Jun 29, 2022

Goal Setting & Managing Expectations with Steve Ellis & Simon Clark

For the final episode of Series 3, I have a real treat for you all.  In the last two episodes you have heard about the collaboration between Steve Ellis from Gemini Outdoor and his client Simon Clark, who was written off and told he would never leave his hospital bed after a terrible car accident.  They both join me today to discuss what they have learnt from working together, as well as setting goals and meeting expectations in a realistic... more

Jun 22, 2022

Becoming a Nordic Walking National Trainer with Steve Ellis

In episode 47, I am once again speaking to British Nordic Walking National Trainer, Steve Ellis, from Malmesbury, Wiltshire.  Steve founded Gemini Outdoor Adventure Ltd, and is a qualified ‘Mountain Leader’ and ‘International Mountain Leader.  Steve is about to move to New Zealand, where he will continue his work as a National Trainer.  During our chat he mentions two other National Trainers, who have been fantastic guests on this... more

Jun 15, 2022

Nordic Walking Saved My Life with Simon Clark

Warning - This episode contains graphic descriptions of injuries sustained in a serious car crash.Of all the interviews I have conducted with incredible guests for Walking On Air, this is by far the most inspirational and emotional.  It was such a privilege to speak to Simon Clark, who recently qualified as a British Nordic Walking Instructor.  In 2019, Simon was involved in a horrific car accident and sustained multiple injuries to his body and his brain.  Thanks to... more

Jun 08, 2022

Breast Cancer & Nordic Walking with Lindsay Atkin

In this episode , I’m talking to Lindsay Atkin, a primary school teacher and NW instructor with Bristol & Bath Nordic Walking.  She qualified as a British NW instructor in January 2020 and enjoys leading walks outdoors around Bath.  At the end of 2021,  Lindsay was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and today, she talks to me about the role that NW has played in her life as she goes through treatment.In a previous episode, I spoke to ... more

Jun 01, 2022

Outdoor First Aid with Steve Collis

In episode 44, I am talking to Steve Collis, outdoor enthusiast and Director / Owner of Upper Limits UK, based in Bristol.  Upper Limits UK provides professional training in a style that is normally associated with the British Armed Forces for individuals and business alike. Their activities, events and training programmes are designed to motivate, build team spirit and give all those who attend a sense of achievement and well-being. Steve joins me today, to... more

May 25, 2022

Long Covid & Nordic Walking with Ann

In episode 42, I am discussing a very relevant topic to the times that we are living in, namely Long Covid..  Today I am joined by Ann, who caught Covid in September 2021 while working as a teaching assistant supporting primary school children with additional needs.  Due to underlying asthma, she became very ill with covid, which led to pneumonia and a three week stint in hospital, including a week in  ITU.  On leaving hospital, Ann struggled just to walk... more

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