Walk out for a fun-filled workout. This is the latest mantra for burning calories. And for this therapy, all you need is ski poles. Jyotsna (earlier known as Ritu Mittal) brought Nordic Walking to Chennai in 2016 with her first session in Madras Club and Boat Club. “It takes 10 classes to learn walking with propellers. But first I observe how they stand, walk and their postures before I teach them Nordic Walking.”
Those familiar with the routine might wonder how it is relevant for sultry summers. Well, here’s a fun fact; while Nordic Walking was formerly associated with cross-country skiing training and later with hiking and backpacking, it is now finding its way into regular walking too.