Due to COVID-19, we’re holding off on Live Events until well into 2021.

Nordic Walking Classes

 
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Nordic Walking Benefits

Get into shape by burning up to 46% more calories than regular walking without increased exertion. Nordic Walking takes fitness walking to a new level by adding poles to produce an incredible upper body workout. This workout increases your endurance, strengthens your core, arms, chest, back, buttocks and legs, improves your posture and flexibility and it takes stress off your ankle, knee and hip joints.

 
Nordic Walking by Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Burn More Calories

Burns 20-46% more calories than regular walking!

 
Nordic Walking by Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Strengthens Upper Body

Nordic Walking poles are a resistance tool engaging the upper body.

 
Nordic Walking by Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Low Impact on Joints

Takes stress off the lower body joints – ankles, knees, hips!

 

Two Nordic Walking Classes in Santa Monica, CA

Malin Svensson is the Nordic Walking Guru in North America and she teaches these two Nordic Walking classes in Santa Monica only 4 times a year. This is a rare opportunity to learn from her in person. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible – she only accepts max 20 participants per class.

 

Class #1: Nordic Walking for Beginners

If you are new to Nordic Walking, then this is where you will start. For 30 minutes, you will learn Basic Nordic Walking, which basically burns on average 20% more calories than regular walking. This class is always the same and takes place on the same grassy area – we don’t leave this location.

 

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Beginner Class Only

Class Time
9:00am to 9:30am
Workout Sold Separately

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Beginner Class Only

Class Time
9:00am to 9:30am
Workout Sold Separately

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Beginner Class Only

Class Time
9:00am to 9:30am
Workout Sold Separately

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Beginner Class Only

Class Time
9:00am to 9:30am
Workout Sold Separately

 
Wait List
Jody Gittleman Testimonials for Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Increase your speed, burn more calories and avoid injuries

"From afar, Nordic Walking looks pretty intuitive, but you’d be surprised at how refining your technique really helps you realize the most benefit out of it. Malin talks you through all the finer points of finessing your technique to increase your speed, burn more calories and avoid injury."

Jody Gittleman, Graphic Artist

 

Class #2: Nordic Walking Workout

Prerequisite: Nordic Walking for Beginners

If you have already taken the Nordic Walking for Beginners, you are ready for the Nordic Walking Workout. It is an hour workout including warm-up and cool-down/stretching. The actual walking time is usually around 30-45 minutes on either grass or asphalt. There will be an opportunity to try sand as well. Every time you come to this workout it will be different – a unique theme each time. The goal is to gradually build your technique to the finished Nordic Walking Fitness Technique, which burns about 46% more calories than regular walking. You’ll also get to try up -and downhill techniques. We’ll leave the meeting location and we’ll walk as a group, but if somebody wants to cut it shorter, you’re more than welcome to do that if you let Malin know.

 
Nordic Walking by Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Workout Only

9:30am to 10:30am

Workout Theme
“Shape the Buttocks”

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Workout Only

9:30am to 10:30am

Workout Theme
“Strengthen the Core”

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Workout Only

9:30am to 10:30am

Workout Theme
“Burn More Calories”

 
Wait List

Dates are TBD in 2021

$15.00

Workout Only

9:30am to 10:30am

Workout Theme
“Tone the Arms”

 
Wait List

Nordic Walking Class Details

Time:
9:00am – 9:30am Nordic Walking for Beginners (always the same)
9:30am – 10:30am Nordic Walking Workout (always different)

2020 Dates and Themes:

  • Saturday Date TBD, 2021, “Shape the Buttocks”
  • Saturday Date TBD, 2021, “Strengthen the Core”
  • Saturday Date TBD, 2021, “Burn More Calories”
  • Saturday Date TBD, 2021, “Tone the Arms”

Cost: $15 per class

Where: Perry’s Café, 2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
NOTE: the GPS will not take you to the exact location. As you get close, look for Ocean Park Blvd and park just south of it. Then walk north just passed Perry’s Café.

Meeting Spot: We meet at the end of Ocean Park Blvd. on the Santa Monica Beach on the grassy area between Perry’s Cafe and playground.

Parking: Beach Parking Lot #5 South at 2600 Bernard Way

Public Bathrooms: There are bathrooms next to the grassy area. (Meeting Spot)

Nordic Walking Poles: Due to COVID-19 poles are no longer provided. However, you can purchase a recommended Nordic Walking pole in our Nordic Body Store.

No Refund: Due to the limited space of only 20 people, there will be no refund. Your registration is transferable to another person for the same day.

For kids: There is a playground on the other side of the grassy area in case a family member wants to entertain your kids while you learn Basic Nordic Walking.

Food and drinks: Perry’s Café is located right next to the Meeting Spot, where you can enjoy a coffee or maybe even some brunch afterwards with your friends and family.

 
Barbara Powers Testimonials for Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Stomach fat decreased, posture improved, and core strength increased

"Malin’s personalized instruction and attention to my walking form has been invaluable and something I could not have achieved on my own. I notice my stomach fat disappearing and my posture improving as I feel my core muscles strengthening, all after my first week of Nordic walking."

Barbara Powers, Writer

 
Barbara Powers Testimonials for Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Newly weds fall in love with Nordic Walking

"Malin, thanks for the Introduction to Nordic Walking. Not only was it informative, but it really did get me excited about doing Nordic Walking. I was 50/50 before – now I’m just about 100%. Very surprising how different and how much better I felt doing this than just regular walking! I walk about 2 miles or more every night, but after today’s class, even for the short distance, my whole body is sore, mainly my arms and shoulders – which is a good thing. It just proves that this is a true total body workout, without the need for hundreds of dollars worth of equipment. Nordic Walking might be tough to get into at first, in terms of style and image, but once you try Nordic Walking and feel the benefits one quickly gets over that because Nordic Walking is probably the best workout possible. As far as the technique, what really helped most was timing. Walking in rhythm might seem natural, but…well, I was surprised how Nordic Walking helped my body feel more in sync.”

Matt Misetich, Executive Producer

 
Laleh Amaya Testimonials for Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Nordic Walking strengthens your muscles without joint pain

"We (my sister, my brother in-law and me) have been taking the Nordic Walking class by Malin for the past couple of months and I feel that my body is changing and getting stronger all the time. I have done more than half a dozen half-marathons and the last one only 8 months ago, but this exercise has really strengthened my muscles – without joint pain! Malin is an inspirational instructor who is very passionate about her work and it shows every day. She is determined to make sure each and everyone has a perfect posture and technique to get the best benefits from the exercise. We hope to continue with our training with Malin and Nordic Body for a very long time.”

Laleh Amaya, Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

 
Judith Fleisher Testimonials for Nordic Body and Malin Svensson

Nordic Walking weight loss benefit: Down a dress size

"I have fallen in love with this sport (Nordic Walking), think Malin’s the best, and have achieved so many benefits including the loss of a dress size! I never anticipated the tone and muscle I’ve built in my arms and shoulders as well as so many other benefits. Since taking lessons from Malin over 9 months ago, I’ve Nordic Walked almost every day! At my age I’m thrilled to have found a safe, energizing, fun and attention getting exercise.”

Judith Fleisher

 

Nordic Walking with
Malin Svensson