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Nordic Walking Remote Online Training
In February 2016 I signed up for the Online Basic Nordic Walking Instructor Training through In the beginning I was not so sure if I could learn the Nordic Walking technique without taking a seminar in person at the headquarters in L.A. It went very well. I first learned the practical material and sent video clips about my practice to the CEO and Master Coach Bernd Zimmermann. After reviewing my practical Nordic Walking skills that I have learned through a very professional DVD produced by the ANWA headquarters I had several Skype and phone sessions with Bernd Zimmermann to discuss my Nordic Walking style and mistakes I was making. I also studied a theoretic part and I had to complete a quiz with questions and answers. Bernd Zimmermann made a tremendous effort to stay in touch with me once a week during and after the certification so that he could answer all of my questions. His one-on-one coaching has been outstanding for me and I can highly recommend the Nordic Walking Remote Online Training to everyone.
Certified Postural Alignment Specialist, PAS, by Egoscue University USA

Antje Waxman Charlottesville, Virginia

I am a former x-country ski racer, currently a Leki Trained Nordic Walking Instructor, and have been using poles for training since the 1970's. Recently, I attended the ANWA Instructor Certification Course in Schaumburg, Illinois, conducted by Gottfried Kurmer. Mr. Kurmer is recognized as one of the original Nordic Walking Master Trainers in Europe.

Going into the Program, my expectations were very high, as I have heard of Mr. Kurmer's reputation and have previous viewed Leki Instructional Videos featuring him. I must say, in all sincerity, that the ANWA Course, and Gottfried Kurmer, in particular, exceeded my expectations! It is easy to see why Mr. Kurmer is recognized as one of the best Nordic Walking Instructors in the world. Indeed, he is! I learned more about Nordic Walking Technique in one weekend with Mr. Kurmer than in my previous total Nordic Walking experience. I highly recommend taking the ANWA Course!

ANWA Certified Nordic Walking Instructor USA

Ed Urbanski Greendale, Wisconsin

After learning about the benefits of Nordic Walking, I felt it would be a great activity for me to introduce to my community. Living in a small, remote town in Wyoming, however, it is often difficult and expensive to travel outside the area to attend training for new activities. Therefore, I was very happy to discover that ANWA offered a remote online training in basic and advanced levels of Nordic Walking. Bernd Zimmermann provided all the materials I needed for the certification, including a skills DVD, and met with me several times to review videos of my walking technique. After achieving my Basic Certification, Bernd provided ongoing support to help me successfully teach several classes. Not only was completing the online certifications for both the basic and advanced levels easy and successful, I enjoyed the one-on-one coaching that I would not have received in a group setting.

Certified Advanced Nordic Walking Instructor, ANWA

Penny Fahey Riverton, Wyoming

The ANWA Nordic Walking certification class taught by Gottfried Kuermer was excellent. I learned the basic technique of Nordic Walking but also very good tips on how to teach others, what to watch for and how to address mistakes, and great suggestions for group training programming.

In addition I learned some fantastic exercises to utilize with my nordic walking clients and make my personal training or group trainings more exciting, fun and effective. This is a fantastic form of exercise that more and more people are bound to take up in this country and I'm excited to be on the edge of the wave! Thank you for the opportunity and the fabulous learning experience.

Shoreview, Minnesota

Sandra Swami Shoreview, Minnesota

Dear Bernd & Gottfried, After completing successfully your Basic Nordic Walking Instructor certification course I would like to personally thank both of you for the fantastic learning experience. Along with the very professional presentation and teaching of the sport of Nordic Walking, the location in Pacific Palisades, California has to be a spot as close to heaven as any one human being can get to on this earth.

Bernd & Gottfried, I am 66 years old and since retirement from public education in 2004 I have become a certified personal trainer with two different national organizations....Your organization now makes it three certifications completed...

I would just like to let you both know that this last weekend was one of the most inspiring learning experiences I have ever encountered...Your mastery of the great sport of Nordic Walking was very much in evidence and I feel so privileged to have become a certified Nordic Walking Instructor...

I will DEFINITELY now practice and then attempt to complete the Advanced Certification course later next spring. Once again THANK YOU BOTH sincerely for the fantastic learning experience!!!

Mike Barkhurst Lincoln, California