After loving my taster session I had my first Nordic Walking lesson today and have to say I totally love it. Simon is a fantastic instructor and makes it so enjoyable. I can't t wait for level two on Saturday can't recommend it enough I feel so motivated. Great way of getting fit and being outdoors works perfectly for me as I hate the gym. So glad I went and amazing walks on my doorstep. Thanks, Simon it was really great.

— Wendy Chidgey

My husband and I did the course together and completed it in the snow!! Simon is great at motivating you and makes sessions fun. We both enjoy the walks around several areas of the Chase and meeting new people too. Both of us have improved our fitness levels and love the buzz after a walk

— Jacqui Phillips

A lovely genuine guy, looking forward to improving my lifestyle and fitness levels!

— Nikki Sutton

I have been Nordic walking with Simon now since the beginning of the year although I have lost no weight which is more likely down to my diet my personal fitness has definitely improved I suffered regularly with joint pains and I'm happy to say there is a definite improvement. The walks are geared at all levels there fun and very sociable really recommend i

— Maggie Tibbitts

At the beginning of this month, I was a total Couch Potato. Now I can’t get enough of this Nordic Walking and book on 3 sessions per week despite having a bit of a journey to get there! Fantastic Learn to NW course with Simon who is a great coach with a wicked sense of humour. Encourages you on an individual basis whilst introducing you to the beauty of Cannock Chase and willingly answers all questions. Thank you so very much and looking forward to getting even better as I do more walks.

— Ruth Todd

Had my first proper Nordic walk today after getting my Passport. Thanks to Katherine and Deborah for a very enjoyable walk - feel really good

— Pamela Grinter

Loved Nordic walking with Simon. He makes it fun and caters for all levels of fitness and ability. Give it a go you won't regret it.

— Katharine Cross

This is a terrific way to exercise, as you work upper and lower body together. Simon is a great instructor as he gauges the session to your ability. Although he is ex-military, there is no sense of that in his training. It is a very enjoyable way to improve your fitness, and there is no lovelier "gym" than Cannock Chase!

— Miriam Ann Reynolds