City of Armadale’s new pole walking group a great way to keep fit and make friends


June Copley and Roslyn Baker enjoying some pole walking in Armadale. Picture: Bruce Hunt.
June Copley and Roslyn Baker enjoying some pole walking in Armadale. Picture: Bruce Hunt.

THERE are few things more pleasurable than enjoying a stroll in the great outdoors – especially in a location as picturesque as Kelmscott.

A new pole walking group has sprung up in Kelmscott to give locals the opportunity to experience this for themselves, as walkers set a leisurely pace through the area’s parklands and along the river.

City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the introduction of the new pole walking group was part of the City’s positive ageing program and would join popular existing groups in Armadale and Roleystone.

“It naturally aligns your spine and strengthens your core, and uses over 50 per cent more muscles than if you were walking without poles,” he said.

“This is a great chance to learn a new physical activity and keep fit, while meeting like-minded people from within your local community.”

The new Kelmscott group meet at Hidden Coffee on Page Road from 8.30am on Saturday mornings.

Participants are provided poles for a gold coin donation.

For more information call 9394 5410.

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