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Case Study: Nordic Walking

Hamish Willis: Event Organiser

“I wanted an online booking system that was affordable, easy to use and looked professional. Based on my needs and my research, I subscribed to fibodo in 2018.”
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I run Hamish’s Nordic Academy, providing Orienteering, Nordic Walking, Personal Training and Fitness Sessions from Burnley to Manchester. Through these sessions, I help people from 6 to 70+ years’ old to improve their fitness levels, fitness skills, movement and balance.

I’m motivated by what I do – I truly believe in it and how it helps people achieve what they want. I also enjoy working outside, helping people achieve great things, and not pottering around at home. I have a wide range of clients some of whom have disabilities. I run Nordic Waking sessions for people with Parkinson’s and brain damage. Nordic Walking works very well for these groups. Recently one of my new Parkinson’s clients who had struggled to walk 100 metres went on holiday with a pair of my Nordic Walking poles. He ended up walking over a mile with his wife following behind, pushing an empty mobility scooter. He is over the moon with the result!

Hamish’s Nordic Academy

Before using fibodo, all my payments were in cash which weren’t practical and meant I had a lot of no-shows from people who wouldn’t even turn up for their first session.

I wanted an online booking system that was affordable, easy to use and looked professional. Based on my needs and my research, I subscribed to fibodo in 2018. I find it simple to use, affordable and it means people pre-pay so there are fewer no-shows.It’s always good to get advice and reminders from the fibodo team – especially as I run my business myself. The fibodo for Business app is also very helpful. When I’m out and about, and need to look up something about a client, other sessions or my plans for the day, I can see what I need.

“If you’re thinking of starting your own business, I would suggest that, unless you’re very confident about what you’re doing, you should work with someone else for a while to see how it goes. It’s also important to follow your passion and do things that you find rewarding, you’re happy doing, where you’re getting results and helping people.”

Hamish Willis
Nordic Walking