Sam Armstrong is the WALX Master for Walx Derwent and Dales. She qualified as a Nordic Walking Instructor in 2008 after working in the fitness business for many years. Recognising the benefits that exercise outdoors had to our physical and mental health she was inspired to set up the business and empower others.
With a Personal Training and Sports Massage therapy background she delivers many classes each week to all levels and abilities for members to achieve their personal goals and outcomes. Sam is always very driven and motivated to bring new and innovative ideas into her sessions including Smoveys, Bungypump, Speedhyking, and to slow us down a little – Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing.
Over the years Sam’s love of walking has taken her and her members on trips all over Europe and the UK. Each May Sam organises a local Rustick Weekender, inviting Nordic Walking UK and WALX members across the UK to join us for three days in the Peaks with our team of local Coaches and Guides. As a Hill and Moorland Leader and working towards her Mountain Leadership you’ll often find her in the hills on her days off. Her greatest pleasure is to share the local Derbyshire Dales and Peaks.
Sam has a Team who support her to deliver the sessions and who share her passion for the outdoors, whilst thoroughly enjoying the social aspect of it all and the fitness benefits.
“Exercise is a journey, not a destination. It must be continued for the rest of your life. We don’t stop exercising because we grow old, we grow old because we stop exercising”. Kenneth H Cooper