Tom Rutlin is an internationally recognized fitness authority and is considered by many to be the “father” of the rapidly growing worldwide Nordic walking movement. He is also known as the “Good Use Exercise Guru” for both his pioneering work in fitness walking with specially designed poles and, for his functional fitness concept of “good use” exercise. He founded Exerstrider Products, Inc. in 1988, and has dedicated more than a third of his life to helping everyone from elite athletes and reforming couch potatoes discover a fun and motivating way to achieve and maintain a high level of functional total body fitness. Team Exerstrider is the world’s first global walking community, designed with networking and organization of walking groups in mind.

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