Urban poles are a Canadian product out of Vancouver BC. They are very well designed and affordable. The handle is a special design to eliminate tight grips and wrist straps that are known to cause wrist damage if a person falls. Walking is a great exercise - using the Urban Poles increases your heart rate by as much as 30 %, increases calories being burned AND forces your body to recruit upper body muscles and postural muscles. Fit For Life Studio is now offering FREE Urban Poling workshops every Wednesday at 4pm - call us at 250-382-2328 to reserve a spot .