In addition to working at the clinic in Chamonix, Neil is a travelling physiotherapist with the Great British Judo team. Following his misadventures in Korea (read about his discovery of a new maximum heart rate test), he is now in Tokyo with the Olympic hopefuls approaching the end of their two week Asian Tour. As many of us will have experienced, frequent travelling and staying in hotels takes its toll on our bodies and state of mind, with the jet lag, limited opportunities for exercise, buffet breakfasts Continue reading →
Unlike in our previous posts on exercises for commuting and brushing your teeth, we recommend that you should do these three exercises in the more conventional surroundings of your living room or even at the gym! Keep at it and you will really develop new strength and endurance that will translate directly into power through those beautiful carving turns. When I see those flowing arcs on the piste this winter I’ll know you have been doing your homework!
There is nothing quite like getting away from the lift queues and exploring the snow clad mountains on a pair of skis. However many recreational skiers will not even consider hiring a mountain guide to safely explore the backcountry and mountain environments this winter. This is despite the many amazing experiences and journeys that are often easily and safely accessible from the lift system of their skiing resort. Why is this? Often I think this is because they are not sure if their fitness levels Continue reading →
This week the BeFitApps team are out and about in London spreading the word about the SkiFit app and programme to the UK ski market. The highlight of the week so far was our presentation at the Listex 2014 trade event where we unleashed the asset… Neil… who put the attendees through a very brief SkiFit class and demonstrated the benefits of ski appropriate exercises. There were quite a few wobbles in the room and definitely plenty who would benefit from following the programme! Being away from home Continue reading →
Winter is coming and here in Chamonix this is the week that the SkiFit classes start at the Clinique du Sport. This year is the fourth year of SkiFit and all four classes at the Clinique have sold out. Rachael and I went to our first class on Tuesday morning joining 6 others all keen to get ready for the coming ski season. It seems that the website and app are already having an impact as several of us had already been completing workouts as Continue reading →