[Video] Welcome to Sole Sisters ~ Enjoy this Special Sole Sisters Video Invite

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Welcome! Click on the Sole Sisters stepping stone above.

You can register online at http://www.solesistersvictoria.com/sole-sister-2015-registration/.


Pole Walking is Here!


WHY ADD POLES?  With walking or running you are effectively using 40-50% of the body’s muscles.  Using poles creates resistance for the upper body so that you use 90% of the body’s muscles.


1.  Strengthens upper body muscles, especially posture muscles.

2.  De-stresses neck and shoulder muscles.

3.  Takes up to 30% pressure off feet, knees and hip joints.

4.  Creates oblique muscles of steel, supporting lower back, and trimming waist.

5.  Stimulates 90% of mitochondria cells revving up energy and health at the cellular level.

6.  Requires cardiovascular system to expand network of capillaries.

7.  Easily raises heart rate to 130bpm…the walk & talk/fat burning zone.

8.  Although it is a bigger muscular workout than running, it always feels easy/doable. 


1.  You want an exercise that is very effective, but doesn’t feel “hard”.

2.  Want a total body workout

3.   Have sore feet, knees, or hip joints.

4.  You want to trim and tone upper body and waist.

5.  Your neck and shoulders are tense, sore, or stressed.

6.  Time is at a premium:  30 minutes of pole walking equals the calorie burn of 55 minutes of plain walking.

7.  You want to compete in events from 5km to ½ marathon.

8.  You want to learn something new, an activity that you can do all your life.

9.  You want a fun cross-training activity.



1.  You need to own your own poles.  We recommend Nordixx brand 3-section poles because of its superior detachable “glove” strap that makes learning easy, (and their ability to fit into a suitcase/backpack).  Nordixx poles will be for sale at the Sole Sisters clinic nights for $79.95 plus tax ($91).  However, if you already have poles, feel free to bring and use them.

2.  Nordic style pole walking takes about two to four weeks to reach an effective skill level.  Olympian and Nordixx Canada Master instructor Linda Schaumleffel, (and Sole Sister and Nordixx Canada Certified Instructor Pixcel Smith will be teaching pole walkers the skill at the Sole Sisters clinics) for the first month, then available for spot coaching. 

3.  The pole walkers will be following the same warm-up and 5km/10km training program as the other participants at Sole Sisters, and will be participating in the same events.

Please contact Master Nordixx Instructor, Linda Schaumleffel at Linda4success@shaw.ca, for more information.

2013 Sole Sisters Victoria begins January 22nd! Are you coming?

It’s an exciting time of year… Don’t forget about YOU and YOUR wellness!  Sole Sisters has everything… well except brothers… BUT we know they are there in spirit.  Affordable on-site childcare, a 200 page Sole Sisters manual that includes multiple programs for walkers and runners of EVERY level possible… a 10k program… a half marathon program… there truly is a place for everyone!  35 trained leaders ready to lead you with enthusiasm… AND a program to assist anyone finding dollar signs are stopping them from coming!  Please ask me!  I hope to meet you in the gym Tuesday night @ 6pm.   Give yourself the gift of Sole Sisters… your “presence” is ours!   Please watch our 2013 Sole Sisters Smilebox invite as your pre-clinic motivator.


Hello everyone!  Yes the countdown is on!  35 wonderful ladies aer trained and ready to lead you through the 10k or half marathon journey.  It’s going to be wonderful!  Please do not stress if you have not submitted your paperwork or registration yet… YES, in a perfect world I would have loved to have received all information by today, January 17th… but that’s okay…and it begins one of the strong messages that I relay in the clinic.  It might not always be perfect… it doesn’t have to be perfect… it CAN still work!

So please do not worry!  Life is crazy busy and I understand that.  Please continue to register online if you are comfortable with that process or drop off at my home is great too!  Yes, we will take registrations at the door…. just trying to keep the waters somewhat calm as the first night of the clinic can always be a bit busy…okay – crazy but fun too!

To those of you already registered… THANK YOU!  Looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again on Tuesday night!

Thank you again… and Welcome to Sole Sisters!



YES Sole Sisters Yoga begins TONIGHT – January 7th… and wonderful… this week is FREE…. Monday from 8-9pm and Friday 6:30-7:15am.  The prefect way to end or start any day.  Jenny is wonderful – you will thoroughly enjoy this all levels class with options for beginners to those with experience.  ALL sessions held at the Sole Sisters Gym… aka St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium located at 757 Burnside Road West.  See full details by clicking on the YOGA photo to the right:).  Enjoy!

You CAN advertise YOU in US!

Yes the count down is on to Sole Sisters 2013… which means the 2013 Sole Sisters manual is under production… If you are all about women’s health or are a woman in business (of course we welcome brothers to into our manual!) and would like to advertise YOU with US… let me know!  I would love to hear from you… solesistermena@telus.net  …4 sleeps until Santa…32 sleeps until Sole Sisters:)!  Peace and joy from soul to sole everyone!

Sole Sisters Sequel June 2014

Stayed tuned for more information on the Sole Sisters Sequel starting June 2014. This will include training for the 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathons leading up to the Royal Victoria Marathon.

You can register now by clicking on the Add to Cart button below.


2014 Sole Sisters Sequel

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 Tuesdays 7-8:30pm  Aug 19-Oct. 7th – 8 weeks total  $69 + GST =$72.45



SS Sequel