Active Luton have teamed up with the council to organise Nordic Walking sessions at Stockwood Park. They take place every Friday at 9.30am for one hour, people walk with ski poles to propel themselves along.
The exercise burns up to 46 per cent more calories than ordinary walking and is one of the fastest growing activities in the world.
The sessions have been organised as a result of feedback from the Your Say, Your Way programme, residents identified health and wellbeing as a major concern.
Helen Barnett, chief executive of Active Luton, said: “Nordic Walking is great exercise for people of all ages and fitness abilities. It is simple to learn and does not require expensive clothing or equipment like other sports and exercises. I encourage as many people as possible to come along and give it a go.”
Active Luton are offering an introductory price of £1 per session.
For more information visit www.activeluton.co.uk