Almost three months ago I found Mike and Positively Nordic to get back into Nordic walking which I initially learnt six years ago. I was unfit and have COPD which prevented me walking, ‘just in case’ I came across a slope, let alone a hill, as I knew it would affect my breathing.

With the support of Mike, Jo and Louise, I was re-assured – stopping to catch my breath was not an issue. In the three months that I’ve been Nordic walking, I am no longer fearful about hills and slopes. One hill took me three stops to catch my breath the first time I walked it – the last time I did it in one go. What an achievement (for me!). My breathing, stamina, and fitness have all improved immensely.

Long may it continue.

Thank you.