The International Nordic Walking Federation – INWA is the global governing body promoting Nordic Walking.
In 2000 INWA was founded in Finland, the mother land of Nordic Walking. The main purpose was to develop Nordic Walking education internationally and to create a global network of Nordic Walking coaches and instructors.
INWA is the only truly international organisation authorized by the creators of Nordic Walking to promote, develop and safeguard the principles and characteristics of Nordic Walking worldwide. In co-operation with professionals in sports, health and fitness, INWA develops innovative teaching methods and educational programs in Nordic Walking. INWA also collaborates with the scientific and medical communities offering research guidelines.
INWA has over 20 official member organisations and Nordic Walking Coaches Instructors have been certified in over 40 countries around the world.