Nordic Walking Courses & Training in Suffolk

Weekly courses from September 2020


Jane MacPherson Nordic Walking Instructor
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The Coddenham Centre Nordic Walking

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If you can walk, you can Nordic Walk!

Welcome to The Suffolk School of Nordic Walking @The Coddenham Centre

Nordic Walking is a whole body, aerobic exercise suitable for all, at any level, irrespective of age or physical fitness, using and toning 90% of the skeletal muscles. It’s low impact and helps improve posture, heart health and mobility.

Enhanced blood circulation, metabolism and calorie burn (up to 40% more than ordinary walking) are brilliant for aiding weight loss and safely combat obesity.

Nordic Walking in the UK

Exercising in the fresh air of our wonderful UK countryside in here in Suffolk helps boost your mood and sense of well-being and alleviate depression.

Joining a group of fellow Nordic Walkers is a sociable and fun way to get and stay fit.

The Coddenham Centre introduced Nordic Walking training to the community earlier in 2020, with the support of Active Suffolk and their Fit Villages scheme.

British Nordic Walking

We are now working with British Nordic Walking, the national not for profit body affiliated to the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA). We believe their ‘Ten Step’™ approach is the most thorough training, providing a sound basis for years of enjoyable Nordic Walking.

We will be offering monthly Taster Days starting the 5th September at 10am followed by full training courses over six one hour modules starting from 15th September.

Classes will be conducted outside with a maximum of six people to ensure comfortable social distancing. Nordic Walking Poles and light refreshment will be provided.

In addition, for those already Nordic Walking, but seeking further development, we will also be offering a series of Improver Modules and migration to the INWA  ‘Ten Steps’™

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Jane MacPherson Nordic Walking Instructor

Your Nordic Walking Trainer

Trading as the Suffolk School of Nordic Walking @The Coddenham Centre, training will be led by local resident and qualified British Nordic Walking Instructor, Jane MacPherson. It is an internationally recognised qualification. We will be assisted by other BNW instructors, when required.

Jane, performing as Jane Marshall, has had an international career as a principal member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and subsequently the Philharmonia of London, recording and performing with some of the most renowned soloists and conductors in the world.  On moving to Suffolk 15 years ago, she left the Philharmonia to be able to spend more time with her family and concentrate on the more commercial side of the music industry; recording for artists such as The Three Tenors, Lesley Garrett, Chris Botti, Gary Barlow, Andrea Bocelli, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Michel Legrande, Dido, Belle and Sebastian, and Gregory Porter at Abbey Road and Air studios in London. She has also performed on most major ‘blockbusters’, including several James Bond, Harry Potter, Batman, Jurassic Park and Disney films.

She continues as a Professor at both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she has taught and mentored many of the outstanding young players joining the music profession over the years.

It is this love of teaching and her other passion, Nordic Walking, that prompted her to step away from her playing career this year and qualify as an instructor for British Nordic Walking; the only organisation in the UK teaching the globally recognised  “Ten Steps”™ NW technique developed by INWA.

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Courses in NordicWalking in Suffolk

From September 2020 Jane MacPherson will be teaching Nordic Walking exclusively at The Suffolk School of Nordic Walking@The Coddenham Centre.

  • Full Courses (six hours) start from £75 per person and Improver Modules from £30.
  • Personal tuition is available from £30 per hour. Our Tasters are Free.
  • Equipment is included in your training course,  plus advice on adjustment and purchase.

Should you wish to purchase your own Nordic Walking poles from us, as approved British Nordic Walking Instructors, we are able to offer high quality carbon Exel or Leki poles at competitive prices. Advance purchase of poles from the School, also enables us to also offer you a 10% discount on your chosen course. 

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Jane MacPherson Nordic Walking Instructor

For bookings or to discuss your requirements;


Call Jane MacPherson on 07801699786

or via The Coddenham Centre – or call our Centre Manager on 07720 206532

If you a looking for a Nordic Walking course or a Nordic Walking instructor near Claydon, Needham Market, Earl Stonham, Gosbeck, Bramford, Framlingham, Debenham Village, Stowmarket, Hadleigh, Kesgrave,  Woodbridge or Ipswich in Suffolk or wider East Anglia they are available at The Coddenham Centre from September 2020.

Please help us to stay COVIDSafe and follow government guidelines. Nordic Walking can be adjusted entirely to your own pace and level of fitness. You should consult a GP if you have a pre-existing condition or any concerns.


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