The Exerstrider Strapless Method of walking with poles was the first original version in the modern era and is particularly a natural action, user friendly functional and effective way of walking with poles. Let’s begin with historical perspective. Tom Rutlin created the concept “Exerstriding” around 1985 and is known as the “Father” of walking with poles. He first discovered how one could use poles and simple techniques to simultaneously exercise every major muscle in his body while. walking
In 1988 he began to promote Exerstrider, the first ever original version of walking with poles for the purpose of building total body health & fitness. By the early 90’s, his new total body exercise method had been written up in magazines in both the U.S. and Europe, Exerstrider’s main technique feature is one’s natural comfortable walking stride and no matter how one uses walking poles, they will somewhat enhance the fitness benefits of walking. Tom’s easy-to-learn, natural “Exerstrider” techniques have proven that they maximize both the safety and Health & fitness benefits of using walking poles. Tom’s “Total Body Walking” techniques result in a maximum amount of body muscle mass being put to “good use” (rather than abuse in other types of exercise) and feature biomechanics designed to promote maximum improvement in overall physical function of your body. Thousands have already experienced that there really are significant, results-enhancing differences between Exerstriding and other ways of walking with poles, we encourage you to experience it for yourself.
Since Tom has been promoting Exerstrider as the original “total body walking” exercise form since 1988, lots of other ski pole and trekking pole manufacturers have come to recognize a good idea and have entered the fitness walking pole market. Tom as the modern-day pioneer of this great physical activity should be proud of his once-lonely crusade to get modern day walkers to begin to use poles to turn their favorite activity into a total body walking activity which has resulted in the worldwide growth of this entirely new total body walking concept.