CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977

Wellbeing Walks

Nordic Walks

Nordic walking involves using specially designed poles that combines walking with core and upper body conditioning, similar to Nordic skiing.

The poles reduce pressure on the knees and joints and 90% of the skeletal muscles are used in Nordic Walking. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Each session starts with a warm up and aerobic section and ends with a cool down and  stretching.

We offer a:

Nordic walking is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays 14.00 – 15.30 in Musselburgh and the course lasts for 8 weeks.

If you would like to join one of our Nordic walking groups, please contact us on 0131 653 3977 or email us at info@changeschp.org.uk

Buddy Walking

Sometimes, people don’t feel ready or able to join a walking group. Our Volunteer Buddy Walkers can be matched with a person and take them on short walks to support them to get back to walking or walk more.  These matchings can take place over 20 weeks and are arranged individually to cater for the needs of each person.

Unfortunately there can be a waiting list to be matched with a buddy walker

If you would like to find out about how to get a Buddy Walker please contact us on 0131 653 3977 or email us at info@changeschp.org.uk

East Lothian Feel Good Walks and Other Social Events

These are walks and other events, organised by volunteers and supported by CHANGES, that take place during the week and at weekends.

They can be booked via the Meet-Up group site:

www.meetup.com/EastLothianFeelGoodWalks

or search for East Lothian Feel Good Walks

If you would like to join any of our walking groups, please contact us on 0131 653 3977 or email us at info@changeschp.org.uk

What's On

Nordic Walks – Level 2
Starts: 17/09/2019
Ends: 26/11/2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Musselburgh Sports Centre

Nordic walking poles will be provided.

Nordic Walks – Beginners Level 1
Starts: 16/09/2019
Ends: 25/11/2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Musselburgh Sports Centre

Nordic walking poles will be provided.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977