Read what these publications have to say about Exerstrider Fitness
Exerstriding turns a walk into a cross-country trek (minus the snow). Using
walking poles “ you hold one in each hand “ requires greater
effort and incorporates more upper body muscles than brisk walking, says
Cedric Bryant, PhD, chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise.
A study at the University of Wisconsin“La Crosse showed that this Nordic-style
walking burned up to 25 percent more calories than fast-paced walking. Another
benefit: decreased stress on your knees.
” O, The Oprah Magazine
My favorite walking poles just got better. Exerstrider poles now come in
a collapsible version, the OS2 fitness trekker. So they're easier to
store and carry. Like the originals, the grip is strapless (so you won't
get tangled) and designed to help you plant the pole correctly, the new rubber
tips offer great stability and a more solid push off, and they're quiet.
(Some collapsible poles make annoying noises).
” Maggie Spilner, walking expert and author, Prevention
I'm glad to see that walking with fitness poles is catching on. I
came across them in 2001 through a friend of mine, national fitness authority
Tom Rutlin. (Read more at DrWeil.com)
” Dr. Andrew Weil
Tom Rutlin developed his walking poles over twenty years ago, when he wanted
to keep exercising as he recovered from a running injury, and wanted the
benefits of cross country skiing during summer months. Today, he is leading
a revolution in fitness. (To hear a complete interview, go to LauraLee.com )
” Talk show host Laura Lee
It's new, it's hot and it's coming to a neighborhood near
you. Exerstriding is a new fitness walking technique that uses specially
designed poles to create a total body workout. It firms up stomach, chest,
and arms, and strengthens the back. It uses every major muscle and burns
30 to 50 percent more calories than walking without poles. It gives you the
benefits of cross-country skiing 365 days a year and is easier to use than
a ski simulator. For women concerned about osteoporosis, Exerstriding provides
total weight-bearing exercise for all the bones in the body.
” Woman's Day
Put some muscle in your hustle with walking poles called Exerstriders. As
you set down and push off on these poles, you work back, chest and arms “ and
burn 33 percent more calories.
” Family Circle Magazine
Cross-country skiing has long been known as the best total-body exercise
going, with the highest calorie burn per minute¦you're doing
the same moves, while adding resistance. (Skis glide; your feet don't!)
” Prevention Magazine
Exerstriding combines the aerobic and strength building benefits of cross-country
skiing with the convenience of running...it seems to be catching on among
injured runners and other active people who want to enjoy the benefits of
cross-country skiing without enduring the snow and cold.
” Runner's World
The newfangled Exerstride Workout is the power-walking program of the decade.
” New Body Magazine
Another way to make your (walking) workouts more vigorous is to walk with
poles...the payoff is no laughing matter: you'll burn 20 to 25 percent
more calories by putting your upper body to work.
” Health Magazine
Walking has taken its rightful place as enjoyable, convenient and effective
exercise. Now a novel development brings it a new dimension: Exerstriders.
Using these modified ski poles makes walking like cross-country skiing, a
total-body exercise that helps you burn more calories and strengthen your
upper body by adding resistance.
” Shape Magazine
Walking with poles engages the pectorals, back, triceps and abdominal muscles “ the
muscles not used in regular striding. And using these extra muscles raises
the heart rate higher than normal walking does, giving you a more intense
” Women's Sports & Fitness
Getting more muscles into the act is a recognized way of increasing exercise
efficiency...now an invention that works the upper body harder has come along.
It's a hybrid form of cross-country skiing and walking called Exerstriding...a
12-week walking program with the poles significantly reduced hip size and
increased upper-body endurance.
” Allure Magazine
The fact that you're planting the poles and working out your upper
extremities makes it a better workout than power walking¦essentially
you're working the same muscles as you would in cross-country skiing¦the
difference, of course, is that you don't have to wait for the snow
” Men's Health Magazine
Using poles increases the aerobic benefits of walking...the poles are good
for balance, and they do make walking more fun.
” New York Times
Fitness walking becomes more effective for overall body conditioning when
you add a pair of poles to the workout.
” The Boston Globe Magazine
They [Exerstrider poles] elevate the heart rate by 10 to 15 beats a minute
and increase calories burned by 20% to 25%. Unlike ankle weights and weighted
vest, the poles help support your weight and actually reduce pressure on
the feet by up to 26% while you walk.
” Michael O'Shea's "Better Fitness," Parade
They look like cross-country skiers “ minus the snow. Who are they?
They are fitness walkers who use poles to achieve a total body workout. Firmly
pushing off with the poles [Exerstriders] works the upper-body muscles and
abdominals, relieves stress on knees, back, and feet. Once you get the hang
of it, you will burn more calories.
” Good Housekeeping