“Fun, friendship, fitness, fresh air and freedom’ These words sum up Nordic Walking, this activity has become an integral part of my life. I always feel energised and uplifted, I have lost weight, my clothes fit better and the compliments I have received have added to my self esteem. Everyday life can be demanding but as soon as I start walking the stresses start to fall away, I feel free, like there is no roof on my head. As a visually impared walker I started walking in local parks and then gradually built up more confidence and progressed to longer and faster walks,over steeper and rugged terrain’. It is a tribute to Sam’s professionalism, support and kindness that has made it possible for me, Sam has ‘enabled’ me to make some significant changes to my life through Nordic Walking.”