I have always taken a keen interest in sport and it has played a large influence in my life as well as in my families lives. Being outdoors and active always leaves me invigorated, relaxed, happy and motivated and it is this feeling that I want to pass on to everyone. My interest in Nordic Walking seemed to be a natural extension of the active life I already have.
I initially trained as a nurse and after many fulfilling years in hospitals I moved into Human Resources. In between this and raising a family I qualified as a swimming instructor, aerobic instruction, rehabilitation aqua aerobics instruction, beauty therapy and life coaching. My career as a nurse taught me the complexities of anatomy and physiology of the human body and how everything should move in a natural fashion.
Having this understanding of human physiology, together with my career of working with and managing diverse groups of people and my sport involvement has all helped to make me the person I am today and has been instrumental in making me a good teacher with a lot of patience and understanding.
My journey into Nordic Walking “just happened”. Outdoors, healthy, and interactive are a few words amongst many that signposted me to Nordic Walking UK website.
- Advanced Nordic Walking Diploma (Nordic Walking UK)
- Advanced Nordic Walking Diploma (American Nordic Walking Association)
- Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking (Nordic Walking UK)
- Introduction to MSE (Muscular Strength & Endurance) this allows me to introduce a circuit training element with specific equipment and using naturally available equipment such as park benches, trees and steps etc. all adding more fun and enhancing the walk by using nature.
- Remote Outdoor First Aid with Surrey First Aid Training
- Diploma as a qualified Professional Life Coach (London Coaching Academy)
What clients say…..
I had been given a set of Nordic Walking Poles as a present and wanted to learn how to use them correctly. I checked on the Nordic Walking Official Website and found Wendy’s contact details. She proved to be an excellent and patient teacher. We went through the basics and the techniques required and I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with her and the group.
Having decided that it was time to get fit I approached Wendy and have spent several 1:1 sessions with her over the last few weeks and after just a short time I am starting to gain the benefits. Wendy is very thorough with her warm up practices and her teaching style I have found easy to follow. What I like is you will be walking along and then she’ll stop you and give you a few exercises to do and then when you have completed the walk there are final stretches to do. I feel energised and that I have worked many areas of the body. Nordic Walking for me is perfect being outside and taking in the breath taking views at the Devil’s Punch Bowl and I know that is something that I will definitely continue. Thank you Wendy for helping me on my way to becoming more focussed on getting fit.
I was fortunate enough to be given a voucher for Xmas that entitled me to purchase Nordic Walking Sticks & induction course with a local instructor. I had one to one instruction from Wendy Dunk for one hour once a week for four weeks. IT WAS EXCELLENT – thank you Wendy I now feel confident that I will be using my walking sticks to the full with the hope that my health will improve to the point I maybe in the future with medical advice come off the small dose of blood pressure medication I am currently on. I must say Wendy was so patient and observant in what I needed to concentrate on to become proficient in using my Nordic Poles. I feel this will be an Xmas present that will benefit me for many years so worth every penny invested and Wendy’s instruction was the icing on the cake. Thank You – Wendy.