Sally Challis

Nordic Walking has dramatically changed my life for the better.

Two years ago I retired from a stressful, busy job as a critical care nurse and realised that I had not paid enough attention to myself. I was unfit and becoming unhealthy. My husband persuaded me to try Nordic Walking and I was pleased to find that I had been introduced to an activity that I really enjoyed.

Since then I have become much fitter, lost weight, lowered my blood pressure and decreased my stress levels. I am passionate about sharing these positive health benefits with others.

I trained to be a walk leader last June and recently qualified as a Nordic Walking instructor. I will be working with Dorset Nordic walking and am based in Purbeck.

I love being outside (in all weathers!!), working as part of a team, meeting new people and using the many transferable skills from my nursing background. I would like to expand my Nordic walking in the wellbeing area with clients who need help and encouragement to improve their health and fitness.

So come on, give it a try and see what Nordic Walking can do for you!