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10 Days in Chamonix

Day 1 - drove overnight from London, arrive in 1 metre of fresh snow, most of Chamonix areas closed apart from from Les Houches, so skied there. Freshtracks all day but getting heavy with the lower height and warmer conditions. Day 2 - Grand Montets (3300m), Argentiere open for the first time since the snow [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 March Mar, 2017|

Go with the flow

Skiing used to be about perfecting technique so that it could be imposed on the mountain regardless of differing terrain. This domination the mountain, consisted of beautiful, dinky little linked-turns, Parisian bottom wiggles and endless admiring of perfect radius tracks in the snow. And, yes it still is, in many peoples’ minds. However, snow boarding [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 February Feb, 2017|

Intensity vs Density

Lifting weights in the gym at 10 reps progressing to 1 Repetition Maximum (the maximum weight you can lift once) is ‘intense’ exercise. Going to a circuit class, Zumba class, or step class is a ‘high density’ exercise because a large volume of exercise is completed in a relatively short period of time. In general, [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 January Jan, 2017|

Set points & future proofing NOT calories

People really struggle when a I say that calories are pretty irrelevant when it comes to weight loss and health. They mistake our incredibly complex bodies for a simple machine where calories in and calories out determine our weight and fat stores. This is understandable because: we need to simplify the information on health otherwise [...]

2017-01-04T10:07:01+00:00 January Jan, 2017|

Skiing is one of the healthiest sports

Skiing is one of the best sports for total mind and body wellbeing because it’s: 1. Fun If an activity is not fun it’s unlikely to be good for you and you are unlikely to stick to it for long - look at all those lapsed gym memberships! 2. Social Fundamentally we thrive in ‘tribe’ [...]

2016-12-13T16:02:43+00:00 December Dec, 2016|

Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show Review

Four days at the ski show last weekend went by in a whirlwind of thousands of people most of whom had a go on our CoolBoards!  Friday was a 12 hour marathon, not finishing until 10pm.  There was a great 'apres-ski' party atmosphere which was great fun but not always the best environment to talk [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 November Nov, 2016|

Come & see us at the London Ski Show

Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th October at Battersea Park Come see us on Stand / Outside Chalet 5 (OC5) for: Free 3 point assessment Fitness tips and injury specific advice Book sales Coolboard trial

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 October Oct, 2016|

Barefoot Training

Even though your feet are in rigid ski boots when you are skiing, your feet do a surprising amount of work. Strong, supple, intuitive feet are an essential part of high-performance skiing. Cushion your feet in foam (i.e. normal trainers) when you are training and you will ‘dull the senses’ and train your feet to [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 September Sep, 2016|

Neutral Spine Philosophy

Neutral spine training ensures the optimal instantaneous axis of rotation around the spinal joints for better posture, function, abdominal tone, resistance to injury, strength and performance. Optimal pull from muscles in ‘balance’ with each other results in no disruption of the instantaneous axis of rotation and therefore no significant trauma to the joint. Neutral spine [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:04+00:00 May May, 2016|

Eat Better – Fuel Your Recovery

Do you know how many calories you burn a day when skiing? The average is 3000 calories per day – but who’s average? I know I can use 5000 calories on a day’s skiing. Do not think of calories in terms of weight loss, think of calories in terms of performance. Calories make little difference [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:04+00:00 March Mar, 2016|