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Nordic Fitness

Sport Info

Everything you need to know about Nordic Fitness:


All equipment is provided.


Participants are encouraged to bring:

  • Running shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Walking poles
A bit about your instructor!

Your amazing Nordic Fitness instructor is Jodi!

He has a lifestyle and and outdoor sport performance coaching background. As an athlete Jodi has competed in alpine and nordic skiing events during the winters. In the summermonths he has been a member of the Canadian wildwater kayaking team, competing in several world championships. After discovering Stand up Paddling (SUP) on a trip in Maui, he has since been spreading the sport of SUP in the Ottawa - Gatineau Region.

Additional class information

All participants receive:

  • An OSSC key tag which gives you access to discounts and deals from our amazing sponsors and partners around town! See all the deals!
  • Free nachos and wings any time when you visit our partner pub, The Royal Oak! There are 13 locations in Ottawa (and 1 seasonal pub at the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club)!
  • An invitation to the OSSC end of season party and a chance to win amazing prizes on-site! An event NOT to be missed!



All instruction and direction will be provided by your class instructor Jodi (he will meet you at the Gatineau Park Visitors Centre before the start of each class). An email will be sent before the class starts with all the information you'll need to know! 

Through Nordic Walking you will:

  • Gently and gradually build muscular strength and cardio endurance;
  • Improve muscle tone, posture, flexibility, balance, and agility;
  • Strengthen core muscles and major joints;
  • Learn Nordic walking and ski training techniques;
  • Enjoy a testing and varied total body workout in the outdoors. 

Classes will begin with fun social games to gently warm up. Participants will then transition to Nordic walking and ski technique work with cardio-based exercises emphasizing building heart health, strengthening joints, and building muscle. Throughout the class you can expect to focus and improve on balance, agility, flexibility, and posture. Each class will end with extensive stretching.

In this 'expect the unexpected' workout, no two classes will ever be the same.

Definitely be prepared to attend this class to laugh, relax, and enjoy yourself! 


The class meet-up location will be at the Gatineau Park Visitors Centre (33 Scott Rd, Chelsea, QC).

Please note: the meet-up location may change as necessary. Your instructor Jodi will ensure to notify participants in advance.