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lenkakrivankova
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Dear Team,

Please add Nordic Walking as an activity. 

There is quite a lot of Nordic Walkers out there, using Strava. We are neither walking, nor running.

Thank you for consideration.

Lenka 🇨🇿

Certified Nordic Walking Instructor

42 Comments
eric
Elbrus

How popular is Nordic Walking? Sounds awesome but I've never done it.

Do most Nordic Walkers tend to post their activities as a walk or run?

Is it competitive, therefore necessitating its own category for segments? (If not, why not just classify it as a walk?) Is it more about recognition? In which case, rather than a separate activity category, maybe it could be a sub-category such as gravel biking is to cycling? 

 

 


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Soren
Denali

Great questions, @eric I'm equally curious to know what @lenkakrivankova has to say about the reason for adding it as a new Sport Type. Would a sub-category tag (such as long run, race, commute, etc.) be satisfactory or why would a new Sport Type category be needed?

misterx
Shkhara

Nordic Walking and Power Walking are very popular activities in Germany and Northern Europe. It would be great if STRAVA would give these sports (yes, they are sports!) more and better attention

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Soren
Denali
 
Ben
Mt. Kenya

I'm very pleased to see @lenkakrivankova's suggestion about adding Nordic Walking as a recording option - as I intended to suggest it myself!

I currently record my Nordic Walks as walks. However, the calories data would presumably be somewhat different to normal walking. It would also be good to see recognition of Nordic Walking as an excellent sport in its own right.

I'll leave people who are better informed than myself to discuss the Sport Type / sub-category issue...

Piotr
Shkhara

I agree, please add Nordic Walking as an activitie 🙂

lenkakrivankova
Shkhara

Thank you for supporting my idea! As someone suggested, a sub-category to Walk would be just fine 🙂

Keep Nordic Walking, let's have it on Strava! 🥢❤️

Lenka

eledhrim
Mt. Kenya

Plus one from me, totally! I also do Nordic Walking and I also record it as 'walks' but it is just more intense and versatile activity than just a regular walk. Thanks to the poles, the whole body is involved, and it's also so great for the spine and shoulders.

 

A subcategory would be fine, it'd be great to just differentiate it from other strolls. 

Mausi
Mt. Kenya

I would also like to have Nordic Walking as an option in Strava.

Tibold
Mt. Kenya

+1 please add Nordic walking!

lenkakrivankova
Shkhara

Dear Nordic Walking 🥢 lovers on Strava, our suggestion is still on the table! Will you support adding NW as an activity? Lenka

Mausi
Mt. Kenya

Definitely, yes I will support this. Please add Nordic Walking to Strava. I really hate, that Nordic Wolking as captured and handled as ‚Walking Outside‘. It is far away from that.

Best Regards

Mausi

lenkakrivankova
Shkhara

Thanks, @Mausi, for your comment and support 🙂 We have to gain likes for this post (above)... Lenka 

Tibold
Mt. Kenya

Hi Lenka, sure, NW is a separate sport

Silverback
Mt. Kenya


Hi everyone,

I do support the idea to integrate NW as new sport or at least as subcategory, too.

Best regards

Werner