Mental Wellbeing – A Podcast

  Mental health is just as important as physical health, they go hand in hand in creating an overall good state of well being. During this lockdown we took the time to have a chat with Hester Viney, a councillor and trainee psychotherapist. We pick her brains on what she believes we can be doing to look after our own mental health during these uncertain times. Could this global pandemic actually benefit some of us? Is there things we can learn perhaps and are we Continue reading →

Life As An International Mountain Leader (Podcast)

A Chat with Emily Geldard We had the opportunity to catch up with the busy bee that is Emily Geldard to find out more about life as an International Mountain Leader. We discover more about Emily, what brought her to the mountains, we discuss her top tips for trail running and favourite destinations to visit. We hope you enjoy the podcast and it helps the motivation in planning your next adventure whilst the lockdown continues. Below are some of Emilys’ top tips if you’re planning Continue reading →

Time to get ‘Sit Fit’

For a lot of us, if not all of us, our daily routines have had a big impact and an inevitable change, and so have our bodies. We may have gone from working on our feet from 9-5 to being limited to our 1 hour of exercise a day (French restrictions), or have gone from our usual desk working space to our less ergonomically designed sofa office. Ultimately the majority of us are spending more time on the sofa and less time on our feet. Continue reading →

Be Fit Apps’ Top 10 Lockdown Recommendations

It seems as if this lockdown has gone one of two ways for most people. Those with children may now be in the situation where they are having to juggle home schooling, child care and working from home, struggling to find time in the day to perform simple daily tasks like a making a cup of tea or doing their daily 15 minute yoga routine. Whereas others are on the total other end of the spectrum and are unable to work or play, with no Continue reading →

Obligatory Equipment Lists, Top Tip #1 Adhesive bandage

The town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is welcoming ultra-runners from around the World, registered in one of the most demanding ultra-trail running events you can find – the UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc)  events include: UTMB (Chamonix-Courmayeur-Chamonix) 171km, 10,000 mt+ TDS (Courmayeur-Chamonix) 119km, 7,200 mt+ CCC (Courmayeur-Champez-Chamonix) 101km, 6,100 mt+ OCC (Orsieres-Chamonix) 56km, 3,500 mt+ PTL (Chamonix-Chamonix) 2901km, 26,500 mt+ Like the majority of endurance races, runners have to carry an obligatory list of equipment  and for some it could be the first time they’ve carried or Continue reading →

Fundamentals of Core Exercises

Quality of core exercises are key.  Unless we are doing them correctly we are not going to get the full benefits and reach our full potential.  We have talked about the importance of core previously and we always have a core section in each of our BeFitApps programmes.  Core exercises are a fundamental part of your training what ever your sport. So when we are doing core conditioning exercises it is very important to do them correctly.  If they are not performed correctly we will Continue reading →

The Importance of Core Conditioning

Core conditioning is essential in preventing injury and maximising overall athletic performance.  Although strengthening one’s core is extremely beneficial most of us only focus on our sports specific training and as a result completely neglect core conditioning. Many sporting injuries can be prevented by strengthening the core musculature.  Not only this but core conditioning can improve efficiency of movement and athletic performance.  You will move better, feel better, look better and perform better. But what is “core”? The trunk of the body is considered the core and is comprised Continue reading →

It’s Just An Ankle Sprain, Here’s What To Do About It!

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in day to day life and when doing sports, most of us at some point have twisted an ankle.  They account for 20% of the injuries seen at A&E never mind all those that are self-managed or simply rested and ‘walked-off’.The question of whether this is sufficient must be asked.  Could anything more be done other than shrugging the shoulders and saying it’s just an ankle sprain. The answer is yes!  The one predictor for injury is a previous injury Continue reading →

Our 5 Top Tips to Improve Mountain Biking Performance

Rolling through forest trails, struggling over high mountain passes, cruising down long flowing descents, getting off the road and away from it all…..these are just a few of the many things we love about mountain biking. It’s great getting out there with friends but imagine if you could have an even better time out on the trail? What would it take to improve your performance as a mountain biker? How could you last longer and go further offroad?  If you’ve ever pondered these questions, then read on – these Continue reading →

6 Tricks to Help You Recover Faster From Exercise-Induced Muscle Soreness

Have you got the dreaded DOMS? Are you having to walk down the stairs backwards wishing you had trained more for that recent bout of exertion before you crippled yourself with muscle soreness?  Delayed onset muscle soreness – or DOMS – can be one of the most annoying results of overexertion, putting you out of action when you least expect it.  Whilst it’s always best to take a proactive approach with specific sports training, there will always be the day when you overdo it and wake up the Continue reading →