Adventure Buddies LOVE the Outdoors!
Learning HOW to use poles optimally will enable you to experience the many benefits.
Two VIDEO Trainings Available: One for hikers and one for people with mobility challenges. DVD Updates and much more info is on our BLOG.
What to do: Learn with professional quality training (options below).
What not to do: Watch free internet videos; you're worth $15
Comprehensive training to help you achieve, maintain - even REGAIN mobility, balance and independence.
Rent entire video for $5.99 or own it for $14.99 so you can review and learn at your own pace (strongly recommended)
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This is the only comprehensive training available on how to use poles for HIKING.
Rent sections or the entire video or purchase so you can review as you learn (highly recommended).
1 Hour, 39 Minutes © 2008
Each section listed above is a chapter. You can easily scan through either the Pole Class or the Tips Section to review what you want to practice.
Expand your Hiking & Walking Horizons!
Original Music, Stunning Scenery
Top Notch Training
1 Hour, 46 Minutes © 2008
Watch each section individually. Review what you need to practice.
People take a class for all kinds of reasons. Some want to take a trip of a lifetime; others want to maintain mobility; some want to just get outside more safely or continue hiking and maintain quality of life.
Top quality poles provided at each poles seminar so you can determine which model best fits you and will help you to achieve your hiking, walking, adventure or life goals.
Carefully choose the level that fits your abilities and needs. We offer Hiking classes at several levels, from basic skills to full day training including a practice hike. Mobility classes focus on helping people learn skills to keep them independent and moving.
Class Sizes are kept extremely small to ensure personal attention to your issues, goals and form.
Seminars offered thru Northern CA organizations that have remarkable facilities for learning these skills, include:
"I feel much more stable and better able to look around to see a world larger than my footsteps.” Barbara, Berkeley
“Jayah has a way of capturing small things and turning them into "life things". Like the opportunity, when you shift gears (while hiking or otherwise), to remind yourself (without a tinge of criticism for having tightened up) to relax your shoulders and open up your chest, the better to breath. She seems to understand deeply that every little bit of changed behavior helps us to function better, and that we all respond better to a positive tone, whether from ourselves or others.” ~ Nancy B.
Comprehensive session helps hikers learn poles, trail and body skills. Beginner to experienced hikers learn techniques without the additional challenge of an afternoon practice hike. Uphill: Improve power, endurance and spine function. Downhill: Develop skills for feeling safer and preserving joints – Save your knees!
Experience everything in the Basic Skills & Techniques class plus a lovely practice hike. Learn individualized strategies for improving your trail performance and confidence. “Test drive” quality pole models; learn which poles fit you and will help you achieve your goals. Hikes vary in length and difficulty based on park and season.
Refine, enhance and learn new skills on gentle, varied terrain during this easy practice hike. Connect with nature while improving confidence, pole performance and body awareness in a beautiful California native garden! “Test drive” top quality poles. Previous pole hiking instruction required. Hikes vary in length and difficulty. Some include Yoga, stretching and strengthening.
Easy-to-learn pole techniques and gentle exercises empower people to maintain independence, navigate everyday obstacles, reduce risk of falling, restore spine function, improve stamina and walking form. Strengthen muscles that support weight bearing joints. Optional lovely practice pole walk. Special equipment provided.
This class is for anyone with mobility challenges. People with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, Arthritis all feel profound freedom of movement learning these skills.
Six key elements determine your ability to maintain physical fitness. This interactive session helps you progressively create a more structurally-solid foundation. Individualized movements focus on improving joint health, balance, posture, endurance, flexibility and strength. Bring your body.
3 days and 2 nights of training. Offered once a year; cancelled in 2020 due to pandemic.
2 Hours of training, comprehensive training for hikers
Improve your performance on the Trail.
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