NORDIC Walking classes are coming to Taunton soon.

Nordic Walking is a form of exercise that is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness from health walks as part of GP referral for exercise or rehab programme to Ultimate Nordic Walks.

It’s a great way to improve fitness, tone the whole body, improve core and posture, and just enjoy being outdoors.

Nordic Walking also uses 30 per cent more calories than ordinary walking.

Two free ‘Try Nordic Walking’ sessions have been organised starting from the new COACH centre at French Weir Park on Monday, July 31, from 10am to 11am and Thursday, August 10, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

If you enjoy the sessions and would like to join a four-week Learn to Nordic Walk course then these classes will run on the same days and times as the taster sessions.

Nordic Walking poles are provided. Cost will be £5 per session.

You can book a place on the taster sessions through the Somerset Activity Sports Partnership website or phone 01823-653990.