Akhila Underhill

When running started to make my knees and feet hurt, I was looking for another way to exercise. As I love being outdoors, walking was the obvious answer. But with two children and a full time job, I wanted to get the most out of my walks and found Nordic Walking. Being Swedish, I grew up with cross-country skiing and seen people walking with poles, so my first reaction was ‘do I really need to do a course to learn this’? But the ‘Learn to Nordic Walk Course’ taught me so much. The benefit and joy was immediate.

Having recently moved to the beautiful Cotswolds, I am now excited to bring Nordic Walking to Stroud and the surroundings as I believe that Nordic Walking has something to offer everyone. People of different age and fitness levels can come together, exercise and have fun.

As a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor I am keen to support individuals and help them to achieve their own goals, whether it might be to improve their fitness level, loose weight, meet new people or simply enjoy the wonderful outdoors.