Ashton Court Mansion House
United Kingdom
Every Tuesday at 9.30am from April 10th 2018
Meeting Point: 
Ashton Court Mansion House cafe

Would you like to Shape Up?

Our Shape Up course that finished in March was a resounding success with our walkers becoming slimmer, happier and armed for the future with a new healthy way of eating.  

We are excited to announce booking is now open for our second course starting April 10th.

In this course Mel Mackintosh, a practising GP, will be discussing the Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosely - low carb eating, how to improve your gut health, the benefits of fasting and low calorie eating. It is an educational rather than a target driven course (no weigh-ins required) and you can follow as much or as little of this way of eating that suits you. Following this plan has led Mel to lose an impressive amount of body fat and weight, her muscle mass has increased and she has become a firm fan of this way of eating so we'll look at the steps she took to get there and you’ll be able to ask any questions. 


Here's how each 75 minute session will go:

9.30 - 10.45am every Tuesday. Meet at Ashton Court Mansion House cafe at the bottom car park BS41 9JN. 

Ashton Court has shorter and longer hills, both of which are excellent for increasing metabolism, burning fat and improving your fitness, so we’ll be doing some of these throughout the session. You can go at the speed comfortable for you so don't worry if you are unfit, Ros will be there for direction and encouragment. We'll do two hills of 10 minutes throughout the session. 

Then we'll sit down in our room in Ashton Court Mansion where Mel will discuss the topic for that particlular week. You'll also receive this info by email after the session. 

The session will consist of approximately 45 minutes of Nordic walking and 30 minutes of discussion.


As previously stated you can follow as much or as little of this plan as you choose but as a group we will be there to support and motivate each other, plus we'll discuss the easiest ways to fit this healthy eating plan into our lives.

The course is 8 weeks long. The first 7 weeks are in succession and our final follow up session will be on June 26th.


See below for reviews from our last course or see Ros's blog

"I have lost 10lbs, 5cm off my hips and 7cm off my waist. My husband has also been following the plan with me. We have not been strict with the calories but have tried to follow the 'rules' when able without being a slave to the diet. He has also lost 10lbs. The Nordic walking has also increased my stamina and energy and decreased my inches. I can feel that I am toning as I am losing weight which hasn't happened before!"

"I've loved it. Beautifully run by two excellent trainers, who have encouraged, and educated, in perfect balance."

"Even more important than the measurements, I'm feeling much better on low/better carbs. More energy, more positive. And very motivated to carry on after the course. Definitely turned a corner as I've been battling with eating issues and weight for some time."

"Lost 5 kilos, 20 cms from waist, 12 cms from hips, waist to hip ratio went down from 0.95 to 0.82, BMI back to normal from 26.1 to 24.7."

"I could feel the changes in my clothes although this didn't show on the scales. So I just got rid of the SCALES!!!"


Cost £120

Contact ros@bristolnordicwalking.co.uk if you have any questions. We will need a minimum of 10 people for this course. 

Click here to book  (if you have trouble booking please contact us on info@bristolnordicwalking.co.uk)


Please note there will be no refunds one week before the course start date. Refunds will be to your BNW account. Otherwise credit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for european cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-european cards.