About us

NordicWalkingFit  started in 2013 teaching people the technique of this fantastic outdoor activity. First in the Purbeck area as the beauty and the variety of walks are so abundant that it was ideal place to start to promote Nordic Walking. With so many hills, typical of Dorset, Nordic walking poles definitely make it easier as they help to push you to the top and see the beautiful surrounding views.

Once established and with more enquiries NordicWalkingFit  grew into Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest. Though this proves to be more Urban areas it's amazing how many green areas you can find to just get away from it all.

Once you finished your training there is so much you can get involved with.

Meet like minded people, be one with nature and  really enjoy

keeping fit. You can Nordic walk everyday there is something to always join in.

What do we offer then.........

Holidays which include, Spain (see NordicWalkingFit Espana page), Guernsey, Ireland, Wales and so many  other places to explore.

In fact each month there is a special event like,

  • Sunset Walks and beach-side dinner

  • Walks to Hengistbury Head and River Cruise with bbq

  • Day Trip to Isle of Wight

  • Long weekends away

  • Christmas Markets with walk to start

  • Sharing the Passion with other NW instructor in their area with their group

Check out or Walk Schedule page for more information


Meet the team


Lynne Martin

Lead Instructor

​Lynne, originally from Canada has been teaching Nordic Walking since 2013. After a 17 year career in Estate Agency on the UK’s south coast and with a history of working in various occupations from charter boat work/yacht deliveries in the Caribbean and the Pacific and the catering/hospitality industry. Having a  skill and a desire to work with people in different aspects.


Then someone introduced Lynne to long distance walking and with the New Forest on her doorstep it wasn’t difficult to become a regular at exploring. With various walking marathons and also a Sahara Desert Challenge for “Help for Heroes”  it was only a matter of time that Nordic walking was something to try, this was the start of the beginning…..


Initially trained as a Walk Leader and continued to train in Level 2 Fitness (Gym Based) 2012 and then completed Nordic Walking Instructor training with Nordic Walking UK, May 2013. Later trained with British Nordic Walking 2018 and is a member of INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation)


Nordic Walking Fit was established and Lynne has actively been introducing Nordic walking, starting in Purbeck, Dorset and then onto, Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch. The group has been growing from strength to strength as she shares her passion for this outdoor activity.


Keeping Nordic walking fresh for her clients and taking it forward she has started to grow the holiday and event side and favours a certain area in Spain.This is ongoing and watch this place for more exciting adventures.


Lynne is a warm, up-beat character who wants to share her skill and knowledge of Nordic walking, as well as an advocate of healthy living and enjoying life.


Patrick McIver

Walk Leader

Patrick joined Nordic Walking Fit in 2018, and trained that summer with British Nordic Walking as a walk leader.

Enjoying his retirement he just loves the outdoors and he welcomed the chance to share his passion and helping to lead walks.

His enthusiasm, his ethos and his gentle nature makes him a brilliant ambassador for Nordic Walking Fit, his fitness regime includes Pilates, yoga and Tai Chi.


Katie Stephens

Walk leader

Katie has been Nordic Walking with Lynne since 2014, and has developed a lot of knowledge whilst retaining her enjoyment for the sport.

Semi retired from teaching she has great skills in helping people.

She also has been a support and help in exploring our Spanish Destinations holidays in leading and putting our programs together.

She has taken a bit of a back step but is still a valued member of Nordic Walking Fit, she is equally as enthusiastic and it is a pleasure having part of the team


Reasons to try Nordic Walking Fit

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Something for everyone 

Gently improve your general fitness or train up for distance, using low impact full body exercise.


Friendly Staff

All the instructors and walk leaders at Nordic Walking Fit are highly trained, but most of all they are friendly and just love a good walk.


Flexible Options

Once you have the skills there are so many beautiful destinations by yourself or as part of a group.

What people say about Nordic Walking Fit

Lynne is super-enthusiastic about Nordic Walking and a skilled teacher.

- L Chorlton