Levels (group fitness)

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES – LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

* Please note that not all levels may be offered each season!

Level 1 –  these classes are designed for participants with a basic level of fitness.  The focus is on developing good Nordic walking technique according to the OutdoorActive method.  Some balance and flexibility  exercises are included.  Classes are 60 minutes.
Pace is “gentle” – you must be able to:
– walk for 30 minutes without physical difficulty
– be free of major health issues

Level 2 –  these classes are for both new and returning participants – we start with the basics but the pace is faster than Level 1. Classes are 1.5 hrs.  See here for a general description of course activities.
Pace is “moderate” – you must be able to:
– walk briskly for over an hour without getting out of breath
– get up and down off the floor easily
– be free of major health issues
To determine if this class is a good fit for you, please contact us.

Level 3 –  these classes are designed for those with prior experience in OutdoorActive’s programs with a moderate-to-intermediate level of fitness, but newcomers may participate if they have appropriate fitness experience.  Pole walking may be included.  Classes are 1.5 hrs.
Pace is “moderate” – you must be able to:
– walk briskly for over an hour without getting out of breath
– get up and down off the floor easily
– be comfortable on steep and uneven terrain
– be free of major health issues
To determine whether the class is a good fit for you, please contact us.

Level 4 – these classes are for experienced OutdoorActive participants with an intermediate level of fitness – newcomers may participate if they have appropriate fitness experience.   Generally, pole walking is not included.   See a typical class description here. Classes are 1.5 hrs.
Pace is brisk – you must fulfill all the requirements for Level 1-2 plus:
– walk at a fast pace for over an hour, and be able to engage in short bursts of more intense physical activity (such as running, skipping or jumping — although you do not have to be a “runner” to join Level 4)
– be confident on steep and uneven terrain
– keep up with the group
To determine if the class is a good fit for you, please contact us.