Ski walking, a training tool used by competitive cross-country skiers to maintain strength in the off-season, is a walking technique that uses a specially designed pole, allowing for active use of the upper body through use of a Nordic ski strap. Ski walking results in increased circulation, strength and heart rate without a perceived increase in exertion. The metabolic rate while ski walking is 20 percent higher than while walking with 30 percent less stress on weight-bearing joints.
The March 20 session will meet at Dillsboro’s Monteith Park. Poles will be provided. Organized by Jackson County Cooperative Extension. Register by calling 828.586.4009.