WALX 3JFitness 1st March 2020 Newsletter


I am starting to feel more like a weather presenter than a Nordic Walking Instructor! Thank you everyone for your patience with the last minute changes due Mother Nature’s continue’d wintry rage. Let’s hope March starts and finish like a meek lamb, a spin on the old quote! We do not need anymore lions!

The good news is that Maria’s has finally started her chemo treatment and can start the long journey towards improving her quality of life. However, There is a busy weekly hospital appointments schedule that may mean some walks will have to be cancelled. The pattern to her WALX schedule will be to either walk morning, afternoon or evening. This allows her hospital visit time too. We shall do our utmost to avoid too many disruptions. Thank you to everyone who have travelled out to our other WALX.  You have certainly enjoyed the change of scenery and seeing new faces.

Some sad news for our Walk Leader, Rachel, as her Mum, Jo,  died peacefully in her sleep last Saturday morning. She suffered with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimers. Jo did join us for the Christmas Wreath workshop and she also loved Nordic Walking. Instead of sending flowers for the funeral we are asking for you to make a small donation to the Snowdon Challenge that Rachel is undertaking on the 29th May. Click here for the link.

Thank you to our all our fabulous WALX Guides, Carol, Charlotte, Rachel and Janet, who have been an enormous help carrying on the WALX covering for Janine, Carla and Maria.  Your energy, humour and enthusiasm is loved by the membership.

If you are interested in helping as a WALX Guide please do message Janine.

We sent out a separate notice regarding Corona Virus on the 26th February. Please do have a read. These are our guidelines that we ask you to follow to do our bit to curb the spread of the virus. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have it check this poster and dial 111. Do not go to the Doctors or a hospital until you have received their advice. Talk before you Walk.

Please do share this newsletter with friends and family. We’d love to see more people out with us. Who would you like to help enjoy not just the fresh air fitness benefits of WALX but also the social fun and smileage?

Listed below are the forthcoming Nordic Walking FREE Tasters and Beginner courses, plus our Weekly WALX schedule.

To read the full newsletter, click here.

Your £18.99 monthly membership can really boost your maximum smileage!
That’s amazing value!

10.30am  Fitness WALX in The Park – Prospect Park, Reading 60mins
1.00pm  Sulham Woods Nordic Pole WALX – Sulham Woods, Tilehurst 90mins
5.30pm Lighter Steps Walk n Talk Club   – Prospect Park, Reading 45 mins
6.15pm Phyzz Club  – Prospect Park, Reading 60mins
 7.15pm Prospect Park Pace Setters –  Prospect Park, Reading 60mins

9.30am Riverside Strolls for Fitness – Reading Rowing Club, Caversham, 60mins (plus cafe afterwards)
 6.45pm Push the Pace  – Cotswold Sports centre, Tilehurst 90 mins

10am Carol’s Circular Thatcham WALX – Thatcham 90 mins
Check online diary for variations on time and venue

6.30pm The Glow-Wormz WALX –  Reading Rowing Club, Caversham 90mins


6.00am Fitness WALX  – Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst 90mins
7.30am Thursday Teasers – Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst 60mins

10.00am Maria’s Fit HIIT Session – Dinton Pastures, 60mins
1.00pm Nordic Fitness WALX – Arborfield Green Community Centre

1.30pm Linear WALX – Linear Park, Calcot, 45mins

5.15pm Lighter Steps Walk n Talk Club  – Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst 45mins
6.30pm Push The Pace    Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst 90mins

10.30am TGIF  –  Aldermaston Canal with Puddle Jumps
Sociable fitness WALX from different locations each week. Check online diary first as subject to change

7am Power Club – Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst, 60 mins
8am Sulham Striders – Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst, 90 mins
9am Maria’s Saturday Striders – Arborfield Green Community Centre, 90mins



Come and try Nordic Walking and turbo charge your walk.
It’s a very cheeky exercise in disguise with so many benefits.
We guarantee extra smileage!

We are holding our prices at just £18.99
All Tasters are FREE!
Just click on the links to book on or learn more.

Feel the Power of the Poles FREE TASTER
Have a go at Nordic Walking – we provide the poles

Saturday 7th March 2020 Arborfield Green 11.00 -11.45am
Saturday 21st March 2020 Tilehurst 12.00-12.45pm
Saturday 25th April 2020 Calcot 10.30am – 11.15am

Feel the Power of the Poles Induction Course 90 minutes
Learn to Nordic WALX – we provide the poles

Saturday 21st March 2020 Arborfield Green 11.30am-1.00pm
Saturday 2nd May 2020 Tilehurst 10.00am – 11.30am

Power of the Poles ADVANCED course (build strength and intensity)
EARLY BIRD & DD Member Discounts

Saturday 4th April 2020 Arthur Newbery Park 11.00am-12.30pm

This Advanced Nordic & Pole Walking Technique Course is only suitable for those who have completed the Induction course or who have completed our FAST TRACK or NWUK courses. This is a structured teaching programme lasting for 90 minutes. We build intensity and strength. This also allows you to move more swiftly.

This session is designed to provide sufficient knowledge for you to be proficient at using poles and know how versatile your fitness program can be. Nordic & Pole Walking is an excellent cross training activity for so many sports and interests.

Updated: February 26, 2020 — 4:10 pm