The first Nordic walking instructor course of Level 1 is coming to Granada. Nordic walking is a physical activity which is dynamic, efficient and suitable for everyone. It involves the whole body in a symmetrical and balanced way. The course is taught by an instructor of FENWA (Federación Española de Nordic Walking).
Content and course schedule:
Objectives of the instructor training:
Day 1: Saturday, 25th June 2016
– introduction Nordic walking, history, benefits, risks, levels,
– information about the ALFA technique and equipment
11:30-11:40 move to outdoor practice
– 1st time review the 7 steps
– 2nd time review the 7 steps
– 1st time teaching in groups of two
13:50-15:00 lunch break
– video Nordic Fitness
– review the 2 movements, the 4 phases and the 7 steps (ALFA 247 method)
– theoretical explanation of different versions of Nordic walking: uphill/downhill and technical types
15:30-15:35 move to outdoor practice
– 3rd time review the 7 steps with advanced exercises
– 2nd time teaching in groups of two
– variations uphill/downhill
– first individual video shots of the basic technique
– video analysis
– analysis of the movement: rule of the three O’s
– training methods
– rules and first aid
20:00-20:10 theoretical examination and end
Day 2: Sunday, 26th June 2016
– warm-up and mobilisation (with or without music)
– walking with music (rhythm and bit)
– strengthening exercises
– improving own Nordic walking technique
– 4th time review the 7 steps with fun games and exercises
– 3rd time teaching in groups of two/three
– final review of the individual technique
– presentation and experience other possible techniques
13:30-14:30 lunch break
14:30-14:45 preparation final class
– final review of didactics and methodology
– setting up a training session
– principles of didactics and methodology
– participants prepare their own class
14:45-14:50 move to outdoor practice
explanation each topic for 5 minutes
16:00-16:05 move to class
– model of competences
– certificate presentation and end
(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.
(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.
(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.
(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.
(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.