Page 14 - Sandgate Guide October Issue
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   Nordic Walking for Whole Body Fitness
SWtory Lyndal Magee
ant to get your heart rate up while enjoying the beautiful Sandgate foreshore, but don’t like running? Nordic Walking and Urban Poling
South East Queensland has the answer. The group, which sets a cracking pace walking with specialised poles at Sandgate each week, is now offering a six week course for beginners or those with rusty technique.
Master trainer and group member Juliette Fritschi said nordic walking uses up more energy than regular walking, and that beginners may need some time to improve their fitness before joining the group’s regular walks.
“Research shows you increase your cardiovascular workout by an average of 20 percent over and above what you would do with normal walking,” she said.
“It’s not a hard technique once you learn it, but it does take a couple of sessions to get it right and to make sure you are maximising your benefits.”
Class attendees can also get a taste of the social side of this all-ages activity. Members of the Saturday morning group have coffee together after their walk at 7am, and all attendees are welcome to join.
SASArts Foreshore Pop Up
Sandgate Art Society members are bringing their art to the Sandgate foreshore. You’ll catch the artists’ set-up on the path near First Avenue from 8am on the first Sunday of every month for the rest of 2020. Enjoy a Sunday stroll along the beach and browse through the wonderful artwork on display, with all artwork available to purchase.
Ramble on Bramble
Discover the web of life along the Sandgate foreshore and tidal flats on a Laurie’s Beach Walk. The walk is sponsored by Keep Sandgate Beautiful and named after the late Laurie Jeays in recognition of his environmental interest and work
in the community. Bookings are essential for this free event. Phone 0410 327 095. Monday 12 October, 10.30am. Flinders Parade, Sandgate.
Sandgate & District Historical
Society & Museum AGM
The Sandgate & District Historical Society & Museum will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25 October, 2020 at 2pm. If you are interested in taking up a role in the museum’s management, contact Pam Verney on 0410 327 095 or David Kerr on 0402 030 234.
New Restaurant Development
Although Sultans Restaurant will be sadly missed when it closes this month, the space will not be left vacant, with popular takeaway franchise Guzman Y Gomez lodging a development application to transform the existing building into its newest Brisbane restaurant. Designed by Verve, the proposal seeks to fit out the existing stand-alone building with drive-through.
Nordic Walking and Urban Poling South East Queensland
Classes start 3 October 2020, 8am-9am Cost: $50 (poles provided)
 To register, call Juliette on 0400 490 008.
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