Meet Pliking, Plogging’s Adventurous Brother – ECO Hikers Jordan

My Amman Life

Have you heard of the fitness trend called plogging? If you’re shaking your head “no”, then let me explain. Plogging is a Scandinavian workout movement that ties together picking up trashing while jogging. How did it get the name? In Swedish, plocka upp translates to picking up, so you combine that with “jogging” and you get plogging. Got it? 🙂

Now don’t worry, because you don’t have to go all the way to the Nordic countries to try out this eco-friendly workout. Thanks to two hikers, Nader Manaseer and Rajiv Raman, a new group has started up in Amman and though they’re not exactly plogging, but rather pliking – picking up trash while hiking, they’ve already got quite the following.

The group’s name is fittingly ECO Hikers and their motto is simply “let’s clean as we hike – because we love Jordan and because we love nature.” The…

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