Walx 4Rivers is a fun, affordable and effective outdoor exercise club based in Hertford. With Nordic Walking at our heart, we recognise the positive impact that ‘Green Exercise’ can have on the health of the body, mind and soul.
We offer an expanding programme of Nordic WALX, Total Body WALX, Explorer WALX, and the gentle intensity Wellness WALX, and are here to encourage, motivate and support you on your journey to better health.
Our aim is to provide something to suit everyone. Whatever your age, ability or fitness level, come along and join us while we explore the great outdoors, make new friends and improve our health and fitness whilst having fun!
Linda Aisbitt – WALX Master
I have always enjoyed exercising and spending time outdoors surrounded by nature.
When an injury meant I could no longer go running I decided to give Nordic walking a try as my new way of getting out and keeping fit. That was one of the best decisions ever!!
Exercising outdoors did wonders for my mental health, and I was so impressed by the improvement in my overall fitness and posture that I trained as a Nordic walking instructor so that I could share this ‘magical exercise’ with others.
I truly enjoy the new friendships that have been formed through the Club and joining members on their journey to a better, healthier life.
Janice Lucas – WALX Guide
Hi, I’m Janice. I’ve recently joined the 4 Rivers team as a WALX Guide and will be leading some of the Nordic WALX. I’ve always loved walking and after reading about the benefits of Nordic Walking, I was intrigued as to how different it would be. Semi-retirement from work gave me the push to find out and I haven’t looked back!
I’ve suffered from lower back and neck problems and find Nordic Walking has increased my core strength more than ordinary walking and has improved my overall fitness. More than that I really enjoy getting out in the open air, meeting new people and discovering different walks. On a recent walk a member of our group remarked “What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon” – I couldn’t agree more, it really is great for mind, body and soul.
Paul Survilla – WALX Guide
Hi, I’m Paul. I have always loved walking and outdoor activities and in early 2020 decided to start a new fitness hobby. I have been reaping the benefits of Nordic Walking for over a year now and can say that it has truly been a game changer, both in terms of general well-being and the benefits of socially interacting with others in the group while out walking.
In recent years, I have encountered lower back issues and attended Physiotherapy appointments twice a month. Since starting Nordic Walking, I have been only once in 12 months. The results speak for themselves!
I have also been amazed by some of the lovely rolling Hertfordshire countryside on our doorstep, sometimes less than 2 miles away. This can leave you with that ‘holiday feeling’ on a regular basis.
Nordic Walking is a genuine all-year-round activity regardless of the weather and seasons (headtorches worn if needed) and covers a variety of distances. I enjoy promoting my love of the outdoors and Nordic Walking and I am delighted to be part of the 4 Rivers team as a WALX Guide. I will lead some of the Explorer WALX, including the group training sessions for the 16-mile Purbeck Challenge in September.