11:40 AM Thursday May 29, 2014 Researchers found more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. Photo / Thinkstock Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis. Researchers found moreRead more
Exel, the innovator of Nordic Walking, is taking huge strides forward in developing pole technology and taking the sport of Nordic Walking to new levels. The NEW Exel Curve Nordic Walking pole is an example of Exel’s continuing work to make Nordic walking an exciting sport. Over 40 years of hardwork and pioneering spirit haveRead more
There has been much discussion, and some controversy, on how Nordic Walking was started. INWA has been studying the history of Nordic Walking and is quite clear on the true foundations of Nordic Walking. First evidence of walking with the poles for exercise was in 1966, when Leena Jääskeläinen, a physical education teacher in theRead more
A group of Nordic Walkers in Auckland recently completed the Everyday Hero half-marathon to raise money for cancer research. The half-marathon was organised by the NZ Cancer Society and was based on a concept developed in the UK in 2012. Walkers followed a route around the Auckland CBD and started at 8.30pm. The Nordic WalkersRead more
The Founder of Nordic Walking Over recent months there has been much discussion, and some controversy, over who founded Nordic Walking. INWA is quite clear on the history of Nordic Walking and it’s founder and wishes to state, particularly for the benefit of those who are unaware of the true foundations of Nordic Walking.Read more
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.