WHAT IS POWER HIKING™ Power Hiking™ is an outdoor activity equivalent to Nordic Walking in Europe. This sport involves accelerated hiking with specially designed sticks, usually made of carbon fiber. This Scandinavian sport, extremely popular in Europe, is a cross country skiing derivative. WHY POWER HIKING™? Physical and mental wellness: Tones the whole body muscle chains from shoulders, chest, abs, arms, back, thighs to legs! Power Hiking uses 80% of the muscle chains. Strengthening the immune system, improves breathing, blood circulation, and pulmonary amplitude. It also helps prevent diabetes and osteoporosis. Rehabilitation: it is a great alternative to physical therapy after injuries. It is a complete and balanced workout that can be enjoyed at any age, and is a good antidote for inactivity and stress. Losing weight and body sculpting. Reconnect with nature, allows you to discover new parks and nature's beauty. A social activity, it bringing the group together and has a relational benefit. BENEFIT OF POWER HIKING™: Power Hiking™ helps to burn around 400 calories per hour as opposed to 280 calories for normal walking. It's 40 to 50% more efficient than hiking. It's easier than jogging and loads on joints, back, knees, ankles and feet are much less. A session usually consists of a warm-up, one to two hours of walking, and finishing with stretching. Power Hiking™ is a perfect mix between effective endurance sport and a leisure outdoor activity.