walking Poles have given me more freedom. They have been tools that have improved my gait and have allowed me to do what I have never done before. All of this resulted from Rosie and her skills to recognize a Client’s needs. I thank you for this excellent product and want to recognize Rosie for her awareness, knowledge and first-rate service.

    Watch Kerry’s Gait from all angles here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rp38V6_9os

    Hi. I wanted to share the latest in the Botox / Leg treatment saga. Today, March 22, I hit another milestone. I walked on a treadmill. Those who knew me before these treatments, know that a treadmill would have been a nightmare with my balance issues. I would have ended up on my nose. Today, I felt like I was in a marching band. I was picking up my feet and knees. I am over the moon once again. Of course, the trainer was riding my tail the entire time…. and the time on the treadmill was not 30 seconds, it was 20 minutes. This new element will become a part of the ongoing routine of strength training and swimming. Sometimes, gifts come in the smallest packages. Will keep you posted! Kerry


    Compared to Regular Walking

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

    I got the Keenfit Walking Poles for a Christmas Gift from my son and daughter-in-law. I tried them out as... View Article

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    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

    I got the Keenfit Walking Poles for a Christmas Gift from my son and daughter-in-law.

    I tried them out as I do a lot of walking and think they are really the best investment one could ever have. I feel safe on the snow and ice and have a much better work out than before.

    I wouldn’t want to be without them now, as we have lots of snow and ice here in Saskatchewan. These Poles are a very good gift . People stop me and ask where I got these Poles from.

    Mabel TisdaleSaskatchewan – CA

    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos. Yesterday I tried out my new... View Article

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    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos.

    Yesterday I tried out my new purple Walking Poles and felt the difference. It felt like a real workout.

    A little challenging when I had to put my dog Bingo on the retractable leash, but we managed. He usually walks me, you know.
    So many smells and he is such a curious Shiatsu.

    My friend in Napanee Ontario would be interested so I will send her the newsletter. I look forward to more newsletters and getting into shape like you.. See you again.

    Irene

    Irene AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA

    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I... View Article

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    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I am now sixty so I have been walking for thirty years. Over this time period I have had some medical issues and my weight came back. Needless to say it has been a struggle to get the weight off again.

    I seriously started Pole Walking a year ago and the first time out thought to myself this is really different than just walking.

    I now walk five to six times a week, have increased my heart rate and endurance to where my two thirty something daughters have a hard time keeping up with me. I have lost weight and people are always in disbelief when they find out I’m sixty years old.

    I don’t have a before or after picture as I don’t own a camera, we just bought a computer a couple of years ago. I don’t have a cell phone either, who needs them, when you’re out Pole Walking.. you’re meeting new people all the time. Keep walking and smile life is good.

    Nancy

    Nancy – age 60
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Core Strength

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy... View Article

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    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy body – probably as important or more than the food we eat.

    Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise and we were extremely please to have Sheri Simson come and demonstrate the Keenfit Walking Poles. Sheri is a very popular presenter at our CHIP programs. She is an enthusiastic and high energy, vibrant person who inspires you to exercise.

    Some of the comments made by participants who purchased and used the Walking Poles as a result of her presentations were: “They’re wonderful. We get an upper body workout now.” “We breathe better, walk faster and further and feel great.”

    I personally will not walk unless I have the Walking Poles. Walking with the Poles helps build my biceps and shoulder area muscles and expands my chest breathing capacity. The benefits are wonderful! I highly recommend the Keenfit Walking Poles as a definite complement to a healthier life style.

    Larry, DDS, MPH – Kelowna CHIP Director KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    These Walking Poles will definitely be a part of my Recovery Program

    Hi Sheri, I absolutely love your Walking Poles!!! What a great upper body workout, in addition to regular walking. What... View Article

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    These Walking Poles will definitely be a part of my Recovery Program

    Hi Sheri, I absolutely love your Walking Poles!!! What a great upper body workout, in addition to regular walking. What it does for your posture is fantastic!! These Walking Poles will definitely be a part of my recovery program, so there’s no surgery in my future if I can help it. I will see my Physio this Friday, and will talk to him about this. Talk to you soon

    Nancy KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Straight Posture & a Strong Core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking

    I can’t believe the difference in my posture. I was a good candidate for a Sway Back and well on... View Article

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    Straight Posture & a Strong Core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking

    I can’t believe the difference in my posture. I was a good candidate for a Sway Back and well on my way to that exact posture.

    I tried Chiropractic, Yoga, and Pilates, all either too expensive or physically impossible for me to do. Back surgery is in my past but a straight posture and a strong core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking. As I am already 4 foot 11 inches tall I can’t afford to lose any more height. Now I won’t!!!! Thanks Keenfit.

    Lynne – age 60
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it

    Hi Sheri, I would like to share my story for thanking you for your promotion of the Walking Poles, your... View Article

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    The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it

    Hi Sheri,

    I would like to share my story for thanking you for your promotion of the Walking Poles, your initiative with offering the Pole Walking Clinics, and here it is:

    In August last year I moved to Kelowna from Vancouver to join my family, my daughter, her husband and their first little boy Yoshua. I wanted to be closer by.

    The next few months all my energy was taken up by settling in both in the area and also the new job at UBC-Okanagan. Unfortunately, I was suffering from pain and aches in my body, especially lower back and it seemed as aching everywhere in my body. The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it.

    I had been a regular fast pace walker in Vancouver, but had not yet taken it up here in Kelowna; and because of the pain I didn’t really feel like it which I think made it even worse. When my grandson reached 15 pounds I had difficulties in lifting him up or holding him for a longer period of time. Something had to happen.

    Anyway, I decided to sign up for the Kick Start program and signed up for your Pole Walking Clinic at the Rec Centre. It all made sense to me what you have been telling us. And when you told me that you are planning to come to the university for a Clinic, I signed up for this one too and I bought the Poles. Meanwhile as you will know we have a club called the UBC Pole Cats and I enjoy my walks very much.

    Soon after regularly walking (we usually walk during our lunch time for 30-40minutes) I could feel that my core muscles were strengthening and also my arms. This took away the stress and strain from my lower back with which I had been compensating the weaker muscles in the core. And it’s getting even better:

    I feel energized
    I have only occasionally pain in my back (everybody has a bad day once in while?!)
    And – the miracle- I have no problem in lifting up my meanhwile 26pounds weighing grandson Yoshua.
    Thank you Sheri

    Hiltrud (63 years old)

    I have attached the happy family. They find it wonderful that grandma can run around again.

    Hiltrud – age 63
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Diabetes

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Improved Blood Sugar Readings from Walking with Poles

    My blood sugar readings for 3 days have been, 4.1; 3.5 and 5.7! These readings were taken at approx. the... View Article

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    Improved Blood Sugar Readings from Walking with Poles

    My blood sugar readings for 3 days have been, 4.1; 3.5 and 5.7! These readings were taken at approx. the same time each day, 5:45 p.m., before dinner and should range between the 4 and 7 level. The activities for Fri., Sat., and Sun. were about the same, Poling for at least ½ an hour in the morning, lunch, then computer and sewing for a couple of hours each. This should encourage your friend to try Poling, before this week at this time of day they were high 6’s and a little over 7. Hope this encourages her – see you Saturday!

    Hazel British Columbia – CA

    Did 10K Marathon using Poles with Diabetes & Knee Surgery

    I recently found out that I am a Type 2 diabetic. I had put on a lot of weight and... View Article

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    Did 10K Marathon using Poles with Diabetes & Knee Surgery

    I recently found out that I am a Type 2 diabetic. I had put on a lot of weight and had not exercised properly for many years. My doctor told me that the main way to control my condition was through exercise and then diet.

    The other part of this story is that my friend had knee surgery in the Fall and needed to exercise as well. She heard of a Nordic Pole Walking group that was going to start training for the Vancouver Sun Run in January.

    So, the two of us joined the group and we trained three times a week for four months. We went to the Vancouver Sun Run in April and walked the 10K in 1 hour and 47 min. (This was also the first year that the Sun Run let in Pole Walkers, so we were pioneers.)

    We are both in really good physical shape now, and we owe it to Sport Med BC for getting us involved in a wonderful program. We are both continuing to walk 3 times a week and are looking forward to participating in the Vancouver Sun Run next year as Nordic Walker Leaders. So, how’s that for a good story!!

    Rhonda – age 55
    KamloopsBritish Columbia – CA

    Easy to Do

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    No longer has Vericose Vein Leg Pain & Walking Speed has Increased

    Hi Sheri, I bought some walking poles from you in September when I was out in Kelowna visiting my brother... View Article

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    No longer has Vericose Vein Leg Pain & Walking Speed has Increased

    Hi Sheri, I bought some walking poles from you in September when I was out in Kelowna visiting my brother and his wife.

    I was having a lot of varicose vein pain when I met you. I must say: these Walking Poles are amazing! I no longer have leg pain, and

    the speed at which I walk has steadily increased. My husband has trouble keeping up with me now!

    Charlotte WinnipegManitoba – CA

    Easy to Do & Loving Them

    Hello from Nebraska, I got by Keenfit Poles a couple of weeks ago but we have had frigid temperatures and... View Article

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    Easy to Do & Loving Them

    Hello from Nebraska,

    I got by Keenfit Poles a couple of weeks ago but we have had frigid temperatures and windchills so hadn’t actually tried the Poles until this weekend. I love them. I thought it might take a few times to get used to them but it was very easy.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

    Kathy RocaNebraska – US

    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

    Your newsletter arrived in my e-mail box today just as I was thinking of looking up your website. I hit... View Article

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    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

    Your newsletter arrived in my e-mail box today just as I was thinking of looking up your website. I hit a milestone today – wore out my first pair of road shoes (they’re so cute!).

    I use them every time I leave the house. I have arthritic knees and a bad back, and have been using the Poles instead of a cane.

    Walking is so much easier and actually fun with the Poles; I feel so upright and centered. With the cane I felt crooked, and walking was merely a chore.

    I used to feel like a novelty, and continue to be regularly questioned about the Poles, but actually more and more people in Iowa City are beginning to use Poles. A friend who just returned from 6 months in Europe tells me the Poles are exceedingly common there. I once encountered an elderly nun, who looked at my Poles and exclaimed “I have a pair of those; aren’t they wonderful?”

    Carolyn – age 65
    Iowa CityIowa – US

    Straight Posture & a Strong Core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking

    I can’t believe the difference in my posture. I was a good candidate for a Sway Back and well on... View Article

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    Straight Posture & a Strong Core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking

    I can’t believe the difference in my posture. I was a good candidate for a Sway Back and well on my way to that exact posture.

    I tried Chiropractic, Yoga, and Pilates, all either too expensive or physically impossible for me to do. Back surgery is in my past but a straight posture and a strong core are now in my future all due to Pole Walking. As I am already 4 foot 11 inches tall I can’t afford to lose any more height. Now I won’t!!!! Thanks Keenfit.

    Lynne – age 60
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Two Knee Replacements, Easy to Do Rehab & Lost some Weight!

    I was a tomboy who liked to run and play sports and games as a kid. In high school my... View Article

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    Two Knee Replacements, Easy to Do Rehab & Lost some Weight!

    I was a tomboy who liked to run and play sports and games as a kid. In high school my favorite sport was track, and in college I enjoyed playing basketball. After I was married and had a family, I enjoyed walking for exercise, and I soon realized that my knees and feet were taking a beating. I sought the advice of a podiatrist, who made some inserts for my shoes, which made them feel better and helped to straighten up my ankles and legs a bit.

    But over the years the misalignment of my knees wore away most of the cartilage between my femur (the thigh bone) and tibia (the lower leg bone). So when I walked, my bones were rubbing against each other, with virtually no cushion between them. It became painful to climb stairs, my knees would “pop” every time I bent them.

    A few months ago I decided to try walking with my husband (Tom, the Walking Guy) to get some exercise. He was a serious walker, generally going five miles a day. I knew I couldn’t go that far, but we started with a short walk to the corner of our block, about a tenth of a mile. But I could not make it to the corner without having to turn back, due to knee pain. I was pretty discouraged.

    So I went to my orthopedic surgeon and asked if I was a good candidate for knee-replacement surgery. My mother had had her knees replaced when she was in her 80’s, some 20-odd years ago, due to her own flat feet, so I thought maybe it was a good solution for me as well. The surgeon took some x-rays and they showed virtually NO cartilage left in my knees!

    Surgery was scheduled at Maine Medical Center in Portland, and I had the first knee replacement on September 5. The second one was replaced a week later on September 12. I came home on the 15th. It was a pretty painful experience! But Tom took over the meals and other house hold tasks, put ice on my knees, brought me my pills, made sure I did my exercises, and in general gave me outstanding care. I had physical therapy at home twice a week, and the therapist pushed me to do a little more each time. Friends brought us meals and stayed to visit.

    I walked with a walker for a day or two, and then I tried using a cane. I wasn’t comfortable climbing stairs yet, so we had a rollaway bed put in the living room for me.

    Eight days after I came home I celebrated my birthday. Tom gave me a pair of Keenfit Walking Poles, and he wanted me to try them out right away! “Just to the end of the driveway and back,” he said. I balked at that, thinking that I would never make it that far. But I decided to be a good sport and try it. I actually walked to the end of the driveway, which is about 75 feet, turned around, and walked back! The Poles seemed to make it easier, much to my surprise! I felt like the Poles balanced the effort between my arms and my legs, so that my poor aching legs didn’t have to do all the work! Eleven days after having both knees replaced I was walking outdoors comfortably!

    Today marks seven weeks after the surgery on my first knee and six weeks after the second. I have walked up to a mile and a half with my Keenfit Poles, and my knees are getting better every day! I have no pain, no disability of any kind, and my life is totally normal. My physical therapist says I have passed the benchmarks set for me, and she calls me her “poster girl.” I had a checkup with my orthopedic surgeon yesterday, and he said I could skip the twelve-week checkup and comeback in six months!

    I credit my Keenfit Walking Pole regimen with a lot of my progress. It has been comfortable and enjoyable walking with the Poles, so it is easy to do it on a daily basis.

    I lost sixteen pounds in the first weeks following my surgeries, and I know that my walking will help me to keep those pounds off and possibly lose a few more.

    Thank you, Keenfit!

    Judy ScarboroughMaine – US

    Improved Posture & more Zest for Life!

    I reluctantly took a Pole Walking seminar at my husband’s proding about 2.5 months ago. I am extremely overweight &... View Article

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    Improved Posture & more Zest for Life!

    I reluctantly took a Pole Walking seminar at my husband’s proding about 2.5 months ago. I am extremely overweight & knew I needed to change my lifestyle.

    Earlier this year, I had started a popular weight loss program that promotes healthy eating & exercise so was also interested in new exercises. At the orientation they told us of the benefits of Pole Walking: weight loss, muscle toning, improved posture, less weight on the joints, increased ease in going up hills, etc.

    So often, when new things are promoted, they promise things that do not happen, so I thought I will see, perhaps they will happen over a long period of time. During those practice sessions, I was the person at the end of the pack going the slowest.

    However, my husband & I bought the Poles, started using them every morning & almost immediately, I noticed improved posture & after several times got my arms & legs coordinated & walking became easier & we walked faster. We were able to combine Pole Walking with another passion of ours – birding.

    Within a couple weeks I was doing small hills that I would have never believed I could do. Within the 2.5 months that I have been Pole Walking 6 days/wk, I have changed my lifestyle so that I can continue with my new passion of Pole Walking.

    Even though I was always an evening person, I now go to bed early so that I can get up early to walk before the heat of the day.

    TIPS THAT HELPED ME
    1. Start off gradually – do not expect yourself to be an expert overnight
    2. Find a friend to Pole Walk with – the days you just do not feel like dragging yourself out of bed – that may be the encouragement you need.
    3. Get more sleep if you need it so that you do not become exhausted and quit.

    REGRETS I HAVE
    1. That I did not do my measurements about the time I started Pole Walking – in the first month or so my measurements really changed, especially my upper abdominal area!

    BENEFITS OF POLE WALKING
    1. More Energy
    2. More zest for life WARNING You may get addicted to the adrenaline high like me & love the sport!

    Katherine – age 48
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    We take our Poles Everywhere!

    My husband and I have both been using the Keenfit Poles for at least 4 years now. We don’t go... View Article

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    We take our Poles Everywhere!

    My husband and I have both been using the Keenfit Poles for at least 4 years now. We don’t go anywhere without them…down the hill to the beach in White Rock, to the walking track, to a movie and even shopping…just take my backpack!

    When we go on vacation, the Poles come too…bought a 3 section pair so they fit in the suitcase. I have come to realize that I walk more efficiently with the Poles; no stumbling or tripping on uneven walkways and I can go at a good steady pace. We both benefit from the Poles, the knees & hips feel better and I honestly think my shoes show a more even ‘wear’ on the soles.

    We can’t imagine life without the Poles..they have become an important part of our lives.

    Christine & Ray – age 65
    White RockBritish Columbia – CA

    Endurance Increase

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    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends! My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not... View Article

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    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends!

    My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not really care! I love them they make me walk harder and push myself much more so than just walking.

    Here in Kaleden ( just outside Penticton) it is very hilly and using the Poles really gets the heart going good. I have noticed my strength and endurance improve more quickly than when i just walked.

    Your e-newsletter is awesome and Merry Christmas thank you Merry Christmas.

    Maria

    Maria KaledenBritish Columbia – CA

    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I... View Article

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    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I am now sixty so I have been walking for thirty years. Over this time period I have had some medical issues and my weight came back. Needless to say it has been a struggle to get the weight off again.

    I seriously started Pole Walking a year ago and the first time out thought to myself this is really different than just walking.

    I now walk five to six times a week, have increased my heart rate and endurance to where my two thirty something daughters have a hard time keeping up with me. I have lost weight and people are always in disbelief when they find out I’m sixty years old.

    I don’t have a before or after picture as I don’t own a camera, we just bought a computer a couple of years ago. I don’t have a cell phone either, who needs them, when you’re out Pole Walking.. you’re meeting new people all the time. Keep walking and smile life is good.

    Nancy

    Nancy – age 60
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Curves of Golden uses Poles to train for 10K’s

    Curves of Golden partners with Keenfit Poles: January of last year, one of our Curves members was going to turn... View Article

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    Curves of Golden uses Poles to train for 10K’s

    Curves of Golden partners with Keenfit Poles:

    January of last year, one of our Curves members was going to turn 80 the day before a huge race, the “10K Bolder Boulder” in Boulder, CO., and she inspired our Curves to consider doing this race with her as a group.

    We had just started the Keenfit Pole Walking Clinics at our Curves Club for our preferred alternate day activity to keep moving every day, so we decided to use this avenue to train and get a total body workout at the same time.

    We started walking in a mall the first 4 months and then moved outside. Long story short we took 38 people to the race with us. We weren’t able to use our Poles in the race, but the training equipped every person with the stride and stamina to finish the race.

    All the Pole Walking and the inspiration of training for a race and then completing it evolved into 5 one hour Walking Clubs that meet weekly to walk together and a buzz on the Curves circuit that inspired many more to get involved in this sport.

    We do a Keenfit Pole Walking Clinic monthly and have had 72 people attend the classes. After attending the clinic, 98 percent of those attending the class have bought the Keenfit Poles. We have sold 80 pairs of Keenfit Poles so far and are pretty much addicted to walking. Attached are some pictures of our Clubs.

    Jackie L.
    Owner
    Curves of Golden

    Jackie L. GoldenColorado – US


    Energy Increase

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    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my... View Article

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    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my body anywhere. I have never walked pain free until today.

    Val – Inflammatory Arthritis

    Val Lake Murray South Carolina – US

    Depression Lifted, Knee Pain Reduced & now have Huge amounts of Energy!

    First I’ll start with a bit of personal history. I am 50 year old female and have been active all... View Article

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    Depression Lifted, Knee Pain Reduced & now have Huge amounts of Energy!

    First I’ll start with a bit of personal history. I am 50 year old female and have been active all my life. Competitive sports I played them all. Women’s fastball was my favorite sport. I was a cashier in a very busy grocery store so many long hours on my feet. The twisting on your body running a till does take its toll after many years. I loved to run but was finding it harder and harder on my body, knees especially. I had an old baseball knee injury that had flared up again. I was getting pretty depressed not being able to be as active as I would like. I could no longer run so I was walking a lot but I found it rather boring. I would see this lady that always shows up at Mission Creek Park to teach how to Pole Walk?

    Hmmmm, I talked a friend into coming and we had a blast but learned some amazing results could be reach by using Poles while you were walking. I took another FREE Pole Walking Clinic and purchased my first set of poles in April.

    I could feel the difference within the first week. My arms were tightening up; I could feel my upper body also tighten. I was not sore, there was less impact on my knees and I could go a lot further. I had huge amounts of energy. I felt like I was getting the exercise I needed and loving life again.

    I had run into Sheri, The Pole Lady from the park, & had inquired if she knew of anyone who would like to meet regularly to Pole Walk and she suggested that I become an Instructor for Keenfit.  I’ve never looked back and it has been about a year and a half.

    I have 3 free Walking Clubs every week that do very well. I have also enjoyed Instructing many Clinics. I love showing people the benefits of the Poles and even more so I love my Walking Clubs. I’ve seen many friendships grow and have found that if they know you are going to show up, they make a commitment to come also.

    I am Walking my Path and I invite you to come join me also.

    Barb – age 50
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

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    Pole Walking Reduces Fibromyalgia, Knee, Hip & Back Pain

    I started Pole Walking with you on April 8th at the Rose Garden. Within a very short time, maybe three... View Article

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    Pole Walking Reduces Fibromyalgia, Knee, Hip & Back Pain

    I started Pole Walking with you on April 8th at the Rose Garden. Within a very short time, maybe three weeks, walking 3 or 4 times a week, for about 30 minutes a day, I suddenly felt almost no back pain. I suffered back injury at age 7 or 8 year. My lifestyle – horses – riding – farming – heavy lifting etc. did not help it. Now at almost 75, my right knee has given up, and this apparently shortened my right leg, causing more pain in my back – pulling the right hip our of it’s normal position. My close friend Judy Doyle said “You are standing up straighter and walking more upright”. Now I have no explanation, except Pole Walking, and prayers of many.

    Today my back is still far far less painful then I’ve had in 60 years. I know the Pole Walking is good for my back and, it stretches my right knee, so even while it is still going sideways, it is more flexible. I truly believe we must do all we can to stay healthy and mobile. Bunny

    PS Forgot to mention I’m supposed to have heart surgery (valve replacement) sometime when my name is reached on the infamous list. After that it will be knee surgery. Best time of my life to get on with Pole Walking.

    PPS Also forgot I have Fibromyalgia – and retired on medical grounds at age 53. Now I have less pain from that also.

    Bunny – age 75
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    With my Fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs for a good walk or hike

    I am so tickled with my Keenfit Poles. I bought them at the Women’s Health Show at the Grand a... View Article

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    With my Fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs for a good walk or hike

    I am so tickled with my Keenfit Poles. I bought them at the Women’s Health Show at the Grand a few months ago and I’m loving what they can get me to do! With my fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs to attack a good walk or hike.

    Paula KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    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

    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years. I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable... View Article

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    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years.

    I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable to exercise due to pain in my shoulders, hips, and feet. My mother gave me Walking Poles (she’s 89 & Pole Walks, but that’s another story!) for my 57th birthday.

    Gradually I started using them for a block at a time.

    Two months later, I Pole Walk every other day and go for miles without any pain. In fact, I have very little pain at all! The Poles actually absorb some shock to the legs and hips and also exercise my arms.

    I haven’t felt so good since I was 30 something! I recommend Pole Walking for everyone who wants to get a full body workout!

    Janice – age 57
    British Columbia – CA

    Flexibility

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    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am... View Article

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    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am under the care of a chiropractor and I am now able to go for long walks.

    The Walking Poles are helping me to maintain flexibility in my feet and are giving me stability. I have been using my Poles on a daily basis for a month and yesterday, to my amazement, we went for a two hour hike up and down Pincushion Mountain. I was a bit tired but nothing really ached. I could not have done such a long hike without the Poles. I am amazed at the possibilities of what I can now accomplish with my Poles.

    My husband bought his Walking Poles a couple of weeks ago. Although he has severe asthma, the Poles are helping him with his walking and he is less out of breath and is able to walk longer distances than before. We are slowly getting back into shape and our two Bernese Mountain dogs just love the long hikes.

    Rita – age 66
    PeachlandBritish Columbia – CA

    How Did I Get Along Without Them?

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    We take our Poles Everywhere!

    My husband and I have both been using the Keenfit Poles for at least 4 years now. We don’t go... View Article

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    We take our Poles Everywhere!

    My husband and I have both been using the Keenfit Poles for at least 4 years now. We don’t go anywhere without them…down the hill to the beach in White Rock, to the walking track, to a movie and even shopping…just take my backpack!

    When we go on vacation, the Poles come too…bought a 3 section pair so they fit in the suitcase. I have come to realize that I walk more efficiently with the Poles; no stumbling or tripping on uneven walkways and I can go at a good steady pace. We both benefit from the Poles, the knees & hips feel better and I honestly think my shoes show a more even ‘wear’ on the soles.

    We can’t imagine life without the Poles..they have become an important part of our lives.

    Christine & Ray – age 65
    White RockBritish Columbia – CA

    Lymph Edema

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

    Hello! My name is Linda and I want to share with you a true story. Over the past 1 ½... View Article

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    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

    Hello! My name is Linda and I want to share with you a true story.

    Over the past 1 ½ years, I have undergone three surgeries for breast cancer and six months chemotherapy. I am now working on getting my energy back.

    One month ago, a colleague tried to “pry” me off my couch. I was reluctant as I’d been dealing with, firstly, major fatigue and, secondly, lymph edema in my dominant hand and arm which causes painful swelling. To make a long story short, I finally decided that to get this “pesty” lady off my back, I would give in and go for a walk with these “Walking Poles” she was so excited about.

    Until this day I had been dragging myself out for a walk to try to increase my strength. I was on a strict regimen of hourly hand stretches and physiotherapy twice per week, however, I felt that I needed to increase the strength in my arms and legs. Enter my friend Marj and her Walking Poles! We had walked for only about two minutes – me using the Walking Poles – and I noticed that my cardio was getting worked. As well, my arms were being exercised.

    After about a five minute session, we finished and Marj left me her Walking Poles to continue to use and try out. The next morning, I found myself going on another walk with the borrowed Poles and I noticed that I was almost enjoying myself (heaven forbid!).

    By the third day, I was walking farther, faster and was actually breaking a sweat… something I had never achieved by “just walking”. I need to also share that I have a weak leg which is a result of polio I contracted at age one. While using the Walking Poles, I immediately noticed and was very surprised that the “pressure” was taken off of both of my legs.

    The fact was that I was able to walk without discomfort and faster with the Walking Poles. Marj later told me about the proof of this… being that 26% is being offset by the Walking Poles. Good news for me!

    After my noticeable successes in only three short days, I sat down and ordered myself a pair of Walking Poles from Keenfit.com.

    In conclusion, my life has changed thanks to Marj and those two little blue Walking Poles! My arms and legs are getting stronger and my waistline is starting to trim down. I no longer find excuses not to go for my daily walk. After just a few short weeks, I have more stamina and more energy. I can hardly wait to see what a few months will do!

    Linda – age 56
    British Columbia – CA

    Medication Free or Reduced

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    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

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    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know how the Poles have changed my life.

    I am a female, 55, have osteoarthritis, an old untreated groin tear (all rather painful), chronic tailbone pain, knee pain etc. Still I have tried to be active, go for short walks with my dog and a cane, and I am waiting now for total hip replacement.

    About 3 yrs. ago I had seen the Poles, but couldn’t afford it. So I tried old ski poles and enjoyed it occasionally.

    I have been on anti-inflammatories, tylenol 3, antidepressants, chiropractor etc. In short:
    my life has been a mess, a very stressful separation, no energy and pain.

    About 1 month ago I purchased your Poles, but couldn’t figure out what to do with my dog and his leash.

    So …………… I loop his retractable leash through the handles, wear my new walking shoes with orthodics, and off I go.

    I am fortunate enough to live very close to a lake and hiking trail, and for the last
    4 weeks I have built up my walks to 2 x daily, approx. 1 km each. I am finally able to have a rather decent stride in my right hip, walk upright again, and feel fantastic (and so does my old dog).

    I haven’t had any pills whatsoever in the last 2 weeks, and sleep between 7 and
    8 hours. The Poles are in my car, I use them instead of my cane if I have to go to the mall etc.

    They have been a GODSEND.

    Thank you!
    Sincerely, Karin

    Karin – age 55
    Louisiana – US

    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

    Marilyn, I just want to thank you very much for introducing me to Pole Walking and also for leading our... View Article

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    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

    Marilyn, I just want to thank you very much for introducing me to Pole Walking and also for leading our twice-weekly sessions.  I have never been an athletic person even though I’ve tried numerous sports; however, I absolutely love Pole Walking.

    This morning I went for my monthly doctor appointment & discovered that my high blood pressure is coming down. The doctor has cut my daily medication in half! My goal is to get off all medication completely. I attribute this decrease in large part to my participation in the Pole Walking sessions, and your expertise and guidance with fitness exercises and nutritional information.

    Thank you for helping me to feel so much healthier, and younger too.

    Judy Ontario – CA

    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... View Article

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    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!!!

    Maureen – age 67
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Mental Wellness Conditions

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    Depression Lifted, Knee Pain Reduced & now have Huge amounts of Energy!

    First I’ll start with a bit of personal history. I am 50 year old female and have been active all... View Article

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    Depression Lifted, Knee Pain Reduced & now have Huge amounts of Energy!

    First I’ll start with a bit of personal history. I am 50 year old female and have been active all my life. Competitive sports I played them all. Women’s fastball was my favorite sport. I was a cashier in a very busy grocery store so many long hours on my feet. The twisting on your body running a till does take its toll after many years. I loved to run but was finding it harder and harder on my body, knees especially. I had an old baseball knee injury that had flared up again. I was getting pretty depressed not being able to be as active as I would like. I could no longer run so I was walking a lot but I found it rather boring. I would see this lady that always shows up at Mission Creek Park to teach how to Pole Walk?

    Hmmmm, I talked a friend into coming and we had a blast but learned some amazing results could be reach by using Poles while you were walking. I took another FREE Pole Walking Clinic and purchased my first set of poles in April.

    I could feel the difference within the first week. My arms were tightening up; I could feel my upper body also tighten. I was not sore, there was less impact on my knees and I could go a lot further. I had huge amounts of energy. I felt like I was getting the exercise I needed and loving life again.

    I had run into Sheri, The Pole Lady from the park, & had inquired if she knew of anyone who would like to meet regularly to Pole Walk and she suggested that I become an Instructor for Keenfit.  I’ve never looked back and it has been about a year and a half.

    I have 3 free Walking Clubs every week that do very well. I have also enjoyed Instructing many Clinics. I love showing people the benefits of the Poles and even more so I love my Walking Clubs. I’ve seen many friendships grow and have found that if they know you are going to show up, they make a commitment to come also.

    I am Walking my Path and I invite you to come join me also.

    Barb – age 50
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Multiple Sclerosis

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    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to... View Article

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    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to go trail – walking in Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park in southern BC. It was glorious. Everyone was with Poles and I even managed to go hiking up to the 8000′ level using my Walking Poles. This was steep terrain! I felt as though I had accomplished a lot even with my new diagnosis of MS.

    Fran – age 60
    OsoyoosBritish Columbia – CA

    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie, The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem. Walking with... View Article

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    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie,

    The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem.

    Walking with the Poles, she puts a lot of stress on her hands because of her problems with her weak legs. The velcro is just not holding anymore. She loves her Walking Poles and depends on them for all of her walking outdoors.

    I do use mine occasionally but Wendy uses them as well as we keep mine in the car for occasions when we are out driving and decide to walk where her cane is not as useful.

    Thanks to the Poles she walks for about an hour each day with our dog.

    Ron

    Dear Sheri;

    Thank you so much for getting my new wrist straps to me so quickly.

    I have literally used my old ones to the point the velcro will no longer hold! You have always sent me the things I need (new tips) so promptly that I am very impressed.

    My name is Wendy Hurry and I have had Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed for 37 years. Thanks to your Walking Poles I am still able to walk outdoors and do the activities I want to do.

    I walked for many years with a cane but a cane makes me lopsided.

    After enough years my MS has taken away my sense of balance and caused me to walk like a drunk! No fun! The Walking Poles force me to walk up straight and I can go anywhere.

    I hike, I tromp through the woods, I walk along stream beds hunting for rocks. I may be slow but I can go where I want to go.

    God bless you Sheri for introducing me to Keenfit Walking Poles. You have made my life wonderful again.

    Sincerely,

    Wendy

    Could you please send us 3 pairs of replacement feet. The ones with the angle. Yes my wife is going through them. I bet you don’t have anyone using your Poles so much they go through them like Wendy. Remember she has MS. She has now completely given up her cane.

    Ron

    Wendy CrestonBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is... View Article

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    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is also recovering from hip surgery a couple of years ago and still walks with a marked limp – not the operated hip side and has pain.

    We had a go around the block with an extra pair of Walking Poles I had and she is walking completely differently and with no pain – just like that! She was one happy camper when she left today with a set of Walking Poles I lent her. She is feeling elated that there is light at the end of this long tunnel of recovery and no longer has pain when she walks with the Walking Poles. So thank you!

    Sue British Columbia – CA

    Multiple Sclerosis & Increased Mobility with Walking Poles

    Sheri, I met you last year at an event.…I was lucky enough to be given a set of Walking Poles... View Article

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    Multiple Sclerosis & Increased Mobility with Walking Poles

    Sheri, I met you last year at an event.…I was lucky enough to be given a set of Walking Poles for Christmas from boyfriend; they were on my wish list. I’m still planning on attending a workshop.

    Here’s my idea: I have Multiple Sclerosis, my primary symptom is chronic facial pain but I have friends that struggle with mobility and two of them are using the Keenfit Walking Poles, one on a full time basis. This is what I am suggesting, I would first approach a Occupational Therapist for her assessment and support.

    The obvious benefit is the ease of adjusting the Pole for ergonomic benefit and then balance the stress on the body by using two Poles instead of one cane. My friend who is having to use the Walking Poles on a full time basis is thrilled.

    The M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) Society may recommend this to it’s members as an option, put it in it’s newsletter. You may even get sales from members with M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) who have Mobility, but may have limited energy and could already be walking and may want to use the Walking Poles for walking because they can combine the upper body and increase the calories they are burning by 40%.

    Kindest Regards,

    Lorrie PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Muscle Definition

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    The Solution to many Challenges

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    The Solution to many Challenges

    Since I was 3 years old, I have had a chronic kidney disease that results in high blood pressure, among all the other symptoms. When it was finally discovered that exercise would help in living with this disease, I became more active, mostly walking and jogging. Ankle problems kept me from jogging over the past 10 years.

    I started going to a gym and although I didn’t always like it, my doctor recommended it and there was some stabilization in my health. I was at a plateau for a very long time, then I was introduced to Pole Walking by a seminar in our lunch-room at work. (my employer is very strong on keeping us healthy – more production, less sick-time, happier employees)  Note from Keenfit:  Have Sheri come speak at your workplace or event!  Give us a call to learn more (or check out the ‘Meet Sheri’ tab for more info) – 1-877-533-6348

    My health has really stabilized, both my family doctor and kidney specialist are very happy with test results and my all-round health. We live in a beautiful part of the country, surrounded by mountains and I can walk along the beach, just a few minutes from my home, along with many other walking paths.

    The greatest joy is striding out with my Poles (by the way, my ankle problems have also subsided) being surrounded by such beauty, and knowing “The Secret” as well. I have such gratitude that so many blessings have come my way, along with Pole Walking (the instruction classes enabled me to meet even more wonderful people), seeing my health improved, and having muscles with definition (who would have thought?). Pole Walking is great all year-round and it’s my quiet time when I can think about how many wonderful things have come into my life.

    Veronica

    Veronica PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Dear Keenfit, After having kids, they are now 8 and 10, there was that last 10-15 pounds left on that... View Article

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    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Dear Keenfit,

    After having kids, they are now 8 and 10, there was that last 10-15 pounds left on that I never could seem to shed.

    My husband suggested that we go to one of the many Keenfit Pole introduction classes that were being run in different locations around the city. We tried it out. He was a natural, & I took longer to get the hang of it.

    As we both thought this is something we could do and fit into our schedule after trying it out, we each bought a pair. My big motivation came when I found out that there was a high school reunion in the summer.

    I started to used my poles 3-4 times a week. As we live on Dilworth I enjoyed the grueling walk up to the water tower right at the top of the mountain. It takes me 1 hour return to do the loop. To keep me going I listen to audio books on my MP3. I can even get some of my book club books “read” this way. Doing this, combined with cutting out sweets from my diet, I lost 15 pounds the spring before the reunion.

    It was a great feeling to buy new clothes in a smaller size! I was rewarded with many compliments.

    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Kyla – age 38
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA


    Marathon Walker noticing WAY more Definition in her Arms!

    Hi Sheri, I am a marathon walker, so I have buns and legs of steel. I wanted to get my... View Article

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    Marathon Walker noticing WAY more Definition in her Arms!

    Hi Sheri,

    I am a marathon walker, so I have buns and legs of steel. I wanted to get my upper body into better shape – so I decided that I needed to go to the gym. I signed up for the gym and a personal trainer. I told my trainer I wanted arms like Halle Berry.

    I worked really hard for almost 2 years and I got some results. Then, I met Sheri and told her my story, she said feel my arms. WOW! So, I decided to take my love of walking to the next level and signed on as an Instructor.

    I have noticed WAY more definition in my arms, in a little over a month, than all my gym sessions. Now I am the one saying feel my arms. I can’t wait till summer is here and I can wear arm revealing clothing.

    Namaste,

    Kristine – age 49
    VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA


    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

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    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

    Hi Sheri

    Thought I’d update you on my use of the Poles while on the road. I love them!

    Have had ‘no problem’ with them in my carry-on luggage and of course a great conversation piece. They have been to airport security and used in LA, Seattle, Wenatchee, Kennewick, Toronto, Anchorage, Fairbanks and even to North Pole! I have taken photos and will send some to you.

    I was speaking at a women’s conference tour last week and showed them to the ladies and mentioned your website – I am out of your cards. In August, they will be traveling with me across Canada.

    It is no fun to go to some hotel where the exercise room is an after thought with equipment in a windowless room and doing exercise dvd’s with my computer in my room is something I pack for yet ‘never do’. Now, I explore the area – love walking with them – and don’t worry about being a woman out alone as I look very fit using them (don’t mess with her), and I almost look as though I am armed with defense weapons already (tongue in cheek this last comment)

    I am so glad I met you and have my Keenfit Poles. Can see definition in my arms already!!!

    In appreciation,
    Lorna

    Lorna VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

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    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

    Hello.

    I have just been introduced to Pole Walking and I am so excited that I just have to share it with you. I bought my Poles about two weeks ago at the Women’s Show in Abbotsford. I walked by the booth just before everything was closing down for the weekend and laughed as everyone does at “those funny people who walk with Poles”.

    I stopped to inquire and I forget the woman’s name I spoke with. She said she climbs Mission Hill every day. Well, I was so impressed with how in shape she was that I bought a pair right on the spot.

    I run every day, and have been for ten years. In two weeks, Pole Walking has done more for me than running has in ten years. 

    I thought my muscles were changing as I could feel them tingling when I get back from my walk each day, but I didn’t notice it as nothing was changing on the weigh scale. Today I was clothes shopping and couldn’t believe that my usual size was falling off! I lost an entire size in two weeks! Not only that, I noticed muscles forming in my abs which I have never seen before!!

    Why aren’t more people doing this?? How can you get these more available?? I have told so many people about it already and referred them to your website. It is so much cheaper to buy a pair of Poles than to go to a gym! People never end up going to the gym anyway once they pay their membership. I can’t believe how easy it is. 

    Sometimes running can be such a drudgery and an effort to get out there. When I walk with my Poles on the same 6km that I run, I don’t even notice the pain and find myself enjoying what’s going on around me like the birds and people; and I end up getting a better workout!

    Thank you for changing my mindset from a mocker to a believer! This is the best thing I have ever discovered, not to mention an amazingly fit new body!

    Sincerely,
    Jane

    Hello!

    It’s Jane from Abbotsford!

    I am still a walking advertisement for you! I just gave away my last Pay It Forward Card, even though tonight I sent a couple more people your way. Is it possible to send me some more?

    Hi Jane!

    I’ve seen your before and after pictures and am so glad you are keeping at it! 🙂 🙂

    You bet – more cards are on their way to you today.

    Thank-you so much for your support!
    Take care,
    Rosie

    Hi Rosie,

    I just celebrated three years since I started Keenfit Walking and my after pictures are even better! 😀

    The two ladies I spoke to last night were amazed that I no longer had “bat wings” on my arms, and a flat stomach… and a little tight butt — just from walking!
    Jane

    Before Picture with two After Pictures

    Jane AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA


    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

    I joined the Westbank Walking Club hosted by Cathy Marks, early in the new year. I am 55 yrs. old... View Article

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    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

    I joined the Westbank Walking Club hosted by Cathy Marks, early in the new year. I am 55 yrs. old & have a steel plate in my knee which has resulted in lower back problems. Walking as an exercise was not an option for me.

    I am happy to say that as we progress into the month of March that I am NOW WALKING 4 KM a DAY (45 min work out at Royal Lepage Place) and my knee does not hurt when I walk with the poles, & my back does not go out as often as I am toning my core muscles through the use of the Keenfit Poles.

    (This is better than doing sit-ups!) I have lost 2 inches around the ribcage (toning) and my arms are now getting muscle. I feel better and have more energy. Using the Keenfit Poles is enabling me to live a fuller, richer, & healthier lifestyle.

    Paulette – age 55
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Cannot believe what a great Total-Body Workout it is! I have Scoliosis & bad Knees

    Dear Sheri, I am 40 years old and like to stay in very good shape. I work from home and... View Article

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    Cannot believe what a great Total-Body Workout it is! I have Scoliosis & bad Knees

    Dear Sheri,

    I am 40 years old and like to stay in very good shape. I work from home and love getting out and using my Poles.

    When Pole Walking, I don’t listen to music, but rather to people and nature – thus making it a mind/body experience.

    For 20 years I did aerobics, step classes and ran. However, I have scoliosis and bad knees and normally always get sore knees and a sore back, even when just going for a walk. With the Walking Poles I can now (power!) walk without getting any pain.

    I cannot believe what a great total-body workout it is. After an hour of fast walking with my Poles, I feel my triceps, my biceps, my lower arms, my glutes, my thighs and my calves – but! no pain in the back and knees!

    My arms look like I am lifting weights, nice toned muscles, even though I’m not. It’s all from using the Poles correctly. With the Walking Poles I now get a perfect workout without having to go to the gym.

    It’s cheap, outdoors and I can fit it into my schedule!

    Perni – age 40
    British Columbia – CA

    Muscular Dystrophy

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    I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy & I Love my Walking Poles

    First E-mail Testimony: Walking has been part of my daily routine for many years. When I was diagnosed in 1989... View Article

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    I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy & I Love my Walking Poles

    First E-mail Testimony:

    Walking has been part of my daily routine for many years. When I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy, my physician pronounced a scary future for my life with a wheel chair in it, possibly by age 60 or thereabouts.

    In the last 6 years, walking has become increasingly difficult and I felt I would have to stop, but then someone introduced me to Pole Walking two years ago. Since then I have had the pleasure of being able to walk without my back aching and my balance being unstable. It has extended my walking ability and good health so benefited by this exercise.

    I praise God for the person who introduced me to this simple but wonderful solution to my problem. I love my Walking Poles and take them with me wherever I go. All I can say is: Try it You’ll LOVE it!!!

    Second Email Testimony:

    Hi! My name is Edie and I’m 64 years old and 20 years I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. It has affected my legs, abs, and upper torso and until about 4 years ago walking was not too difficult for me. Now however walking any distance has become much more of a challenge, but a friend introduced me to the Poles and now I can walk very well and try to get out every day. Thanks Sheri! You’ve given me a new lease on life!!

    Edith – age 63
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Osteoporosis

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    Have added Pole Walking to help build muscle tone and bone density

    Sheri; I have added Pole Walking to my osteoporosis exercise program to help build muscle tone and bone density. I... View Article

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    Have added Pole Walking to help build muscle tone and bone density

    Sheri; I have added Pole Walking to my osteoporosis exercise program to help build muscle tone and bone density.

    I would encourage everyone to use the Walking Poles correctly and add this great strength builder to your routine.

    Chris KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Parkinson's Disease

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    Poles help Improve Balance, Promote a Clear Mind, & Reduce Impact to Lower Joints

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    Poles help Improve Balance, Promote a Clear Mind, & Reduce Impact to Lower Joints

    Customer Service’s Rosie answering an email regarding the use of Walking Poles in relation to Parkinson’s:

    Hi Armand,

    Yes, as long as the Parkinson’s is not too advanced, we have seen the Walking Poles successfully help improve balance & stability, along with comments of feeling more clear minded.  This would happen because of the increased oxygen flow to your heart, lungs and brain – enabling your entire body to function better.

    Sheri, The Pole Lady, has spoken at Parkinson’s Association Meetings before, & reports amazingly positive results with what she’s seen and heard from those who are using Walking Poles.  There are many Physiotherapists & Health Professionals that are starting to incorporate the use of Poles into Rehabilitation Applications and Health Maintenance Strategies for people with Parkinson’s.

    As for your hip pain, the Walking Poles take at least 26% impact off of your lower joints versus regular walking – which include your lower back, hips, knees, ankles & feet.   It is definitely kinder for your joints to walk with Walking Poles.

    Rosie – Customer Service KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Plateau Buster

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    The Solution to many Challenges

    Since I was 3 years old, I have had a chronic kidney disease that results in high blood pressure, among... View Article

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    The Solution to many Challenges

    Since I was 3 years old, I have had a chronic kidney disease that results in high blood pressure, among all the other symptoms. When it was finally discovered that exercise would help in living with this disease, I became more active, mostly walking and jogging. Ankle problems kept me from jogging over the past 10 years.

    I started going to a gym and although I didn’t always like it, my doctor recommended it and there was some stabilization in my health. I was at a plateau for a very long time, then I was introduced to Pole Walking by a seminar in our lunch-room at work. (my employer is very strong on keeping us healthy – more production, less sick-time, happier employees)  Note from Keenfit:  Have Sheri come speak at your workplace or event!  Give us a call to learn more (or check out the ‘Meet Sheri’ tab for more info) – 1-877-533-6348

    My health has really stabilized, both my family doctor and kidney specialist are very happy with test results and my all-round health. We live in a beautiful part of the country, surrounded by mountains and I can walk along the beach, just a few minutes from my home, along with many other walking paths.

    The greatest joy is striding out with my Poles (by the way, my ankle problems have also subsided) being surrounded by such beauty, and knowing “The Secret” as well. I have such gratitude that so many blessings have come my way, along with Pole Walking (the instruction classes enabled me to meet even more wonderful people), seeing my health improved, and having muscles with definition (who would have thought?). Pole Walking is great all year-round and it’s my quiet time when I can think about how many wonderful things have come into my life.

    Veronica

    Veronica PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Knows Poles will help with new Knees, busting through a Plateau & overall Impact Reduction

    I couldn’t believe my luck to have found your web site. I am 55 years old and also overweight. In... View Article

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    Knows Poles will help with new Knees, busting through a Plateau & overall Impact Reduction

    I couldn’t believe my luck to have found your web site. I am 55 years old and also overweight.

    In October I joined weight Watchers and have lost 43 pounds. I find myself down to the last 10 pounds and stuck. During this time I have also had both knees replaced.

    I have ordered the Keenfit Walking Poles and look forward to putting them to good use to help me shed those last 10 pounds. I know that using the Poles will also make walking distances more comfortable with the new knees.

    I am fully recovered from the two surgeries and look forward to starting this new exercise routine. I also plan on mentioning your website at my Weight Watchers meeting tomorrow morning!!! Thanks for the boost! I can hardly wait to get at it!

    Bonnie – age 55
    CalgaryAlberta – CA

    Polymyalgia

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    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... View Article

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    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!!!

    Maureen – age 67
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Self Improvement

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    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails: What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always... View Article

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    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails:

    What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always get up early to go, but I walk in the afternoon. Our walking group is great as there is usually someone I can call within the group to join me. I mostly walk Mission Creek Greenway, and if you’ve never seen the creek in the winter, you’re really missing something.

    The ice and snow makes small waterfalls over the rocks and frozen water. I look forward to the group walks as we get to laugh, talk, and have fun on the trail. No one ever gets left on the walk, we look out for each other, no one goes home mad.

    Today it is snowing lightly and we will be walking up Scenic Canyon Trail, it is magical in the trees. I wouldn’t want to miss that by staying in the house because it’s cold or snowing. You just have to dress according to the weather.

    If you haven’t walked our parks in the winter, try it, put (tracs) on your boots if it’s icy, and you’ll see other people out there enjoying the fresh air and the wild life.

    Thanks Sheri and Barb (our fearless Walk Leader). We can also be the eyes and ears for the Regional District as to suspicious activities.

    Loretta
    Pole Walker for Life

    What gets me out to walk in the winter is because sitting in a chair all day or all afternoon is too painful! Because the days I don’t go for my 1-2 hour walk, my body lets me know. All those aches and pains are now really annoying, every joint stiffens.

    So get off your couch and join us! Besides, the winter on our park trails is beautiful. Some days I come to the point of the trail to turn around and I just don’t want to go home and lay on the couch with the cats! It brings you alive to walk all year round, gives you purpose and a sense of accomplishment!

    With our group, I know there will be someone with a sense of humor and compassion to talk to. In our 1 hour walk, you could walk and talk to at least 6 different friends. We support one another – and if you don’t show up for a couple of walks.. Expect a phone call!!

    FUN

    Loretta

    I can now garden all day, with breaks, and not collapse in the evening. I have a lot more fun with my grandchildren, thanks Wilfred, the water balloon fight was great fun. With Pole Walking, I have given myself a new beginning for my life and health.

    Keen-fit Poles are the best because they stand behind their product.

    What can the Poles do for you? Well, if you’re willing to put in the time, ask yourself what can I do for myself. It only take 1 hour a day, and we all deserve 1 hour to do something you can feel good about. So 2 years ago, I was introduced to Keenfit and the Poles. I started walking with a group 3 days a week year round. Except at minus 15-20 degrees celcius (that is around minus 68 F). I used to walk all the time but was never consistent. The great group leaders and walkers are ordinary people, (mostly women), who have realized the benefit of the Poles!

    In the last month, I have gone from 205 lbs to 167 lbs (**note from Keenfit: We do not recommend this high rate of weight loss in only one month. This is a special circumstance.  A healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-2 lbs per week.  The first 2 weeks may be much higher than this and that’s ok) , I have gotten off a medication that increased weight and damages your liver, so I have replaced the medication with walking with my Poles – 5-6 days/ week.

    About once every 6 weeks I set out from my house, with my Poles and don’t plan on being home for a couple of hours. Yes, my feet and legs get sore, my arms and hands, but I’m a long way from home with no phone. So if you have a set of Poles that are in a closet – take them out for a walk, join a group, we accept all strays!

    In one hour you could have fun with friends and get in that exercise for your whole body. I feel taller and no longer walk anywhere looking at my feet. The cheapest exercise is walking, but try adding some Poles. But remember your Poles must be walked as much as possible. See you on the trails, I’m the one with the silly bell! Like bears care.

    Walk on.

    Loretta

    Loretta KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

    Hello. I have just been introduced to Pole Walking and I am so excited that I just have to share... View Article

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    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

    Hello.

    I have just been introduced to Pole Walking and I am so excited that I just have to share it with you. I bought my Poles about two weeks ago at the Women’s Show in Abbotsford. I walked by the booth just before everything was closing down for the weekend and laughed as everyone does at “those funny people who walk with Poles”.

    I stopped to inquire and I forget the woman’s name I spoke with. She said she climbs Mission Hill every day. Well, I was so impressed with how in shape she was that I bought a pair right on the spot.

    I run every day, and have been for ten years. In two weeks, Pole Walking has done more for me than running has in ten years. 

    I thought my muscles were changing as I could feel them tingling when I get back from my walk each day, but I didn’t notice it as nothing was changing on the weigh scale. Today I was clothes shopping and couldn’t believe that my usual size was falling off! I lost an entire size in two weeks! Not only that, I noticed muscles forming in my abs which I have never seen before!!

    Why aren’t more people doing this?? How can you get these more available?? I have told so many people about it already and referred them to your website. It is so much cheaper to buy a pair of Poles than to go to a gym! People never end up going to the gym anyway once they pay their membership. I can’t believe how easy it is. 

    Sometimes running can be such a drudgery and an effort to get out there. When I walk with my Poles on the same 6km that I run, I don’t even notice the pain and find myself enjoying what’s going on around me like the birds and people; and I end up getting a better workout!

    Thank you for changing my mindset from a mocker to a believer! This is the best thing I have ever discovered, not to mention an amazingly fit new body!

    Sincerely,
    Jane

    Hello!

    It’s Jane from Abbotsford!

    I am still a walking advertisement for you! I just gave away my last Pay It Forward Card, even though tonight I sent a couple more people your way. Is it possible to send me some more?

    Hi Jane!

    I’ve seen your before and after pictures and am so glad you are keeping at it! 🙂 🙂

    You bet – more cards are on their way to you today.

    Thank-you so much for your support!
    Take care,
    Rosie

    Hi Rosie,

    I just celebrated three years since I started Keenfit Walking and my after pictures are even better! 😀

    The two ladies I spoke to last night were amazed that I no longer had “bat wings” on my arms, and a flat stomach… and a little tight butt — just from walking!
    Jane

    Before Picture with two After Pictures

    Jane AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA


    Poles help Improve Balance, Promote a Clear Mind, & Reduce Impact to Lower Joints

    Customer Service’s Rosie answering an email regarding the use of Walking Poles in relation to Parkinson’s: Hi Armand, Yes, as... View Article

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    Poles help Improve Balance, Promote a Clear Mind, & Reduce Impact to Lower Joints

    Customer Service’s Rosie answering an email regarding the use of Walking Poles in relation to Parkinson’s:

    Hi Armand,

    Yes, as long as the Parkinson’s is not too advanced, we have seen the Walking Poles successfully help improve balance & stability, along with comments of feeling more clear minded.  This would happen because of the increased oxygen flow to your heart, lungs and brain – enabling your entire body to function better.

    Sheri, The Pole Lady, has spoken at Parkinson’s Association Meetings before, & reports amazingly positive results with what she’s seen and heard from those who are using Walking Poles.  There are many Physiotherapists & Health Professionals that are starting to incorporate the use of Poles into Rehabilitation Applications and Health Maintenance Strategies for people with Parkinson’s.

    As for your hip pain, the Walking Poles take at least 26% impact off of your lower joints versus regular walking – which include your lower back, hips, knees, ankles & feet.   It is definitely kinder for your joints to walk with Walking Poles.

    Rosie – Customer Service KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Sleep Challenges

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    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know how the Poles have changed my life. I am a female, 55,... View Article

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    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know how the Poles have changed my life.

    I am a female, 55, have osteoarthritis, an old untreated groin tear (all rather painful), chronic tailbone pain, knee pain etc. Still I have tried to be active, go for short walks with my dog and a cane, and I am waiting now for total hip replacement.

    About 3 yrs. ago I had seen the Poles, but couldn’t afford it. So I tried old ski poles and enjoyed it occasionally.

    I have been on anti-inflammatories, tylenol 3, antidepressants, chiropractor etc. In short:
    my life has been a mess, a very stressful separation, no energy and pain.

    About 1 month ago I purchased your Poles, but couldn’t figure out what to do with my dog and his leash.

    So …………… I loop his retractable leash through the handles, wear my new walking shoes with orthodics, and off I go.

    I am fortunate enough to live very close to a lake and hiking trail, and for the last
    4 weeks I have built up my walks to 2 x daily, approx. 1 km each. I am finally able to have a rather decent stride in my right hip, walk upright again, and feel fantastic (and so does my old dog).

    I haven’t had any pills whatsoever in the last 2 weeks, and sleep between 7 and
    8 hours. The Poles are in my car, I use them instead of my cane if I have to go to the mall etc.

    They have been a GODSEND.

    Thank you!
    Sincerely, Karin

    Karin – age 55
    Louisiana – US

    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure... View Article

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    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady

    I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure I would use them cause I have a track record of buying exercise equipment trying them out and shoving them into the back of the closet mainly because they hurt.

    I have arrhythmia, am diabetic and have sleep apnea (I use a breathing machine at night).  The doctor keeps telling me to exercise but it was hard to get motivated.

    I took the Poles to the Westbild center and decided I would try them out, after all they were kinda fun when I tried them at the Woman’s Fair.  The very first time I used them I actually went a whole mile. This is good for me cause before I had trouble making it around the walking track even once, and I went around six times no problem.

    I am not a fast walker and everyone kept passing me but I kept on going. These Poles are the best thing since sliced bread. Thank you so much for introducing them to me and for being at that Women’s Fair.

    Chris

    Chris VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Stress Reduction

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    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles. Since purchasing them, I have... View Article

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    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles.

    Since purchasing them, I have done a lot more walking because the workout is so much more complete, … and I feel like a kid when I’m out.

    The Poles go in the vehicle with me so that if there is an unexpected spare moment, I can get out and “play”. I feel better overall, thanks to your Poles.

    Karen

    Karen – age 57
    OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

    My childhood was full of heart and soul and not a moment went by when I was not living. Downhill... View Article

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    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

    My childhood was full of heart and soul and not a moment went by when I was not living.

    Downhill racing and skiing made the difference in my life and brought me to a state of being free.

    Today as a municipal leader, I lost my balance in my wellness life, then was introduced to Walking poles.

    My husband and I have become aquainted in conversation and are maintaining our health and wellness together.

    Outcome for me is my spirit is alive in skiing and on dryland a survival memory of strength and joy reborn.

    Our field of intention can manifest anything, I am skiing again!!!

    Judy

    Judy – age 51
    OldsAlberta – CA

    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

    Sirs: One day after one of our heavy snowfalls, I was out walking with my Poles and eventually I noticed... View Article

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    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

    Sirs:
    One day after one of our heavy snowfalls, I was out walking with my Poles and eventually I noticed that I had lost the basket off one of the Poles. (Note from Rosie – make sure they are screwed on tight!)  I have been unable to find it where I thought that I had lost it.

    Is it possible for me to purchase a new one(s) and if so please advise how I go
    about doing so.

    I am extremely happy with these Poles, they have definitely increased the benefit that I get out of my walks.

    Thank you, Roger

    Good morning Rosie.
    I am sorry that I have been a bit tardy in answering your e-mail, but I have been trying to get in touch with my granddaughter about taking the pictures of me that you requested.
    She just started a teaching job in the Oakville area and does not have the time to come down here that she had when she was a student herself.
    However…if she does find to time to do so we will get some pictures to you.

    I am truly honoured to have you use my comments, and please know that they were
    from the heart and truly honest.
    Roger

    Roger PictonOntario – CA

    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

    I received my Poles today. I got them set up, and went for my first walk. It was a real... View Article

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    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

    I received my Poles today. I got them set up, and went for my first walk. It was a real joy to be able to walk without fear of falling, and to be able to to complete my walk without the back pain that had kept me from walking for about three years.

    Thanks to your web page, I feel that I could walk with the Poles in the right way and get off to a good start. I am 78 years old. Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight.

    Walt

    Hi Walt,

    What a sweet letter 🙂 Thank-you so much and we’re so glad to be of service – especially when we hear things like this!

    Take care, and
    Walk on..!! 🙂
    Rosie

    Thank you for your e-mail. I have been Pole Walking for a month now. I am doing 20 to 30 minutes each evening. When someone asks about my Pole Walking, I share with them my story and give them a card that came with my Poles.  How do I order more cards?  (To which Rosie’s reply was ‘Just Ask!’  They are free)

    Walt – age 78
    FranklinIndiana – US

    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie, The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem. Walking with... View Article

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    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie,

    The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem.

    Walking with the Poles, she puts a lot of stress on her hands because of her problems with her weak legs. The velcro is just not holding anymore. She loves her Walking Poles and depends on them for all of her walking outdoors.

    I do use mine occasionally but Wendy uses them as well as we keep mine in the car for occasions when we are out driving and decide to walk where her cane is not as useful.

    Thanks to the Poles she walks for about an hour each day with our dog.

    Ron

    Dear Sheri;

    Thank you so much for getting my new wrist straps to me so quickly.

    I have literally used my old ones to the point the velcro will no longer hold! You have always sent me the things I need (new tips) so promptly that I am very impressed.

    My name is Wendy Hurry and I have had Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed for 37 years. Thanks to your Walking Poles I am still able to walk outdoors and do the activities I want to do.

    I walked for many years with a cane but a cane makes me lopsided.

    After enough years my MS has taken away my sense of balance and caused me to walk like a drunk! No fun! The Walking Poles force me to walk up straight and I can go anywhere.

    I hike, I tromp through the woods, I walk along stream beds hunting for rocks. I may be slow but I can go where I want to go.

    God bless you Sheri for introducing me to Keenfit Walking Poles. You have made my life wonderful again.

    Sincerely,

    Wendy

    Could you please send us 3 pairs of replacement feet. The ones with the angle. Yes my wife is going through them. I bet you don’t have anyone using your Poles so much they go through them like Wendy. Remember she has MS. She has now completely given up her cane.

    Ron

    Wendy CrestonBritish Columbia – CA

    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable... View Article

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    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable staff. Your staff person, Rosie, sent the KeenFit Walking Poles to me. She recognized the benefits that I could gain from using the Keenfit Walking Poles – and they changed my life.

    I have a diagnosis of Spastic Cerebral Palsy and have used some form of a cane or crutch for the past 25 years. Last October I started to develop pain in my hands, arms and shoulders, all of which resulted from overuse of the canes/crutches. To treat the problem, Doctors had me switch walking devices. I was using Canadian Crutches and they were not working for me. They were heavy and cumbersome and I was prone to falls with them.

    As part of ongoing treatment, I have also been working with a personal fitness trainer who has been working with me on strengthening, stretching, resistance training and a range of flexibility exercises. The gains from the training were not carrying over when I was using the Canadian Crutches. When I used the KeenFit Walking Poles, results from the personal training carried over.

    For example, I am using my legs more than my arms to stand and move with the Walking Poles. The pressure on my arms, hands and shoulders is less. I can stand easily with the Walking Poles. I have better posture and can pick up my feet better. When I took the Walking Poles to my personal trainer, he said, ‘I want you using these Walking Poles full time.’ The KeenFit Walking Poles have given me more freedom. They have been tools that have improved my gait and have allowed me to do what I have never done before. All of this resulted from Rosie and her skills to recognize a Client’s needs. I thank you for this excellent product and want to recognize Rosie for her awareness, knowledge and first-rate service.

    Watch Kerry’s Gait from all angles here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rp38V6_9os

    Hi. I wanted to share the latest in the Botox / Leg treatment saga. Today, March 22, I hit another milestone. I walked on a treadmill. Those who knew me before these treatments, know that a treadmill would have been a nightmare with my balance issues. I would have ended up on my nose. Today, I felt like I was in a marching band. I was picking up my feet and knees. I am over the moon once again. Of course, the trainer was riding my tail the entire time…. and the time on the treadmill was not 30 seconds, it was 20 minutes. This new element will become a part of the ongoing routine of strength training and swimming. Sometimes, gifts come in the smallest packages. Will keep you posted! Kerry


    Tumor in Ear was Affecting Balance

    Name: Shirley Age: 73 City: Roseburg My story: I did not purchase my Walking Poles for wt. loss but due... View Article

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    Tumor in Ear was Affecting Balance

    Name: Shirley
    Age: 73
    City: Roseburg

    My story: I did not purchase my Walking Poles for wt. loss but due to a small tumor I had around my rt. inner ear. I lost not only my hearing on the left but my balance was significantly impaired and will always be that way. I use my Poles to walk and have recommended them to so many others that have balance problems. I have found them such a help and always have them with me in my car.

    Thank you, Shirley

    Hi Rosie,

    I am writing to say I still walk daily with them and have others doing the same.

    Thank you for giving me my walking life back.

    I am now 75 and in good shape.

    Shirley

    Shirley – age 75
    Roseburg Oregon – US

    Total Body Workout

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning!... View Article

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    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning! I think by the time I was finishing up my 3 miles, I was finally getting the hang of it…needless to say, I don’t sound too coordinated!

    I found the Poles to be just as promised, and my work out was a much better workout all around! I’ve been doing 3 miles a day for ages – at least 8 months – and this one was much more strenuous; just what I need.

    Thank you,
    Patti

    Patti Georgia – US

    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles. Since purchasing them, I have... View Article

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    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles.

    Since purchasing them, I have done a lot more walking because the workout is so much more complete, … and I feel like a kid when I’m out.

    The Poles go in the vehicle with me so that if there is an unexpected spare moment, I can get out and “play”. I feel better overall, thanks to your Poles.

    Karen

    Karen – age 57
    OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

    Dear Pole Walkers, Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker. I... View Article

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    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

    Dear Pole Walkers,

    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

    I am quick to tell my friends “no, not a Pole Dancer” a pole walker. Ha ha– I am an older woman (I shall not divulge my age) and a retired Air Canada Flight Attendant who has walked a good deal from Country to Country and sometimes my joints and hips would pain me.

    My husband and I (both retired from the Airline Business) own a small Vineyard in the Okanagan Valley and we do all of the work ourselves.

    Walking with the Poles has eliminated any hip or leg pain while walking. I walk at least four times a week for at least 40 minutes and I try to walk for one hour. I am invigorated, oxygenated and excited about this activity. Plus my waist is smaller and my arms are tighter. My back is all muscle.”  Go Pole Walkers

    Rilla – Pole Walker Extraordinaire! KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Upper Body Workout

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    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try... View Article

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    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try them out, they were on my wish list for Christmas. I was lucky as my boyfriend at the time bought them for me that Christmas.

    When I first started walking with them I couldn’t stop laughing at myself, I had a difficult time get my arms and legs co-ordinated and OMG I horrified as I was out in public and everyone could see me! In no time at all though I had it mastered.

    I certainly could tell the difference walking with the Poles and could feel I was working the upper body. We walked the same distance we usually did and felt the difference. I knew I had burned more calories and was enhancing my cardio workout.

    The additional bonus was whenever I went walking with a friend and they would try my Poles I got to watch them get try to get their steps coordinated. There was times we had to stop we were laughing so hard! We had so much fun together, laughing and I enjoyed teaching them how to Pole Walk!

    Lorrie

    Lorrie – age 44
    PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    111 Pound Weight Loss!!

    Before Pole Walking I was a 294 lb heart attack waiting to happen. Walking was pleasant, but adding the Poles... View Article

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    111 Pound Weight Loss!!

    Before Pole Walking I was a 294 lb heart attack waiting to happen.

    Walking was pleasant, but adding the Poles made it fun and helped to tone my arms (you know the ones that like to wave bye-bye twice; only mine waved 3 or 4 times).  Now the arms only wave twice and I have lost 111 pounds just a year later.

    Walking made the difference, and the Poles made me want to walk.

    Additionally, they make me feel more secure on early morning walks when you aren’t sure who or what may be lurking around the next bend.

    Thanks for a great product!

    Pat – age 47
    GloucesterNew Jersey – US

    Promise of Upper Body Workout is True- Also helping Rehab a newly blown-out Knee

    Sheri, It was a pleasure talking to you this morning. I have had my Walking Sticks for about a year... View Article

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    Promise of Upper Body Workout is True- Also helping Rehab a newly blown-out Knee

    Sheri, It was a pleasure talking to you this morning. I have had my Walking Sticks for about a year and I have gotten to the point where it feels odd to walk without them.

    I was in a veterans hospital waiting room (for my hearing) and I picked up a four year old travel magazine, in it I came across an article about Nordic walking and how it was developed in Scandinavia to keep cross country skiers fit during their summer months and it then developed as a fitness rage on its own.

    It sounded interesting and when I got home that day I went on line and came across, among others, Keenfit which seemed the best to me. I was already a long distance walker but liked the idea of more Upper Body exercise, once I got my Walking Sticks, I started in and found the promise of Upper Body workout to be true.

    I recently retired; the day before I retired I blew my knee out (climbing stairs of all things) and had to take total rest. After a week I grew tired of the inactivity and got out my Walking Sticks. It was slow at first, but I got moving and now three months later, I am back up to three to six miles a day and I give all the credit to my Chiropractor and my Keenfit Walking Sticks and I will continue to Walk my Path.

    Thank you,

    Jim AgawamMassachusetts – US

    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie, Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!... View Article

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    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!

    I’ll try to attach a couple of shots of me with my Pole overseas. The pic I gave you today was from Ephesus, Turkey.

    Thanks again,

    Blessings

    Barrie – age 60’s
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

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    Breast Cancer Recovery, Regaining Energy & Strength to Reduce Arm & Leg Pain

    Hello! My name is Linda and I want to share with you a true story.

    Over the past 1 ½ years, I have undergone three surgeries for breast cancer and six months chemotherapy. I am now working on getting my energy back.

    One month ago, a colleague tried to “pry” me off my couch. I was reluctant as I’d been dealing with, firstly, major fatigue and, secondly, lymph edema in my dominant hand and arm which causes painful swelling. To make a long story short, I finally decided that to get this “pesty” lady off my back, I would give in and go for a walk with these “Walking Poles” she was so excited about.

    Until this day I had been dragging myself out for a walk to try to increase my strength. I was on a strict regimen of hourly hand stretches and physiotherapy twice per week, however, I felt that I needed to increase the strength in my arms and legs. Enter my friend Marj and her Walking Poles! We had walked for only about two minutes – me using the Walking Poles – and I noticed that my cardio was getting worked. As well, my arms were being exercised.

    After about a five minute session, we finished and Marj left me her Walking Poles to continue to use and try out. The next morning, I found myself going on another walk with the borrowed Poles and I noticed that I was almost enjoying myself (heaven forbid!).

    By the third day, I was walking farther, faster and was actually breaking a sweat… something I had never achieved by “just walking”. I need to also share that I have a weak leg which is a result of polio I contracted at age one. While using the Walking Poles, I immediately noticed and was very surprised that the “pressure” was taken off of both of my legs.

    The fact was that I was able to walk without discomfort and faster with the Walking Poles. Marj later told me about the proof of this… being that 26% is being offset by the Walking Poles. Good news for me!

    After my noticeable successes in only three short days, I sat down and ordered myself a pair of Walking Poles from Keenfit.com.

    In conclusion, my life has changed thanks to Marj and those two little blue Walking Poles! My arms and legs are getting stronger and my waistline is starting to trim down. I no longer find excuses not to go for my daily walk. After just a few short weeks, I have more stamina and more energy. I can hardly wait to see what a few months will do!

    Linda – age 56
    British Columbia – CA

    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Total Strengthening of Upper Body

    Three years ago, I had both breasts removed because of cancer. I needed a change of activity to strengthen my... View Article

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    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Total Strengthening of Upper Body

    Three years ago, I had both breasts removed because of cancer. I needed a change of activity to strengthen my upper body and a challenge to concentrate on rebuilding my fitness.

    My son delivered Keenfit Poles to me – and thanks to your online videos and my daughter in law’s willingness to help, I was using them first in the building hallways, and then soon outside.

    Now I do a 45 min up and downhill walk almost every day… (That’s all I have time for it seems!) – with no medical complications. I feel very happy and grateful that I knew about “The Poles” so I could choose that therapy as a means of getting fit again. I was able to continue using them through reconstruction too.

    Thank-you Keenfit.

    Karen – age 70
    VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA

    Whiplash

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    Gradually Built myself up where I could do 10Km as a Daily Walk

    I was seriously injured in an mva in March. My chest was fractured; (sternum) and I also had severe whiplash... View Article

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    Gradually Built myself up where I could do 10Km as a Daily Walk

    I was seriously injured in an mva in March. My chest was fractured; (sternum) and I also had severe whiplash injuries to my neck and arms, hands.

    3 months post injury I was just beginning to walk, but it was very difficult.

    The Logan Lake WHY, had a Clinic for Keenfit and I attended the class. After purchasing the trekking sticks, I gradually built myself up to the point where I could do 10Km as a daily walk (4-5 times a week). I have no doubt the trekking sticks greatly assisted in my recovery from my sternum fracture and was instrumental in my acing a cardio stress test 7 months post injury.

    Thanks,

    Morley – age 56
    Logan LakeBritish Columbia – CA

  • Lifestyle & Living

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    All Year Round

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    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1... View Article

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    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1 hour) except in the winter time. We still walk 2 to 3 times in minus 30 degree Celsius  weather (that is around minus-86 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Many people look at us and wonder what we are doing, and they often ask us where our skiis are! We just tell them that they are Walking Poles and we really enjoy them. We never go walking without them. We even had to order new tips for our Poles (wore them right out!) What a great invention!

    Sue

    Note from Keenfit:  You can still walk outside in the cold – please make sure you bundle up to keep warm – & it doesn’t hurt to have ice grippers to put on your boots so you have more traction on ice& snow.  I, personally, would NOT go out in -30 degree weather as Sue and her sister have :O)  It all depends on where you are and how acclimatized you are.  If I still lived where they are.. I would.. but I now live in semi-arid desert weather and have acclimatized to here & would find that painful (as discovered by visiting near them not long ago in the winter).

    You can shorten up your normal walking time – or divide it.  If you are used to doing an hour… maybe do a half hour in the morning and a half hour later that day.  Any time spent Pole Walking (even 5mins) – is better than not at all.  You still benefit.

    I also have to say that a Pole Walk in fresh crisp air in the winter makes you feel pretty great!  It also gives you a great excuse to have a hot chocolate.

    You can always find an inside Rec Center track to walk in – or around an arena – or even inside a mall.  Many malls have early morning Walking Programs – as other options to consider.

    Sue St PaulAlberta – CA

    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails: What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always... View Article

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    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails:

    What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always get up early to go, but I walk in the afternoon. Our walking group is great as there is usually someone I can call within the group to join me. I mostly walk Mission Creek Greenway, and if you’ve never seen the creek in the winter, you’re really missing something.

    The ice and snow makes small waterfalls over the rocks and frozen water. I look forward to the group walks as we get to laugh, talk, and have fun on the trail. No one ever gets left on the walk, we look out for each other, no one goes home mad.

    Today it is snowing lightly and we will be walking up Scenic Canyon Trail, it is magical in the trees. I wouldn’t want to miss that by staying in the house because it’s cold or snowing. You just have to dress according to the weather.

    If you haven’t walked our parks in the winter, try it, put (tracs) on your boots if it’s icy, and you’ll see other people out there enjoying the fresh air and the wild life.

    Thanks Sheri and Barb (our fearless Walk Leader). We can also be the eyes and ears for the Regional District as to suspicious activities.

    Loretta
    Pole Walker for Life

    What gets me out to walk in the winter is because sitting in a chair all day or all afternoon is too painful! Because the days I don’t go for my 1-2 hour walk, my body lets me know. All those aches and pains are now really annoying, every joint stiffens.

    So get off your couch and join us! Besides, the winter on our park trails is beautiful. Some days I come to the point of the trail to turn around and I just don’t want to go home and lay on the couch with the cats! It brings you alive to walk all year round, gives you purpose and a sense of accomplishment!

    With our group, I know there will be someone with a sense of humor and compassion to talk to. In our 1 hour walk, you could walk and talk to at least 6 different friends. We support one another – and if you don’t show up for a couple of walks.. Expect a phone call!!

    FUN

    Loretta

    I can now garden all day, with breaks, and not collapse in the evening. I have a lot more fun with my grandchildren, thanks Wilfred, the water balloon fight was great fun. With Pole Walking, I have given myself a new beginning for my life and health.

    Keen-fit Poles are the best because they stand behind their product.

    What can the Poles do for you? Well, if you’re willing to put in the time, ask yourself what can I do for myself. It only take 1 hour a day, and we all deserve 1 hour to do something you can feel good about. So 2 years ago, I was introduced to Keenfit and the Poles. I started walking with a group 3 days a week year round. Except at minus 15-20 degrees celcius (that is around minus 68 F). I used to walk all the time but was never consistent. The great group leaders and walkers are ordinary people, (mostly women), who have realized the benefit of the Poles!

    In the last month, I have gone from 205 lbs to 167 lbs (**note from Keenfit: We do not recommend this high rate of weight loss in only one month. This is a special circumstance.  A healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-2 lbs per week.  The first 2 weeks may be much higher than this and that’s ok) , I have gotten off a medication that increased weight and damages your liver, so I have replaced the medication with walking with my Poles – 5-6 days/ week.

    About once every 6 weeks I set out from my house, with my Poles and don’t plan on being home for a couple of hours. Yes, my feet and legs get sore, my arms and hands, but I’m a long way from home with no phone. So if you have a set of Poles that are in a closet – take them out for a walk, join a group, we accept all strays!

    In one hour you could have fun with friends and get in that exercise for your whole body. I feel taller and no longer walk anywhere looking at my feet. The cheapest exercise is walking, but try adding some Poles. But remember your Poles must be walked as much as possible. See you on the trails, I’m the one with the silly bell! Like bears care.

    Walk on.

    Loretta

    Loretta KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    The Solution to many Challenges

    Since I was 3 years old, I have had a chronic kidney disease that results in high blood pressure, among... View Article

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    The Solution to many Challenges

    Since I was 3 years old, I have had a chronic kidney disease that results in high blood pressure, among all the other symptoms. When it was finally discovered that exercise would help in living with this disease, I became more active, mostly walking and jogging. Ankle problems kept me from jogging over the past 10 years.

    I started going to a gym and although I didn’t always like it, my doctor recommended it and there was some stabilization in my health. I was at a plateau for a very long time, then I was introduced to Pole Walking by a seminar in our lunch-room at work. (my employer is very strong on keeping us healthy – more production, less sick-time, happier employees)  Note from Keenfit:  Have Sheri come speak at your workplace or event!  Give us a call to learn more (or check out the ‘Meet Sheri’ tab for more info) – 1-877-533-6348

    My health has really stabilized, both my family doctor and kidney specialist are very happy with test results and my all-round health. We live in a beautiful part of the country, surrounded by mountains and I can walk along the beach, just a few minutes from my home, along with many other walking paths.

    The greatest joy is striding out with my Poles (by the way, my ankle problems have also subsided) being surrounded by such beauty, and knowing “The Secret” as well. I have such gratitude that so many blessings have come my way, along with Pole Walking (the instruction classes enabled me to meet even more wonderful people), seeing my health improved, and having muscles with definition (who would have thought?). Pole Walking is great all year-round and it’s my quiet time when I can think about how many wonderful things have come into my life.

    Veronica

    Veronica PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Beach Walking

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    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

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    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Walking Poles for beach walking in a recent trip to PEI and Nova Scotia.

    The sand tips really do work well and we spent many hours walking on some of the most beautiful beaches imaginable.

    The 3-Section poles pack very easily and we wouldn’t travel again without them.

    Thanks,

    Bob & Cheryl

    Bob & Cheryl OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Boxing

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    Ex-Boxer Speaks Out about Walking Poles

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    Ex-Boxer Speaks Out about Walking Poles

    When I was 10, my dad took me to a fight club to learn how to box. Running long distance became a part of my “ roadwork routine”.

    In the wintertime, I would often take ski poles with me on my runs to “power” up the hills. I was generally in better shape than the other kids.

    Imagine my astonishment when a few years ago I heard of “Pole Walking”. I had been doing it for years and never knew it!

    The Poles are much more suited to this activity, but the results in fitness are the same, and they are incredible!

    To be sure, I’m slower now than in my competitive days, but I’m young for my age & Pole Walking/Pole Jogging has played a large part in that!

    Frank

    Frank BrightonOntario – CA

    Cross Country Skiing

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    Just what the Doctor Ordered

    Dear Rosie: I truly think it is a great product and a great company. These Walking Poles are much more chic... View Article

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    Just what the Doctor Ordered

    Dear Rosie:

    I truly think it is a great product and a great company. These Walking Poles are much more chic than canes.
    Sincerely,
    Janet

    I am entering my 8th decade of life. My health is generally good, although I have had two knee replacement surgeries. After my dog died, I found myself getting to be more of a couch potato. My physician recommended I start walking more.

    I saw an advertisement for Keenfit Walking Poles in a catalog that arrived in the mail. I went to the Keenfit website and read more about the Walking Poles. I also noted that someone older than I was using them, so I ordered a pair.

    When they arrived, I had difficulty getting the Poles to lock. I called Keenfit Customer Service and talked with Rosie. She emailed me instructions on how to get the lock to engage, and I still could not get the Poles to lock. I made a second call to Rosie who said they would mail new lower bottoms and a water bottle.

    The next day I reread the instructions and also reread the instructions on the website and got the Poles to lock. Apparently, in my eagerness to start using the Keenfit Walking Poles, I misread the instructions. It was my error that the Poles would not lock and had nothing to do with a problem with the Keenfit Walking Poles.

    I then drove to a local park and tried the Keenfit Walking Poles. What a joy they are to use. They create a very enjoyable rhythm while walking. I found that they gave me good support. As a senior citizen, I really appreciate that. Because they are so enjoyable to use, I also found that I tended to walk much further with the Keenfit Walking Poles than I did without them. They are just what the doctor ordered.

    As I continue to use the Keenfit Walking Poles, I realize that one of the reasons I enjoy them so much is that I used to do a lot of cross country skiing, and the Keenfit Walking Poles give me some of the same enjoyment while walking. People also talk to you about the Poles while you are using them, which is fun. I truly believe purchasing the Keenfit Walking Poles will increase my stamina, help me to become fitter and help me to lose weight. I have also noticed that my tight shoulder and neck muscles are not as tight as they used to be. Deciding to purchase the Keenfit Walking Poles is the best decision I have made in a long time.

    I would also like to compliment the Keenfit Walking Poles company on their wonderful customer service. Rosie was so helpful and supportive in trying in every way to resolve the problem I was having – even though it was of my own making. They are a great company with a great product!

    Janet – age 80
    IndialanticFlorida – US

    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles. Since purchasing them, I have... View Article

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    I have done a lot more Walking because the workout is so much more complete

    I have loved cross-country skiing and now am able to “cross-country” walk with your Poles.

    Since purchasing them, I have done a lot more walking because the workout is so much more complete, … and I feel like a kid when I’m out.

    The Poles go in the vehicle with me so that if there is an unexpected spare moment, I can get out and “play”. I feel better overall, thanks to your Poles.

    Karen

    Karen – age 57
    OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Cross Training

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    Dog Walking with Poles

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    Loving Pole Walking with Dogs!

    Hi Cindy, It’s Trish from Salt Spring Island. I use my Poles every day when walking the dogs for approximately... View Article

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    Loving Pole Walking with Dogs!

    Hi Cindy, It’s Trish from Salt Spring Island.

    I use my Poles every day when walking the dogs for approximately 1 hour and love them!

    I walked in the rail trails in the summer with the dogs and a young boy on a bike and walked 7 miles with my Poles and loved it. Will be going again!

    I have worn out the every day feet and when I come over to White Rock before Xmas I will contact you for new feet. I love the ones I’m using at the present in the snow they are a great help.

    Kind Regards, Trish

    Trish Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking with Dog on Retractable Leash

    These pictures are an example of how you can Pole Walk and Dog Walk simultaneously using a retractable leash. Willa... View Article

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    Pole Walking with Dog on Retractable Leash

    These pictures are an example of how you can Pole Walk and Dog Walk simultaneously using a retractable leash.

    Willa is Pole Walking her dog Rex – having him go out the front as that seems to be his preference.  You may also use the side of your Pole gently to guide your dog along to keep him/her on track.  Some dogs may prefer being at the back – especially if you are faster than they are.

    Experimenting with your dog with what will work best for you will be key.  You can also simply have a regular leash loop around the handle of your Pole (above your palm strap) – keeping it in place with your hand.  Should the dog need to take off to chase something irresitably tempting.. just tilt the Pole forward and release the loop so the dog will not take you along for the ride.

    Depending on the temperament of your dog – if skittish and scared – start out gradually for a short time… increasing the amount of time with each try – slowly introducing the activity to your dog.  It is your call as to whether to give the dog a treat after each session. :o)

    If you have an uncontrollable dog – not all hope is lost – bring a friend with you to walk the dog while you Pole Walk – then switch half way so they can Pole Walk too!

    Willa Kansas – US


    Sheri’s Impact as a Motivational Speaker helps Dog get more Exercise

    Hi Sheri! First, I want to thank you for an inspiring presentation – what you said had quite the impact... View Article

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    Sheri’s Impact as a Motivational Speaker helps Dog get more Exercise

    Hi Sheri!

    First, I want to thank you for an inspiring presentation – what you said had
    quite the impact for me….. Not only that, but it’s a joy to be in the
    audience and listen to someone who is so passionate about what they’re doing
    – an absolute pleasure – so thank you for that.

    I would like to get Poles for both myself and my Mum.

    We’d also like to get involved in a Clinic so we can learn proper
    technique……. We walk all the time – I have a Great Dane who gets a
    little irritated with me if I don’t give her “her” walk….. My dog’s in
    great shape 🙂 but my results for myself have not been what I had hoped
    with all the walking I do – so I’m hoping to improve those results with the
    (proper) use of the Poles.

    Thank you again – I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,
    Terina


    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know how the Poles have changed my life. I am a female, 55,... View Article

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    Karin Improves her Health & her Dog’s Remarkably

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know how the Poles have changed my life.

    I am a female, 55, have osteoarthritis, an old untreated groin tear (all rather painful), chronic tailbone pain, knee pain etc. Still I have tried to be active, go for short walks with my dog and a cane, and I am waiting now for total hip replacement.

    About 3 yrs. ago I had seen the Poles, but couldn’t afford it. So I tried old ski poles and enjoyed it occasionally.

    I have been on anti-inflammatories, tylenol 3, antidepressants, chiropractor etc. In short:
    my life has been a mess, a very stressful separation, no energy and pain.

    About 1 month ago I purchased your Poles, but couldn’t figure out what to do with my dog and his leash.

    So …………… I loop his retractable leash through the handles, wear my new walking shoes with orthodics, and off I go.

    I am fortunate enough to live very close to a lake and hiking trail, and for the last
    4 weeks I have built up my walks to 2 x daily, approx. 1 km each. I am finally able to have a rather decent stride in my right hip, walk upright again, and feel fantastic (and so does my old dog).

    I haven’t had any pills whatsoever in the last 2 weeks, and sleep between 7 and
    8 hours. The Poles are in my car, I use them instead of my cane if I have to go to the mall etc.

    They have been a GODSEND.

    Thank you!
    Sincerely, Karin

    Karin – age 55
    Louisiana – US

    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos. Yesterday I tried out my new... View Article

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    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos.

    Yesterday I tried out my new purple Walking Poles and felt the difference. It felt like a real workout.

    A little challenging when I had to put my dog Bingo on the retractable leash, but we managed. He usually walks me, you know.
    So many smells and he is such a curious Shiatsu.

    My friend in Napanee Ontario would be interested so I will send her the newsletter. I look forward to more newsletters and getting into shape like you.. See you again.

    Irene

    Irene AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA

    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

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    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

    Rose and Sheri:

    I am emailing you to share a story. I know my last contact was not
    a positive towards Poles, but life took a turn for me to re-evaluate using those Poles again. Here is what happened to help me see those Poles are in my hands for a reason.

    Here is my story a combination of healing to my buttocks and legs and being shown recently on how to CORRECTLY USE THE POLES HAS GIVEN A ME an approach and understanding why to use my Poles. I am using them properly now. I made a decision that both I and my dog need exercise.

    Now back to my Poles, I’m using them correctly for the first time, as a result of doing that I was exhausted and went to bed early I had no energy. I have never been exhausted using them before. **Note from Keenfit: Yes – please take it easy, listen to your body & stop when it says enough – & gradually work your way up in time. Some can do 5 mins to start out – others 1 hour. It depends on your fitness level.

    While I was using them in the park I had a stranger come up to me with a Dog and wanted to know if she could use them when she was dog walking, I told her YES.
    I told her yes you can lose weight, and have a better tone and structure of posture using them. She was very surprised, I will be selling her my 2nd pair of Poles I have at home.

    I recently started clearing and opening my root and heart chakras for internal healing in my root area by laying down on my yoga equipment for stretching my legs and hips and arms wide open for 15 – 30 mins before bed. My right buttocks normally had a small bone with no muscle development around it. Since opening my chakras I have a better gait and structure even the left foot points forward instead of side ways. It looks like it a smoother gait from the hips downward, I even bend down, stretch and have a better steadier balance with chakras being cleared.

    Of course with all this restructuring of my lower limbs brings joy and desire to use my Poles even stronger, because I see how it can give me some things that God never did till now. I was born with mild Spina Bifida, so being 59 years old and receiving this gift from the Universe has opened up a whole new world for me.

    I have a new release in life to seeing how these POLES can assist my structure of hips, legs and upper body to get built up so I can join the Special Skiing Assisted program here at Mt. Washington in November. I am using and developing muscles that I have never had before.

    Being able to be mobile in a whole new way also encourages me to eat well to have a better weight, no REFINED FOOD. I look forward to having a new weight because of new muscle development.

    When I receive those Pay it Forward cards in the mail I will take them with me to help those who also want a better physical and mental lifestyle. I will even take them to the Heart & Stroke club meeting to do a small demo maybe now that I have a better relationship with MY POLES.

    I am so happy to be back using my Poles correctly, thanks Rose and Sheri.

    I was using them forward not backwards.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Rhonda
    Courtenay BC

    Rhonda – age 59
    CourtenayBritish Columbia – CA

    Walking Poles for Pain Management!

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper. You asked for my “story”. I think it was 4 years ago I got... View Article

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    Walking Poles for Pain Management!

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper.

    You asked for my “story”.

    I think it was 4 years ago I got the Poles from you at the Wellness show. Since that time I have walked approximately 5 kilometers ( often more) almost every day of the year, including rain, wind and snow. Usually I walk on trails in the Headwater and Seymour area but I put on the feet and do some streets as well. I had a dog and found it very easy to walk the dog on leash and hold the Poles.

    A little over 2 years ago my back developed a very large problem from L 2 to S1 and I couldn’t move. I absolutely believe it was the use of the Poles that enabled me to start walking and avoid surgery. Every morning now my back is stiff and sore, along with a lot of osteoarthritis pain in the hips and back. My Poles and I do the 5 k’s and I’m good to go for the day.

    Hope that is what you wanted. You are welcome to edit it as you wish or totally ignore the whole thing. Oh ya, in case you are wondering I am 77.

    Must tell you, I loaned my new ( old) Poles to a good friend of mine yesterday. She normally walks bent over a bit and an awkward gait. She is also complaining of being really stiff all over. It certainly took her a while to get the hang of foot and Poles working together but by the end of the 3 K’s she was walking up straight, no gait and feeling fine and she could feel it. We are going out again this afternoon. She is slow to adapt to new ways but please tell me when you are in town again so I can plant the seed of her getting her own Poles.

    Peg – age 77
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Downhill Racing & Skiing

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    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

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    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

    My childhood was full of heart and soul and not a moment went by when I was not living.

    Downhill racing and skiing made the difference in my life and brought me to a state of being free.

    Today as a municipal leader, I lost my balance in my wellness life, then was introduced to Walking poles.

    My husband and I have become aquainted in conversation and are maintaining our health and wellness together.

    Outcome for me is my spirit is alive in skiing and on dryland a survival memory of strength and joy reborn.

    Our field of intention can manifest anything, I am skiing again!!!

    Judy

    Judy – age 51
    OldsAlberta – CA

    Dragon Boating Pole Walkers

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    Dragon Boaters Keep Fit in Off-Season with Poles

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    Dragon Boaters Keep Fit in Off-Season with Poles

    We are a team of Dragon Boaters (22 In Sync) and we wanted something to keep us fit on the off season.

    Our KeenFit instructor, Jana in Penticton, BC, was very informative and gave us ample time to learn about the proper way of using the Poles.

    It’s great fun and most of all it has been very beneficial to me as I have back problems.

    Using the Poles has taught me ways to avoid injury and strengthen core muscles.

    22 Dragon Boaters PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

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    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

    Hi Rosie,

    After reading the newsletter, I thought I would send you this picture. My husband and I are only 99 days away from leaving for Nepal and we are walking daily to keep in shape. We use our Poles every day for either a walk around town, or a walk in the coulees. We try and head to the mountains on a regular basis for some snowshoeing and yes, we take our Poles. This past weekend we did 7.5 km snowshoeing in Waterton National Park with our Poles. I have a pair in the car and a pair by the door ready for our daily walk. Thanks, Carolyn

    From another Carolyn email:
    I have personally been walking a minimum of 15 km a week for the last three months and I have lost weight. Yeah. My own testimonial as to the health benefits.

    Carolyn is also a Keenfit Instructor – and these are a couple of Testimonies she has up on her website:
    Testimonials……
    I love my Poles. I have noticed that my knees are doing much better and I haven’t had to go for my back adjustment for 5 weeks. I was going weekly. Even my neck is doing much better. I don’t like walking without them. Holly from Taber

    I JUST LOVE MY WALKING POLES. I am a dragon boater and also a breast cancer survivor. Walking with the Poles is helping me to obtain a Healthy & Active Lifestyle. While walking with the Poles I am working my arms, legs, core muscles and, therefore, achieving a total body workout all in my walk. Pat from Lethbridge

    Carolyn – age 63
    CoaldaleAlberta – CA

    Everyone (nearly) Can & Should Pole Walk

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    Sheri’s Presentations are Well Received

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    Sheri’s Presentations are Well Received

    Hi Sheri and Jana

    I want to THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH for the wonderful presentation and demonstration on Pole Walking that you did for our organization, the British Columbia Government Retired Employees Association (BCGREA).

    It was absolutely wonderful, full of enthusiasm, very humorous at times, and overall very well received by all of our members attending (34 members I believe that day). I know for a fact that I was impressed with the presentation from both of you, and you do a great job of getting people interested in the program as was well documented at the end of your program by the number of members that purchased Poles for their own exercise programs.

    I am seeing more and more people out there walking with Poles, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors to get EVERYONE directed towards a healthier life style, and I am not just talking about Seniors.

    Thanks again for your good efforts.

    Yours truly

    W.W. (Bill)
    Chairman

    Bill PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Fun

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    I feel COOL! LOL

    I will definitely check it out!! Thanks for sharing! Very cool!!!!!!! I totally believe it! 🙂 The great thing is,... View Article

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    I feel COOL! LOL

    I will definitely check it out!! Thanks for sharing! Very cool!!!!!!! I totally believe it! 🙂 The great thing is, no matter your size, it’s DO-ABLE! And it’s fun! I wondered if I was going to feel silly with the Poles and it was completely the opposite. I feel COOL! LOL

    It’s raining here (again) and it’s supposed to start snowing in a couple of hours……and all I can think about is getting back out there with my Poles! Woo Hoo!

    I’m in LOVE with my Walking Poles! THANK YOU!

    Kimberlie – age 50
    MariposaCalifornia – US

    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

    Hi, we (my wife and I) have just started walking about four weeks ago, and we seemed to be hooked... View Article

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    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

    Hi, we (my wife and I) have just started walking about four weeks ago, and we seemed to be hooked on it.

    We go out about three times a week for about an hour (that is about 4 KM).

    It is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, and we have a good chat on the way.

    Mike S

    Mike KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Geek Factor

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    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

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    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

    Hi Sheri,

    I have been meaning to email you for quite some time! I bought my Poles in March and have been walking 5-6 days a week since then. What a positive change this routine has brought about in my life! I’ll keep this short but I don’t want you to think I couldn’t go on and on about the benefits I have (and am) reaping with this new lifestyle.

    I found 4 walking buddies and each one has a standing appointment with me on our day to walk. The other days I walk alone and have actually come to enjoy the solitude and peace that comes with the walk.

    I have taken much ribbing from family and friends regarding the use of Poles and I have to remember that they don’t know what I do and carry on. (Good response to negative peer pressure!)

    I learned about the Okanagan Marathon in mid-August and thought it would be cool to try the 10K course. After talking to my walking buddies, one decided she would join me. After a couple of weeks of getting our heads around the idea of actually going in the race, we decided the 10K course was too short and changed our distance to the half marathon. We had a blast during the race…of course our goal was simply to finish. We did just fine and knew we were definitely hooked when we found out our race time/km. We managed a bit over 9 minutes/km and we both vowed to shave some time off next year! So you can count me in as sold on the benefits of Pole Walking.

    My last comment is over something that happened today. Over the last nine months my 14 year old daughter has been watching and teasing me (good naturedly) about my Pole Walking. Today I was blown away when I suggested we go for a walk together and she suggested SHE use Poles!! She caught on quickly and said she would do it again! Will miracles never cease? I guess my months of walking and her seeing it spoke to her.

    So I wanted to share some of this stuff with you. Pole walking is definitely in my life to stay!

    Pam

    Yes, I would be okay with you using my comments on your website.

    By the way, I am still enjoying Walking with Poles and have still maintained with my group of walking buddies to keep active.

    Pam

    Pam WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA

    I feel COOL! LOL

    I will definitely check it out!! Thanks for sharing! Very cool!!!!!!! I totally believe it! 🙂 The great thing is,... View Article

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    I feel COOL! LOL

    I will definitely check it out!! Thanks for sharing! Very cool!!!!!!! I totally believe it! 🙂 The great thing is, no matter your size, it’s DO-ABLE! And it’s fun! I wondered if I was going to feel silly with the Poles and it was completely the opposite. I feel COOL! LOL

    It’s raining here (again) and it’s supposed to start snowing in a couple of hours……and all I can think about is getting back out there with my Poles! Woo Hoo!

    I’m in LOVE with my Walking Poles! THANK YOU!

    Kimberlie – age 50
    MariposaCalifornia – US

    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1... View Article

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    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1 hour) except in the winter time. We still walk 2 to 3 times in minus 30 degree Celsius  weather (that is around minus-86 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Many people look at us and wonder what we are doing, and they often ask us where our skiis are! We just tell them that they are Walking Poles and we really enjoy them. We never go walking without them. We even had to order new tips for our Poles (wore them right out!) What a great invention!

    Sue

    Note from Keenfit:  You can still walk outside in the cold – please make sure you bundle up to keep warm – & it doesn’t hurt to have ice grippers to put on your boots so you have more traction on ice& snow.  I, personally, would NOT go out in -30 degree weather as Sue and her sister have :O)  It all depends on where you are and how acclimatized you are.  If I still lived where they are.. I would.. but I now live in semi-arid desert weather and have acclimatized to here & would find that painful (as discovered by visiting near them not long ago in the winter).

    You can shorten up your normal walking time – or divide it.  If you are used to doing an hour… maybe do a half hour in the morning and a half hour later that day.  Any time spent Pole Walking (even 5mins) – is better than not at all.  You still benefit.

    I also have to say that a Pole Walk in fresh crisp air in the winter makes you feel pretty great!  It also gives you a great excuse to have a hot chocolate.

    You can always find an inside Rec Center track to walk in – or around an arena – or even inside a mall.  Many malls have early morning Walking Programs – as other options to consider.

    Sue St PaulAlberta – CA

    Beginning Learning Curves

    Thanks again for the info, Rosie. I’ve used the Poles twice on my walks and after another Walking Pole user... View Article

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    Beginning Learning Curves

    Thanks again for the info, Rosie.

    I’ve used the Poles twice on my walks and after another Walking Pole user helped me get the feet on my Poles facing the right way, it got much easier.

    Still get a few funny remarks – like “where are the baskets on your ski poles?” But as you say, there are lots of other Pole Walkers, so feel I’m in good company.

    One great benefit – the weight is coming off! Lovely!

    Hope to meet you at the Clinic one day soon, I’m off on holidays for a couple weeks now.

    Thanks again for helping me understand the world of “Pole Walking”. Think it will be well worth the effort.

    Marion

    Marion KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try... View Article

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    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try them out, they were on my wish list for Christmas. I was lucky as my boyfriend at the time bought them for me that Christmas.

    When I first started walking with them I couldn’t stop laughing at myself, I had a difficult time get my arms and legs co-ordinated and OMG I horrified as I was out in public and everyone could see me! In no time at all though I had it mastered.

    I certainly could tell the difference walking with the Poles and could feel I was working the upper body. We walked the same distance we usually did and felt the difference. I knew I had burned more calories and was enhancing my cardio workout.

    The additional bonus was whenever I went walking with a friend and they would try my Poles I got to watch them get try to get their steps coordinated. There was times we had to stop we were laughing so hard! We had so much fun together, laughing and I enjoyed teaching them how to Pole Walk!

    Lorrie

    Lorrie – age 44
    PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to... View Article

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    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to go trail – walking in Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park in southern BC. It was glorious. Everyone was with Poles and I even managed to go hiking up to the 8000′ level using my Walking Poles. This was steep terrain! I felt as though I had accomplished a lot even with my new diagnosis of MS.

    Fran – age 60
    OsoyoosBritish Columbia – CA

    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends! My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not... View Article

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    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends!

    My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not really care! I love them they make me walk harder and push myself much more so than just walking.

    Here in Kaleden ( just outside Penticton) it is very hilly and using the Poles really gets the heart going good. I have noticed my strength and endurance improve more quickly than when i just walked.

    Your e-newsletter is awesome and Merry Christmas thank you Merry Christmas.

    Maria

    Maria KaledenBritish Columbia – CA

    Golfing Pole Walkers

    Golfing is loved & enjoyed by many - being in shape & healthy can only enhance how much you enjoy the game. Being fit, strong & flexible can change how well you do at it! See how these Golfers have used Pole Walking to help them get fit & healthy and, also, really improve their game!

    I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week in spring, & by May 1st I had lost 7 pounds!

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    I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week in spring, & by May 1st I had lost 7 pounds!

    Dear Keenfit,

    I purchased Poles in the Spring  for the purpose of strengthening my arms (which lack muscle from a previous medical condition) and to help me walk straighter. I seem to have gotten into the habit of slouching over the years. Because I golf, I used the Poles sporadically last summer, & then in the fall I did less walking because I had Plantar Fasciitis.

    By early Feb., I was able to resume my walking. Normally I walk 8KM, 5 days a week. However, I had read that with the Poles, one did not have to walk as far, to gain the same benefits. I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week, and by May 1st, -to my surprise -I had lost 7 pounds!

    Although I could lose a few pounds, I had not set out to do that. I have not changed my eating habits. In other words, I have not been dieting but was thrilled to have taken off a few pounds while still being able to enjoy all my favorite foods! I notice that I am able to walk faster with my Poles, and also enjoy the support they give me when I am walking up steep grades.

    I am looking forward to hiking in the mountains this summer.

    Happy walking everyone!

    Dilene – age 55
    LethbridgeAlberta – CA

    Healthy Role Model

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how adding Walking Poles to a simple Walk has helped these people enjoy & enhance the active lifestyles they like to live...

    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

    Hi Sheri, I have been meaning to email you for quite some time! I bought my Poles in March and... View Article

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    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

    Hi Sheri,

    I have been meaning to email you for quite some time! I bought my Poles in March and have been walking 5-6 days a week since then. What a positive change this routine has brought about in my life! I’ll keep this short but I don’t want you to think I couldn’t go on and on about the benefits I have (and am) reaping with this new lifestyle.

    I found 4 walking buddies and each one has a standing appointment with me on our day to walk. The other days I walk alone and have actually come to enjoy the solitude and peace that comes with the walk.

    I have taken much ribbing from family and friends regarding the use of Poles and I have to remember that they don’t know what I do and carry on. (Good response to negative peer pressure!)

    I learned about the Okanagan Marathon in mid-August and thought it would be cool to try the 10K course. After talking to my walking buddies, one decided she would join me. After a couple of weeks of getting our heads around the idea of actually going in the race, we decided the 10K course was too short and changed our distance to the half marathon. We had a blast during the race…of course our goal was simply to finish. We did just fine and knew we were definitely hooked when we found out our race time/km. We managed a bit over 9 minutes/km and we both vowed to shave some time off next year! So you can count me in as sold on the benefits of Pole Walking.

    My last comment is over something that happened today. Over the last nine months my 14 year old daughter has been watching and teasing me (good naturedly) about my Pole Walking. Today I was blown away when I suggested we go for a walk together and she suggested SHE use Poles!! She caught on quickly and said she would do it again! Will miracles never cease? I guess my months of walking and her seeing it spoke to her.

    So I wanted to share some of this stuff with you. Pole walking is definitely in my life to stay!

    Pam

    Yes, I would be okay with you using my comments on your website.

    By the way, I am still enjoying Walking with Poles and have still maintained with my group of walking buddies to keep active.

    Pam

    Pam WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA

    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I... View Article

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    Nancy Steps up her Game!

    I started walking to lose weight when I was in my early thirties and along with diet was successful. I am now sixty so I have been walking for thirty years. Over this time period I have had some medical issues and my weight came back. Needless to say it has been a struggle to get the weight off again.

    I seriously started Pole Walking a year ago and the first time out thought to myself this is really different than just walking.

    I now walk five to six times a week, have increased my heart rate and endurance to where my two thirty something daughters have a hard time keeping up with me. I have lost weight and people are always in disbelief when they find out I’m sixty years old.

    I don’t have a before or after picture as I don’t own a camera, we just bought a computer a couple of years ago. I don’t have a cell phone either, who needs them, when you’re out Pole Walking.. you’re meeting new people all the time. Keep walking and smile life is good.

    Nancy

    Nancy – age 60
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Hiking With Walking Poles

    Whether you like your Hikes to be as simple & easy as walking along a level forest trail or as difficult & challenging as climbing a mountain in Nepal - taking our Keenfit Walking Poles along can truly enhance either experience. See how these Pole Walkers have taken Hiking to the next level by using their Walking Poles!

    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

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    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

    Good afternoon Rosie and Sheri,

    It was nice to meet you Rosie for the first time and to see you again Sheri for the second time. You both seem like old friends now.

    I certainly appreciate you refurbishing my Poles so that I can get more miles out of them. They have taken me many places: from Revelstoke National Park to Cathedral Lakes to Enderby Cliffs, Blue Nose Mountain, Pin Cushion, Cougar Canyon, RimRocks, High Rim Trail, Little White, Twin Lakes, Vista Pass..and I am not done yet.

    I love the outdoors and off -road walking and my poles are especially helpful on slopes, as you can see. Thank you again and I will make a point of giving out those handy Pay-it-Forward cards.

    Cheers

    Elisabeth – age Late 40’s
    WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA


    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff: Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank... View Article

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    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff:

    Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank so many on the market. I have sold their merits to my two best hiking buddies and if I needed a second job, I assure you I could go door to door selling them.

    Every time we leave our cabins in the Crazy Mts. we have our Poles in hand. Can’t tell you how many times they have saved our knees and ankles from a sprain.
    Crossing streams while negotiating a log is a snap–nothing like two Poles for balance!

    Lastly, your company is awesome when requesting additional parts–quick response and the price is right. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Thanks for being the great company that you are and I will continue to sing your praise.

    Picture Left to Right
    Leah Candy Joy

    Candy BillingsMontana – US

    Poles are Hiking Helpers in so many Ways!

    When I bought my Keenfit Walking Poles 18 months ago, I bought them to get a better upper body workout... View Article

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    Poles are Hiking Helpers in so many Ways!

    When I bought my Keenfit Walking Poles 18 months ago, I bought them to get a better upper body workout from my walks. Little did I know they would be my saving grace on a 6 day hike in the mountains this summer.

    The hike in to the lodge from trail head was only 5k, but it was a 2500 foot gain. My Poles provided extra balance and leverage in the boggy forest terrain.

    They provided support on our lengthy day hikes and on the way out they made for great stability on the steep trek down, and through the rushing creeks after the heavy rainfall.

    I must have said out loud a hundred times, “I Love my Keenfit Poles!!!”

    Arleigh – age 58
    ColdstreamBritish Columbia – CA

    Hills with Walking Poles

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    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Dear Keenfit, After having kids, they are now 8 and 10, there was that last 10-15 pounds left on that... View Article

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    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Dear Keenfit,

    After having kids, they are now 8 and 10, there was that last 10-15 pounds left on that I never could seem to shed.

    My husband suggested that we go to one of the many Keenfit Pole introduction classes that were being run in different locations around the city. We tried it out. He was a natural, & I took longer to get the hang of it.

    As we both thought this is something we could do and fit into our schedule after trying it out, we each bought a pair. My big motivation came when I found out that there was a high school reunion in the summer.

    I started to used my poles 3-4 times a week. As we live on Dilworth I enjoyed the grueling walk up to the water tower right at the top of the mountain. It takes me 1 hour return to do the loop. To keep me going I listen to audio books on my MP3. I can even get some of my book club books “read” this way. Doing this, combined with cutting out sweets from my diet, I lost 15 pounds the spring before the reunion.

    It was a great feeling to buy new clothes in a smaller size! I was rewarded with many compliments.

    The best were people who thought I lifted weights as my arms looked so good from Pole Walking!

    Kyla – age 38
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA


    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to... View Article

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    Feeling Self-Conscious & Walking on steep terrain even with new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

    Hi, I just started Pole Walking and was feeling a little self-conscious about it. However, friends and I decided to go trail – walking in Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park in southern BC. It was glorious. Everyone was with Poles and I even managed to go hiking up to the 8000′ level using my Walking Poles. This was steep terrain! I felt as though I had accomplished a lot even with my new diagnosis of MS.

    Fran – age 60
    OsoyoosBritish Columbia – CA

    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends! My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not... View Article

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    Hills, Strength & Endurance Increase!

    Hello, Pole Walking friends!

    My kids say I look strange when I walk with my Poles. Well I do not really care! I love them they make me walk harder and push myself much more so than just walking.

    Here in Kaleden ( just outside Penticton) it is very hilly and using the Poles really gets the heart going good. I have noticed my strength and endurance improve more quickly than when i just walked.

    Your e-newsletter is awesome and Merry Christmas thank you Merry Christmas.

    Maria

    Maria KaledenBritish Columbia – CA

    Improved Posture & more Zest for Life!

    I reluctantly took a Pole Walking seminar at my husband’s proding about 2.5 months ago. I am extremely overweight &... View Article

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    Improved Posture & more Zest for Life!

    I reluctantly took a Pole Walking seminar at my husband’s proding about 2.5 months ago. I am extremely overweight & knew I needed to change my lifestyle.

    Earlier this year, I had started a popular weight loss program that promotes healthy eating & exercise so was also interested in new exercises. At the orientation they told us of the benefits of Pole Walking: weight loss, muscle toning, improved posture, less weight on the joints, increased ease in going up hills, etc.

    So often, when new things are promoted, they promise things that do not happen, so I thought I will see, perhaps they will happen over a long period of time. During those practice sessions, I was the person at the end of the pack going the slowest.

    However, my husband & I bought the Poles, started using them every morning & almost immediately, I noticed improved posture & after several times got my arms & legs coordinated & walking became easier & we walked faster. We were able to combine Pole Walking with another passion of ours – birding.

    Within a couple weeks I was doing small hills that I would have never believed I could do. Within the 2.5 months that I have been Pole Walking 6 days/wk, I have changed my lifestyle so that I can continue with my new passion of Pole Walking.

    Even though I was always an evening person, I now go to bed early so that I can get up early to walk before the heat of the day.

    TIPS THAT HELPED ME
    1. Start off gradually – do not expect yourself to be an expert overnight
    2. Find a friend to Pole Walk with – the days you just do not feel like dragging yourself out of bed – that may be the encouragement you need.
    3. Get more sleep if you need it so that you do not become exhausted and quit.

    REGRETS I HAVE
    1. That I did not do my measurements about the time I started Pole Walking – in the first month or so my measurements really changed, especially my upper abdominal area!

    BENEFITS OF POLE WALKING
    1. More Energy
    2. More zest for life WARNING You may get addicted to the adrenaline high like me & love the sport!

    Katherine – age 48
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

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    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

    I have been on 4 amazing hikes of late – up steep terrain, above cliffs on Knox (with gorgeous views!!) I was impressed with the stability going down hill with Poles on these steep trails.

    I find it very easy to change ‘tips’ for the terrain change. Have also done that big hill ‘Hartland road’ straight up – was really nice on the knees.

    With Poles is efficient, fun – have explored through the greenway as well. Today was perfect, was on the water 6:30 to 8:30 (so calm water) and Pole Walking through the east Kelowna orchards after that.

    Lorna KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Marathon Running or Walking

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    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

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    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

    Hi,

    Thought you would enjoy this picture of Ben crossing the finish line with your Keenfit Walking Poles.

    He said “I couldn’t have done the race without them!”

    Could be a whole new market for ultra-marathoners. . .

    Thank You, Sheri.

    Beth for Ben

    Ben – age 40’s
    British Columbia – CA

    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

    Hi Sheri, I have been meaning to email you for quite some time! I bought my Poles in March and... View Article

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    14yr old Daughter used to give Mom a ribbing until she tried Poles :)

    Hi Sheri,

    I have been meaning to email you for quite some time! I bought my Poles in March and have been walking 5-6 days a week since then. What a positive change this routine has brought about in my life! I’ll keep this short but I don’t want you to think I couldn’t go on and on about the benefits I have (and am) reaping with this new lifestyle.

    I found 4 walking buddies and each one has a standing appointment with me on our day to walk. The other days I walk alone and have actually come to enjoy the solitude and peace that comes with the walk.

    I have taken much ribbing from family and friends regarding the use of Poles and I have to remember that they don’t know what I do and carry on. (Good response to negative peer pressure!)

    I learned about the Okanagan Marathon in mid-August and thought it would be cool to try the 10K course. After talking to my walking buddies, one decided she would join me. After a couple of weeks of getting our heads around the idea of actually going in the race, we decided the 10K course was too short and changed our distance to the half marathon. We had a blast during the race…of course our goal was simply to finish. We did just fine and knew we were definitely hooked when we found out our race time/km. We managed a bit over 9 minutes/km and we both vowed to shave some time off next year! So you can count me in as sold on the benefits of Pole Walking.

    My last comment is over something that happened today. Over the last nine months my 14 year old daughter has been watching and teasing me (good naturedly) about my Pole Walking. Today I was blown away when I suggested we go for a walk together and she suggested SHE use Poles!! She caught on quickly and said she would do it again! Will miracles never cease? I guess my months of walking and her seeing it spoke to her.

    So I wanted to share some of this stuff with you. Pole walking is definitely in my life to stay!

    Pam

    Yes, I would be okay with you using my comments on your website.

    By the way, I am still enjoying Walking with Poles and have still maintained with my group of walking buddies to keep active.

    Pam

    Pam WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA

    Marathon Walker noticing WAY more Definition in her Arms!

    Hi Sheri, I am a marathon walker, so I have buns and legs of steel. I wanted to get my... View Article

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    Marathon Walker noticing WAY more Definition in her Arms!

    Hi Sheri,

    I am a marathon walker, so I have buns and legs of steel. I wanted to get my upper body into better shape – so I decided that I needed to go to the gym. I signed up for the gym and a personal trainer. I told my trainer I wanted arms like Halle Berry.

    I worked really hard for almost 2 years and I got some results. Then, I met Sheri and told her my story, she said feel my arms. WOW! So, I decided to take my love of walking to the next level and signed on as an Instructor.

    I have noticed WAY more definition in my arms, in a little over a month, than all my gym sessions. Now I am the one saying feel my arms. I can’t wait till summer is here and I can wear arm revealing clothing.

    Namaste,

    Kristine – age 49
    VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA


    Curves of Golden uses Poles to train for 10K’s

    Curves of Golden partners with Keenfit Poles: January of last year, one of our Curves members was going to turn... View Article

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    Curves of Golden uses Poles to train for 10K’s

    Curves of Golden partners with Keenfit Poles:

    January of last year, one of our Curves members was going to turn 80 the day before a huge race, the “10K Bolder Boulder” in Boulder, CO., and she inspired our Curves to consider doing this race with her as a group.

    We had just started the Keenfit Pole Walking Clinics at our Curves Club for our preferred alternate day activity to keep moving every day, so we decided to use this avenue to train and get a total body workout at the same time.

    We started walking in a mall the first 4 months and then moved outside. Long story short we took 38 people to the race with us. We weren’t able to use our Poles in the race, but the training equipped every person with the stride and stamina to finish the race.

    All the Pole Walking and the inspiration of training for a race and then completing it evolved into 5 one hour Walking Clubs that meet weekly to walk together and a buzz on the Curves circuit that inspired many more to get involved in this sport.

    We do a Keenfit Pole Walking Clinic monthly and have had 72 people attend the classes. After attending the clinic, 98 percent of those attending the class have bought the Keenfit Poles. We have sold 80 pairs of Keenfit Poles so far and are pretty much addicted to walking. Attached are some pictures of our Clubs.

    Jackie L.
    Owner
    Curves of Golden

    Jackie L. GoldenColorado – US


    Did 10K Marathon using Poles with Diabetes & Knee Surgery

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    Did 10K Marathon using Poles with Diabetes & Knee Surgery

    I recently found out that I am a Type 2 diabetic. I had put on a lot of weight and had not exercised properly for many years. My doctor told me that the main way to control my condition was through exercise and then diet.

    The other part of this story is that my friend had knee surgery in the Fall and needed to exercise as well. She heard of a Nordic Pole Walking group that was going to start training for the Vancouver Sun Run in January.

    So, the two of us joined the group and we trained three times a week for four months. We went to the Vancouver Sun Run in April and walked the 10K in 1 hour and 47 min. (This was also the first year that the Sun Run let in Pole Walkers, so we were pioneers.)

    We are both in really good physical shape now, and we owe it to Sport Med BC for getting us involved in a wonderful program. We are both continuing to walk 3 times a week and are looking forward to participating in the Vancouver Sun Run next year as Nordic Walker Leaders. So, how’s that for a good story!!

    Rhonda – age 55
    KamloopsBritish Columbia – CA

    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for... View Article

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    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for alleviating back pain.   I’m using them daily – I will keep you posted.

    Cheers, Sharron

    Sharron KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Weight Loss, Tennis Elbow is better, & Walked first half Marathon ever.. with Poles!

    Testimonial Letter 1 Dear Sheri, In October, I purchased a pair of Keenfit Walking Poles.  At the time, I was... View Article

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    Weight Loss, Tennis Elbow is better, & Walked first half Marathon ever.. with Poles!

    Testimonial Letter 1

    Dear Sheri,

    In October, I purchased a pair of Keenfit Walking Poles.  At the time, I was (and had been for over 2years) suffering from tennis elbow. Not only was I in pain all the time going to physiotherapy & having cortisone shots – but I couldn’t even do up my bra!

    I wasn’t too sure (with my elbow) that I could actually use Walking Poles, but from the moment I first tried them I just loved how exhilarating they made me feel – so I persisted and well I’m so happy to say that since using my Poles, my tennis elbow no longer bothers me.

    I also have dropped 2 sizes, which of course is just awesome. My Poles are the best!! They are the best money I have ever spent on myself – I’m definitely a true Keener!!

    Thanks so much.

    Testimonial Letter 2

    Hi Sheri,

    Here’s an add-on to my testimonial. Almost a year to the date that I started walking with Keenfit Walking Poles – I completed my first half marathon.

    This was such a huge accomplishment for me, and I know without my Poles and the energy I have obtained from them … this is something that would not have happened for me.

    I can’t wait to walk my next marathon this spring and many more to come!

    Bev – age 45
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA


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    An Amusing Instructor’s Tale with Exerscuseful Seniors

    I was asked to do a Walking Club starting in September at our Seniors Center. We had a Keenfit Certified... View Article

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    An Amusing Instructor’s Tale with Exerscuseful Seniors

    I was asked to do a Walking Club starting in September at our Seniors Center. We had a Keenfit Certified Instructor come out in June and sell 20 sets of Poles. I also decided to become a Keenfit Certified Instructor after I bought Poles from this gentlemen named Ken.

    I have lost 5lbs a month and am down 30lbs since using my Poles. I walk my 2 dogs and 2 cats down to the boat launch ever morning and night. One day I decided to count my steps and it worked out to 830 steps each way with a break and a sit down and a bit of yoga on the beach looking at the fishermen and Elk Island and some chit chat with neighbours.

    My first class went well with 8 persons showing up. I walked with another fellow named Ken. He is approximately 40 lbs overweight and has a heart condition. We went to the Post Office from the Senior’s Center. The same distance as I walk to the boat launch from my cabin where I live.

    The other seniors took off and went 3 times the distance we went. When we got back they said we cheated. I commented that was the distance I had been walking to attain my weight loss and that they were bullying us.

    The second class produced the same amount of seniors but with a new person named Bev and she is approximately 30 lbs overweight. She walked with me and said “If this was all the distance I walked then it wasn’t worth the effort of getting up and meeting us” I said it was okay for her to walk with the other seniors. P.S. She has only come out 3 more times for she is too busy. I see her daily and everything is aching and she is putting on more and more weight. She says her back is bothering her. I asked her to bend her knees to stretch her hamstring and she says it hurts too much. She is an old friend and was a lifeguard with me years ago.
    I am going to convince her in time. I cross my fingers.

    I got home and thought about what happened and realized that I was 249 lbs. and 5’7″ when I started and without the Poles could not have walked to the boat launch like I had been doing for 5 months. The realization was I was carrying in reality approximately 100lbs of potatoes on my back walking any distance. So the amount you are overweight is the amount extra you have to carry around all day long. So the seniors who left us in the dust should have been fitted with 2 sacks of potatoes under each arm and see if they could walk even 830 steps.

    My daughter has 18 month old twins and they weigh the equivalent of 52 lbs, imagine carrying them a full city block. Dream on I say.

    I then called my 81 year old mother and asked if she was using her Poles.
    She said no for her legs hurt when she was using the Poles (which is actually the opposite of what happens when most people use Poles.. they help your legs hurt LESS or not at all!). She has put on at least 35 lbs. in the last 2 years and she said it is okay for she is old and loves to eat. No I told her to stretch first and walk only 200 steps per time and see. Well it is day 4 and so far okay. By the way she is in great health but putting on weight everyday. My mom can walk on in the hallway where she lives. When she got the Poles in August, she was keen and 3 other friends also bought Poles. She walked too far and gave up for she never had time. She didn’t realize she also was now carrying 30 lbs of potatoes.

    Her one friend Nancy is 120lbs overweight and asked to walk with them and my mom said no. We can’t walk with her she is too slow and can only walk a short distance. I said that was okay let her come with you and then pick her up on the way back. Well my mom stopped walking because of her extra weight and walked too fast and too far and of course Nancy had no one to walk with and personally was probably scared of falling down and being alone so she quit.

    Wow I sure am working hard with this group. I am determined to see this through.

    Angeline

    An Angie Update:

    I am fine and have lost 4 clothes sizes and dropped 1/2 a shoe size. 8 – 7 1/2 I feel great. The male friend of mine is now busy fishing and then hunting starts. Perfect, I love the fall. My girlfriends and myself fish off the pier. Cocktails and munchies and comfortable seats. We will be going out Pole Walking today. We catch pickeral, sunfish, bass, perch.

    Talk later
    Angie

    Angie – age 63
    Victoria BeachManitoba – CA

    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure... View Article

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    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady

    I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure I would use them cause I have a track record of buying exercise equipment trying them out and shoving them into the back of the closet mainly because they hurt.

    I have arrhythmia, am diabetic and have sleep apnea (I use a breathing machine at night).  The doctor keeps telling me to exercise but it was hard to get motivated.

    I took the Poles to the Westbild center and decided I would try them out, after all they were kinda fun when I tried them at the Woman’s Fair.  The very first time I used them I actually went a whole mile. This is good for me cause before I had trouble making it around the walking track even once, and I went around six times no problem.

    I am not a fast walker and everyone kept passing me but I kept on going. These Poles are the best thing since sliced bread. Thank you so much for introducing them to me and for being at that Women’s Fair.

    Chris

    Chris VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

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    My High Blood Pressure is Coming Down!

    Marilyn, I just want to thank you very much for introducing me to Pole Walking and also for leading our twice-weekly sessions.  I have never been an athletic person even though I’ve tried numerous sports; however, I absolutely love Pole Walking.

    This morning I went for my monthly doctor appointment & discovered that my high blood pressure is coming down. The doctor has cut my daily medication in half! My goal is to get off all medication completely. I attribute this decrease in large part to my participation in the Pole Walking sessions, and your expertise and guidance with fitness exercises and nutritional information.

    Thank you for helping me to feel so much healthier, and younger too.

    Judy Ontario – CA

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

    Hi Sheri,

    I’m so glad that this Tote is now available; would have loved to have had one the summer of 07’ whilst traveling in Asia!

    Also, as mentioned on your site, the 2-part poles don’t fit conveniently into most commonly sized luggage! Considering that I had to carry them on-board for all the air travel; I was always leery of them being confiscated; and worried how would I get around without them.

    However, we successfully negotiated through many airports, tourist sites and even museums without them being confiscated!!! Boy, was I ever thankful for that bit of courtesy and even more thankful to have my Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time of my life. I sure had a lot of ‘stares’ on the streets of Hong Kong, Shanghai,Hangzhou & Suzhou!

    Proud owner & operator of Poles for nearly 4 years….and loving them!

    Thank you soooo much for bringing the Poles to North America!

    Cheers,

    Wendy – age 40’s
    SummerlandBritish Columbia – CA


    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

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    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

    Good afternoon Rosie and Sheri,

    It was nice to meet you Rosie for the first time and to see you again Sheri for the second time. You both seem like old friends now.

    I certainly appreciate you refurbishing my Poles so that I can get more miles out of them. They have taken me many places: from Revelstoke National Park to Cathedral Lakes to Enderby Cliffs, Blue Nose Mountain, Pin Cushion, Cougar Canyon, RimRocks, High Rim Trail, Little White, Twin Lakes, Vista Pass..and I am not done yet.

    I love the outdoors and off -road walking and my poles are especially helpful on slopes, as you can see. Thank you again and I will make a point of giving out those handy Pay-it-Forward cards.

    Cheers

    Elisabeth – age Late 40’s
    WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA


    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie, Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!... View Article

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    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!

    I’ll try to attach a couple of shots of me with my Pole overseas. The pic I gave you today was from Ephesus, Turkey.

    Thanks again,

    Blessings

    Barrie – age 60’s
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

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    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

    Hi, we (my wife and I) have just started walking about four weeks ago, and we seemed to be hooked... View Article

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    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

    Hi, we (my wife and I) have just started walking about four weeks ago, and we seemed to be hooked on it.

    We go out about three times a week for about an hour (that is about 4 KM).

    It is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, and we have a good chat on the way.

    Mike S

    Mike KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

    My childhood was full of heart and soul and not a moment went by when I was not living. Downhill... View Article

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    Judy is Skiing Again! (on dry land) :o)

    My childhood was full of heart and soul and not a moment went by when I was not living.

    Downhill racing and skiing made the difference in my life and brought me to a state of being free.

    Today as a municipal leader, I lost my balance in my wellness life, then was introduced to Walking poles.

    My husband and I have become aquainted in conversation and are maintaining our health and wellness together.

    Outcome for me is my spirit is alive in skiing and on dryland a survival memory of strength and joy reborn.

    Our field of intention can manifest anything, I am skiing again!!!

    Judy

    Judy – age 51
    OldsAlberta – CA

    The Poles helped with her Foot Pain, so she & her mother are going to be Pole Walking Together!

    Testimony of Kahlil, an 11 year old from right here in Kelowna. Last weekend, Kahlil and her classmates were camping at... View Article

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    The Poles helped with her Foot Pain, so she & her mother are going to be Pole Walking Together!

    Testimony of Kahlil, an 11 year old from right here in Kelowna. Last weekend, Kahlil and her classmates were camping at Silver Lake Forestry Camp. Tracey took a few sets of Walking Poles with her for the other chaperones and teachers to use.

    Kahlil, I should mention, is very overweight. They were into the first 15 minutes of their hike, and Tracey was walking at the back of the class with Kahlil and another student. Kahlil was trailing behind and complained that when she walks, which is not very often, she tends to ride a bike, that her feet always ached and that was why she didn’t enjoy walking.

    Tracey asked if she would like to try her Walking Poles. She said sure and took to them like flies to honey. She didn’t need instruction for foot to arm action and walked in the middle of the pack for the rest of the hour long hike. She loved her Poles so much, her and her mother are going to be Pole Walking together.

    About Kahil – age 11
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

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    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning!... View Article

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    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning! I think by the time I was finishing up my 3 miles, I was finally getting the hang of it…needless to say, I don’t sound too coordinated!

    I found the Poles to be just as promised, and my work out was a much better workout all around! I’ve been doing 3 miles a day for ages – at least 8 months – and this one was much more strenuous; just what I need.

    Thank you,
    Patti

    Patti Georgia – US

    Radio Show for Women Leaders Loves Keenfit Poles

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    Radio Show for Women Leaders Loves Keenfit Poles

    Hi Sheri,

    I bet you wonder if I fell off the face of the earth 🙂 I’ll have to say that our life has been over the top – and everyday I have reminded myself that my social graces are sorely lacking – because David and I are so very grateful for the gift of your time, your presence in Oakland to bring us Poles and teach us your great method!

    But, while I have not sent word about my gratitude, we have thought of you daily! And better than that, every day that it has not rained, David and I are out walking with our KeenFit Poles!!!

    You were right, of course! Three times the charm. Our goal is to get out twice a day, but so far, we’ve been lucky to get out once a day when it’s been dry. We both see a difference in our energy – and I declare that it is helping the horrible back aches I’ve had as well.

    We’ve already introduced them to everyone we know, and that will continue as it’s hard to miss us ‘striding’ up and down the boulevard in heavy traffic.

    It amazes me that it seems to take stress off my knees, makes me feel I can walk further faster, and demands that I straighten up and suck it in.

    Well, you can see that we are really loving it. …

    Thank-you Sheri for sharing your wonderful KeenFit Poles with our large audience of Women Leaders!

    Best personal regards,

    Pat

    Pat OaklandCalifornia – US

    Physical Therapist Recommended that I use Walking Poles & Rule of 3

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from the knee down. After many operations and... View Article

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    Physical Therapist Recommended that I use Walking Poles & Rule of 3

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from the knee down. After many operations and procedures, an orthopaedic traumatologist felt the best option was to perform an ankle fusion on my right ankle.

    I recently had an evaluation done by a physical therapist who recommended that I use Walking Poles during my morning walk to
    alleviate back and hip discomfort and thereby make walking more enjoyable. Is it possible to ‘test walk’ your poles?  I have bought items in the past only to find that they did not work with my type of injury.

    Please let me know if this is a possibility.
    Thanks.

    NOTE FROM AFTER PURCHASING KEENFIT POLES (Did not ‘test walk’ them previous to purchasing):

    I have been using them during my morning walk and they have made a difference.

    Before using the Walking Poles, my knees, hips and lower back caused me a great deal of discomfort after my daily walk. Using the Walking Poles, the discomfort has been greatly reduced.

    As recommended I have ‘test walked’ the Walking Poles 3 times; I think like any other form of exercise one has to get into the ‘Pole Walk’ rhythm. I now looking forward to my morning walks. Many thanks.

    Cynthia AlamogordoNew Mexico – US

    Cynthia now looks Forward to her Morning Walks

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    Cynthia now looks Forward to her Morning Walks

    Dear Sirs:

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from
    the knee down. After many operations and procedures, an orthopaedic traumatologist felt the best option was to perform an ankle fusion on my right ankle.

    I recently had an evaluation done by a physical therapist who recommended that I use Walking Poles during my morning walk to alleviate back and hip discomfort and thereby make walking more enjoyable.

    Which Poles should I choose?

    Thanks.
    Cynthia

    Cynthia after a few Pole Walks:

    Dear Rosie,

    Greeting from New Mexico!

    I have been using the Poles during my morning walk and they have made a difference.

    Before using the Poles, my knees, hips and lower back caused me a great deal of discomfort after my daily walk.. Using the Poles, the discomfort has been greatly reduced.

    As recommended I have ‘test walked’ the Poles 3 times; I think like any other form of exercise one has to get into the ‘Pole Walk’ rhythm.

    I now looking forward to my morning walks.

    Many thanks.

    Cynthia

    Cynthia AlamogordoNew Mexico – US

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    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

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    Pole Walking Gives BETTER Results than Running

    Hello.

    I have just been introduced to Pole Walking and I am so excited that I just have to share it with you. I bought my Poles about two weeks ago at the Women’s Show in Abbotsford. I walked by the booth just before everything was closing down for the weekend and laughed as everyone does at “those funny people who walk with Poles”.

    I stopped to inquire and I forget the woman’s name I spoke with. She said she climbs Mission Hill every day. Well, I was so impressed with how in shape she was that I bought a pair right on the spot.

    I run every day, and have been for ten years. In two weeks, Pole Walking has done more for me than running has in ten years. 

    I thought my muscles were changing as I could feel them tingling when I get back from my walk each day, but I didn’t notice it as nothing was changing on the weigh scale. Today I was clothes shopping and couldn’t believe that my usual size was falling off! I lost an entire size in two weeks! Not only that, I noticed muscles forming in my abs which I have never seen before!!

    Why aren’t more people doing this?? How can you get these more available?? I have told so many people about it already and referred them to your website. It is so much cheaper to buy a pair of Poles than to go to a gym! People never end up going to the gym anyway once they pay their membership. I can’t believe how easy it is. 

    Sometimes running can be such a drudgery and an effort to get out there. When I walk with my Poles on the same 6km that I run, I don’t even notice the pain and find myself enjoying what’s going on around me like the birds and people; and I end up getting a better workout!

    Thank you for changing my mindset from a mocker to a believer! This is the best thing I have ever discovered, not to mention an amazingly fit new body!

    Sincerely,
    Jane

    Hello!

    It’s Jane from Abbotsford!

    I am still a walking advertisement for you! I just gave away my last Pay It Forward Card, even though tonight I sent a couple more people your way. Is it possible to send me some more?

    Hi Jane!

    I’ve seen your before and after pictures and am so glad you are keeping at it! 🙂 🙂

    You bet – more cards are on their way to you today.

    Thank-you so much for your support!
    Take care,
    Rosie

    Hi Rosie,

    I just celebrated three years since I started Keenfit Walking and my after pictures are even better! 😀

    The two ladies I spoke to last night were amazed that I no longer had “bat wings” on my arms, and a flat stomach… and a little tight butt — just from walking!
    Jane

    Before Picture with two After Pictures

    Jane AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA


    Total Reconstruction of Ankle due to Sports Injuries

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    Total Reconstruction of Ankle due to Sports Injuries

    Brace yourself

    Keenfit Walking Poles easy on joints, rep says

    Grace Macaluso, The Windsor Star

    A star track-and-field athlete in high school and university, LaSalle native Cindy Crapper won her share of medals. But, she also suffered her share of injuries, particularly to her right ankle.

    “I had total reconstruction of my right ankle because of all the injuries that I’ve had through sport, so it challenges me to walk without a lot of pain,” says Crapper, 45. “It feels like bone-to-bone any time I do any kind of running or sport. Any time I go for a hike, it’s sore for three days.”

    Crapper, who competed in the 1980 Pan American Junior Track and field Championships, suffered from such ailments as a broken foot and tendonitis.

    She found relief with a pair of walking poles, which were featured at a conference sponsored last June by the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association.

    “So, I started using these poles, and thought ‘my Goodness, I don’t feel it in my ankles,’ ” says Crapper, who is currently a Recreation Services Co-ordinator for the City of Vancouver.”It’s amazing the amount of pressure that’s taken off the ankles by the use of the poles.”

    Designed and distributed by a Kelowna, B.C., company, the Keenfit poles offers “a total body workout because you’re using muscles in your upper body,” says Crapper, who has since become a certified Keenfit instructor.

    Though they resemble cross-country ski poles, the Keenfit poles redistribute your body’s weight while walking, explains Crapper. “You’re allowing the upper body muscles to be involved in the walk, so every time you put the pole down and use it, it distributes 26 per cent into the upper body and into your core. So it removes 26 per cent off your legs. So it takes some pressure off of the joints in your lower body.”

    The poles’ straps allow you to relax your grip and use your palm to help push you ahead, says Crapper, who recently demonstrated the items at a series of clinics in the Windsor area.

    They can be used on different types of terrain, including trails and road paths, she adds.

    Sheri Simson, who designed the Keenfit poles, says they can help burn off more calories than you would in regular walking.

    “Thirty minutes of pole walking is the equivalent of 50 minutes of regular walking,” says Simson, who claims that the poles helped her lose 45 pounds.

    “You can burn up to 48 per cent more calories and improve your body posture,” she says.

    Cindy – age 45
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

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    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

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    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

    Subject: Pole Feet
    Hi,
    This is Garet’s sister and I saw you when I was out in BC. I just want to tell you how great these new long-lasting feet are for the Poles.

    Hardly any wear and I’ve been using them since you put them on, May 25th. Good to finally meet you. Roxanne

    Also from Roxanne:

    Hi,
    These are some of the benefits of Pole Walking for me. As you can see from the pictures, I walk fairly early in the morning while it is still dark in the wintertime. I put more reflective tape on the Poles for better visibility.

    I live in Ontario where we get a lot of snow so the Poles also give me a lot of stability in winter walking.

    My arms are stronger with more endurance for repetitive motion like sanding or sawing.

    The Poles have saved me from falling several times on my daily walks, some on uneven ground.

    I find I feel better and breathe more deeply when I’m using the Poles. They are truly a health benefit for me.

    I’ve only met a few people who use them, but I always promote them when someone asks about them. We’ve had several articles in the paper about them and I think people are becoming more aware of them and the benefits of using them.

    I’m sold on them, anyway, and I thank my brother Garet for sending me a pair.

    Roxanne ElmiraOntario – CA


    111 Pound Weight Loss!!

    Before Pole Walking I was a 294 lb heart attack waiting to happen. Walking was pleasant, but adding the Poles... View Article

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    111 Pound Weight Loss!!

    Before Pole Walking I was a 294 lb heart attack waiting to happen.

    Walking was pleasant, but adding the Poles made it fun and helped to tone my arms (you know the ones that like to wave bye-bye twice; only mine waved 3 or 4 times).  Now the arms only wave twice and I have lost 111 pounds just a year later.

    Walking made the difference, and the Poles made me want to walk.

    Additionally, they make me feel more secure on early morning walks when you aren’t sure who or what may be lurking around the next bend.

    Thanks for a great product!

    Pat – age 47
    GloucesterNew Jersey – US

    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

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    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

    I received my Poles today. I got them set up, and went for my first walk. It was a real joy to be able to walk without fear of falling, and to be able to to complete my walk without the back pain that had kept me from walking for about three years.

    Thanks to your web page, I feel that I could walk with the Poles in the right way and get off to a good start. I am 78 years old. Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight.

    Walt

    Hi Walt,

    What a sweet letter 🙂 Thank-you so much and we’re so glad to be of service – especially when we hear things like this!

    Take care, and
    Walk on..!! 🙂
    Rosie

    Thank you for your e-mail. I have been Pole Walking for a month now. I am doing 20 to 30 minutes each evening. When someone asks about my Pole Walking, I share with them my story and give them a card that came with my Poles.  How do I order more cards?  (To which Rosie’s reply was ‘Just Ask!’  They are free)

    Walt – age 78
    FranklinIndiana – US

    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

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    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

    Hi Sheri

    Thought I’d update you on my use of the Poles while on the road. I love them!

    Have had ‘no problem’ with them in my carry-on luggage and of course a great conversation piece. They have been to airport security and used in LA, Seattle, Wenatchee, Kennewick, Toronto, Anchorage, Fairbanks and even to North Pole! I have taken photos and will send some to you.

    I was speaking at a women’s conference tour last week and showed them to the ladies and mentioned your website – I am out of your cards. In August, they will be traveling with me across Canada.

    It is no fun to go to some hotel where the exercise room is an after thought with equipment in a windowless room and doing exercise dvd’s with my computer in my room is something I pack for yet ‘never do’. Now, I explore the area – love walking with them – and don’t worry about being a woman out alone as I look very fit using them (don’t mess with her), and I almost look as though I am armed with defense weapons already (tongue in cheek this last comment)

    I am so glad I met you and have my Keenfit Poles. Can see definition in my arms already!!!

    In appreciation,
    Lorna

    Lorna VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

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    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

    I got the Keenfit Walking Poles for a Christmas Gift from my son and daughter-in-law.

    I tried them out as I do a lot of walking and think they are really the best investment one could ever have. I feel safe on the snow and ice and have a much better work out than before.

    I wouldn’t want to be without them now, as we have lots of snow and ice here in Saskatchewan. These Poles are a very good gift . People stop me and ask where I got these Poles from.

    Mabel TisdaleSaskatchewan – CA

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    Just what the Doctor Ordered

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    Just what the Doctor Ordered

    Dear Rosie:

    I truly think it is a great product and a great company. These Walking Poles are much more chic than canes.
    Sincerely,
    Janet

    I am entering my 8th decade of life. My health is generally good, although I have had two knee replacement surgeries. After my dog died, I found myself getting to be more of a couch potato. My physician recommended I start walking more.

    I saw an advertisement for Keenfit Walking Poles in a catalog that arrived in the mail. I went to the Keenfit website and read more about the Walking Poles. I also noted that someone older than I was using them, so I ordered a pair.

    When they arrived, I had difficulty getting the Poles to lock. I called Keenfit Customer Service and talked with Rosie. She emailed me instructions on how to get the lock to engage, and I still could not get the Poles to lock. I made a second call to Rosie who said they would mail new lower bottoms and a water bottle.

    The next day I reread the instructions and also reread the instructions on the website and got the Poles to lock. Apparently, in my eagerness to start using the Keenfit Walking Poles, I misread the instructions. It was my error that the Poles would not lock and had nothing to do with a problem with the Keenfit Walking Poles.

    I then drove to a local park and tried the Keenfit Walking Poles. What a joy they are to use. They create a very enjoyable rhythm while walking. I found that they gave me good support. As a senior citizen, I really appreciate that. Because they are so enjoyable to use, I also found that I tended to walk much further with the Keenfit Walking Poles than I did without them. They are just what the doctor ordered.

    As I continue to use the Keenfit Walking Poles, I realize that one of the reasons I enjoy them so much is that I used to do a lot of cross country skiing, and the Keenfit Walking Poles give me some of the same enjoyment while walking. People also talk to you about the Poles while you are using them, which is fun. I truly believe purchasing the Keenfit Walking Poles will increase my stamina, help me to become fitter and help me to lose weight. I have also noticed that my tight shoulder and neck muscles are not as tight as they used to be. Deciding to purchase the Keenfit Walking Poles is the best decision I have made in a long time.

    I would also like to compliment the Keenfit Walking Poles company on their wonderful customer service. Rosie was so helpful and supportive in trying in every way to resolve the problem I was having – even though it was of my own making. They are a great company with a great product!

    Janet – age 80
    IndialanticFlorida – US

    An Amusing Instructor’s Tale with Exerscuseful Seniors

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    An Amusing Instructor’s Tale with Exerscuseful Seniors

    I was asked to do a Walking Club starting in September at our Seniors Center. We had a Keenfit Certified Instructor come out in June and sell 20 sets of Poles. I also decided to become a Keenfit Certified Instructor after I bought Poles from this gentlemen named Ken.

    I have lost 5lbs a month and am down 30lbs since using my Poles. I walk my 2 dogs and 2 cats down to the boat launch ever morning and night. One day I decided to count my steps and it worked out to 830 steps each way with a break and a sit down and a bit of yoga on the beach looking at the fishermen and Elk Island and some chit chat with neighbours.

    My first class went well with 8 persons showing up. I walked with another fellow named Ken. He is approximately 40 lbs overweight and has a heart condition. We went to the Post Office from the Senior’s Center. The same distance as I walk to the boat launch from my cabin where I live.

    The other seniors took off and went 3 times the distance we went. When we got back they said we cheated. I commented that was the distance I had been walking to attain my weight loss and that they were bullying us.

    The second class produced the same amount of seniors but with a new person named Bev and she is approximately 30 lbs overweight. She walked with me and said “If this was all the distance I walked then it wasn’t worth the effort of getting up and meeting us” I said it was okay for her to walk with the other seniors. P.S. She has only come out 3 more times for she is too busy. I see her daily and everything is aching and she is putting on more and more weight. She says her back is bothering her. I asked her to bend her knees to stretch her hamstring and she says it hurts too much. She is an old friend and was a lifeguard with me years ago.
    I am going to convince her in time. I cross my fingers.

    I got home and thought about what happened and realized that I was 249 lbs. and 5’7″ when I started and without the Poles could not have walked to the boat launch like I had been doing for 5 months. The realization was I was carrying in reality approximately 100lbs of potatoes on my back walking any distance. So the amount you are overweight is the amount extra you have to carry around all day long. So the seniors who left us in the dust should have been fitted with 2 sacks of potatoes under each arm and see if they could walk even 830 steps.

    My daughter has 18 month old twins and they weigh the equivalent of 52 lbs, imagine carrying them a full city block. Dream on I say.

    I then called my 81 year old mother and asked if she was using her Poles.
    She said no for her legs hurt when she was using the Poles (which is actually the opposite of what happens when most people use Poles.. they help your legs hurt LESS or not at all!). She has put on at least 35 lbs. in the last 2 years and she said it is okay for she is old and loves to eat. No I told her to stretch first and walk only 200 steps per time and see. Well it is day 4 and so far okay. By the way she is in great health but putting on weight everyday. My mom can walk on in the hallway where she lives. When she got the Poles in August, she was keen and 3 other friends also bought Poles. She walked too far and gave up for she never had time. She didn’t realize she also was now carrying 30 lbs of potatoes.

    Her one friend Nancy is 120lbs overweight and asked to walk with them and my mom said no. We can’t walk with her she is too slow and can only walk a short distance. I said that was okay let her come with you and then pick her up on the way back. Well my mom stopped walking because of her extra weight and walked too fast and too far and of course Nancy had no one to walk with and personally was probably scared of falling down and being alone so she quit.

    Wow I sure am working hard with this group. I am determined to see this through.

    Angeline

    An Angie Update:

    I am fine and have lost 4 clothes sizes and dropped 1/2 a shoe size. 8 – 7 1/2 I feel great. The male friend of mine is now busy fishing and then hunting starts. Perfect, I love the fall. My girlfriends and myself fish off the pier. Cocktails and munchies and comfortable seats. We will be going out Pole Walking today. We catch pickeral, sunfish, bass, perch.

    Talk later
    Angie

    Angie – age 63
    Victoria BeachManitoba – CA

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    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

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    Some of Instructor Carolyn’s Adventures

    Hi Rosie,

    After reading the newsletter, I thought I would send you this picture. My husband and I are only 99 days away from leaving for Nepal and we are walking daily to keep in shape. We use our Poles every day for either a walk around town, or a walk in the coulees. We try and head to the mountains on a regular basis for some snowshoeing and yes, we take our Poles. This past weekend we did 7.5 km snowshoeing in Waterton National Park with our Poles. I have a pair in the car and a pair by the door ready for our daily walk. Thanks, Carolyn

    From another Carolyn email:
    I have personally been walking a minimum of 15 km a week for the last three months and I have lost weight. Yeah. My own testimonial as to the health benefits.

    Carolyn is also a Keenfit Instructor – and these are a couple of Testimonies she has up on her website:
    Testimonials……
    I love my Poles. I have noticed that my knees are doing much better and I haven’t had to go for my back adjustment for 5 weeks. I was going weekly. Even my neck is doing much better. I don’t like walking without them. Holly from Taber

    I JUST LOVE MY WALKING POLES. I am a dragon boater and also a breast cancer survivor. Walking with the Poles is helping me to obtain a Healthy & Active Lifestyle. While walking with the Poles I am working my arms, legs, core muscles and, therefore, achieving a total body workout all in my walk. Pat from Lethbridge

    Carolyn – age 63
    CoaldaleAlberta – CA

    Social Activities With Walking Poles

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    Walking Group Shares their Results

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    Walking Group Shares their Results

    Hello Sheri,

    We met you at a Health show in Victoria and found you to be an inspiration. Not only are you contagiously enthusiastic, but you are also a walking testimony to the product.

    We are the 56 year old luxuring mommies. We purchased the Poles and made a point of walking every day. We drag each other out of the house even in inclement weather. (we love the heat).

    I thought you might be interested in our results.

    1. Being in the fresh air for hours every day has made us look and feel healthier
    2. We make a point of exploring different areas. It seems that we had forgotten how beautiful Victoria is. We go through fields of wild flowers and on oceanside paths that make for a more positive outlook on life in general.
    3. We feel warmer and comfortable walking, even on rainy days. We have no excuse not to exercise.
    4. We make a lot of positive interactions when we walk. People seem to love watching us plod along. I think it is partially because we have so much fun.
    5. We started one month ago and are now starting to see a difference in our arms. It has made us very aware of our posture. Our goal is to check out the difference to our bodies in three months. In the mean time we are enjoying the journey.
    6. Because the Poles are portable, we can take them on vacations. That is one of the best parts.
    7. My friend that purchased Poles elsewhere, and has decided to purchase some Keenfit Poles because they are superior.
    8. We have set a goal to be a walking testimony to the Keenfit Poles. Wish us luck.

    We have picked up our speed since we started. And we remember to keep the Poles angled backward. We haven’t been successful with cutting back on food lately. Maybe when the weather warms up.

    I must admit that on one of the colder days we quickly made it all the way to the Rogers chocolate store. Laughed all the way home! We love the little holder that straps on to carry the water and some goodies. Nice touch. We look like pro’s.

    Hope all is well in Kelowna.

    With Aloha,
    Shannon

    Shannon VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA

    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try... View Article

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    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try them out, they were on my wish list for Christmas. I was lucky as my boyfriend at the time bought them for me that Christmas.

    When I first started walking with them I couldn’t stop laughing at myself, I had a difficult time get my arms and legs co-ordinated and OMG I horrified as I was out in public and everyone could see me! In no time at all though I had it mastered.

    I certainly could tell the difference walking with the Poles and could feel I was working the upper body. We walked the same distance we usually did and felt the difference. I knew I had burned more calories and was enhancing my cardio workout.

    The additional bonus was whenever I went walking with a friend and they would try my Poles I got to watch them get try to get their steps coordinated. There was times we had to stop we were laughing so hard! We had so much fun together, laughing and I enjoyed teaching them how to Pole Walk!

    Lorrie

    Lorrie – age 44
    PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

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    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails:

    What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always get up early to go, but I walk in the afternoon. Our walking group is great as there is usually someone I can call within the group to join me. I mostly walk Mission Creek Greenway, and if you’ve never seen the creek in the winter, you’re really missing something.

    The ice and snow makes small waterfalls over the rocks and frozen water. I look forward to the group walks as we get to laugh, talk, and have fun on the trail. No one ever gets left on the walk, we look out for each other, no one goes home mad.

    Today it is snowing lightly and we will be walking up Scenic Canyon Trail, it is magical in the trees. I wouldn’t want to miss that by staying in the house because it’s cold or snowing. You just have to dress according to the weather.

    If you haven’t walked our parks in the winter, try it, put (tracs) on your boots if it’s icy, and you’ll see other people out there enjoying the fresh air and the wild life.

    Thanks Sheri and Barb (our fearless Walk Leader). We can also be the eyes and ears for the Regional District as to suspicious activities.

    Loretta
    Pole Walker for Life

    What gets me out to walk in the winter is because sitting in a chair all day or all afternoon is too painful! Because the days I don’t go for my 1-2 hour walk, my body lets me know. All those aches and pains are now really annoying, every joint stiffens.

    So get off your couch and join us! Besides, the winter on our park trails is beautiful. Some days I come to the point of the trail to turn around and I just don’t want to go home and lay on the couch with the cats! It brings you alive to walk all year round, gives you purpose and a sense of accomplishment!

    With our group, I know there will be someone with a sense of humor and compassion to talk to. In our 1 hour walk, you could walk and talk to at least 6 different friends. We support one another – and if you don’t show up for a couple of walks.. Expect a phone call!!

    FUN

    Loretta

    I can now garden all day, with breaks, and not collapse in the evening. I have a lot more fun with my grandchildren, thanks Wilfred, the water balloon fight was great fun. With Pole Walking, I have given myself a new beginning for my life and health.

    Keen-fit Poles are the best because they stand behind their product.

    What can the Poles do for you? Well, if you’re willing to put in the time, ask yourself what can I do for myself. It only take 1 hour a day, and we all deserve 1 hour to do something you can feel good about. So 2 years ago, I was introduced to Keenfit and the Poles. I started walking with a group 3 days a week year round. Except at minus 15-20 degrees celcius (that is around minus 68 F). I used to walk all the time but was never consistent. The great group leaders and walkers are ordinary people, (mostly women), who have realized the benefit of the Poles!

    In the last month, I have gone from 205 lbs to 167 lbs (**note from Keenfit: We do not recommend this high rate of weight loss in only one month. This is a special circumstance.  A healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-2 lbs per week.  The first 2 weeks may be much higher than this and that’s ok) , I have gotten off a medication that increased weight and damages your liver, so I have replaced the medication with walking with my Poles – 5-6 days/ week.

    About once every 6 weeks I set out from my house, with my Poles and don’t plan on being home for a couple of hours. Yes, my feet and legs get sore, my arms and hands, but I’m a long way from home with no phone. So if you have a set of Poles that are in a closet – take them out for a walk, join a group, we accept all strays!

    In one hour you could have fun with friends and get in that exercise for your whole body. I feel taller and no longer walk anywhere looking at my feet. The cheapest exercise is walking, but try adding some Poles. But remember your Poles must be walked as much as possible. See you on the trails, I’m the one with the silly bell! Like bears care.

    Walk on.

    Loretta

    Loretta KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance... View Article

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    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance of a personal trainer. They both helped with body toning and some weight reduction, but they lacked the adventure and companionship I so enjoy.

    Then I heard mentioned, from my personal trainer, that “Pole Walking” was an option I should consider to maintain my fitness. It allowed me to take my fitness outdoors without the risk of joint damage and it gives me new and exciting scenery based on where I walk. It allows me to comfortably visit with other walkers and it’s keeping me fit.

    For the past 2 years, I have suffered with rotator cuff pain – this pain is now reduced by exercising the necessary muscles and not pushing myself like I have done in the past at the 30 minute circuit and gym. A plus, my husband, at 68, has just bought his first pair and we enjoy our active walks together!

    Nancy – age 61
    British Columbia – CA

    Travel & Exercise

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

    Hi Sheri,

    I’m so glad that this Tote is now available; would have loved to have had one the summer of 07’ whilst traveling in Asia!

    Also, as mentioned on your site, the 2-part poles don’t fit conveniently into most commonly sized luggage! Considering that I had to carry them on-board for all the air travel; I was always leery of them being confiscated; and worried how would I get around without them.

    However, we successfully negotiated through many airports, tourist sites and even museums without them being confiscated!!! Boy, was I ever thankful for that bit of courtesy and even more thankful to have my Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time of my life. I sure had a lot of ‘stares’ on the streets of Hong Kong, Shanghai,Hangzhou & Suzhou!

    Proud owner & operator of Poles for nearly 4 years….and loving them!

    Thank you soooo much for bringing the Poles to North America!

    Cheers,

    Wendy – age 40’s
    SummerlandBritish Columbia – CA


    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

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    3pc Poles ‘on the Road’

    Hi Sheri

    Thought I’d update you on my use of the Poles while on the road. I love them!

    Have had ‘no problem’ with them in my carry-on luggage and of course a great conversation piece. They have been to airport security and used in LA, Seattle, Wenatchee, Kennewick, Toronto, Anchorage, Fairbanks and even to North Pole! I have taken photos and will send some to you.

    I was speaking at a women’s conference tour last week and showed them to the ladies and mentioned your website – I am out of your cards. In August, they will be traveling with me across Canada.

    It is no fun to go to some hotel where the exercise room is an after thought with equipment in a windowless room and doing exercise dvd’s with my computer in my room is something I pack for yet ‘never do’. Now, I explore the area – love walking with them – and don’t worry about being a woman out alone as I look very fit using them (don’t mess with her), and I almost look as though I am armed with defense weapons already (tongue in cheek this last comment)

    I am so glad I met you and have my Keenfit Poles. Can see definition in my arms already!!!

    In appreciation,
    Lorna

    Lorna VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    We take our Poles Everywhere!

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    We take our Poles Everywhere!

    My husband and I have both been using the Keenfit Poles for at least 4 years now. We don’t go anywhere without them…down the hill to the beach in White Rock, to the walking track, to a movie and even shopping…just take my backpack!

    When we go on vacation, the Poles come too…bought a 3 section pair so they fit in the suitcase. I have come to realize that I walk more efficiently with the Poles; no stumbling or tripping on uneven walkways and I can go at a good steady pace. We both benefit from the Poles, the knees & hips feel better and I honestly think my shoes show a more even ‘wear’ on the soles.

    We can’t imagine life without the Poles..they have become an important part of our lives.

    Christine & Ray – age 65
    White RockBritish Columbia – CA

    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

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    Better Cardio & Upper Body Workout while Traveling

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks again, it’s great to be hiking and walking with 2 again…better cardio and upper body workout too!

    I’ll try to attach a couple of shots of me with my Pole overseas. The pic I gave you today was from Ephesus, Turkey.

    Thanks again,

    Blessings

    Barrie – age 60’s
    VernonBritish Columbia – CA

    Travelling with Sciatica & Poles

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    Travelling with Sciatica & Poles

    We first saw Keenfit Poles being used by friends here in Sidney, BC, & they were walking long distances without any evidence of being tired.

    They lent them to us and directed us to the Keenfit videos which are very helpful. When we ordered them, Keenfit delivered two sets promptly with additional shoes for snow, sand and hard and soft surfaces.

    We have taken them everywhere, including the beaches at Tofino, the hikes throughout the Victoria region and along the boardwalks and sidewalks of Puerto Vallarta, Honolulu and Maui.

    My wife and I are aged 75. She has painful sciatica. Without the Poles she can barely walk a city block without having to stop and rest. With her Poles she can walk three miles without stress or pain. We nearly chose a walker for her to be able to get about. The Poles have negated any thought of a walker, and she can walk slowly or quickly with Keenfit.

    We are often stopped and asked questions and are very proud to support this company and it’s product.

    Call us anytime for our strong support of these Poles.

    Greg and Pat

    Greg & Pat – age 75
    Sidney-SaanichBritish Columbia – CA

    Winter Walking

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    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

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    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

    Subject: Pole Feet
    Hi,
    This is Garet’s sister and I saw you when I was out in BC. I just want to tell you how great these new long-lasting feet are for the Poles.

    Hardly any wear and I’ve been using them since you put them on, May 25th. Good to finally meet you. Roxanne

    Also from Roxanne:

    Hi,
    These are some of the benefits of Pole Walking for me. As you can see from the pictures, I walk fairly early in the morning while it is still dark in the wintertime. I put more reflective tape on the Poles for better visibility.

    I live in Ontario where we get a lot of snow so the Poles also give me a lot of stability in winter walking.

    My arms are stronger with more endurance for repetitive motion like sanding or sawing.

    The Poles have saved me from falling several times on my daily walks, some on uneven ground.

    I find I feel better and breathe more deeply when I’m using the Poles. They are truly a health benefit for me.

    I’ve only met a few people who use them, but I always promote them when someone asks about them. We’ve had several articles in the paper about them and I think people are becoming more aware of them and the benefits of using them.

    I’m sold on them, anyway, and I thank my brother Garet for sending me a pair.

    Roxanne ElmiraOntario – CA


    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

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    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

    Sirs:
    One day after one of our heavy snowfalls, I was out walking with my Poles and eventually I noticed that I had lost the basket off one of the Poles. (Note from Rosie – make sure they are screwed on tight!)  I have been unable to find it where I thought that I had lost it.

    Is it possible for me to purchase a new one(s) and if so please advise how I go
    about doing so.

    I am extremely happy with these Poles, they have definitely increased the benefit that I get out of my walks.

    Thank you, Roger

    Good morning Rosie.
    I am sorry that I have been a bit tardy in answering your e-mail, but I have been trying to get in touch with my granddaughter about taking the pictures of me that you requested.
    She just started a teaching job in the Oakville area and does not have the time to come down here that she had when she was a student herself.
    However…if she does find to time to do so we will get some pictures to you.

    I am truly honoured to have you use my comments, and please know that they were
    from the heart and truly honest.
    Roger

    Roger PictonOntario – CA

    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

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    What gets me out walking in the Winter is because I Can

    A few of Loretta’s emails:

    What gets me out walking in the winter is that I can. I don’t always get up early to go, but I walk in the afternoon. Our walking group is great as there is usually someone I can call within the group to join me. I mostly walk Mission Creek Greenway, and if you’ve never seen the creek in the winter, you’re really missing something.

    The ice and snow makes small waterfalls over the rocks and frozen water. I look forward to the group walks as we get to laugh, talk, and have fun on the trail. No one ever gets left on the walk, we look out for each other, no one goes home mad.

    Today it is snowing lightly and we will be walking up Scenic Canyon Trail, it is magical in the trees. I wouldn’t want to miss that by staying in the house because it’s cold or snowing. You just have to dress according to the weather.

    If you haven’t walked our parks in the winter, try it, put (tracs) on your boots if it’s icy, and you’ll see other people out there enjoying the fresh air and the wild life.

    Thanks Sheri and Barb (our fearless Walk Leader). We can also be the eyes and ears for the Regional District as to suspicious activities.

    Loretta
    Pole Walker for Life

    What gets me out to walk in the winter is because sitting in a chair all day or all afternoon is too painful! Because the days I don’t go for my 1-2 hour walk, my body lets me know. All those aches and pains are now really annoying, every joint stiffens.

    So get off your couch and join us! Besides, the winter on our park trails is beautiful. Some days I come to the point of the trail to turn around and I just don’t want to go home and lay on the couch with the cats! It brings you alive to walk all year round, gives you purpose and a sense of accomplishment!

    With our group, I know there will be someone with a sense of humor and compassion to talk to. In our 1 hour walk, you could walk and talk to at least 6 different friends. We support one another – and if you don’t show up for a couple of walks.. Expect a phone call!!

    FUN

    Loretta

    I can now garden all day, with breaks, and not collapse in the evening. I have a lot more fun with my grandchildren, thanks Wilfred, the water balloon fight was great fun. With Pole Walking, I have given myself a new beginning for my life and health.

    Keen-fit Poles are the best because they stand behind their product.

    What can the Poles do for you? Well, if you’re willing to put in the time, ask yourself what can I do for myself. It only take 1 hour a day, and we all deserve 1 hour to do something you can feel good about. So 2 years ago, I was introduced to Keenfit and the Poles. I started walking with a group 3 days a week year round. Except at minus 15-20 degrees celcius (that is around minus 68 F). I used to walk all the time but was never consistent. The great group leaders and walkers are ordinary people, (mostly women), who have realized the benefit of the Poles!

    In the last month, I have gone from 205 lbs to 167 lbs (**note from Keenfit: We do not recommend this high rate of weight loss in only one month. This is a special circumstance.  A healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-2 lbs per week.  The first 2 weeks may be much higher than this and that’s ok) , I have gotten off a medication that increased weight and damages your liver, so I have replaced the medication with walking with my Poles – 5-6 days/ week.

    About once every 6 weeks I set out from my house, with my Poles and don’t plan on being home for a couple of hours. Yes, my feet and legs get sore, my arms and hands, but I’m a long way from home with no phone. So if you have a set of Poles that are in a closet – take them out for a walk, join a group, we accept all strays!

    In one hour you could have fun with friends and get in that exercise for your whole body. I feel taller and no longer walk anywhere looking at my feet. The cheapest exercise is walking, but try adding some Poles. But remember your Poles must be walked as much as possible. See you on the trails, I’m the one with the silly bell! Like bears care.

    Walk on.

    Loretta

    Loretta KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Yes - Men do it too!

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    Keenfit Poles Work

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    Keenfit Poles Work

    The Keenfit Poles are standing-up to the use that I am giving them, with no problems at all.

    Paul

    Paul Georgia – US


    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

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    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

    Hi,

    Thought you would enjoy this picture of Ben crossing the finish line with your Keenfit Walking Poles.

    He said “I couldn’t have done the race without them!”

    Could be a whole new market for ultra-marathoners. . .

    Thank You, Sheri.

    Beth for Ben

    Ben – age 40’s
    British Columbia – CA

    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

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    Fun & Exercise with the Wife

    Hi, we (my wife and I) have just started walking about four weeks ago, and we seemed to be hooked on it.

    We go out about three times a week for about an hour (that is about 4 KM).

    It is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, and we have a good chat on the way.

    Mike S

    Mike KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Ex-Boxer Speaks Out about Walking Poles

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    Ex-Boxer Speaks Out about Walking Poles

    When I was 10, my dad took me to a fight club to learn how to box. Running long distance became a part of my “ roadwork routine”.

    In the wintertime, I would often take ski poles with me on my runs to “power” up the hills. I was generally in better shape than the other kids.

    Imagine my astonishment when a few years ago I heard of “Pole Walking”. I had been doing it for years and never knew it!

    The Poles are much more suited to this activity, but the results in fitness are the same, and they are incredible!

    To be sure, I’m slower now than in my competitive days, but I’m young for my age & Pole Walking/Pole Jogging has played a large part in that!

    Frank

    Frank BrightonOntario – CA

    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

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    Am Extremely Happy with these Poles

    Sirs:
    One day after one of our heavy snowfalls, I was out walking with my Poles and eventually I noticed that I had lost the basket off one of the Poles. (Note from Rosie – make sure they are screwed on tight!)  I have been unable to find it where I thought that I had lost it.

    Is it possible for me to purchase a new one(s) and if so please advise how I go
    about doing so.

    I am extremely happy with these Poles, they have definitely increased the benefit that I get out of my walks.

    Thank you, Roger

    Good morning Rosie.
    I am sorry that I have been a bit tardy in answering your e-mail, but I have been trying to get in touch with my granddaughter about taking the pictures of me that you requested.
    She just started a teaching job in the Oakville area and does not have the time to come down here that she had when she was a student herself.
    However…if she does find to time to do so we will get some pictures to you.

    I am truly honoured to have you use my comments, and please know that they were
    from the heart and truly honest.
    Roger

    Roger PictonOntario – CA

    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

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    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

    Hello Rosie..

    Want to let you know that your Poles arrived safely yesterday afternoon. They are PERFECT!!

    Rose and I went for a walk in the neighbourhood last evening, and I went out for about 1/2 an hour on my own this morning.. using the elementary school yard as a walking path.. going all around the school. Nice.. and away from traffic. The kids had not yet arrived , so I was really on my own, and enjoying it.

    I was a little sore last night.. you are right to tell people to start easy.. there are muscles we don’t know about, till they talk to us 🙂

    I hope to lose weight too, but mostly to regain my balance. Inside, yesterday, I used the Poles to balance myself, as I tried to walk heel to toe, in a straight line ( preparing to walk over Niagara, like Nik)

    After my head injury.. that was something the doctor tested.. trying to walk in a straight line.. which was not very successful 🙂 Last visit, he wanted me to do “balance exercises”, and I plan to use the Poles more to help me do that.

    So… thanks a million! We love the Poles. Our husbands also think they are great.

    Sincerely, Sylvia and Rose of Perth, Ontario

    Sylvia PerthOntario – CA

  • Pain Management

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    Arm Pain

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    Weight Loss, Tennis Elbow is better, & Walked first half Marathon ever.. with Poles!

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    Weight Loss, Tennis Elbow is better, & Walked first half Marathon ever.. with Poles!

    Testimonial Letter 1

    Dear Sheri,

    In October, I purchased a pair of Keenfit Walking Poles.  At the time, I was (and had been for over 2years) suffering from tennis elbow. Not only was I in pain all the time going to physiotherapy & having cortisone shots – but I couldn’t even do up my bra!

    I wasn’t too sure (with my elbow) that I could actually use Walking Poles, but from the moment I first tried them I just loved how exhilarating they made me feel – so I persisted and well I’m so happy to say that since using my Poles, my tennis elbow no longer bothers me.

    I also have dropped 2 sizes, which of course is just awesome. My Poles are the best!! They are the best money I have ever spent on myself – I’m definitely a true Keener!!

    Thanks so much.

    Testimonial Letter 2

    Hi Sheri,

    Here’s an add-on to my testimonial. Almost a year to the date that I started walking with Keenfit Walking Poles – I completed my first half marathon.

    This was such a huge accomplishment for me, and I know without my Poles and the energy I have obtained from them … this is something that would not have happened for me.

    I can’t wait to walk my next marathon this spring and many more to come!

    Bev – age 45
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA


    I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week in spring, & by May 1st I had lost 7 pounds!

    Dear Keenfit, I purchased Poles in the Spring  for the purpose of strengthening my arms (which lack muscle from a... View Article

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    I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week in spring, & by May 1st I had lost 7 pounds!

    Dear Keenfit,

    I purchased Poles in the Spring  for the purpose of strengthening my arms (which lack muscle from a previous medical condition) and to help me walk straighter. I seem to have gotten into the habit of slouching over the years. Because I golf, I used the Poles sporadically last summer, & then in the fall I did less walking because I had Plantar Fasciitis.

    By early Feb., I was able to resume my walking. Normally I walk 8KM, 5 days a week. However, I had read that with the Poles, one did not have to walk as far, to gain the same benefits. I began walking 5KM, 5 days a week, and by May 1st, -to my surprise -I had lost 7 pounds!

    Although I could lose a few pounds, I had not set out to do that. I have not changed my eating habits. In other words, I have not been dieting but was thrilled to have taken off a few pounds while still being able to enjoy all my favorite foods! I notice that I am able to walk faster with my Poles, and also enjoy the support they give me when I am walking up steep grades.

    I am looking forward to hiking in the mountains this summer.

    Happy walking everyone!

    Dilene – age 55
    LethbridgeAlberta – CA

    Arthritis

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    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

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    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

    I joined the Westbank Walking Club hosted by Cathy Marks, early in the new year. I am 55 yrs. old & have a steel plate in my knee which has resulted in lower back problems. Walking as an exercise was not an option for me.

    I am happy to say that as we progress into the month of March that I am NOW WALKING 4 KM a DAY (45 min work out at Royal Lepage Place) and my knee does not hurt when I walk with the poles, & my back does not go out as often as I am toning my core muscles through the use of the Keenfit Poles.

    (This is better than doing sit-ups!) I have lost 2 inches around the ribcage (toning) and my arms are now getting muscle. I feel better and have more energy. Using the Keenfit Poles is enabling me to live a fuller, richer, & healthier lifestyle.

    Paulette – age 55
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

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    Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

    I was struggling with a very painful right ankle, thinking I had developed arthritis in it as it ached all the time.  I went to the doctor to see if he could do anything & found out I did not have arthritis in the ankle, but had in fact broken the ankle a few years before.  I didn’t know it was broken, so it set on its own & my ankle and foot were in fact crooked.

    Since re-breaking it was not an option to me, the doctor told me I had to do 2 things – firstly take off some weight & secondly strengthen the ankle.  I had heard about the Poles & had seen people walking with them so decided to try them.

    Here I am almost a year later & amazing enough my ankle does not ache anymore!  When I walk with the Poles, it reduces the impact on my body & has made all the difference in the world.  I am also dropping weight with a structured eating program & the Walking.

    I have dropped a total of 34 pounds.  I still have a long way to go, but am sure I’m on the right path.  I also have arthritis in my knees, but they do not ache at all when I walk with the Walking Poles.  All in all it is amazing how good I feel when I have gone Pole Walking.

    Carla – age 64
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

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    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

    I have just bought a set of your Walking Poles and I walked for the first time without pain to my knees or feet. I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and arthritis in my knees. A number of years ago I had orthoscopic surgery on my left knee and it still bothers me.

    I can’t believe that I was able to climb our very hilly street (up Shetler and then Sandberg) without stopping once. I walked from Sandberg Rd. in Westbank to Wild Horse Drive on my first walk and thought I would need a ride home, but I felt so good that I made the return trip myself. It took me 20 minutes both ways. By the way I am 67. Thank You

    Helen – age 67
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am... View Article

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    Walking Poles Help a Variety of Ailments

    I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my right foot which is painful and hinders mobility while walking. I am under the care of a chiropractor and I am now able to go for long walks.

    The Walking Poles are helping me to maintain flexibility in my feet and are giving me stability. I have been using my Poles on a daily basis for a month and yesterday, to my amazement, we went for a two hour hike up and down Pincushion Mountain. I was a bit tired but nothing really ached. I could not have done such a long hike without the Poles. I am amazed at the possibilities of what I can now accomplish with my Poles.

    My husband bought his Walking Poles a couple of weeks ago. Although he has severe asthma, the Poles are helping him with his walking and he is less out of breath and is able to walk longer distances than before. We are slowly getting back into shape and our two Bernese Mountain dogs just love the long hikes.

    Rita – age 66
    PeachlandBritish Columbia – CA

    ROAD BUMPS…

    It seems that my life, in the last 5-6 years, has been a roller coaster ride of challenges. After being... View Article

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    ROAD BUMPS…

    It seems that my life, in the last 5-6 years, has been a roller coaster ride of challenges. After being an extreme athlete all my life, and following the “no pain, no gain” formula, life finally came to a screeching halt when my knees gave out through overuse complicated by severe osteoarthritis.

    I actually ended up in a wheelchair for awhile as I tried to exercise through the pain and continue my very busy career as a Personal Fitness Trainer & Mobile Massage Therapist. I finally rested enough to move from wheelchair to crutches to a cane. It was then that I received a call from my family, explaining that my Mother was just diagnosed with terminal Cancer of the Colon, Liver & Spleen and that she had a year to live. So, I made the decision to sub-let my apartment in the West End of Vancouver, where I had been living for 14 years, had a friend take over my business for me and moved (temporarily I thought) to Penticton to support my Mom in the last year of her life. Needless to say, that year was horrendous as I watched my Mom slip away and finally transition. It was about that time that I heard about Pole Walking and decided to try it as a way to get some exercise and help with the grieving process.

    Well, after my first lesson I was hooked and amazed that I could do this sport without experiencing any pain in my knees. I immediately called Keenfit to see about becoming an Instructor. Very soon I had my Certification, a bunch of demo poles and was ready to roll. I had barely taught one or two classes when I developed symptoms which led to a diagnosis of Colon Cancer. Just another of life’s “speedbumps” I told myself. So, I opted for surgery but refused the Chemo that my Doctors ordered. Instead I went full out into any alternative healing modalities that I could put my hands on. I also worked with a Naturopath, a Master Herbalist and an Accupuncturist. I decided to take my Vegan diet up a notch and went 100% raw Vegan.

    As I recovered from my cancer surgery, I began taking small forays back into Pole Walking. I started with literally 5 minutes on the flats and worked my way up to an hour on hills. The first few times out on my Poles confirmed how well Pole Walking works the core of the body. I’ve read somewhere that during Pole Walking your abdominal muscles contract 1000’s of times. Well, let me tell you I could feel my ab muscles working hard over my surgery site. I made a fast, miraculous recovery through exercising with my Poles and of course complimented by a pristine raw diet.

    It was about 6-8 months after my surgery that I was teaching Pole Walking classes again.

    I am currently getting a combination of physiotherapy, cranial sacral & chiropractic for chronic low back pain which stems from my crazy days as an extreme athlete. With 2 compressed discs, and the added complication of sciatica I’m pretty much in constant pain. But, once again, Pole Walking to the rescue. It is the ONLY thing that I can do that doesn’t aggravate the pain and I know that ultimately it will help immensely towards strengthening my core. On the days that I am bent over sideways from a locked up sciatic joint, I use my Poles to get around in my house as it is the only way I can stand up straight.

    I’ve had to take a little break from teaching classes due to this extra little road bump, but I’m the forever optimist and know that, like Arnold Schwartzenegger says, “I’ll be back”.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Cleo

    Cleo – age 60
    PeachlandBritish Columbia – CA

    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my... View Article

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    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my body anywhere. I have never walked pain free until today.

    Val – Inflammatory Arthritis

    Val Lake Murray South Carolina – US

    Walking Poles for Pain Management!

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper. You asked for my “story”. I think it was 4 years ago I got... View Article

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    Walking Poles for Pain Management!

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper.

    You asked for my “story”.

    I think it was 4 years ago I got the Poles from you at the Wellness show. Since that time I have walked approximately 5 kilometers ( often more) almost every day of the year, including rain, wind and snow. Usually I walk on trails in the Headwater and Seymour area but I put on the feet and do some streets as well. I had a dog and found it very easy to walk the dog on leash and hold the Poles.

    A little over 2 years ago my back developed a very large problem from L 2 to S1 and I couldn’t move. I absolutely believe it was the use of the Poles that enabled me to start walking and avoid surgery. Every morning now my back is stiff and sore, along with a lot of osteoarthritis pain in the hips and back. My Poles and I do the 5 k’s and I’m good to go for the day.

    Hope that is what you wanted. You are welcome to edit it as you wish or totally ignore the whole thing. Oh ya, in case you are wondering I am 77.

    Must tell you, I loaned my new ( old) Poles to a good friend of mine yesterday. She normally walks bent over a bit and an awkward gait. She is also complaining of being really stiff all over. It certainly took her a while to get the hang of foot and Poles working together but by the end of the 3 K’s she was walking up straight, no gait and feeling fine and she could feel it. We are going out again this afternoon. She is slow to adapt to new ways but please tell me when you are in town again so I can plant the seed of her getting her own Poles.

    Peg – age 77
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Back Pain

    There are many different reasons for Back Pain - regardless of how you injured yours, or how/why it is sore - running, walking & standing can be uncomfortable to painful! Using Walking Poles to align their posture, lighten the impact on their back & strengthen their core has made a big difference for many. . . Read below how these people have become Living Proof that Walking Poles Work for Back Pain.

    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality. My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge... View Article

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    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality.
    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this.
    I’ve had serious issues with balance and sciatica as well as fallen arches.
    I am beginning to roll onto my toes and do not have the intense pain I had in the buttock and thigh from sciatica, AND the balance problem is disappearing. I’m dealing with an injury that occurred in a plane crash in my youth and is old now and causing problems.
    I am very slowly building up the distance I walk.
    Di

    Di GardnervilleNevada – US

    ROAD BUMPS…

    It seems that my life, in the last 5-6 years, has been a roller coaster ride of challenges. After being... View Article

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    ROAD BUMPS…

    It seems that my life, in the last 5-6 years, has been a roller coaster ride of challenges. After being an extreme athlete all my life, and following the “no pain, no gain” formula, life finally came to a screeching halt when my knees gave out through overuse complicated by severe osteoarthritis.

    I actually ended up in a wheelchair for awhile as I tried to exercise through the pain and continue my very busy career as a Personal Fitness Trainer & Mobile Massage Therapist. I finally rested enough to move from wheelchair to crutches to a cane. It was then that I received a call from my family, explaining that my Mother was just diagnosed with terminal Cancer of the Colon, Liver & Spleen and that she had a year to live. So, I made the decision to sub-let my apartment in the West End of Vancouver, where I had been living for 14 years, had a friend take over my business for me and moved (temporarily I thought) to Penticton to support my Mom in the last year of her life. Needless to say, that year was horrendous as I watched my Mom slip away and finally transition. It was about that time that I heard about Pole Walking and decided to try it as a way to get some exercise and help with the grieving process.

    Well, after my first lesson I was hooked and amazed that I could do this sport without experiencing any pain in my knees. I immediately called Keenfit to see about becoming an Instructor. Very soon I had my Certification, a bunch of demo poles and was ready to roll. I had barely taught one or two classes when I developed symptoms which led to a diagnosis of Colon Cancer. Just another of life’s “speedbumps” I told myself. So, I opted for surgery but refused the Chemo that my Doctors ordered. Instead I went full out into any alternative healing modalities that I could put my hands on. I also worked with a Naturopath, a Master Herbalist and an Accupuncturist. I decided to take my Vegan diet up a notch and went 100% raw Vegan.

    As I recovered from my cancer surgery, I began taking small forays back into Pole Walking. I started with literally 5 minutes on the flats and worked my way up to an hour on hills. The first few times out on my Poles confirmed how well Pole Walking works the core of the body. I’ve read somewhere that during Pole Walking your abdominal muscles contract 1000’s of times. Well, let me tell you I could feel my ab muscles working hard over my surgery site. I made a fast, miraculous recovery through exercising with my Poles and of course complimented by a pristine raw diet.

    It was about 6-8 months after my surgery that I was teaching Pole Walking classes again.

    I am currently getting a combination of physiotherapy, cranial sacral & chiropractic for chronic low back pain which stems from my crazy days as an extreme athlete. With 2 compressed discs, and the added complication of sciatica I’m pretty much in constant pain. But, once again, Pole Walking to the rescue. It is the ONLY thing that I can do that doesn’t aggravate the pain and I know that ultimately it will help immensely towards strengthening my core. On the days that I am bent over sideways from a locked up sciatic joint, I use my Poles to get around in my house as it is the only way I can stand up straight.

    I’ve had to take a little break from teaching classes due to this extra little road bump, but I’m the forever optimist and know that, like Arnold Schwartzenegger says, “I’ll be back”.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Cleo

    Cleo – age 60
    PeachlandBritish Columbia – CA

    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

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    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

    Your newsletter arrived in my e-mail box today just as I was thinking of looking up your website. I hit a milestone today – wore out my first pair of road shoes (they’re so cute!).

    I use them every time I leave the house. I have arthritic knees and a bad back, and have been using the Poles instead of a cane.

    Walking is so much easier and actually fun with the Poles; I feel so upright and centered. With the cane I felt crooked, and walking was merely a chore.

    I used to feel like a novelty, and continue to be regularly questioned about the Poles, but actually more and more people in Iowa City are beginning to use Poles. A friend who just returned from 6 months in Europe tells me the Poles are exceedingly common there. I once encountered an elderly nun, who looked at my Poles and exclaimed “I have a pair of those; aren’t they wonderful?”

    Carolyn – age 65
    Iowa CityIowa – US

    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit, I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has... View Article

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    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit,

    I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has made it possible for me to walk upright which has done wonders for my level of pain, and with them, I can walk farther with better balance and much less fatigue. They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life.

    Thank you,

    Julie

    Julie Alameda CountyCalifornia – US

    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for... View Article

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    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for alleviating back pain.   I’m using them daily – I will keep you posted.

    Cheers, Sharron

    Sharron KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

    I joined the Westbank Walking Club hosted by Cathy Marks, early in the new year. I am 55 yrs. old... View Article

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    Back is now Better-Arms gained Muscle-Have more Energy!

    I joined the Westbank Walking Club hosted by Cathy Marks, early in the new year. I am 55 yrs. old & have a steel plate in my knee which has resulted in lower back problems. Walking as an exercise was not an option for me.

    I am happy to say that as we progress into the month of March that I am NOW WALKING 4 KM a DAY (45 min work out at Royal Lepage Place) and my knee does not hurt when I walk with the poles, & my back does not go out as often as I am toning my core muscles through the use of the Keenfit Poles.

    (This is better than doing sit-ups!) I have lost 2 inches around the ribcage (toning) and my arms are now getting muscle. I feel better and have more energy. Using the Keenfit Poles is enabling me to live a fuller, richer, & healthier lifestyle.

    Paulette – age 55
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Cannot believe what a great Total-Body Workout it is! I have Scoliosis & bad Knees

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    Cannot believe what a great Total-Body Workout it is! I have Scoliosis & bad Knees

    Dear Sheri,

    I am 40 years old and like to stay in very good shape. I work from home and love getting out and using my Poles.

    When Pole Walking, I don’t listen to music, but rather to people and nature – thus making it a mind/body experience.

    For 20 years I did aerobics, step classes and ran. However, I have scoliosis and bad knees and normally always get sore knees and a sore back, even when just going for a walk. With the Walking Poles I can now (power!) walk without getting any pain.

    I cannot believe what a great total-body workout it is. After an hour of fast walking with my Poles, I feel my triceps, my biceps, my lower arms, my glutes, my thighs and my calves – but! no pain in the back and knees!

    My arms look like I am lifting weights, nice toned muscles, even though I’m not. It’s all from using the Poles correctly. With the Walking Poles I now get a perfect workout without having to go to the gym.

    It’s cheap, outdoors and I can fit it into my schedule!

    Perni – age 40
    British Columbia – CA

    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks... View Article

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    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri

    I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks (which I’ve been using for over 4years now) I am as active as I used to be. I grew up very active and in Australia I was a National Net-Ball Champion in University. Several years ago, I ended up in a car accident that severely injured my back.. affecting everything I did – I couldn’t even go for a short walk without ending up suffering in extreme pain for days afterwards.

    I’ll never forget the first time I took the Poles out on a walk, not only was I gone for over an hour, but I didn’t hurt at all!  Also, my husband and I like to go on hikes, before my accident we were doing some pretty major treks – but of course after the accident that all changed. My back was so bad that once I even had to be carried down a mountain trail and another time I don’t remember the whole event – I was drugged up so much on pain-killers :(.

    But with the Poles – I don’t just walk, I enjoy long, hard hikes – & they help me keep my weight in check!  Now, I am always the first one to say “so where are we going next!”

    Thank you,

    Cheryl

    Cheryl – age 53
    British Columbia – CA

    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

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    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

    Rose and Sheri:

    I am emailing you to share a story. I know my last contact was not
    a positive towards Poles, but life took a turn for me to re-evaluate using those Poles again. Here is what happened to help me see those Poles are in my hands for a reason.

    Here is my story a combination of healing to my buttocks and legs and being shown recently on how to CORRECTLY USE THE POLES HAS GIVEN A ME an approach and understanding why to use my Poles. I am using them properly now. I made a decision that both I and my dog need exercise.

    Now back to my Poles, I’m using them correctly for the first time, as a result of doing that I was exhausted and went to bed early I had no energy. I have never been exhausted using them before. **Note from Keenfit: Yes – please take it easy, listen to your body & stop when it says enough – & gradually work your way up in time. Some can do 5 mins to start out – others 1 hour. It depends on your fitness level.

    While I was using them in the park I had a stranger come up to me with a Dog and wanted to know if she could use them when she was dog walking, I told her YES.
    I told her yes you can lose weight, and have a better tone and structure of posture using them. She was very surprised, I will be selling her my 2nd pair of Poles I have at home.

    I recently started clearing and opening my root and heart chakras for internal healing in my root area by laying down on my yoga equipment for stretching my legs and hips and arms wide open for 15 – 30 mins before bed. My right buttocks normally had a small bone with no muscle development around it. Since opening my chakras I have a better gait and structure even the left foot points forward instead of side ways. It looks like it a smoother gait from the hips downward, I even bend down, stretch and have a better steadier balance with chakras being cleared.

    Of course with all this restructuring of my lower limbs brings joy and desire to use my Poles even stronger, because I see how it can give me some things that God never did till now. I was born with mild Spina Bifida, so being 59 years old and receiving this gift from the Universe has opened up a whole new world for me.

    I have a new release in life to seeing how these POLES can assist my structure of hips, legs and upper body to get built up so I can join the Special Skiing Assisted program here at Mt. Washington in November. I am using and developing muscles that I have never had before.

    Being able to be mobile in a whole new way also encourages me to eat well to have a better weight, no REFINED FOOD. I look forward to having a new weight because of new muscle development.

    When I receive those Pay it Forward cards in the mail I will take them with me to help those who also want a better physical and mental lifestyle. I will even take them to the Heart & Stroke club meeting to do a small demo maybe now that I have a better relationship with MY POLES.

    I am so happy to be back using my Poles correctly, thanks Rose and Sheri.

    I was using them forward not backwards.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Rhonda
    Courtenay BC

    Rhonda – age 59
    CourtenayBritish Columbia – CA

    The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it

    Hi Sheri, I would like to share my story for thanking you for your promotion of the Walking Poles, your... View Article

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    The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it

    Hi Sheri,

    I would like to share my story for thanking you for your promotion of the Walking Poles, your initiative with offering the Pole Walking Clinics, and here it is:

    In August last year I moved to Kelowna from Vancouver to join my family, my daughter, her husband and their first little boy Yoshua. I wanted to be closer by.

    The next few months all my energy was taken up by settling in both in the area and also the new job at UBC-Okanagan. Unfortunately, I was suffering from pain and aches in my body, especially lower back and it seemed as aching everywhere in my body. The chiropractor treatments could only ease the pain but not cure it.

    I had been a regular fast pace walker in Vancouver, but had not yet taken it up here in Kelowna; and because of the pain I didn’t really feel like it which I think made it even worse. When my grandson reached 15 pounds I had difficulties in lifting him up or holding him for a longer period of time. Something had to happen.

    Anyway, I decided to sign up for the Kick Start program and signed up for your Pole Walking Clinic at the Rec Centre. It all made sense to me what you have been telling us. And when you told me that you are planning to come to the university for a Clinic, I signed up for this one too and I bought the Poles. Meanwhile as you will know we have a club called the UBC Pole Cats and I enjoy my walks very much.

    Soon after regularly walking (we usually walk during our lunch time for 30-40minutes) I could feel that my core muscles were strengthening and also my arms. This took away the stress and strain from my lower back with which I had been compensating the weaker muscles in the core. And it’s getting even better:

    I feel energized
    I have only occasionally pain in my back (everybody has a bad day once in while?!)
    And – the miracle- I have no problem in lifting up my meanhwile 26pounds weighing grandson Yoshua.
    Thank you Sheri

    Hiltrud (63 years old)

    I have attached the happy family. They find it wonderful that grandma can run around again.

    Hiltrud – age 63
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Foot Pain

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

    I was struggling with a very painful right ankle, thinking I had developed arthritis in it as it ached all... View Article

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    Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

    I was struggling with a very painful right ankle, thinking I had developed arthritis in it as it ached all the time.  I went to the doctor to see if he could do anything & found out I did not have arthritis in the ankle, but had in fact broken the ankle a few years before.  I didn’t know it was broken, so it set on its own & my ankle and foot were in fact crooked.

    Since re-breaking it was not an option to me, the doctor told me I had to do 2 things – firstly take off some weight & secondly strengthen the ankle.  I had heard about the Poles & had seen people walking with them so decided to try them.

    Here I am almost a year later & amazing enough my ankle does not ache anymore!  When I walk with the Poles, it reduces the impact on my body & has made all the difference in the world.  I am also dropping weight with a structured eating program & the Walking.

    I have dropped a total of 34 pounds.  I still have a long way to go, but am sure I’m on the right path.  I also have arthritis in my knees, but they do not ache at all when I walk with the Walking Poles.  All in all it is amazing how good I feel when I have gone Pole Walking.

    Carla – age 64
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

    I have just bought a set of your Walking Poles and I walked for the first time without pain to... View Article

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    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

    I have just bought a set of your Walking Poles and I walked for the first time without pain to my knees or feet. I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and arthritis in my knees. A number of years ago I had orthoscopic surgery on my left knee and it still bothers me.

    I can’t believe that I was able to climb our very hilly street (up Shetler and then Sandberg) without stopping once. I walked from Sandberg Rd. in Westbank to Wild Horse Drive on my first walk and thought I would need a ride home, but I felt so good that I made the return trip myself. It took me 20 minutes both ways. By the way I am 67. Thank You

    Helen – age 67
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    The Poles helped with her Foot Pain, so she & her mother are going to be Pole Walking Together!

    Testimony of Kahlil, an 11 year old from right here in Kelowna. Last weekend, Kahlil and her classmates were camping at... View Article

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    The Poles helped with her Foot Pain, so she & her mother are going to be Pole Walking Together!

    Testimony of Kahlil, an 11 year old from right here in Kelowna. Last weekend, Kahlil and her classmates were camping at Silver Lake Forestry Camp. Tracey took a few sets of Walking Poles with her for the other chaperones and teachers to use.

    Kahlil, I should mention, is very overweight. They were into the first 15 minutes of their hike, and Tracey was walking at the back of the class with Kahlil and another student. Kahlil was trailing behind and complained that when she walks, which is not very often, she tends to ride a bike, that her feet always ached and that was why she didn’t enjoy walking.

    Tracey asked if she would like to try her Walking Poles. She said sure and took to them like flies to honey. She didn’t need instruction for foot to arm action and walked in the middle of the pack for the rest of the hour long hike. She loved her Poles so much, her and her mother are going to be Pole Walking together.

    About Kahil – age 11
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Had given up Walking as exercise – something I had previously Loved to do

    Having sustained severe leg and foot injuries in a car accident nine years ago, I was unable to walk far... View Article

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    Had given up Walking as exercise – something I had previously Loved to do

    Having sustained severe leg and foot injuries in a car accident nine years ago, I was unable to walk far or fast, and had given up walking as exercise – something I had previously loved to do, particularly as I live in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.

    Eighteen months ago, at a women’s trade fair, I saw the Keenfit Walking Poles and was inspired to buy a pair.

    I started walking on a local trail running along the sea shore – at first just one kilometre, then two, increasing gradually as I became accustomed to the motion. I found that the Walking Poles supported me so well that I was soon able to walk quite briskly, and without pain.

    I now walk the entire trail – four kilometres – at least five times weekly. I have since bought Walking Poles for both my daughter and my husband. An added benefit has been that my daughter is often able to join me on my daily walks.

    When I visited my sister in England last year, I took my Walking Poles with me, and was delighted to once again be able to join her in hiking England’s beautiful countryside. Keenfit Walking Poles have certainly given me back a lot of enjoyment in life. Thank you.

    Lesley – age 58
    Tsawwassen, DeltaBritish Columbia – CA

    Physical Therapist Recommended that I use Walking Poles & Rule of 3

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from the knee down. After many operations and... View Article

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    Physical Therapist Recommended that I use Walking Poles & Rule of 3

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from the knee down. After many operations and procedures, an orthopaedic traumatologist felt the best option was to perform an ankle fusion on my right ankle.

    I recently had an evaluation done by a physical therapist who recommended that I use Walking Poles during my morning walk to
    alleviate back and hip discomfort and thereby make walking more enjoyable. Is it possible to ‘test walk’ your poles?  I have bought items in the past only to find that they did not work with my type of injury.

    Please let me know if this is a possibility.
    Thanks.

    NOTE FROM AFTER PURCHASING KEENFIT POLES (Did not ‘test walk’ them previous to purchasing):

    I have been using them during my morning walk and they have made a difference.

    Before using the Walking Poles, my knees, hips and lower back caused me a great deal of discomfort after my daily walk. Using the Walking Poles, the discomfort has been greatly reduced.

    As recommended I have ‘test walked’ the Walking Poles 3 times; I think like any other form of exercise one has to get into the ‘Pole Walk’ rhythm. I now looking forward to my morning walks. Many thanks.

    Cynthia AlamogordoNew Mexico – US

    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted... View Article

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    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted to go for a walk. I declined since I have a fallen arch, and am waiting to have a knee replacement. Walking is very tough and painful for me.

    The man happened to be selling Keenfit Walking Poles & he suggested that I try them. I did for a minute but declined to go for a walk with them anyway. Unbeknownst to me, my husband bought me a set.

    Our holidays took us to one of our children in another part of B.C. My daughter wanted to go for her walk at which time my husband showed me the walking sticks he had purchased and suggested I try them.

    To make a long story short, my daughter and I walked a mile, three days in a row using the poles. Granted I was a little stiff the second day but boy did I feel great. I’m overweight and out of shape but do these Poles ever help in toning my body.

    Many thanks to my husband for having the hindsight to buying them. Keenfit Walking Poles are very well made – adjustable and comfortable to use. I just love them.
    Thank you for listening to me.

    Rita – age 65
    The PasManitoba – CA

    Cynthia now looks Forward to her Morning Walks

    Dear Sirs: In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from the knee down. After many... View Article

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    Cynthia now looks Forward to her Morning Walks

    Dear Sirs:

    In 1980 I was in a traffic accident, shattering my right leg from
    the knee down. After many operations and procedures, an orthopaedic traumatologist felt the best option was to perform an ankle fusion on my right ankle.

    I recently had an evaluation done by a physical therapist who recommended that I use Walking Poles during my morning walk to alleviate back and hip discomfort and thereby make walking more enjoyable.

    Which Poles should I choose?

    Thanks.
    Cynthia

    Cynthia after a few Pole Walks:

    Dear Rosie,

    Greeting from New Mexico!

    I have been using the Poles during my morning walk and they have made a difference.

    Before using the Poles, my knees, hips and lower back caused me a great deal of discomfort after my daily walk.. Using the Poles, the discomfort has been greatly reduced.

    As recommended I have ‘test walked’ the Poles 3 times; I think like any other form of exercise one has to get into the ‘Pole Walk’ rhythm.

    I now looking forward to my morning walks.

    Many thanks.

    Cynthia

    Cynthia AlamogordoNew Mexico – US

    Total Reconstruction of Ankle due to Sports Injuries

    Brace yourself Keenfit Walking Poles easy on joints, rep says Grace Macaluso, The Windsor Star A star track-and-field athlete in... View Article

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    Total Reconstruction of Ankle due to Sports Injuries

    Brace yourself

    Keenfit Walking Poles easy on joints, rep says

    Grace Macaluso, The Windsor Star

    A star track-and-field athlete in high school and university, LaSalle native Cindy Crapper won her share of medals. But, she also suffered her share of injuries, particularly to her right ankle.

    “I had total reconstruction of my right ankle because of all the injuries that I’ve had through sport, so it challenges me to walk without a lot of pain,” says Crapper, 45. “It feels like bone-to-bone any time I do any kind of running or sport. Any time I go for a hike, it’s sore for three days.”

    Crapper, who competed in the 1980 Pan American Junior Track and field Championships, suffered from such ailments as a broken foot and tendonitis.

    She found relief with a pair of walking poles, which were featured at a conference sponsored last June by the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association.

    “So, I started using these poles, and thought ‘my Goodness, I don’t feel it in my ankles,’ ” says Crapper, who is currently a Recreation Services Co-ordinator for the City of Vancouver.”It’s amazing the amount of pressure that’s taken off the ankles by the use of the poles.”

    Designed and distributed by a Kelowna, B.C., company, the Keenfit poles offers “a total body workout because you’re using muscles in your upper body,” says Crapper, who has since become a certified Keenfit instructor.

    Though they resemble cross-country ski poles, the Keenfit poles redistribute your body’s weight while walking, explains Crapper. “You’re allowing the upper body muscles to be involved in the walk, so every time you put the pole down and use it, it distributes 26 per cent into the upper body and into your core. So it removes 26 per cent off your legs. So it takes some pressure off of the joints in your lower body.”

    The poles’ straps allow you to relax your grip and use your palm to help push you ahead, says Crapper, who recently demonstrated the items at a series of clinics in the Windsor area.

    They can be used on different types of terrain, including trails and road paths, she adds.

    Sheri Simson, who designed the Keenfit poles, says they can help burn off more calories than you would in regular walking.

    “Thirty minutes of pole walking is the equivalent of 50 minutes of regular walking,” says Simson, who claims that the poles helped her lose 45 pounds.

    “You can burn up to 48 per cent more calories and improve your body posture,” she says.

    Cindy – age 45
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Hand Pain

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    Hand Pain Reduced & Less Swelling

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    Hand Pain Reduced & Less Swelling

    *** Please note that Keenfit does not recommend wearing rings while Pole Walking.

    Thank you from Susan & I for fixing our Poles and the quick response of having them delivered.

    Here is another story for your Pole Walking repertoire, on Tuesday Susan and I walked at 6:00 am and I had forgot to take my rings off before going to bed the night before.

    When walking without Poles, my hands really swelled up and I felt my rings were going to cut my fingers off. On Wednesday, back walking with my Poles and I left my rings on, my hands did not swell, so the Poles helped my hands too!

    Kathy KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Hip Pain

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    Pole Walking Reduces Fibromyalgia, Knee, Hip & Back Pain

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    Pole Walking Reduces Fibromyalgia, Knee, Hip & Back Pain

    I started Pole Walking with you on April 8th at the Rose Garden. Within a very short time, maybe three weeks, walking 3 or 4 times a week, for about 30 minutes a day, I suddenly felt almost no back pain. I suffered back injury at age 7 or 8 year. My lifestyle – horses – riding – farming – heavy lifting etc. did not help it. Now at almost 75, my right knee has given up, and this apparently shortened my right leg, causing more pain in my back – pulling the right hip our of it’s normal position. My close friend Judy Doyle said “You are standing up straighter and walking more upright”. Now I have no explanation, except Pole Walking, and prayers of many.

    Today my back is still far far less painful then I’ve had in 60 years. I know the Pole Walking is good for my back and, it stretches my right knee, so even while it is still going sideways, it is more flexible. I truly believe we must do all we can to stay healthy and mobile. Bunny

    PS Forgot to mention I’m supposed to have heart surgery (valve replacement) sometime when my name is reached on the infamous list. After that it will be knee surgery. Best time of my life to get on with Pole Walking.

    PPS Also forgot I have Fibromyalgia – and retired on medical grounds at age 53. Now I have less pain from that also.

    Bunny – age 75
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is... View Article

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    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is also recovering from hip surgery a couple of years ago and still walks with a marked limp – not the operated hip side and has pain.

    We had a go around the block with an extra pair of Walking Poles I had and she is walking completely differently and with no pain – just like that! She was one happy camper when she left today with a set of Walking Poles I lent her. She is feeling elated that there is light at the end of this long tunnel of recovery and no longer has pain when she walks with the Walking Poles. So thank you!

    Sue British Columbia – CA

    Thanks to the Walking Poles there is no Lower Body Pain!

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    Thanks to the Walking Poles there is no Lower Body Pain!

    I don’t have any weight loss stories yet but I know I will! From a simple knee scope to 5 days later I had a blood clot the size of a baseball! The pain was bad for over a year. I had therapy that really didn’t help! Because I limped from the pain I had back and hip pain!

    In April I couldn’t even put weight on my right leg. Many ER visits and hospital visits and I was told I was a drug seeker because no one could find anything! In October they drained fluid from my hip and it was septic! I didn’t think I would ever walk again without pain! Thanks to the Walking Poles there is no lower body pain! I know if I keep with it I will lose the weight!

    Jill – age 52
    Cedar FallsIowa – US

    Walking Poles Reduce Impact on Knees, Hips, Back & can leave you Less Winded

    I am a 79 year old gal…In 2001 I had a hip replacement. Then a year ago I had to... View Article

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    Walking Poles Reduce Impact on Knees, Hips, Back & can leave you Less Winded

    I am a 79 year old gal…In 2001 I had a hip replacement. Then a year ago I had to have my right knee replaced which left me in bad shape. I was hobbling along with the assistance of a cane and feeling quite depressed when I picked up a magazine with Keenfit Walking Poles advertised and how they took the pressure off knees and back. I had read about how many people in Europe were using the Walking Poles.

    I was desperate and knew that was what I needed…so I ordered a pair… One stride at a time. I love them and can feel the difference. I would like to get into a Pole Walking Club and get more strength, stamina, and endurance. They surely reduce the impact on the knees, hips, and back and you are less winded. On lookers are confused and think I am going skiing.. My Walking Poles are one of my treasured possessions …

    Ruth – age 79
    RedlandsCalifornia – US

    I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort

    In 2000 I had both my hips replaced. Since then I have participated in many fitness programs and have made... View Article

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    I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort

    In 2000 I had both my hips replaced. Since then I have participated in many fitness programs and have made a lot of progress. I am now using the Keenfit Walking Poles and find a big improvement.

    With the Walking Poles, I walk much straighter and since that makes my abs work, surprise—my back doesn’t hurt!! Also I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort. I love my Keenfit Poles.

    Myrna British Columbia – CA

    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from... View Article

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    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from the wheelchair to the bed & she became aggressive, fighting & I scooped her up in a bear-hug, & picked her up & sat her on the bed; & I felt a horrible pain in my upper leg & groin area.
    The next morn I couldn’t hardly walk, I went to my chiropracter, I had moved the pelvic area & the orthopaedic surgeon said hip surgery so 4 yrs later , due to waiting for the insurance co to o. k. my surg, the hip had depleated & was painful & painful to walk so I did a lot of sitting & waiting & praying. The following yr I had surg on the other hip, which left me with complications, & severe nerve damage, following extensive therapy, & also lymphatic fluid in my leg & foot.
    Walking was next to impossible & was on a walker. A good friend of mine told me she would find a clinic that could help me, so off we went , wonderful therapists there, so I learned to control it thru exercise, support stockings & massage, it’s a daily challenge!!
    From a wheelchair ,to a walker, to a walking cane, which helps , but changes the natural way one should walk !! I’m constantly looking for something to help to improve, so one day on the internet I was looking & I saw the Walking Poles.
    I sent for them & when I use the Poles I can walk smoothly & they have improved my balance greatly !! I ‘m just overwhelmed !! I’m overjoyed to say the least, At last wonderful help!! When I improve more I would like to become an instructor for these Walking Poles.
    God Bless, Jan

    Jan – age 71
    Overland ParkKansas – CA

    Joint Pain

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    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance... View Article

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    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance of a personal trainer. They both helped with body toning and some weight reduction, but they lacked the adventure and companionship I so enjoy.

    Then I heard mentioned, from my personal trainer, that “Pole Walking” was an option I should consider to maintain my fitness. It allowed me to take my fitness outdoors without the risk of joint damage and it gives me new and exciting scenery based on where I walk. It allows me to comfortably visit with other walkers and it’s keeping me fit.

    For the past 2 years, I have suffered with rotator cuff pain – this pain is now reduced by exercising the necessary muscles and not pushing myself like I have done in the past at the 30 minute circuit and gym. A plus, my husband, at 68, has just bought his first pair and we enjoy our active walks together!

    Nancy – age 61
    British Columbia – CA

    They really have Helped with the Joint Pain

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    They really have Helped with the Joint Pain

    I love my Keenfit Walking Poles. They really have helped with the joint pain that accompanies me on my daily walking foray. Thanks.

    Jackie British Columbia – CA

    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

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    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

    Dear Pole Walkers,

    Well I was a non believer but I must say I am a converted Pole Walker.

    I am quick to tell my friends “no, not a Pole Dancer” a pole walker. Ha ha– I am an older woman (I shall not divulge my age) and a retired Air Canada Flight Attendant who has walked a good deal from Country to Country and sometimes my joints and hips would pain me.

    My husband and I (both retired from the Airline Business) own a small Vineyard in the Okanagan Valley and we do all of the work ourselves.

    Walking with the Poles has eliminated any hip or leg pain while walking. I walk at least four times a week for at least 40 minutes and I try to walk for one hour. I am invigorated, oxygenated and excited about this activity. Plus my waist is smaller and my arms are tighter. My back is all muscle.”  Go Pole Walkers

    Rilla – Pole Walker Extraordinaire! KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Knee Pain

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    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

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    First time without Pain to Knees or Feet

    I have just bought a set of your Walking Poles and I walked for the first time without pain to my knees or feet. I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and arthritis in my knees. A number of years ago I had orthoscopic surgery on my left knee and it still bothers me.

    I can’t believe that I was able to climb our very hilly street (up Shetler and then Sandberg) without stopping once. I walked from Sandberg Rd. in Westbank to Wild Horse Drive on my first walk and thought I would need a ride home, but I felt so good that I made the return trip myself. It took me 20 minutes both ways. By the way I am 67. Thank You

    Helen – age 67
    WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Promise of Upper Body Workout is True- Also helping Rehab a newly blown-out Knee

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    Promise of Upper Body Workout is True- Also helping Rehab a newly blown-out Knee

    Sheri, It was a pleasure talking to you this morning. I have had my Walking Sticks for about a year and I have gotten to the point where it feels odd to walk without them.

    I was in a veterans hospital waiting room (for my hearing) and I picked up a four year old travel magazine, in it I came across an article about Nordic walking and how it was developed in Scandinavia to keep cross country skiers fit during their summer months and it then developed as a fitness rage on its own.

    It sounded interesting and when I got home that day I went on line and came across, among others, Keenfit which seemed the best to me. I was already a long distance walker but liked the idea of more Upper Body exercise, once I got my Walking Sticks, I started in and found the promise of Upper Body workout to be true.

    I recently retired; the day before I retired I blew my knee out (climbing stairs of all things) and had to take total rest. After a week I grew tired of the inactivity and got out my Walking Sticks. It was slow at first, but I got moving and now three months later, I am back up to three to six miles a day and I give all the credit to my Chiropractor and my Keenfit Walking Sticks and I will continue to Walk my Path.

    Thank you,

    Jim AgawamMassachusetts – US

    Knows Poles will help with new Knees, busting through a Plateau & overall Impact Reduction

    I couldn’t believe my luck to have found your web site. I am 55 years old and also overweight. In... View Article

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    Knows Poles will help with new Knees, busting through a Plateau & overall Impact Reduction

    I couldn’t believe my luck to have found your web site. I am 55 years old and also overweight.

    In October I joined weight Watchers and have lost 43 pounds. I find myself down to the last 10 pounds and stuck. During this time I have also had both knees replaced.

    I have ordered the Keenfit Walking Poles and look forward to putting them to good use to help me shed those last 10 pounds. I know that using the Poles will also make walking distances more comfortable with the new knees.

    I am fully recovered from the two surgeries and look forward to starting this new exercise routine. I also plan on mentioning your website at my Weight Watchers meeting tomorrow morning!!! Thanks for the boost! I can hardly wait to get at it!

    Bonnie – age 55
    CalgaryAlberta – CA

    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

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    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

    Dear Sheri:

    Thanks for the very interesting newsletter.

    I just want to let you know how much I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me.

    I have bone on bone knees and have had back surgery. I was unable to walk a block without stopping to rest.

    I am 87years old and am now walking a mile a day non stop thanks to my Poles, and nothing hurts,and I feel great.

    Thanks again Sheri and also to Ann who were such an inspiration to me at your Clinics.

    Sincerely.
    Margaret

    Margaret – age 87
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    I don’t know what I’d do without my Keenfit Walking Poles!

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    I don’t know what I’d do without my Keenfit Walking Poles!

    Dear Sheri,

    I don’t know what I’d do without my Keenfit Walking Poles! I can’t believe what they have done for me.

    I am 48 years old and I have been a runner most my life – two years ago I blew-out both my knees (bone on bone – no cartilage) – it’s bad enough I couldn’t run anymore but I could barely walk around the house without coming to tears. I was in despair and so frustrated waiting for knee surgery – my knees hurt all the time and then I discovered your Walking Poles.

    They have completely changed my life! Not only can I now get out and walk everyday (for over an hour & half at a time) but I don’t even know I have knees . . . and best of all I can get a “runners high” with your Poles!!!! I’ll keep you posted but, the way things are going, I’m hoping I may not even have to go for surgery.

    Thank you,

    Jan – age 48
    British Columbia – CA

    Leg Pain

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    Lost 35 lbs, Calves not Sore anymore & no Lower Back Problems!

    Testimonial Letter 1 Dear Sheri, I would just like to say thanks for the Walking Poles that you sold me,... View Article

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    Lost 35 lbs, Calves not Sore anymore & no Lower Back Problems!

    Testimonial Letter 1

    Dear Sheri,

    I would just like to say thanks for the Walking Poles that you sold me, they are great. I am walking anywhere from 3 to 4 miles a day, and sometimes more. Using the Poles make an incredible difference, no more lower back problems, and my calves are not sore even after these long walks. They are everything that you said they were.

    I refer to them as the “3F” poles: FARTHER – FASTER – FITTER!

    Just wanted to say thanks, and also thanks for taking the time to show me how to use the Poles correctly.

    Testimonial Letter 2

    Dear Sheri,

    It’s been a little less than a year since my last letter to you & since then – I have lost 35 lbs and I have now started walking 5 miles each day, and have done walks up to 10 miles, thanks to the benefits of my Poles.

    The best part is that I got my Body Fat % done 4 months ago and it went from 36.4% (I year ago) to now currently 34.1% – that alone should speak for itself!

    My current weight is 162lbs – my goal is to lose another 12-15lbs – so I weigh around 150lbs . . . and with my Poles I know I can do it!

    Again Thank you,

    Cindy D. – age 52
    West KelownaBritish Columbia – CA


    Neck & Shoulder Pain

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    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance... View Article

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    Pole Walking helps provide the Adventure & Companionship I so enjoy

    At 61, keeping fit is important – so I tried the 30 minute circuit and the gym with the guidance of a personal trainer. They both helped with body toning and some weight reduction, but they lacked the adventure and companionship I so enjoy.

    Then I heard mentioned, from my personal trainer, that “Pole Walking” was an option I should consider to maintain my fitness. It allowed me to take my fitness outdoors without the risk of joint damage and it gives me new and exciting scenery based on where I walk. It allows me to comfortably visit with other walkers and it’s keeping me fit.

    For the past 2 years, I have suffered with rotator cuff pain – this pain is now reduced by exercising the necessary muscles and not pushing myself like I have done in the past at the 30 minute circuit and gym. A plus, my husband, at 68, has just bought his first pair and we enjoy our active walks together!

    Nancy – age 61
    British Columbia – CA

    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years. I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable... View Article

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    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years.

    I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable to exercise due to pain in my shoulders, hips, and feet. My mother gave me Walking Poles (she’s 89 & Pole Walks, but that’s another story!) for my 57th birthday.

    Gradually I started using them for a block at a time.

    Two months later, I Pole Walk every other day and go for miles without any pain. In fact, I have very little pain at all! The Poles actually absorb some shock to the legs and hips and also exercise my arms.

    I haven’t felt so good since I was 30 something! I recommend Pole Walking for everyone who wants to get a full body workout!

    Janice – age 57
    British Columbia – CA

    Pain Free or Reduced

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    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

    I received my Poles today. I got them set up, and went for my first walk. It was a real... View Article

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    Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight

    I received my Poles today. I got them set up, and went for my first walk. It was a real joy to be able to walk without fear of falling, and to be able to to complete my walk without the back pain that had kept me from walking for about three years.

    Thanks to your web page, I feel that I could walk with the Poles in the right way and get off to a good start. I am 78 years old. Thanks for helping me feel a little younger tonight.

    Walt

    Hi Walt,

    What a sweet letter 🙂 Thank-you so much and we’re so glad to be of service – especially when we hear things like this!

    Take care, and
    Walk on..!! 🙂
    Rosie

    Thank you for your e-mail. I have been Pole Walking for a month now. I am doing 20 to 30 minutes each evening. When someone asks about my Pole Walking, I share with them my story and give them a card that came with my Poles.  How do I order more cards?  (To which Rosie’s reply was ‘Just Ask!’  They are free)

    Walt – age 78
    FranklinIndiana – US

    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

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    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

    Dear Sheri:

    Thanks for the very interesting newsletter.

    I just want to let you know how much I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me.

    I have bone on bone knees and have had back surgery. I was unable to walk a block without stopping to rest.

    I am 87years old and am now walking a mile a day non stop thanks to my Poles, and nothing hurts,and I feel great.

    Thanks again Sheri and also to Ann who were such an inspiration to me at your Clinics.

    Sincerely.
    Margaret

    Margaret – age 87
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is... View Article

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    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS

    Pole Walking is the most amazing thing!!!! …today I had a friend over who has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but is also recovering from hip surgery a couple of years ago and still walks with a marked limp – not the operated hip side and has pain.

    We had a go around the block with an extra pair of Walking Poles I had and she is walking completely differently and with no pain – just like that! She was one happy camper when she left today with a set of Walking Poles I lent her. She is feeling elated that there is light at the end of this long tunnel of recovery and no longer has pain when she walks with the Walking Poles. So thank you!

    Sue British Columbia – CA

    I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort

    In 2000 I had both my hips replaced. Since then I have participated in many fitness programs and have made... View Article

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    I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort

    In 2000 I had both my hips replaced. Since then I have participated in many fitness programs and have made a lot of progress. I am now using the Keenfit Walking Poles and find a big improvement.

    With the Walking Poles, I walk much straighter and since that makes my abs work, surprise—my back doesn’t hurt!! Also I can walk for a longer period of time without any discomfort. I love my Keenfit Poles.

    Myrna British Columbia – CA

    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years. I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable... View Article

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    Even with Fibromyalgia, Shoulder, Hip & Foot Challenges, I can go for Miles without Any Pain!

    I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years.

    I’ve gone from being physically fit to physically stagnant and unable to exercise due to pain in my shoulders, hips, and feet. My mother gave me Walking Poles (she’s 89 & Pole Walks, but that’s another story!) for my 57th birthday.

    Gradually I started using them for a block at a time.

    Two months later, I Pole Walk every other day and go for miles without any pain. In fact, I have very little pain at all! The Poles actually absorb some shock to the legs and hips and also exercise my arms.

    I haven’t felt so good since I was 30 something! I recommend Pole Walking for everyone who wants to get a full body workout!

    Janice – age 57
    British Columbia – CA

    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit, I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has... View Article

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    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit,

    I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has made it possible for me to walk upright which has done wonders for my level of pain, and with them, I can walk farther with better balance and much less fatigue. They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life.

    Thank you,

    Julie

    Julie Alameda CountyCalifornia – US

    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for... View Article

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    Reduced Back Pain for 10k Marathon

    I’m off to the tc10k in Victoria this weekend with Doreen M…. And am finding the Poles quite wonderful for alleviating back pain.   I’m using them daily – I will keep you posted.

    Cheers, Sharron

    Sharron KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks... View Article

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    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri

    I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks (which I’ve been using for over 4years now) I am as active as I used to be. I grew up very active and in Australia I was a National Net-Ball Champion in University. Several years ago, I ended up in a car accident that severely injured my back.. affecting everything I did – I couldn’t even go for a short walk without ending up suffering in extreme pain for days afterwards.

    I’ll never forget the first time I took the Poles out on a walk, not only was I gone for over an hour, but I didn’t hurt at all!  Also, my husband and I like to go on hikes, before my accident we were doing some pretty major treks – but of course after the accident that all changed. My back was so bad that once I even had to be carried down a mountain trail and another time I don’t remember the whole event – I was drugged up so much on pain-killers :(.

    But with the Poles – I don’t just walk, I enjoy long, hard hikes – & they help me keep my weight in check!  Now, I am always the first one to say “so where are we going next!”

    Thank you,

    Cheryl

    Cheryl – age 53
    British Columbia – CA

    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my... View Article

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    I have never walked pain free until today.

    I feel so energized and I can’t believe I feel so good. I have no aches and pains in my body anywhere. I have never walked pain free until today.

    Val – Inflammatory Arthritis

    Val Lake Murray South Carolina – US

  • Quality & Service

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English.

    We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

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    3 Piece Travel Poles

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Quality 3pc Travel Poles & Excellent Customer Service

    Hi, Rosie – The Poles arrived just as I needed them; they performed beautifully. I will certainly continue to share... View Article

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    Quality 3pc Travel Poles & Excellent Customer Service

    Hi, Rosie –

    The Poles arrived just as I needed them; they performed beautifully. I will certainly continue to share my story of a company that goes far beyond the expected to satisfy a customer’s needs.

    Thanks again. The trip was wonderful, and having my new set of 3pc Travel Poles helped to make that possible.

    Sincerely,

    Betty

    Betty RoanokeCalifornia – US

    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

    Hi Sheri, I’m so glad that this Tote is now available; would have loved to have had one the summer... View Article

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

    Hi Sheri,

    I’m so glad that this Tote is now available; would have loved to have had one the summer of 07’ whilst traveling in Asia!

    Also, as mentioned on your site, the 2-part poles don’t fit conveniently into most commonly sized luggage! Considering that I had to carry them on-board for all the air travel; I was always leery of them being confiscated; and worried how would I get around without them.

    However, we successfully negotiated through many airports, tourist sites and even museums without them being confiscated!!! Boy, was I ever thankful for that bit of courtesy and even more thankful to have my Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time of my life. I sure had a lot of ‘stares’ on the streets of Hong Kong, Shanghai,Hangzhou & Suzhou!

    Proud owner & operator of Poles for nearly 4 years….and loving them!

    Thank you soooo much for bringing the Poles to North America!

    Cheers,

    Wendy – age 40’s
    SummerlandBritish Columbia – CA


    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

    Hi, Thought you would enjoy this picture of Ben crossing the finish line with your Keenfit Walking Poles. He said... View Article

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    Couldn’t have done ‘The Canadian Death Race’ without them!

    Hi,

    Thought you would enjoy this picture of Ben crossing the finish line with your Keenfit Walking Poles.

    He said “I couldn’t have done the race without them!”

    Could be a whole new market for ultra-marathoners. . .

    Thank You, Sheri.

    Beth for Ben

    Ben – age 40’s
    British Columbia – CA

    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Walking Poles for beach walking in a recent... View Article

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    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Walking Poles for beach walking in a recent trip to PEI and Nova Scotia.

    The sand tips really do work well and we spent many hours walking on some of the most beautiful beaches imaginable.

    The 3-Section poles pack very easily and we wouldn’t travel again without them.

    Thanks,

    Bob & Cheryl

    Bob & Cheryl OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Baskets

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Walking Poles for beach walking in a recent... View Article

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    Enjoying Beach Walking with 3pc Travel Poles

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Walking Poles for beach walking in a recent trip to PEI and Nova Scotia.

    The sand tips really do work well and we spent many hours walking on some of the most beautiful beaches imaginable.

    The 3-Section poles pack very easily and we wouldn’t travel again without them.

    Thanks,

    Bob & Cheryl

    Bob & Cheryl OliverBritish Columbia – CA

    Actual Testimony from Dr.Mark MD, Beach Walking & Rehabilitation

    Per our conversation: Thank You very much for your prompt attention and service. I hope this will be of some... View Article

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    Actual Testimony from Dr.Mark MD, Beach Walking & Rehabilitation

    Per our conversation:

    Thank You very much for your prompt attention and service. I hope this will be of some help to you and your clients.

    I’m a physician and surgeon. I’ve had extensive spine surgery on my neck and back as a result of severe arthritis. Unfortunately this has left me with a severe spinal deformity and I walk in a very bent over position. In order to walk I had to use two canes, this has been very disabling, and limiting.

    My physical therapist suggested that I start an aggressive regime of exercise and rehabilitation to help me stand and walk more upright, and become more mobile.

    They suggested that I use the “ski Poles” and recommended your web site. I exercise and walk with the Poles. As I get more upright, we increase the height of the Poles. I walk about one to two hours a day including rehabilitation two times a week. I get both general conditioning , physical conditioning and cardio as I use the Keenfit Poles.

    Recently I had a vacation near a beach, and was able to walk in the sand with the Poles. As a result of the design of the beach basket on the Poles tip-they did not sink like the canes would. I am sold on “Keenfit”

    Hope this is of use to you.

    Thanks again.

    Dr.Mark H F. LibertyvilleIllinois – US

    Great Gift

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try... View Article

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    Working through the Geek Factor

    I loved walking even before I got my Keenfit Poles. After seeing Sheri’s demonstration and having an opportunity to try them out, they were on my wish list for Christmas. I was lucky as my boyfriend at the time bought them for me that Christmas.

    When I first started walking with them I couldn’t stop laughing at myself, I had a difficult time get my arms and legs co-ordinated and OMG I horrified as I was out in public and everyone could see me! In no time at all though I had it mastered.

    I certainly could tell the difference walking with the Poles and could feel I was working the upper body. We walked the same distance we usually did and felt the difference. I knew I had burned more calories and was enhancing my cardio workout.

    The additional bonus was whenever I went walking with a friend and they would try my Poles I got to watch them get try to get their steps coordinated. There was times we had to stop we were laughing so hard! We had so much fun together, laughing and I enjoyed teaching them how to Pole Walk!

    Lorrie

    Lorrie – age 44
    PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted... View Article

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    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted to go for a walk. I declined since I have a fallen arch, and am waiting to have a knee replacement. Walking is very tough and painful for me.

    The man happened to be selling Keenfit Walking Poles & he suggested that I try them. I did for a minute but declined to go for a walk with them anyway. Unbeknownst to me, my husband bought me a set.

    Our holidays took us to one of our children in another part of B.C. My daughter wanted to go for her walk at which time my husband showed me the walking sticks he had purchased and suggested I try them.

    To make a long story short, my daughter and I walked a mile, three days in a row using the poles. Granted I was a little stiff the second day but boy did I feel great. I’m overweight and out of shape but do these Poles ever help in toning my body.

    Many thanks to my husband for having the hindsight to buying them. Keenfit Walking Poles are very well made – adjustable and comfortable to use. I just love them.
    Thank you for listening to me.

    Rita – age 65
    The PasManitoba – CA

    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

    I got the Keenfit Walking Poles for a Christmas Gift from my son and daughter-in-law. I tried them out as... View Article

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    Great Gift Idea for Secure & Confident Walking

    I got the Keenfit Walking Poles for a Christmas Gift from my son and daughter-in-law.

    I tried them out as I do a lot of walking and think they are really the best investment one could ever have. I feel safe on the snow and ice and have a much better work out than before.

    I wouldn’t want to be without them now, as we have lots of snow and ice here in Saskatchewan. These Poles are a very good gift . People stop me and ask where I got these Poles from.

    Mabel TisdaleSaskatchewan – CA

    Hassle Free

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Poles Arrived in Great Shape & are a Great Tool

    Subject: Walking Sticks Just wanted to say thank you. The sticks arrived in great shape and are a great tool... View Article

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    Poles Arrived in Great Shape & are a Great Tool

    Subject: Walking Sticks

    Just wanted to say thank you. The sticks arrived in great shape and are a great tool for me. In fact I have turned two co-workers on to them and hope to convert more!

    So if sales from New Hampshire increase…………You are welcome! LOL!!

    And many thanks to Rosie (I think that was the name of the gal who helped me)!!

    Thanks again

    Hope CharlestownNew Hampshire – US

    A Pleasure to Deal With

    Rosie Thanks so much for everything. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Regards, Julie Julie Woodstock, Ontario – CA

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    A Pleasure to Deal With

    Rosie
    Thanks so much for everything. It was a pleasure to deal with you.
    Regards,
    Julie

    Julie WoodstockOntario – CA

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit, Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am... View Article

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    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit,

    Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am into it now.

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age that I just had to write and say thank-you & how much I appreciated it. I’ve told all my friends who also have the Poles, & they agree with me that this is one of the best things they have done for themselves and that Keenfit is a wonderful company.
    Thank-you again,
    Marie

    Marie VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Head Office Customer Service

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to... View Article

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    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to a better workout while walking with my new equipment. I also think that your web site is Fabulous.
    Thank you again, Susan

    Susan LivermoreCalifornia – US

    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have... View Article

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    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have provided is greatly appreciated. It has also helped me decide to purchase the product from your company. I am ordering them today.

    Jeff Alabama – US

    Wonderful Customer Service Reps & will Pay it Forward

    Hi Rosie, Guess what I did today? I picked up my Keenfit Walking Poles from my post office! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!... View Article

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    Wonderful Customer Service Reps & will Pay it Forward

    Hi Rosie,

    Guess what I did today? I picked up my Keenfit Walking Poles from my post office! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! 🙂

    Thank you for your generous support. It is wonderful to do business with a person, and not an auto-response system! You can be sure that I will recommend KeenFit and its wonderful customer service reps whenever I get the chance!
    Again, thank you for all your help in handling my order.

    Oriane

    Oriane CerritosCalifornia – US

    Happy with Service by Education on How the Poles Function

    Thank you for sending us the instructions on fixing our Poles. It seems to have fixed the problem. We are... View Article

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    Happy with Service by Education on How the Poles Function

    Thank you for sending us the instructions on fixing our Poles. It seems to have fixed the problem. We are looking forward to using our Poles on the beach this weekend.

    Thank you again for such great customer support.
    Cindy

    Cindy Ormond BeachFlorida – US

    Thank you again in advance for your kindness

    So stuff happened: “Dear KeenFit; I waited so eagerly for my two pair of Walking Poles, especially since I had... View Article

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    Thank you again in advance for your kindness

    So stuff happened:

    “Dear KeenFit;
    I waited so eagerly for my two pair of Walking Poles, especially since I had spent such a pleasant time speaking to the saleswoman up in Canada .”

    At the conclusion of it – this is how Barbara felt:

    “Dear Rosie,
    I am overcome with your graciousness and eagerness to right things. So very rare!
    Thank you again in advance for your kindness.
    Barbara”

    Barbara AlexandriaVirginia – US

    Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy

    I just received my first newsletter after ordering 2 sets of Poles and 2 Tote bags. Now, I feel cheated... View Article

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    Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy

    I just received my first newsletter after ordering 2 sets of Poles and 2 Tote bags. Now, I feel cheated because I didn’t order them by phone and get the free water bottles! Yikes!!!
    Pamela

    Hi Pamela

    I’m not sure if that promotion is still on? Some one from the sales department will contact you tomorrow and let you know, if it’s still on your order will be changed
    Customer service

    I just received a shipping notification that the water bottles were being included. What a great company. That makes me want to recommend you to all my friends. I look forward to receiving my order and trying them out. Thank you so very much. Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy. As a business owner, I know how important that is. Sincerely- Pam

    Hi there dear Pamela 🙂

    We are putting all of our testimonials together – and we love having pictures to go with them. We would like to display your words of kindness in our Testimony section on our new website.. and wonder if that would be all right – and also if we could have a picture of you please? Any picture will do.. If you could email one that would be ideal.

    Thanks so much 🙂
    Rosie

    Yes, thanks for asking. You have my permission to use my testimonial on your website. I continue to be impressed with your business. Pam

    Pamela MaumeeOhio – US

    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

    Good afternoon Rosie and Sheri, It was nice to meet you Rosie for the first time and to see you... View Article

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    Poles work well Off-Road Walking & are especially Helpful on Slopes

    Good afternoon Rosie and Sheri,

    It was nice to meet you Rosie for the first time and to see you again Sheri for the second time. You both seem like old friends now.

    I certainly appreciate you refurbishing my Poles so that I can get more miles out of them. They have taken me many places: from Revelstoke National Park to Cathedral Lakes to Enderby Cliffs, Blue Nose Mountain, Pin Cushion, Cougar Canyon, RimRocks, High Rim Trail, Little White, Twin Lakes, Vista Pass..and I am not done yet.

    I love the outdoors and off -road walking and my poles are especially helpful on slopes, as you can see. Thank you again and I will make a point of giving out those handy Pay-it-Forward cards.

    Cheers

    Elisabeth – age Late 40’s
    WinfieldBritish Columbia – CA


    Just what the Doctor Ordered

    Dear Rosie: I truly think it is a great product and a great company. These Walking Poles are much more chic... View Article

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    Just what the Doctor Ordered

    Dear Rosie:

    I truly think it is a great product and a great company. These Walking Poles are much more chic than canes.
    Sincerely,
    Janet

    I am entering my 8th decade of life. My health is generally good, although I have had two knee replacement surgeries. After my dog died, I found myself getting to be more of a couch potato. My physician recommended I start walking more.

    I saw an advertisement for Keenfit Walking Poles in a catalog that arrived in the mail. I went to the Keenfit website and read more about the Walking Poles. I also noted that someone older than I was using them, so I ordered a pair.

    When they arrived, I had difficulty getting the Poles to lock. I called Keenfit Customer Service and talked with Rosie. She emailed me instructions on how to get the lock to engage, and I still could not get the Poles to lock. I made a second call to Rosie who said they would mail new lower bottoms and a water bottle.

    The next day I reread the instructions and also reread the instructions on the website and got the Poles to lock. Apparently, in my eagerness to start using the Keenfit Walking Poles, I misread the instructions. It was my error that the Poles would not lock and had nothing to do with a problem with the Keenfit Walking Poles.

    I then drove to a local park and tried the Keenfit Walking Poles. What a joy they are to use. They create a very enjoyable rhythm while walking. I found that they gave me good support. As a senior citizen, I really appreciate that. Because they are so enjoyable to use, I also found that I tended to walk much further with the Keenfit Walking Poles than I did without them. They are just what the doctor ordered.

    As I continue to use the Keenfit Walking Poles, I realize that one of the reasons I enjoy them so much is that I used to do a lot of cross country skiing, and the Keenfit Walking Poles give me some of the same enjoyment while walking. People also talk to you about the Poles while you are using them, which is fun. I truly believe purchasing the Keenfit Walking Poles will increase my stamina, help me to become fitter and help me to lose weight. I have also noticed that my tight shoulder and neck muscles are not as tight as they used to be. Deciding to purchase the Keenfit Walking Poles is the best decision I have made in a long time.

    I would also like to compliment the Keenfit Walking Poles company on their wonderful customer service. Rosie was so helpful and supportive in trying in every way to resolve the problem I was having – even though it was of my own making. They are a great company with a great product!

    Janet – age 80
    IndialanticFlorida – US

    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable... View Article

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    The Keenfit Walking Poles have given me more Freedom

    I am writing to share my experience with KeenFit Walking Poles. They have changed my life due to your knowledgeable staff. Your staff person, Rosie, sent the KeenFit Walking Poles to me. She recognized the benefits that I could gain from using the Keenfit Walking Poles – and they changed my life.

    I have a diagnosis of Spastic Cerebral Palsy and have used some form of a cane or crutch for the past 25 years. Last October I started to develop pain in my hands, arms and shoulders, all of which resulted from overuse of the canes/crutches. To treat the problem, Doctors had me switch walking devices. I was using Canadian Crutches and they were not working for me. They were heavy and cumbersome and I was prone to falls with them.

    As part of ongoing treatment, I have also been working with a personal fitness trainer who has been working with me on strengthening, stretching, resistance training and a range of flexibility exercises. The gains from the training were not carrying over when I was using the Canadian Crutches. When I used the KeenFit Walking Poles, results from the personal training carried over.

    For example, I am using my legs more than my arms to stand and move with the Walking Poles. The pressure on my arms, hands and shoulders is less. I can stand easily with the Walking Poles. I have better posture and can pick up my feet better. When I took the Walking Poles to my personal trainer, he said, ‘I want you using these Walking Poles full time.’ The KeenFit Walking Poles have given me more freedom. They have been tools that have improved my gait and have allowed me to do what I have never done before. All of this resulted from Rosie and her skills to recognize a Client’s needs. I thank you for this excellent product and want to recognize Rosie for her awareness, knowledge and first-rate service.

    Watch Kerry’s Gait from all angles here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rp38V6_9os

    Hi. I wanted to share the latest in the Botox / Leg treatment saga. Today, March 22, I hit another milestone. I walked on a treadmill. Those who knew me before these treatments, know that a treadmill would have been a nightmare with my balance issues. I would have ended up on my nose. Today, I felt like I was in a marching band. I was picking up my feet and knees. I am over the moon once again. Of course, the trainer was riding my tail the entire time…. and the time on the treadmill was not 30 seconds, it was 20 minutes. This new element will become a part of the ongoing routine of strength training and swimming. Sometimes, gifts come in the smallest packages. Will keep you posted! Kerry


    I Love My Poles

    For those Pole Walkers out there who have opened-up their minds & gotten hooked on the activity - they want Poles they can depend on, Poles that can support them & take them where they want to go. We have many people who Love Pole Walking - But we have just as many who . . . truly LOVE their Keenfit Walking Poles!!!

    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great... View Article

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    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great design.
    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    Dianne West VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Loving Pole Walking with Dogs!

    Hi Cindy, It’s Trish from Salt Spring Island. I use my Poles every day when walking the dogs for approximately... View Article

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    Loving Pole Walking with Dogs!

    Hi Cindy, It’s Trish from Salt Spring Island.

    I use my Poles every day when walking the dogs for approximately 1 hour and love them!

    I walked in the rail trails in the summer with the dogs and a young boy on a bike and walked 7 miles with my Poles and loved it. Will be going again!

    I have worn out the every day feet and when I come over to White Rock before Xmas I will contact you for new feet. I love the ones I’m using at the present in the snow they are a great help.

    Kind Regards, Trish

    Trish Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia – CA

    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1... View Article

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    Using your Poles All or Most of the Year

    My sister and I really enjoy our Pole Walking. We walk 5 days a week ( for just under 1 hour) except in the winter time. We still walk 2 to 3 times in minus 30 degree Celsius  weather (that is around minus-86 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Many people look at us and wonder what we are doing, and they often ask us where our skiis are! We just tell them that they are Walking Poles and we really enjoy them. We never go walking without them. We even had to order new tips for our Poles (wore them right out!) What a great invention!

    Sue

    Note from Keenfit:  You can still walk outside in the cold – please make sure you bundle up to keep warm – & it doesn’t hurt to have ice grippers to put on your boots so you have more traction on ice& snow.  I, personally, would NOT go out in -30 degree weather as Sue and her sister have :O)  It all depends on where you are and how acclimatized you are.  If I still lived where they are.. I would.. but I now live in semi-arid desert weather and have acclimatized to here & would find that painful (as discovered by visiting near them not long ago in the winter).

    You can shorten up your normal walking time – or divide it.  If you are used to doing an hour… maybe do a half hour in the morning and a half hour later that day.  Any time spent Pole Walking (even 5mins) – is better than not at all.  You still benefit.

    I also have to say that a Pole Walk in fresh crisp air in the winter makes you feel pretty great!  It also gives you a great excuse to have a hot chocolate.

    You can always find an inside Rec Center track to walk in – or around an arena – or even inside a mall.  Many malls have early morning Walking Programs – as other options to consider.

    Sue St PaulAlberta – CA

    Lost 35 lbs, Calves not Sore anymore & no Lower Back Problems!

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    Lost 35 lbs, Calves not Sore anymore & no Lower Back Problems!

    Testimonial Letter 1

    Dear Sheri,

    I would just like to say thanks for the Walking Poles that you sold me, they are great. I am walking anywhere from 3 to 4 miles a day, and sometimes more. Using the Poles make an incredible difference, no more lower back problems, and my calves are not sore even after these long walks. They are everything that you said they were.

    I refer to them as the “3F” poles: FARTHER – FASTER – FITTER!

    Just wanted to say thanks, and also thanks for taking the time to show me how to use the Poles correctly.

    Testimonial Letter 2

    Dear Sheri,

    It’s been a little less than a year since my last letter to you & since then – I have lost 35 lbs and I have now started walking 5 miles each day, and have done walks up to 10 miles, thanks to the benefits of my Poles.

    The best part is that I got my Body Fat % done 4 months ago and it went from 36.4% (I year ago) to now currently 34.1% – that alone should speak for itself!

    My current weight is 162lbs – my goal is to lose another 12-15lbs – so I weigh around 150lbs . . . and with my Poles I know I can do it!

    Again Thank you,

    Cindy D. – age 52
    West KelownaBritish Columbia – CA


    They really have Helped with the Joint Pain

    I love my Keenfit Walking Poles. They really have helped with the joint pain that accompanies me on my daily... View Article

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    They really have Helped with the Joint Pain

    I love my Keenfit Walking Poles. They really have helped with the joint pain that accompanies me on my daily walking foray. Thanks.

    Jackie British Columbia – CA

    Had given up Walking as exercise – something I had previously Loved to do

    Having sustained severe leg and foot injuries in a car accident nine years ago, I was unable to walk far... View Article

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    Had given up Walking as exercise – something I had previously Loved to do

    Having sustained severe leg and foot injuries in a car accident nine years ago, I was unable to walk far or fast, and had given up walking as exercise – something I had previously loved to do, particularly as I live in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.

    Eighteen months ago, at a women’s trade fair, I saw the Keenfit Walking Poles and was inspired to buy a pair.

    I started walking on a local trail running along the sea shore – at first just one kilometre, then two, increasing gradually as I became accustomed to the motion. I found that the Walking Poles supported me so well that I was soon able to walk quite briskly, and without pain.

    I now walk the entire trail – four kilometres – at least five times weekly. I have since bought Walking Poles for both my daughter and my husband. An added benefit has been that my daughter is often able to join me on my daily walks.

    When I visited my sister in England last year, I took my Walking Poles with me, and was delighted to once again be able to join her in hiking England’s beautiful countryside. Keenfit Walking Poles have certainly given me back a lot of enjoyment in life. Thank you.

    Lesley – age 58
    Tsawwassen, DeltaBritish Columbia – CA

    With my Fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs for a good walk or hike

    I am so tickled with my Keenfit Poles. I bought them at the Women’s Health Show at the Grand a... View Article

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    With my Fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs for a good walk or hike

    I am so tickled with my Keenfit Poles. I bought them at the Women’s Health Show at the Grand a few months ago and I’m loving what they can get me to do! With my fibromyalgia acting up, they are the support that my body needs to attack a good walk or hike.

    Paula KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Easy to Do & Loving Them

    Hello from Nebraska, I got by Keenfit Poles a couple of weeks ago but we have had frigid temperatures and... View Article

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    Easy to Do & Loving Them

    Hello from Nebraska,

    I got by Keenfit Poles a couple of weeks ago but we have had frigid temperatures and windchills so hadn’t actually tried the Poles until this weekend. I love them. I thought it might take a few times to get used to them but it was very easy.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

    Kathy RocaNebraska – US

    After I had my Craniotomy, I was left with Balance & Coordination Deficits

    Hello, I have had my Poles since January and I LOVE them. I walk every day, rain or shine. I... View Article

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    After I had my Craniotomy, I was left with Balance & Coordination Deficits

    Hello,

    I have had my Poles since January and I LOVE them. I walk every day, rain or shine.

    I initially saw the Keenfit Walking Poles at a trade show in Abbotsford in the fall, but was due to have surgery so thought I would wait.

    Soon after I had my craniotomy and was left with balance and coordination deficits, I felt even more curious about Poles.

    A few months later I purchased a pair on-line – and they have immensely helped me with my recovery.

    Thanks!

    Vicky – age 20’s
    AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA


    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks... View Article

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    Back Pain prevented Cheryl from being Active.. Until Poles!

    Dear Sheri

    I love my Walking Poles! I am now 53 years old and thanks to my Keenfit Walking sticks (which I’ve been using for over 4years now) I am as active as I used to be. I grew up very active and in Australia I was a National Net-Ball Champion in University. Several years ago, I ended up in a car accident that severely injured my back.. affecting everything I did – I couldn’t even go for a short walk without ending up suffering in extreme pain for days afterwards.

    I’ll never forget the first time I took the Poles out on a walk, not only was I gone for over an hour, but I didn’t hurt at all!  Also, my husband and I like to go on hikes, before my accident we were doing some pretty major treks – but of course after the accident that all changed. My back was so bad that once I even had to be carried down a mountain trail and another time I don’t remember the whole event – I was drugged up so much on pain-killers :(.

    But with the Poles – I don’t just walk, I enjoy long, hard hikes – & they help me keep my weight in check!  Now, I am always the first one to say “so where are we going next!”

    Thank you,

    Cheryl

    Cheryl – age 53
    British Columbia – CA

    Instructor Customer Service

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    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

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    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

    Hi Sheri

    I was with you last week at your session at the Grand in Kelowna. I was very impressed with your presentation, you should have been a teacher, or were you?

    My name is Jean and I live in Cochrane, Alberta near the base of the Rocky Mountains. At the conclusion of your session I filled out a form to receive your newsletter. I told you that I use my sticks in the mountains but not on my daily walks so after listening to you explain the advantages of using sticks on my daily walks today I set out with mine in hand.

    I am asthmatic and I have arthritis in both of my knees. I found with using them that my stride was consistently longer therefore I walked faster and that my breathing was much more relaxed. On completion of my hour’s walk I was really energized and not at all tired even though I have several uphill areas. I thought that my arms would ache but such was not the case.

    Tomorrow will be 1 1/2 hrs which will complete my 10 000 daily steps. I fell in-step with my sticks immediately. Going uphill was so much easier but I am not sure yet how to use the sticks properly on a decline. Possibly you have a suggestion for me.  **a suggestion is to either increase the backward angle you are holding your Poles by so that Poles become ‘shorter’ by doing so – or if the hill is really steep – you might want to put the Poles out in front of you to help you keep your balance as you travel down the hill.**

    As mentioned I have my own sticks and after looking at yours I was really impressed with the design of them compared to mine. I think that the strap on the handle and the various rubber tips are very well designed. I agree with you that the springs are really not necessary, in fact better not to have them.

    Sheri I have told several people about your stick design and about the advantages of using sticks on all walks. I believe I have convinced one friend in Vernon to see you and 2 others in Calgary to use sticks daily. These friends are all avid daily walkers.

    I am so pleased that I attended your session.

    Sincerely

    Jean

    ** We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colours….but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

    Jean CochraneAlberta – CA

    Dragon Boaters Keep Fit in Off-Season with Poles

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    Dragon Boaters Keep Fit in Off-Season with Poles

    We are a team of Dragon Boaters (22 In Sync) and we wanted something to keep us fit on the off season.

    Our KeenFit instructor, Jana in Penticton, BC, was very informative and gave us ample time to learn about the proper way of using the Poles.

    It’s great fun and most of all it has been very beneficial to me as I have back problems.

    Using the Poles has taught me ways to avoid injury and strengthen core muscles.

    22 Dragon Boaters PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

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    I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me

    Dear Sheri:

    Thanks for the very interesting newsletter.

    I just want to let you know how much I am enjoying my Poles,they are a real Godsend to me.

    I have bone on bone knees and have had back surgery. I was unable to walk a block without stopping to rest.

    I am 87years old and am now walking a mile a day non stop thanks to my Poles, and nothing hurts,and I feel great.

    Thanks again Sheri and also to Ann who were such an inspiration to me at your Clinics.

    Sincerely.
    Margaret

    Margaret – age 87
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    International Capabilities

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    Pole Feet arrived Safely in Mexico

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    Pole Feet arrived Safely in Mexico

    Hi Rosie,

    Just letting you know that my order for the Pole tips and feet has arrived safely here in Mexico. So it’s good for both of us to know that a shipment from Canada to Mexico takes about 2 weeks via air snail mail.

    Your Invoice number is 24548 if you need to write it off as complete or anything.

    Thanks very much.

    Pauline

    Pauline ReginaSaskatchewan – CA

    Keenfit Pole Tote

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    Love my Tote

    Thanks for the receipt. I forgot you have me on file at this address as well. I love my tote.... View Article

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    Love my Tote

    Thanks for the receipt. I forgot you have me on file at this address as well.

    I love my tote. I’ve already used it!!!

    Heidi

    Heidi AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA

    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

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    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

    Hi Rosie,

    I received the package yesterday. In fact, I just finished looking over the training materials. I’m looking forward to getting started. I must say I love these poles! They are much better than the ones I have been using. I love the cork handles and the adjustable straps. I also like the bag. What a great way to carry water and other items. They are centrally positioned so you don’t feel lopsided as you walk. Ingenious!

    Donna

    Email #2: Thank you Sheri for the informative Instructor training this morning. I’m looking forward to changing people’s lives, just as the Poles have changed mine.

    Donna HoustonTexas – US

    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great... View Article

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    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great design.
    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    Dianne West VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Walking Group Shares their Results

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    Walking Group Shares their Results

    Hello Sheri,

    We met you at a Health show in Victoria and found you to be an inspiration. Not only are you contagiously enthusiastic, but you are also a walking testimony to the product.

    We are the 56 year old luxuring mommies. We purchased the Poles and made a point of walking every day. We drag each other out of the house even in inclement weather. (we love the heat).

    I thought you might be interested in our results.

    1. Being in the fresh air for hours every day has made us look and feel healthier
    2. We make a point of exploring different areas. It seems that we had forgotten how beautiful Victoria is. We go through fields of wild flowers and on oceanside paths that make for a more positive outlook on life in general.
    3. We feel warmer and comfortable walking, even on rainy days. We have no excuse not to exercise.
    4. We make a lot of positive interactions when we walk. People seem to love watching us plod along. I think it is partially because we have so much fun.
    5. We started one month ago and are now starting to see a difference in our arms. It has made us very aware of our posture. Our goal is to check out the difference to our bodies in three months. In the mean time we are enjoying the journey.
    6. Because the Poles are portable, we can take them on vacations. That is one of the best parts.
    7. My friend that purchased Poles elsewhere, and has decided to purchase some Keenfit Poles because they are superior.
    8. We have set a goal to be a walking testimony to the Keenfit Poles. Wish us luck.

    We have picked up our speed since we started. And we remember to keep the Poles angled backward. We haven’t been successful with cutting back on food lately. Maybe when the weather warms up.

    I must admit that on one of the colder days we quickly made it all the way to the Rogers chocolate store. Laughed all the way home! We love the little holder that straps on to carry the water and some goodies. Nice touch. We look like pro’s.

    Hope all is well in Kelowna.

    With Aloha,
    Shannon

    Shannon VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA

    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

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    Thankful to have Walking Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time in her life

    Hi Sheri,

    I’m so glad that this Tote is now available; would have loved to have had one the summer of 07’ whilst traveling in Asia!

    Also, as mentioned on your site, the 2-part poles don’t fit conveniently into most commonly sized luggage! Considering that I had to carry them on-board for all the air travel; I was always leery of them being confiscated; and worried how would I get around without them.

    However, we successfully negotiated through many airports, tourist sites and even museums without them being confiscated!!! Boy, was I ever thankful for that bit of courtesy and even more thankful to have my Poles for support during a particularly health-challenging time of my life. I sure had a lot of ‘stares’ on the streets of Hong Kong, Shanghai,Hangzhou & Suzhou!

    Proud owner & operator of Poles for nearly 4 years….and loving them!

    Thank you soooo much for bringing the Poles to North America!

    Cheers,

    Wendy – age 40’s
    SummerlandBritish Columbia – CA


    Keenscene e-Newsletter

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Very Motivational

    Great newsletter – very motivational! Best wishes, Beverley B Beverley Westbank, British Columbia – CA

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    Very Motivational

    Great newsletter – very motivational!

    Best wishes,

    Beverley B

    Beverley WestbankBritish Columbia – CA

    Collection of Misc e-Newsletter Testimonies

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    Collection of Misc e-Newsletter Testimonies

    Julie’s Comments:

    I just want to tell you Thank You for your newsletter. It is always interesting and motivating. Have a good day!

    Barbara’s Comments:

    Thanks for the newsletter. Thanks for your great work. It helps to motivate me a lot.

    **  If you would like to sign up for the Keenscene e-Newsletter (it comes out every quarter by season) – please scroll down to footer of Website below & the sign up box will be in the lower right corner under the social media links.  Thank-you!

    Julie & Barbara KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Several e-Newsletter Comments from Keenfit Instructor Jana from Penticton

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    Several e-Newsletter Comments from Keenfit Instructor Jana from Penticton

    ** I enjoyed the newsletter—-it’s a good one—the role model stories are fantastic!

    ** Just finished reading the newsletter and it’s great.

    Clear clean format
    Fantastic links for IBS and chronic pain
    Very professional

    Way to go!!!!

    Jana

    ** LOVE THE NEW FORMAT—MUCH EASIER TO READ AND ALSO HAS A CLEANER LOOK—-WAY TO GO!!!!

    If you’d like to get in contact with Jana for a Free Clinic or a Refresher, or if you need Pole Feet or Poles- her # is 250-487-4008

    She services Penticton, Summerland, OK Falls & Oliver

    Jana PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    LOVED all of it!

    OH MY GOoooOODNESSS!!!! I just finished reading your newsletter, in its entirety! What a fabulous job, LOVED all of it!... View Article

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    LOVED all of it!

    OH MY GOoooOODNESSS!!!!
    I just finished reading your newsletter, in its entirety! What a fabulous job, LOVED all of it!

    Congrats on all your hard work. Keep it up!!!!!

    Rae West KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos. Yesterday I tried out my new... View Article

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    Felt like Real Workout while Pole Walking Dog after enjoying e-Newsletter

    I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. Read it all through and watched all the videos.

    Yesterday I tried out my new purple Walking Poles and felt the difference. It felt like a real workout.

    A little challenging when I had to put my dog Bingo on the retractable leash, but we managed. He usually walks me, you know.
    So many smells and he is such a curious Shiatsu.

    My friend in Napanee Ontario would be interested so I will send her the newsletter. I look forward to more newsletters and getting into shape like you.. See you again.

    Irene

    Irene AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA

    Palm Straps & Cork Handles

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

    Hi Rosie, I received the package yesterday. In fact, I just finished looking over the training materials. I’m looking forward... View Article

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    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

    Hi Rosie,

    I received the package yesterday. In fact, I just finished looking over the training materials. I’m looking forward to getting started. I must say I love these poles! They are much better than the ones I have been using. I love the cork handles and the adjustable straps. I also like the bag. What a great way to carry water and other items. They are centrally positioned so you don’t feel lopsided as you walk. Ingenious!

    Donna

    Email #2: Thank you Sheri for the informative Instructor training this morning. I’m looking forward to changing people’s lives, just as the Poles have changed mine.

    Donna HoustonTexas – US

    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

    Hi Sheri I was with you last week at your session at the Grand in Kelowna. I was very impressed... View Article

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    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

    Hi Sheri

    I was with you last week at your session at the Grand in Kelowna. I was very impressed with your presentation, you should have been a teacher, or were you?

    My name is Jean and I live in Cochrane, Alberta near the base of the Rocky Mountains. At the conclusion of your session I filled out a form to receive your newsletter. I told you that I use my sticks in the mountains but not on my daily walks so after listening to you explain the advantages of using sticks on my daily walks today I set out with mine in hand.

    I am asthmatic and I have arthritis in both of my knees. I found with using them that my stride was consistently longer therefore I walked faster and that my breathing was much more relaxed. On completion of my hour’s walk I was really energized and not at all tired even though I have several uphill areas. I thought that my arms would ache but such was not the case.

    Tomorrow will be 1 1/2 hrs which will complete my 10 000 daily steps. I fell in-step with my sticks immediately. Going uphill was so much easier but I am not sure yet how to use the sticks properly on a decline. Possibly you have a suggestion for me.  **a suggestion is to either increase the backward angle you are holding your Poles by so that Poles become ‘shorter’ by doing so – or if the hill is really steep – you might want to put the Poles out in front of you to help you keep your balance as you travel down the hill.**

    As mentioned I have my own sticks and after looking at yours I was really impressed with the design of them compared to mine. I think that the strap on the handle and the various rubber tips are very well designed. I agree with you that the springs are really not necessary, in fact better not to have them.

    Sheri I have told several people about your stick design and about the advantages of using sticks on all walks. I believe I have convinced one friend in Vernon to see you and 2 others in Calgary to use sticks daily. These friends are all avid daily walkers.

    I am so pleased that I attended your session.

    Sincerely

    Jean

    ** We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colours….but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

    Jean CochraneAlberta – CA

    Hand Pain Reduced & Less Swelling

    *** Please note that Keenfit does not recommend wearing rings while Pole Walking. Thank you from Susan & I for... View Article

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    Hand Pain Reduced & Less Swelling

    *** Please note that Keenfit does not recommend wearing rings while Pole Walking.

    Thank you from Susan & I for fixing our Poles and the quick response of having them delivered.

    Here is another story for your Pole Walking repertoire, on Tuesday Susan and I walked at 6:00 am and I had forgot to take my rings off before going to bed the night before.

    When walking without Poles, my hands really swelled up and I felt my rings were going to cut my fingers off. On Wednesday, back walking with my Poles and I left my rings on, my hands did not swell, so the Poles helped my hands too!

    Kathy KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Paying it Forward

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Wonderful Customer Service Reps & will Pay it Forward

    Hi Rosie, Guess what I did today? I picked up my Keenfit Walking Poles from my post office! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!... View Article

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    Wonderful Customer Service Reps & will Pay it Forward

    Hi Rosie,

    Guess what I did today? I picked up my Keenfit Walking Poles from my post office! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! 🙂

    Thank you for your generous support. It is wonderful to do business with a person, and not an auto-response system! You can be sure that I will recommend KeenFit and its wonderful customer service reps whenever I get the chance!
    Again, thank you for all your help in handling my order.

    Oriane

    Oriane CerritosCalifornia – US

    Poles Arrived in Great Shape & are a Great Tool

    Subject: Walking Sticks Just wanted to say thank you. The sticks arrived in great shape and are a great tool... View Article

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    Poles Arrived in Great Shape & are a Great Tool

    Subject: Walking Sticks

    Just wanted to say thank you. The sticks arrived in great shape and are a great tool for me. In fact I have turned two co-workers on to them and hope to convert more!

    So if sales from New Hampshire increase…………You are welcome! LOL!!

    And many thanks to Rosie (I think that was the name of the gal who helped me)!!

    Thanks again

    Hope CharlestownNew Hampshire – US

    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff: Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank... View Article

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    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff:

    Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank so many on the market. I have sold their merits to my two best hiking buddies and if I needed a second job, I assure you I could go door to door selling them.

    Every time we leave our cabins in the Crazy Mts. we have our Poles in hand. Can’t tell you how many times they have saved our knees and ankles from a sprain.
    Crossing streams while negotiating a log is a snap–nothing like two Poles for balance!

    Lastly, your company is awesome when requesting additional parts–quick response and the price is right. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Thanks for being the great company that you are and I will continue to sing your praise.

    Picture Left to Right
    Leah Candy Joy

    Candy BillingsMontana – US

    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

    Rose and Sheri: I am emailing you to share a story. I know my last contact was not a positive... View Article

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    What a Difference when Poles are used Correctly!

    Rose and Sheri:

    I am emailing you to share a story. I know my last contact was not
    a positive towards Poles, but life took a turn for me to re-evaluate using those Poles again. Here is what happened to help me see those Poles are in my hands for a reason.

    Here is my story a combination of healing to my buttocks and legs and being shown recently on how to CORRECTLY USE THE POLES HAS GIVEN A ME an approach and understanding why to use my Poles. I am using them properly now. I made a decision that both I and my dog need exercise.

    Now back to my Poles, I’m using them correctly for the first time, as a result of doing that I was exhausted and went to bed early I had no energy. I have never been exhausted using them before. **Note from Keenfit: Yes – please take it easy, listen to your body & stop when it says enough – & gradually work your way up in time. Some can do 5 mins to start out – others 1 hour. It depends on your fitness level.

    While I was using them in the park I had a stranger come up to me with a Dog and wanted to know if she could use them when she was dog walking, I told her YES.
    I told her yes you can lose weight, and have a better tone and structure of posture using them. She was very surprised, I will be selling her my 2nd pair of Poles I have at home.

    I recently started clearing and opening my root and heart chakras for internal healing in my root area by laying down on my yoga equipment for stretching my legs and hips and arms wide open for 15 – 30 mins before bed. My right buttocks normally had a small bone with no muscle development around it. Since opening my chakras I have a better gait and structure even the left foot points forward instead of side ways. It looks like it a smoother gait from the hips downward, I even bend down, stretch and have a better steadier balance with chakras being cleared.

    Of course with all this restructuring of my lower limbs brings joy and desire to use my Poles even stronger, because I see how it can give me some things that God never did till now. I was born with mild Spina Bifida, so being 59 years old and receiving this gift from the Universe has opened up a whole new world for me.

    I have a new release in life to seeing how these POLES can assist my structure of hips, legs and upper body to get built up so I can join the Special Skiing Assisted program here at Mt. Washington in November. I am using and developing muscles that I have never had before.

    Being able to be mobile in a whole new way also encourages me to eat well to have a better weight, no REFINED FOOD. I look forward to having a new weight because of new muscle development.

    When I receive those Pay it Forward cards in the mail I will take them with me to help those who also want a better physical and mental lifestyle. I will even take them to the Heart & Stroke club meeting to do a small demo maybe now that I have a better relationship with MY POLES.

    I am so happy to be back using my Poles correctly, thanks Rose and Sheri.

    I was using them forward not backwards.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Rhonda
    Courtenay BC

    Rhonda – age 59
    CourtenayBritish Columbia – CA

    Pole Feet

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    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

    Hi Sheri I was with you last week at your session at the Grand in Kelowna. I was very impressed... View Article

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    Importance of Using Poles on ALL Walks (not just Hikes!)

    Hi Sheri

    I was with you last week at your session at the Grand in Kelowna. I was very impressed with your presentation, you should have been a teacher, or were you?

    My name is Jean and I live in Cochrane, Alberta near the base of the Rocky Mountains. At the conclusion of your session I filled out a form to receive your newsletter. I told you that I use my sticks in the mountains but not on my daily walks so after listening to you explain the advantages of using sticks on my daily walks today I set out with mine in hand.

    I am asthmatic and I have arthritis in both of my knees. I found with using them that my stride was consistently longer therefore I walked faster and that my breathing was much more relaxed. On completion of my hour’s walk I was really energized and not at all tired even though I have several uphill areas. I thought that my arms would ache but such was not the case.

    Tomorrow will be 1 1/2 hrs which will complete my 10 000 daily steps. I fell in-step with my sticks immediately. Going uphill was so much easier but I am not sure yet how to use the sticks properly on a decline. Possibly you have a suggestion for me.  **a suggestion is to either increase the backward angle you are holding your Poles by so that Poles become ‘shorter’ by doing so – or if the hill is really steep – you might want to put the Poles out in front of you to help you keep your balance as you travel down the hill.**

    As mentioned I have my own sticks and after looking at yours I was really impressed with the design of them compared to mine. I think that the strap on the handle and the various rubber tips are very well designed. I agree with you that the springs are really not necessary, in fact better not to have them.

    Sheri I have told several people about your stick design and about the advantages of using sticks on all walks. I believe I have convinced one friend in Vernon to see you and 2 others in Calgary to use sticks daily. These friends are all avid daily walkers.

    I am so pleased that I attended your session.

    Sincerely

    Jean

    ** We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colours….but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

    Jean CochraneAlberta – CA

    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

    Subject: Pole Feet Hi, This is Garet’s sister and I saw you when I was out in BC. I just... View Article

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    Long Lasting Pole Feet, Winter Walking & Why (benefits)

    Subject: Pole Feet
    Hi,
    This is Garet’s sister and I saw you when I was out in BC. I just want to tell you how great these new long-lasting feet are for the Poles.

    Hardly any wear and I’ve been using them since you put them on, May 25th. Good to finally meet you. Roxanne

    Also from Roxanne:

    Hi,
    These are some of the benefits of Pole Walking for me. As you can see from the pictures, I walk fairly early in the morning while it is still dark in the wintertime. I put more reflective tape on the Poles for better visibility.

    I live in Ontario where we get a lot of snow so the Poles also give me a lot of stability in winter walking.

    My arms are stronger with more endurance for repetitive motion like sanding or sawing.

    The Poles have saved me from falling several times on my daily walks, some on uneven ground.

    I find I feel better and breathe more deeply when I’m using the Poles. They are truly a health benefit for me.

    I’ve only met a few people who use them, but I always promote them when someone asks about them. We’ve had several articles in the paper about them and I think people are becoming more aware of them and the benefits of using them.

    I’m sold on them, anyway, and I thank my brother Garet for sending me a pair.

    Roxanne ElmiraOntario – CA


    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

    I have been on 4 amazing hikes of late – up steep terrain, above cliffs on Knox (with gorgeous views!!)... View Article

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    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

    I have been on 4 amazing hikes of late – up steep terrain, above cliffs on Knox (with gorgeous views!!) I was impressed with the stability going down hill with Poles on these steep trails.

    I find it very easy to change ‘tips’ for the terrain change. Have also done that big hill ‘Hartland road’ straight up – was really nice on the knees.

    With Poles is efficient, fun – have explored through the greenway as well. Today was perfect, was on the water 6:30 to 8:30 (so calm water) and Pole Walking through the east Kelowna orchards after that.

    Lorna KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Promptness

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    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to... View Article

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    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to a better workout while walking with my new equipment. I also think that your web site is Fabulous.
    Thank you again, Susan

    Susan LivermoreCalifornia – US

    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have... View Article

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    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have provided is greatly appreciated. It has also helped me decide to purchase the product from your company. I am ordering them today.

    Jeff Alabama – US

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit, Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am... View Article

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    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit,

    Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am into it now.

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age that I just had to write and say thank-you & how much I appreciated it. I’ve told all my friends who also have the Poles, & they agree with me that this is one of the best things they have done for themselves and that Keenfit is a wonderful company.
    Thank-you again,
    Marie

    Marie VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Quality Keenfit Fitness Walking Poles

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great... View Article

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    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    I love my Poles…they are so great ! My Tote is very convenient, it works very well, and a great design.
    You have 100% support with your Poles, and Tote…and my fitness!

    Dianne West VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Quality 3pc Travel Poles & Excellent Customer Service

    Hi, Rosie – The Poles arrived just as I needed them; they performed beautifully. I will certainly continue to share... View Article

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    Quality 3pc Travel Poles & Excellent Customer Service

    Hi, Rosie –

    The Poles arrived just as I needed them; they performed beautifully. I will certainly continue to share my story of a company that goes far beyond the expected to satisfy a customer’s needs.

    Thanks again. The trip was wonderful, and having my new set of 3pc Travel Poles helped to make that possible.

    Sincerely,

    Betty

    Betty RoanokeCalifornia – US

    Keenfit Poles Work

    The Keenfit Poles are standing-up to the use that I am giving them, with no problems at all. Paul Paul Georgia... View Article

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    Keenfit Poles Work

    The Keenfit Poles are standing-up to the use that I am giving them, with no problems at all.

    Paul

    Paul Georgia – US


    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning!... View Article

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    Poles are as Promised

    Great news! Walking Poles arrived yesterday and I got them adjusted and used them for the first time this morning! I think by the time I was finishing up my 3 miles, I was finally getting the hang of it…needless to say, I don’t sound too coordinated!

    I found the Poles to be just as promised, and my work out was a much better workout all around! I’ve been doing 3 miles a day for ages – at least 8 months – and this one was much more strenuous; just what I need.

    Thank you,
    Patti

    Patti Georgia – US

    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted... View Article

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    Glad my Husband Bought these

    My husband and I were in Osoyoos, B.C. visiting relatives. Another couple arrived at their home and later everyone wanted to go for a walk. I declined since I have a fallen arch, and am waiting to have a knee replacement. Walking is very tough and painful for me.

    The man happened to be selling Keenfit Walking Poles & he suggested that I try them. I did for a minute but declined to go for a walk with them anyway. Unbeknownst to me, my husband bought me a set.

    Our holidays took us to one of our children in another part of B.C. My daughter wanted to go for her walk at which time my husband showed me the walking sticks he had purchased and suggested I try them.

    To make a long story short, my daughter and I walked a mile, three days in a row using the poles. Granted I was a little stiff the second day but boy did I feel great. I’m overweight and out of shape but do these Poles ever help in toning my body.

    Many thanks to my husband for having the hindsight to buying them. Keenfit Walking Poles are very well made – adjustable and comfortable to use. I just love them.
    Thank you for listening to me.

    Rita – age 65
    The PasManitoba – CA

    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality. My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge... View Article

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    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality.
    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this.
    I’ve had serious issues with balance and sciatica as well as fallen arches.
    I am beginning to roll onto my toes and do not have the intense pain I had in the buttock and thigh from sciatica, AND the balance problem is disappearing. I’m dealing with an injury that occurred in a plane crash in my youth and is old now and causing problems.
    I am very slowly building up the distance I walk.
    Di

    Di GardnervilleNevada – US

    Sheri as a Motivational Speaker

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    Sheri’s Presentations are Well Received

    Hi Sheri and Jana I want to THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH for the wonderful presentation and demonstration on Pole... View Article

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    Sheri’s Presentations are Well Received

    Hi Sheri and Jana

    I want to THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH for the wonderful presentation and demonstration on Pole Walking that you did for our organization, the British Columbia Government Retired Employees Association (BCGREA).

    It was absolutely wonderful, full of enthusiasm, very humorous at times, and overall very well received by all of our members attending (34 members I believe that day). I know for a fact that I was impressed with the presentation from both of you, and you do a great job of getting people interested in the program as was well documented at the end of your program by the number of members that purchased Poles for their own exercise programs.

    I am seeing more and more people out there walking with Poles, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors to get EVERYONE directed towards a healthier life style, and I am not just talking about Seniors.

    Thanks again for your good efforts.

    Yours truly

    W.W. (Bill)
    Chairman

    Bill PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Shipping

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    Pole Feet arrived Safely in Mexico

    Hi Rosie, Just letting you know that my order for the Pole tips and feet has arrived safely here in... View Article

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    Pole Feet arrived Safely in Mexico

    Hi Rosie,

    Just letting you know that my order for the Pole tips and feet has arrived safely here in Mexico. So it’s good for both of us to know that a shipment from Canada to Mexico takes about 2 weeks via air snail mail.

    Your Invoice number is 24548 if you need to write it off as complete or anything.

    Thanks very much.

    Pauline

    Pauline ReginaSaskatchewan – CA

    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

    Hello Rosie.. Want to let you know that your Poles arrived safely yesterday afternoon. They are PERFECT!! Rose and I... View Article

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    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

    Hello Rosie..

    Want to let you know that your Poles arrived safely yesterday afternoon. They are PERFECT!!

    Rose and I went for a walk in the neighbourhood last evening, and I went out for about 1/2 an hour on my own this morning.. using the elementary school yard as a walking path.. going all around the school. Nice.. and away from traffic. The kids had not yet arrived , so I was really on my own, and enjoying it.

    I was a little sore last night.. you are right to tell people to start easy.. there are muscles we don’t know about, till they talk to us 🙂

    I hope to lose weight too, but mostly to regain my balance. Inside, yesterday, I used the Poles to balance myself, as I tried to walk heel to toe, in a straight line ( preparing to walk over Niagara, like Nik)

    After my head injury.. that was something the doctor tested.. trying to walk in a straight line.. which was not very successful 🙂 Last visit, he wanted me to do “balance exercises”, and I plan to use the Poles more to help me do that.

    So… thanks a million! We love the Poles. Our husbands also think they are great.

    Sincerely, Sylvia and Rose of Perth, Ontario

    Sylvia PerthOntario – CA

    Thank-you for Taking the Time

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    Thank-you & Warranty

    Mary Forest Grove, British Columbia – CA

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    Thank-you & Warranty

    Mary Forest GroveBritish Columbia – CA


    Walking Group Shares their Results

    Hello Sheri, We met you at a Health show in Victoria and found you to be an inspiration. Not only... View Article

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    Walking Group Shares their Results

    Hello Sheri,

    We met you at a Health show in Victoria and found you to be an inspiration. Not only are you contagiously enthusiastic, but you are also a walking testimony to the product.

    We are the 56 year old luxuring mommies. We purchased the Poles and made a point of walking every day. We drag each other out of the house even in inclement weather. (we love the heat).

    I thought you might be interested in our results.

    1. Being in the fresh air for hours every day has made us look and feel healthier
    2. We make a point of exploring different areas. It seems that we had forgotten how beautiful Victoria is. We go through fields of wild flowers and on oceanside paths that make for a more positive outlook on life in general.
    3. We feel warmer and comfortable walking, even on rainy days. We have no excuse not to exercise.
    4. We make a lot of positive interactions when we walk. People seem to love watching us plod along. I think it is partially because we have so much fun.
    5. We started one month ago and are now starting to see a difference in our arms. It has made us very aware of our posture. Our goal is to check out the difference to our bodies in three months. In the mean time we are enjoying the journey.
    6. Because the Poles are portable, we can take them on vacations. That is one of the best parts.
    7. My friend that purchased Poles elsewhere, and has decided to purchase some Keenfit Poles because they are superior.
    8. We have set a goal to be a walking testimony to the Keenfit Poles. Wish us luck.

    We have picked up our speed since we started. And we remember to keep the Poles angled backward. We haven’t been successful with cutting back on food lately. Maybe when the weather warms up.

    I must admit that on one of the colder days we quickly made it all the way to the Rogers chocolate store. Laughed all the way home! We love the little holder that straps on to carry the water and some goodies. Nice touch. We look like pro’s.

    Hope all is well in Kelowna.

    With Aloha,
    Shannon

    Shannon VictoriaBritish Columbia – CA

    The Best in Comparison

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    There is No Comparison to Keenfit Poles!

    Thanks for getting back with me. I had been researching the Walking Poles for a while. I went into our... View Article

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    There is No Comparison to Keenfit Poles!

    Thanks for getting back with me. I had been researching the Walking Poles for a while. I went into our local thrift store and found a pair of your Poles. I have to say it was just my lucky day!! I love them!!

    I had bought some cheaper ones at ***-mart (Just to make sure I would like them before I invested in a good pair) about a week before I found these, there is no comparison!

    I have been using the Poles for about 2 months now, I have no clue how they were used before I got them, but they are in perfect shape, the feet was wore just barely. I walk 5 days a week, 4 miles a day. We walk in our public park, there is a 1/2 mile concrete track around the baseball fields, and I am located in central Florida, so I am fortunate enough to walk just about every morning.

    I hope you guys can help me get new feet because I really love walking with these Poles and would like to keep them in the proper shape with the proper equipment.
    **Note from Keenfit: of course we can get people new feet – just phone or email us

    Thanks in advance,
    Starla H.

    Starla Ridge ManorFlorida – US

    Ultimate Pole Company Model & Website

    My husband and I are going out for the first time today. Bravo on your site. You can tell you... View Article

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    Ultimate Pole Company Model & Website

    My husband and I are going out for the first time today.

    Bravo on your site. You can tell you have thought about all aspects.

    You are the ultimate “Pole Model”.

    Cheers,
    A new “Keener”

    Carol West VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    This Team is the BEST!!

    Rosie, your team is really the BEST. I hope to do a lot of business with you. Sandy Sandy Providence Forge, Virginia... View Article

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    This Team is the BEST!!

    Rosie, your team is really the BEST. I hope to do a lot of business with you. Sandy

    Sandy Providence ForgeVirginia – US


    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

    Hi Rosie, I received the package yesterday. In fact, I just finished looking over the training materials. I’m looking forward... View Article

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    Loves the Poles, Palm Straps, Handles & Tote!

    Hi Rosie,

    I received the package yesterday. In fact, I just finished looking over the training materials. I’m looking forward to getting started. I must say I love these poles! They are much better than the ones I have been using. I love the cork handles and the adjustable straps. I also like the bag. What a great way to carry water and other items. They are centrally positioned so you don’t feel lopsided as you walk. Ingenious!

    Donna

    Email #2: Thank you Sheri for the informative Instructor training this morning. I’m looking forward to changing people’s lives, just as the Poles have changed mine.

    Donna HoustonTexas – US

    Thorough Response

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have... View Article

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    Top Notch Customer Service

    I wanted to thank you for your prompt and thorough responses to my emails. The wonderful customer service you have provided is greatly appreciated. It has also helped me decide to purchase the product from your company. I am ordering them today.

    Jeff Alabama – US

    Warranty

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    Fixed by Educating how the Poles Lock

    Hi Rosie, Thank you so much for the information. It is greatly appreciated. My son fixed the Poles for me... View Article

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    Fixed by Educating how the Poles Lock

    Hi Rosie,

    Thank you so much for the information. It is greatly appreciated. My son fixed the Poles for me in very little time which helped lots!

    Sincerely, Lois

    Lois Arizona – US

    Thank-you & Warranty

    Mary Forest Grove, British Columbia – CA

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    Thank-you & Warranty

    Mary Forest GroveBritish Columbia – CA


    Happy with Service by Education on How the Poles Function

    Thank you for sending us the instructions on fixing our Poles. It seems to have fixed the problem. We are... View Article

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    Happy with Service by Education on How the Poles Function

    Thank you for sending us the instructions on fixing our Poles. It seems to have fixed the problem. We are looking forward to using our Poles on the beach this weekend.

    Thank you again for such great customer support.
    Cindy

    Cindy Ormond BeachFlorida – US

    Thank you again in advance for your kindness

    So stuff happened: “Dear KeenFit; I waited so eagerly for my two pair of Walking Poles, especially since I had... View Article

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    Thank you again in advance for your kindness

    So stuff happened:

    “Dear KeenFit;
    I waited so eagerly for my two pair of Walking Poles, especially since I had spent such a pleasant time speaking to the saleswoman up in Canada .”

    At the conclusion of it – this is how Barbara felt:

    “Dear Rosie,
    I am overcome with your graciousness and eagerness to right things. So very rare!
    Thank you again in advance for your kindness.
    Barbara”

    Barbara AlexandriaVirginia – US

    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff: Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank... View Article

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    Hiking with Poles, Great Parts/Warranty Program, & Paying it Forward

    Hi Rosie and Staff:

    Want you all to know how much I appreciate the Keenfit Poles–their affordability and durability outrank so many on the market. I have sold their merits to my two best hiking buddies and if I needed a second job, I assure you I could go door to door selling them.

    Every time we leave our cabins in the Crazy Mts. we have our Poles in hand. Can’t tell you how many times they have saved our knees and ankles from a sprain.
    Crossing streams while negotiating a log is a snap–nothing like two Poles for balance!

    Lastly, your company is awesome when requesting additional parts–quick response and the price is right. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Thanks for being the great company that you are and I will continue to sing your praise.

    Picture Left to Right
    Leah Candy Joy

    Candy BillingsMontana – US

    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie, The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem. Walking with... View Article

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    Wendy with MS able to give up Cane & Continues to Enjoy Life

    Hi Rosie,

    The Feet just wore out with use.  My wife has MS and has a balance problem.

    Walking with the Poles, she puts a lot of stress on her hands because of her problems with her weak legs. The velcro is just not holding anymore. She loves her Walking Poles and depends on them for all of her walking outdoors.

    I do use mine occasionally but Wendy uses them as well as we keep mine in the car for occasions when we are out driving and decide to walk where her cane is not as useful.

    Thanks to the Poles she walks for about an hour each day with our dog.

    Ron

    Dear Sheri;

    Thank you so much for getting my new wrist straps to me so quickly.

    I have literally used my old ones to the point the velcro will no longer hold! You have always sent me the things I need (new tips) so promptly that I am very impressed.

    My name is Wendy Hurry and I have had Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed for 37 years. Thanks to your Walking Poles I am still able to walk outdoors and do the activities I want to do.

    I walked for many years with a cane but a cane makes me lopsided.

    After enough years my MS has taken away my sense of balance and caused me to walk like a drunk! No fun! The Walking Poles force me to walk up straight and I can go anywhere.

    I hike, I tromp through the woods, I walk along stream beds hunting for rocks. I may be slow but I can go where I want to go.

    God bless you Sheri for introducing me to Keenfit Walking Poles. You have made my life wonderful again.

    Sincerely,

    Wendy

    Could you please send us 3 pairs of replacement feet. The ones with the angle. Yes my wife is going through them. I bet you don’t have anyone using your Poles so much they go through them like Wendy. Remember she has MS. She has now completely given up her cane.

    Ron

    Wendy CrestonBritish Columbia – CA

    Website

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    The new website is great! Very user friendly

    Thank you for the process/confirmation of my order. The new website is great! Very user friendly. This was a breeze,... View Article

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    The new website is great! Very user friendly

    Thank you for the process/confirmation of my order.
    The new website is great! Very user friendly.
    This was a breeze,
    Thxs. again,
    Mary Lou

    Marylou CranbrookBritish Columbia – CA

    Best Designed Website Ever Seen!

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    Best Designed Website Ever Seen!

    By the way, you have one of the best designed websites I have ever seen! The info on there is excellent too. Very thorough!

    Karen

    Karen VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Ultimate Pole Company Model & Website

    My husband and I are going out for the first time today. Bravo on your site. You can tell you... View Article

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    Ultimate Pole Company Model & Website

    My husband and I are going out for the first time today.

    Bravo on your site. You can tell you have thought about all aspects.

    You are the ultimate “Pole Model”.

    Cheers,
    A new “Keener”

    Carol West VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to... View Article

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    ​Thank you so much for your quick response

    Thank you so much for your quick response. The items you sent have arrived safely. I am looking forward to a better workout while walking with my new equipment. I also think that your web site is Fabulous.
    Thank you again, Susan

    Susan LivermoreCalifornia – US

    Wonderful Company

    Today so many companies have become automated - every time we call for help we get a machine or have to go through hoops in order to speak with someone who speaks English. We are proud to say that we have a less than .3% return & warranty rate & we have real-live-friendly-North American-Pole Walking experienced-people that can assist you with any concerns you may have - Just email or call us - Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm PST

    This Team is the BEST!!

    Rosie, your team is really the BEST. I hope to do a lot of business with you. Sandy Sandy Providence Forge, Virginia... View Article

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    This Team is the BEST!!

    Rosie, your team is really the BEST. I hope to do a lot of business with you. Sandy

    Sandy Providence ForgeVirginia – US


    Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy

    I just received my first newsletter after ordering 2 sets of Poles and 2 Tote bags. Now, I feel cheated... View Article

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    Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy

    I just received my first newsletter after ordering 2 sets of Poles and 2 Tote bags. Now, I feel cheated because I didn’t order them by phone and get the free water bottles! Yikes!!!
    Pamela

    Hi Pamela

    I’m not sure if that promotion is still on? Some one from the sales department will contact you tomorrow and let you know, if it’s still on your order will be changed
    Customer service

    I just received a shipping notification that the water bottles were being included. What a great company. That makes me want to recommend you to all my friends. I look forward to receiving my order and trying them out. Thank you so very much. Wow! A company that wants to make their customers happy. As a business owner, I know how important that is. Sincerely- Pam

    Hi there dear Pamela 🙂

    We are putting all of our testimonials together – and we love having pictures to go with them. We would like to display your words of kindness in our Testimony section on our new website.. and wonder if that would be all right – and also if we could have a picture of you please? Any picture will do.. If you could email one that would be ideal.

    Thanks so much 🙂
    Rosie

    Yes, thanks for asking. You have my permission to use my testimonial on your website. I continue to be impressed with your business. Pam

    Pamela MaumeeOhio – US

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit, Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am... View Article

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    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age

    Dear Keenfit,

    Although it took me a while to develop the habit of walking & using the Poles, I am into it now.

    Your prompt, hassle-free service is such a delight in this day and age that I just had to write and say thank-you & how much I appreciated it. I’ve told all my friends who also have the Poles, & they agree with me that this is one of the best things they have done for themselves and that Keenfit is a wonderful company.
    Thank-you again,
    Marie

    Marie VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

  • Rehab & Stability

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity!

    It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges.

    See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

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    Avoid Surgery

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Pole Walking for Avoiding Surgery

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper. You asked for my “story”. I think it was 4 years ago I got... View Article

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    Pole Walking for Avoiding Surgery

    Hi Sheri and Rosie and Jesper.

    You asked for my “story”.

    I think it was 4 years ago I got the Poles from you at the Wellness show. Since that time I have walked approximately 5 kilometers ( often more) almost every day of the year, including rain, wind and snow. Usually I walk on trails in the Headwater and Seymour area but I put on the feet and do some streets as well. I had a dog and found it very easy to walk the dog on leash and hold the Poles.

    A little over 2 years ago my back developed a very large problem from L 2 to S1 and I couldn’t move. I absolutely believe it was the use of the Poles that enabled me to start walking and avoid surgery. Every morning now my back is stiff and sore, along with a lot of osteoarthritis pain in the hips and back. My Poles and I do the 5 k’s and I’m good to go for the day.

    Hope that is what you wanted. You are welcome to edit it as you wish or totally ignore the whole thing. Oh ya, in case you are wondering I am 77.

    Must tell you, I loaned my new ( old) Poles to a good friend of mine yesterday. She normally walks bent over a bit and an awkward gait. She is also complaining of being really stiff all over. It certainly took her a while to get the hang of foot and Poles working together but by the end of the 3 K’s she was walking up straight, no gait and feeling fine and she could feel it. We are going out again this afternoon. She is slow to adapt to new ways but please tell me when you are in town again so I can plant the seed of her getting her own Poles.

    Peg – age 77
    VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Balance & Stability

    There are many different reasons for Balance & Stability issues - regardless of the reason why you are uneasy on your feet - just standing or walking can make you feel anxious! Using Walking Poles to help make them more confident on their feet & adding 4-legged-stability has made a big difference for many. . . Read below how these people have become Living Proof that Walking Poles Work for Balance & Stability. NOTE: Depending on your level of Balance or Stability - it is always recommended that you have a walking partner walking along side you for added stability - until you gain more strength & confidence in walking with Poles.

    Back Pain Management & Provides Balance & Stability unlike a Cane

    Just to let you know a couple of things. I’m really enjoying the Walking Poles I bought from you on... View Article

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    Back Pain Management & Provides Balance & Stability unlike a Cane

    Just to let you know a couple of things. I’m really enjoying the Walking Poles I bought from you on May 6th.

    Having suffered a back injury over 5 years ago and tried multiple solutions, I tend to want to give up on life from the pain.

    The Walking Poles have enabled me to get out & Walk as they provide balance and support unlike the simple use of a cane. It took me a week to get started, but now I get out for a walk everyday, and often in the early morning hours when my back pain is awful – then I can get back to sleep!

    I usually just throw my jacket on over my pajamas at around 2 a.m. and off I go!! Thanks again, I truly am starting to feel better about getting around.

    Sincerely,

    Theresa VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy & I Love my Walking Poles

    First E-mail Testimony: Walking has been part of my daily routine for many years. When I was diagnosed in 1989... View Article

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    I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy & I Love my Walking Poles

    First E-mail Testimony:

    Walking has been part of my daily routine for many years. When I was diagnosed in 1989 with Muscular Dystrophy, my physician pronounced a scary future for my life with a wheel chair in it, possibly by age 60 or thereabouts.

    In the last 6 years, walking has become increasingly difficult and I felt I would have to stop, but then someone introduced me to Pole Walking two years ago. Since then I have had the pleasure of being able to walk without my back aching and my balance being unstable. It has extended my walking ability and good health so benefited by this exercise.

    I praise God for the person who introduced me to this simple but wonderful solution to my problem. I love my Walking Poles and take them with me wherever I go. All I can say is: Try it You’ll LOVE it!!!

    Second Email Testimony:

    Hi! My name is Edie and I’m 64 years old and 20 years I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. It has affected my legs, abs, and upper torso and until about 4 years ago walking was not too difficult for me. Now however walking any distance has become much more of a challenge, but a friend introduced me to the Poles and now I can walk very well and try to get out every day. Thanks Sheri! You’ve given me a new lease on life!!

    Edith – age 63
    KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I... View Article

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    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I was diagnosed with brain cancer, called Glioblastoma.

    I was given a year to live, but it wasn’t my time to die. So, I had surgery, chemo and radiation, side effects and problems. When I first came home from rehab, my friend pushed me in a wheelchair. Sometimes I walked behind it, pushing it. I advanced to a wheeled walker.

    One day, one of my daughters took me for a “walk” in an outdoor area. She had the idea of using regular ski Poles so I could get through the rough terrain. I continued to use the ski Poles and a special cane.

    Then we found the Keenfit Walking Poles online. What a great thing! I could walk on hard surfaces without slipping. You see, balance is my biggest challenge. Because of the effect of the surgery on my brain and eyesight, if I look suddenly up, or to one side, I will lurch and lose my balance – but no more. As long as I have my Walking Poles, I am able to ‘catch myself’ before I’m in danger of falling.

    I understand that as I build my core strength, my balance will improve. So, every day, I walk with my Poles. I’m able to go out independently and am safe. I live in the city of Royal Oak, MI which is a great walking community.

    When I walk to the post office, library, drug store etc. it works best to wear a backpack so I can use both arms for my walking poles. I’ve started traveling to teach (healing) again, so when I fly, I just telescope the Walking Poles & put them in my suitcase.

    The airport is good about riding me in a wheelchair and I carry a cane for short requirements. I contacted Keenfit, suggesting that they promote their products to rehab establishments, or whereever. I think my balance is improving…maybe because my body is used to walking better.

    It’s been more than three years since my original surgery and diagnosis….and I’m doing great. I believe the cancer is behind me but the balance problem is still with me. For me, prayer and healing were the keys to my recovery along with my attitude. Just don’t believe everything the doctors say. I believe I will continue to be well. Only the good die young, and I’m way past that. So, I guess I’ll just keep on walking.

    Kathy – age 68
    Royal OakMichigan – US

    Battling Obesity-Increasing Stability & Balance & Reducing/Eliminating Leg Ulcers

    Dear Rosie & Sheri, I saw a person in the neighborhood Pole Walking before Christmas, and I was fascinated by... View Article

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    Battling Obesity-Increasing Stability & Balance & Reducing/Eliminating Leg Ulcers

    Dear Rosie & Sheri, I saw a person in the neighborhood Pole Walking before Christmas, and I was fascinated by the precision, the rhythm; it just seemed beautiful to me.

    Being morbidly obese with balance issues as well as low self esteem, I was intrigued by the movement of the Pole Walking. I soon began Pole Walking every day. It is my calm in a stormy existence. I love these Walking Poles, and am proud to say I am wearing the feet down!

    It has lifted my depression markedly, and I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago (I have another weigh-in tomorrow), and lost 7.8 pounds my first week. I don’t feel afraid to move any more, afraid of falling (which many obese people are & do), and I can say in all honesty this is saving my life, and my spirit which I thought was broken when I was dealing with the leg ulcers.

    I definitely am looking to be an Instructor and to train when I become more fit – this way of walking has done wonders for my depression, my leg ulcer and my weight. God Bless you, I am so touched, I am working at making sure my Pole length and my arms are in correct position. God Bless you!

    Renee British Columbia – CA

    Balance & Posture Improved & Managing without Walker or Cane

    I got my Walking Poles in June. I had a Cane & a Walker and noticed when I used them,... View Article

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    Balance & Posture Improved & Managing without Walker or Cane

    I got my Walking Poles in June.

    I had a Cane & a Walker and noticed when I used them, I would be bent over.

    Since using the Walking Poles, my walk is better & I walk up straighter. Now on August 31st, I can manage without my Walker or Cane. My balance has improved. I honestly believe the Walking Poles are helping me.

    Isabel BrandonManitoba – CA

    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

    I have been on 4 amazing hikes of late – up steep terrain, above cliffs on Knox (with gorgeous views!!)... View Article

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    Hiking, Easy to Change Tips, & Hills

    I have been on 4 amazing hikes of late – up steep terrain, above cliffs on Knox (with gorgeous views!!) I was impressed with the stability going down hill with Poles on these steep trails.

    I find it very easy to change ‘tips’ for the terrain change. Have also done that big hill ‘Hartland road’ straight up – was really nice on the knees.

    With Poles is efficient, fun – have explored through the greenway as well. Today was perfect, was on the water 6:30 to 8:30 (so calm water) and Pole Walking through the east Kelowna orchards after that.

    Lorna KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from... View Article

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    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from the wheelchair to the bed & she became aggressive, fighting & I scooped her up in a bear-hug, & picked her up & sat her on the bed; & I felt a horrible pain in my upper leg & groin area.
    The next morn I couldn’t hardly walk, I went to my chiropracter, I had moved the pelvic area & the orthopaedic surgeon said hip surgery so 4 yrs later , due to waiting for the insurance co to o. k. my surg, the hip had depleated & was painful & painful to walk so I did a lot of sitting & waiting & praying. The following yr I had surg on the other hip, which left me with complications, & severe nerve damage, following extensive therapy, & also lymphatic fluid in my leg & foot.
    Walking was next to impossible & was on a walker. A good friend of mine told me she would find a clinic that could help me, so off we went , wonderful therapists there, so I learned to control it thru exercise, support stockings & massage, it’s a daily challenge!!
    From a wheelchair ,to a walker, to a walking cane, which helps , but changes the natural way one should walk !! I’m constantly looking for something to help to improve, so one day on the internet I was looking & I saw the Walking Poles.
    I sent for them & when I use the Poles I can walk smoothly & they have improved my balance greatly !! I ‘m just overwhelmed !! I’m overjoyed to say the least, At last wonderful help!! When I improve more I would like to become an instructor for these Walking Poles.
    God Bless, Jan

    Jan – age 71
    Overland ParkKansas – CA

    Tumor in Ear was Affecting Balance

    Name: Shirley Age: 73 City: Roseburg My story: I did not purchase my Walking Poles for wt. loss but due... View Article

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    Tumor in Ear was Affecting Balance

    Name: Shirley
    Age: 73
    City: Roseburg

    My story: I did not purchase my Walking Poles for wt. loss but due to a small tumor I had around my rt. inner ear. I lost not only my hearing on the left but my balance was significantly impaired and will always be that way. I use my Poles to walk and have recommended them to so many others that have balance problems. I have found them such a help and always have them with me in my car.

    Thank you, Shirley

    Hi Rosie,

    I am writing to say I still walk daily with them and have others doing the same.

    Thank you for giving me my walking life back.

    I am now 75 and in good shape.

    Shirley

    Shirley – age 75
    Roseburg Oregon – US

    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality. My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge... View Article

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    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this

    Thank you for the gorgeous Poles – beautiful quality.
    My body is coming back and the Poles are a huge part of this.
    I’ve had serious issues with balance and sciatica as well as fallen arches.
    I am beginning to roll onto my toes and do not have the intense pain I had in the buttock and thigh from sciatica, AND the balance problem is disappearing. I’m dealing with an injury that occurred in a plane crash in my youth and is old now and causing problems.
    I am very slowly building up the distance I walk.
    Di

    Di GardnervilleNevada – US

    Poles are Hiking Helpers in so many Ways!

    When I bought my Keenfit Walking Poles 18 months ago, I bought them to get a better upper body workout... View Article

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    Poles are Hiking Helpers in so many Ways!

    When I bought my Keenfit Walking Poles 18 months ago, I bought them to get a better upper body workout from my walks. Little did I know they would be my saving grace on a 6 day hike in the mountains this summer.

    The hike in to the lodge from trail head was only 5k, but it was a 2500 foot gain. My Poles provided extra balance and leverage in the boggy forest terrain.

    They provided support on our lengthy day hikes and on the way out they made for great stability on the steep trek down, and through the rushing creeks after the heavy rainfall.

    I must have said out loud a hundred times, “I Love my Keenfit Poles!!!”

    Arleigh – age 58
    ColdstreamBritish Columbia – CA

    Brain or Head Injuries & Challenges

    For whatever reason you have had or you have to have a craniotomy exercise helps increase oxygen & blood-flow to the brain. As well Walking Poles add stability during recovery. Read below how these people have become Living Proof that Walking Poles Work for people with or who have had a Craniotomy.

    Multiple Sclerosis & Increased Mobility with Walking Poles

    Sheri, I met you last year at an event.…I was lucky enough to be given a set of Walking Poles... View Article

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    Multiple Sclerosis & Increased Mobility with Walking Poles

    Sheri, I met you last year at an event.…I was lucky enough to be given a set of Walking Poles for Christmas from boyfriend; they were on my wish list. I’m still planning on attending a workshop.

    Here’s my idea: I have Multiple Sclerosis, my primary symptom is chronic facial pain but I have friends that struggle with mobility and two of them are using the Keenfit Walking Poles, one on a full time basis. This is what I am suggesting, I would first approach a Occupational Therapist for her assessment and support.

    The obvious benefit is the ease of adjusting the Pole for ergonomic benefit and then balance the stress on the body by using two Poles instead of one cane. My friend who is having to use the Walking Poles on a full time basis is thrilled.

    The M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) Society may recommend this to it’s members as an option, put it in it’s newsletter. You may even get sales from members with M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) who have Mobility, but may have limited energy and could already be walking and may want to use the Walking Poles for walking because they can combine the upper body and increase the calories they are burning by 40%.

    Kindest Regards,

    Lorrie PentictonBritish Columbia – CA

    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

    Hello Rosie.. Want to let you know that your Poles arrived safely yesterday afternoon. They are PERFECT!! Rose and I... View Article

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    Helps with Head Injury, Husbands think Poles are Great, & Poles arrived Safely

    Hello Rosie..

    Want to let you know that your Poles arrived safely yesterday afternoon. They are PERFECT!!

    Rose and I went for a walk in the neighbourhood last evening, and I went out for about 1/2 an hour on my own this morning.. using the elementary school yard as a walking path.. going all around the school. Nice.. and away from traffic. The kids had not yet arrived , so I was really on my own, and enjoying it.

    I was a little sore last night.. you are right to tell people to start easy.. there are muscles we don’t know about, till they talk to us 🙂

    I hope to lose weight too, but mostly to regain my balance. Inside, yesterday, I used the Poles to balance myself, as I tried to walk heel to toe, in a straight line ( preparing to walk over Niagara, like Nik)

    After my head injury.. that was something the doctor tested.. trying to walk in a straight line.. which was not very successful 🙂 Last visit, he wanted me to do “balance exercises”, and I plan to use the Poles more to help me do that.

    So… thanks a million! We love the Poles. Our husbands also think they are great.

    Sincerely, Sylvia and Rose of Perth, Ontario

    Sylvia PerthOntario – CA

    After I had my Craniotomy, I was left with Balance & Coordination Deficits

    Hello, I have had my Poles since January and I LOVE them. I walk every day, rain or shine. I... View Article

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    After I had my Craniotomy, I was left with Balance & Coordination Deficits

    Hello,

    I have had my Poles since January and I LOVE them. I walk every day, rain or shine.

    I initially saw the Keenfit Walking Poles at a trade show in Abbotsford in the fall, but was due to have surgery so thought I would wait.

    Soon after I had my craniotomy and was left with balance and coordination deficits, I felt even more curious about Poles.

    A few months later I purchased a pair on-line – and they have immensely helped me with my recovery.

    Thanks!

    Vicky – age 20’s
    AbbotsfordBritish Columbia – CA


    Canes & Walkers - Walking Aids

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    Back Pain Management & Provides Balance & Stability unlike a Cane

    Just to let you know a couple of things. I’m really enjoying the Walking Poles I bought from you on... View Article

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    Back Pain Management & Provides Balance & Stability unlike a Cane

    Just to let you know a couple of things. I’m really enjoying the Walking Poles I bought from you on May 6th.

    Having suffered a back injury over 5 years ago and tried multiple solutions, I tend to want to give up on life from the pain.

    The Walking Poles have enabled me to get out & Walk as they provide balance and support unlike the simple use of a cane. It took me a week to get started, but now I get out for a walk everyday, and often in the early morning hours when my back pain is awful – then I can get back to sleep!

    I usually just throw my jacket on over my pajamas at around 2 a.m. and off I go!! Thanks again, I truly am starting to feel better about getting around.

    Sincerely,

    Theresa VancouverBritish Columbia – CA

    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I... View Article

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    Balance is my Biggest Challenge, because of the Effect of the Cancer Surgery on my Brain & Eyesight

    I am a 68 year old Holistic Nurse, Mother, & Grandmother.  In April of 2005 my life changed as I was diagnosed with brain cancer, called Glioblastoma.

    I was given a year to live, but it wasn’t my time to die. So, I had surgery, chemo and radiation, side effects and problems. When I first came home from rehab, my friend pushed me in a wheelchair. Sometimes I walked behind it, pushing it. I advanced to a wheeled walker.

    One day, one of my daughters took me for a “walk” in an outdoor area. She had the idea of using regular ski Poles so I could get through the rough terrain. I continued to use the ski Poles and a special cane.

    Then we found the Keenfit Walking Poles online. What a great thing! I could walk on hard surfaces without slipping. You see, balance is my biggest challenge. Because of the effect of the surgery on my brain and eyesight, if I look suddenly up, or to one side, I will lurch and lose my balance – but no more. As long as I have my Walking Poles, I am able to ‘catch myself’ before I’m in danger of falling.

    I understand that as I build my core strength, my balance will improve. So, every day, I walk with my Poles. I’m able to go out independently and am safe. I live in the city of Royal Oak, MI which is a great walking community.

    When I walk to the post office, library, drug store etc. it works best to wear a backpack so I can use both arms for my walking poles. I’ve started traveling to teach (healing) again, so when I fly, I just telescope the Walking Poles & put them in my suitcase.

    The airport is good about riding me in a wheelchair and I carry a cane for short requirements. I contacted Keenfit, suggesting that they promote their products to rehab establishments, or whereever. I think my balance is improving…maybe because my body is used to walking better.

    It’s been more than three years since my original surgery and diagnosis….and I’m doing great. I believe the cancer is behind me but the balance problem is still with me. For me, prayer and healing were the keys to my recovery along with my attitude. Just don’t believe everything the doctors say. I believe I will continue to be well. Only the good die young, and I’m way past that. So, I guess I’ll just keep on walking.

    Kathy – age 68
    Royal OakMichigan – US

    Balance & Posture Improved & Managing without Walker or Cane

    I got my Walking Poles in June. I had a Cane & a Walker and noticed when I used them,... View Article

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    Balance & Posture Improved & Managing without Walker or Cane

    I got my Walking Poles in June.

    I had a Cane & a Walker and noticed when I used them, I would be bent over.

    Since using the Walking Poles, my walk is better & I walk up straighter. Now on August 31st, I can manage without my Walker or Cane. My balance has improved. I honestly believe the Walking Poles are helping me.

    Isabel BrandonManitoba – CA

    Travelling with Sciatica & Poles

    We first saw Keenfit Poles being used by friends here in Sidney, BC, & they were walking long distances without... View Article

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    Travelling with Sciatica & Poles

    We first saw Keenfit Poles being used by friends here in Sidney, BC, & they were walking long distances without any evidence of being tired.

    They lent them to us and directed us to the Keenfit videos which are very helpful. When we ordered them, Keenfit delivered two sets promptly with additional shoes for snow, sand and hard and soft surfaces.

    We have taken them everywhere, including the beaches at Tofino, the hikes throughout the Victoria region and along the boardwalks and sidewalks of Puerto Vallarta, Honolulu and Maui.

    My wife and I are aged 75. She has painful sciatica. Without the Poles she can barely walk a city block without having to stop and rest. With her Poles she can walk three miles without stress or pain. We nearly chose a walker for her to be able to get about. The Poles have negated any thought of a walker, and she can walk slowly or quickly with Keenfit.

    We are often stopped and asked questions and are very proud to support this company and it’s product.

    Call us anytime for our strong support of these Poles.

    Greg and Pat

    Greg & Pat – age 75
    Sidney-SaanichBritish Columbia – CA

    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from... View Article

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    Pelvic Damage Helped

    In 2003 I was injured at work, I was a private home care-giver, & I was transferring my patient from the wheelchair to the bed & she became aggressive, fighting & I scooped her up in a bear-hug, & picked her up & sat her on the bed; & I felt a horrible pain in my upper leg & groin area.
    The next morn I couldn’t hardly walk, I went to my chiropracter, I had moved the pelvic area & the orthopaedic surgeon said hip surgery so 4 yrs later , due to waiting for the insurance co to o. k. my surg, the hip had depleated & was painful & painful to walk so I did a lot of sitting & waiting & praying. The following yr I had surg on the other hip, which left me with complications, & severe nerve damage, following extensive therapy, & also lymphatic fluid in my leg & foot.
    Walking was next to impossible & was on a walker. A good friend of mine told me she would find a clinic that could help me, so off we went , wonderful therapists there, so I learned to control it thru exercise, support stockings & massage, it’s a daily challenge!!
    From a wheelchair ,to a walker, to a walking cane, which helps , but changes the natural way one should walk !! I’m constantly looking for something to help to improve, so one day on the internet I was looking & I saw the Walking Poles.
    I sent for them & when I use the Poles I can walk smoothly & they have improved my balance greatly !! I ‘m just overwhelmed !! I’m overjoyed to say the least, At last wonderful help!! When I improve more I would like to become an instructor for these Walking Poles.
    God Bless, Jan

    Jan – age 71
    Overland ParkKansas – CA

    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

    Your newsletter arrived in my e-mail box today just as I was thinking of looking up your website. I hit... View Article

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    Carolyn uses Poles every time she leaves the house!

    Your newsletter arrived in my e-mail box today just as I was thinking of looking up your website. I hit a milestone today – wore out my first pair of road shoes (they’re so cute!).

    I use them every time I leave the house. I have arthritic knees and a bad back, and have been using the Poles instead of a cane.

    Walking is so much easier and actually fun with the Poles; I feel so upright and centered. With the cane I felt crooked, and walking was merely a chore.

    I used to feel like a novelty, and continue to be regularly questioned about the Poles, but actually more and more people in Iowa City are beginning to use Poles. A friend who just returned from 6 months in Europe tells me the Poles are exceedingly common there. I once encountered an elderly nun, who looked at my Poles and exclaimed “I have a pair of those; aren’t they wonderful?”

    Carolyn – age 65
    Iowa CityIowa – US

    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit, I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has... View Article

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    They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life

    Dear Keenfit,

    I have had fourteen disks fused in my back and could not walk upright. Using your Poles has made it possible for me to walk upright which has done wonders for my level of pain, and with them, I can walk farther with better balance and much less fatigue. They have made it possible for me to stay out of a wheel chair and to live a more normal life.

    Thank you,

    Julie

    Julie Alameda CountyCalifornia – US

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy... View Article

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    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy body – probably as important or more than the food we eat.

    Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise and we were extremely please to have Sheri Simson come and demonstrate the Keenfit Walking Poles. Sheri is a very popular presenter at our CHIP programs. She is an enthusiastic and high energy, vibrant person who inspires you to exercise.

    Some of the comments made by participants who purchased and used the Walking Poles as a result of her presentations were: “They’re wonderful. We get an upper body workout now.” “We breathe better, walk faster and further and feel great.”

    I personally will not walk unless I have the Walking Poles. Walking with the Poles helps build my biceps and shoulder area muscles and expands my chest breathing capacity. The benefits are wonderful! I highly recommend the Keenfit Walking Poles as a definite complement to a healthier life style.

    Larry, DDS, MPH – Kelowna CHIP Director KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Actual Testimony from Dr.Mark MD, Beach Walking & Rehabilitation

    Per our conversation: Thank You very much for your prompt attention and service. I hope this will be of some... View Article

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    Actual Testimony from Dr.Mark MD, Beach Walking & Rehabilitation

    Per our conversation:

    Thank You very much for your prompt attention and service. I hope this will be of some help to you and your clients.

    I’m a physician and surgeon. I’ve had extensive spine surgery on my neck and back as a result of severe arthritis. Unfortunately this has left me with a severe spinal deformity and I walk in a very bent over position. In order to walk I had to use two canes, this has been very disabling, and limiting.

    My physical therapist suggested that I start an aggressive regime of exercise and rehabilitation to help me stand and walk more upright, and become more mobile.

    They suggested that I use the “ski Poles” and recommended your web site. I exercise and walk with the Poles. As I get more upright, we increase the height of the Poles. I walk about one to two hours a day including rehabilitation two times a week. I get both general conditioning , physical conditioning and cardio as I use the Keenfit Poles.

    Recently I had a vacation near a beach, and was able to walk in the sand with the Poles. As a result of the design of the beach basket on the Poles tip-they did not sink like the canes would. I am sold on “Keenfit”

    Hope this is of use to you.

    Thanks again.

    Dr.Mark H F. LibertyvilleIllinois – US

    Heart, Coronary & Stroke

    North America’s Medical System is more challenged than ever with epidemic proportions in cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease & obesity! It’s a scientific fact that Exercise is at the top of the list to help prevent & sometimes even help cure many health challenges. See how simply adding Walking Poles to a Walk has helped these people become proactive about their own health...

    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy... View Article

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    We Breathe Better, Walk Faster & Further and Feel Great!

    The CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Program recognizes that sustained, regular exercise is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy body – probably as important or more than the food we eat.

    Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise and we were extremely please to have Sheri Simson come and demonstrate the Keenfit Walking Poles. Sheri is a very popular presenter at our CHIP programs. She is an enthusiastic and high energy, vibrant person who inspires you to exercise.

    Some of the comments made by participants who purchased and used the Walking Poles as a result of her presentations were: “They’re wonderful. We get an upper body workout now.” “We breathe better, walk faster and further and feel great.”

    I personally will not walk unless I have the Walking Poles. Walking with the Poles helps build my biceps and shoulder area muscles and expands my chest breathing capacity. The benefits are wonderful! I highly recommend the Keenfit Walking Poles as a definite complement to a healthier life style.

    Larry, DDS, MPH – Kelowna CHIP Director KelownaBritish Columbia – CA

    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure... View Article

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    Poles are the Best thing since Sliced Bread

    Hi Pole Lady

    I bought Poles from you at the Women’s Fair in Vernon, B.C. I was not even sure I would use them cause I have a track record of buying exercise equipment trying them out and shoving them into the back of the closet mainly because they hurt.

    I have arrhythmia, am diabetic and have sleep apnea (I use a breathing machine at night).  The doctor keeps telling me to exercise but it was hard to get motivated.

    I took the Poles to the Westbild center and decided I would try them out, after all they were kinda fun when I tried them at the Woman’s Fair.  The very first time I used them I actually went a whole mile. This is good for me cause before I had trouble making it around the walking track even once, and I went around six times no problem.

    I am not a fast walker and everyone kept passing me but I kept on going. These Poles are the best thing since sliced bread. Thank you so much for introducing them to me and for being at that Women’s Fair.

    Chris

    Chris VernonBritish Columbia – CA

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