Yesterday Bryan, Maria, and I completed our first of 3 nordic walking clinics scheduled for this week. We had a modest turnout (11 people) and enthusiam was high. We started working through the basics of walking with poles then pregressed to some uphill/downhill terrain. Everyone showed considerable improvement throught the clinic and most sounded as if they were hooked. Afterwards, the group took a stroll around the NMU soccer/football fields (no small feat) to hone our skills and chat a bit. If anyone in the area is interested, our next clinic is 9/22 at 6pm in the NMU Peif. Thanks to NMU for the organizational help and to everyone who attended!