Nordic Walking Award Finalist

Local Nominee Walks Towards National Awards Recognition

The nominees for the What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards in association with Ideal Weight have just been announced which includes Nikkii Barnett from Nordic Walking East London Essex.

The What’s On 4 Me Award programmes are now in their seventh year and celebrate the best activities from throughout the UK – both for kids and adults – as nominated and voted for by the UK public.

Nordic Walking East London Essex based in Epping Forest, North Chingford is a nominee in two categories; ‘Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor’ and ‘Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group’ and will now go through to the national voting stage.

This year, the awards cover 12 categories from Most Inspirational Coach to Volunteer of the Year. Thousands of nominations have been received from around the UK so this nomination is a great achievement. Each and every activity, community group, entertainer and volunteer from throughout the UK has had the opportunity to be nominated, thus ensuring these awards are a true representation of views and a reflection of their eagerness to reward the very best.

Nikkii Barnett from Nordic Walking East London Essex, said: “It’s a real honour to have been nominated in not just one but two categories. I’m passionate about Nordic walking; its health and fitness benefits are amazing! To have been given the opportunity to help so many people to achieve their health and fitness goals is a real privilege. Thank you to everyone who nominated me. I hope that Nordic walking will be given the recognition that it deserves by my nominations.”

Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking but twice as effective! It is a specific fitness technique which uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking; the use of poles means that the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs. The poles also help to propel the walker along – this means that the walker works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier.

Nikkii added “It’s a fantastic way to improve health and fitness whilst making new friends in the beautiful surroundings of Epping Forest!”

What’s On 4 Me owner, Marilyn Bradshaw said “I’m so excited about our 2013 Awards. Everyone through to this stage should be very proud that the UK public are so keen to nominate and reward them. We can’t wait to see the results of the voting and to see the Winners joining us on Stage at Earls Court to receive their Award”

From 14th August to the 9th October, voters can log onto to vote for their favourite from all of the nominees who have qualified.

The winners will be announced on 14th November 2013.

Updated: April 27, 2016 — 9:42 am