An important Statement published by ICNW: Pole walking - Nordic Walking - Modern Nordic Walking: Definitions, a brief history, and the development of the discipline.

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Research news: More scientific evidence of the positive health effects of Nordic Walking in a study conducted by researchers from Finland, Sweden and USA.

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The 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Nordic Walking in Finland, August 4-6, 2017. The summary of the historical International Nordic Walking Congress and the official video of the whole event:

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LATEST NEWS

ICNW – International Council of Nordic Walking

The Executive Committee (Board)

Tiina Arrankoski (FIN) – Chairwoman of the ICNW

Master of Sport and Health Sciences, Spiral Stabilization Teacher, PowerFingers Master Trainer, Modern Nordic Walking International Coach. Tiina is one of the most internationally known Nordic Walking trainers and experts: she has trained coaches and trainers coming from more than 30 countries. Read more...

Leena Jääskeläinen (FIN) – Vice-Chairwoman of the ICNW

Master of Sport and Health Sciences, Sports Counselor.

Tuomo Jantunen (FIN), Master of Sport and Health Sciences, Sports Counselor.

Tuomo Kettunen (FIN), PE Teacher, Sports Coach, Modern Nordic Walking International Coach. Read more...

Hanna Okkonen (FIN), Adult sports co-ordinator, Suomen Latu ry.

Mika Venojärvi (FIN) PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland (Institute of Biomedicine, Exercise Medicine, School of Medicine).

The Scientific Advisory Board of ICNW

Mika Venojärvi (FIN) – Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland (Institute of Biomedicine, Exercise Medicine, School of Medicine).

Minna Huotilainen (FIN), PhD, Professor at the Department of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research areas: educational sciences, neurosciences, cognitive science, medical engineering and psychology. Read more..

Kari Kalliokoski (FIN), PhD, Adjunct professor, University of Turku. He is exercise physiologist and senior researcher as well as adjunct professor of cardiovascular physiology and exercise metabolism at the Turku PET Centre, University of Turku. Recently he has specifically studied the health effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Read more...

Mika Pihlman (FIN), MSc, Physioterapist, Manipulative Physiotherapist, Fascial treatments’ expert and lecturer. Read more...

Heikki Tikkanen (FIN), PhD, Professor of Physiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Eastern Finland.

Ilkka Vuori (FIN), Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Professor emeritus, the "grand old man" of Exercise Physiology and Exercise Medicine in Finland with over 400 research articles and several books published.

Richar Smišek (CZE), M.D., Inventor and Developer of the Spiral Stabilization Method. Read more...

Grzegorz Zurek (POL), PhD, Professor, Head of the Department of Neuroscience at the Wroclaw Sport University and Associate Professor at the Opole Medical School, Poland. He is an active researcher with several studies publicated, also on walking and nordic walking. At this moment he is involved with researches concerning changes in cognitive functions.

The Educational Advisory Board of ICNW

Tiina Arrankoski (FIN) – Chairwoman of the Educational Advisory Board

Master of Sport and Health Sciences, Spiral Stabilization Teacher, PowerFingers Master Trainer, Modern Nordic Walking International Coach. Tiina is one of the most internationally known Nordic Walking trainers and experts: she has trained coaches and trainers coming from more than 30 countries. Read more...

Jarmo Ahonen (FIN), Physioterapist, pilates teacher, one of Finland's most respected experts of human movement and body control. Author of several books, including books on biomechanics of walking, both in Finnish and in English. He has been the physiotherapist of the Finnish National Team in seven Olympic Games and worked for 30 years as a consulting physiotherapist for the Finnish National Ballet. Read more...

Tuulia Luomala (FIN), Physioterapist, Manipulative Physiotherapist, Fascial treatments’ expert and lecturer. Read more...  

Tuomo Kettunen (FIN), PE Teacher, Sports Coach, Modern Nordic Walking International Coach. Read more...