Nordic Walking, a type of fitness walking with poles, was developed in Finland in 1997 and has spread across much of Europe. Today more than six million people worldwide engage in Nordic Walking regularly. The motion is similar to cross country skiing or snowshoeing but without skis, snowshoes or snow! Nordic Walking is an excellent and fun way to get exercise and can be done by almost anyone. Here is the first complete guide on how to get started and stay commited to this massively growing fitness regime.