So, you’re signed up to start your BASI training this winter, or maybe you’ve already completed parts 1 and 2 and are working towards levels 3 and 4. Click the link below to join Sarah in some exercises to master in the gym before stepping onto your skis!Read More
Time to start thinking about your equipment hire?
We asked our good friends at Snowberry (http://www.snowberry-valdisere.com/index.html) – the award-winning ski hire specialists in Val d’Isère – to tell us a bit about equipment issues that can lead to injuries, and Danielle goes into a bit more detail about what these might be.
Second in our Getting Mountain Fit Series from Sarah.
Read more, and watch the demo videos, to see how to improve your strength and endurance levels so that you can get the most out of your time on the slopes.
Rose, Bonne Santé’s in-resort yoga teacher, offers her insights into how yoga can provide health & fitness benefits to those heading to the snowy slopes this winter season. Whether practicing could improve your sporting performance, aid injury recovery or simply assist in curing a fuzzy head after one too many vin chaud, the benefits of getting onto a mat up the mountain are endless...Read More
So, it’s time to start thinking about getting fit for the coming winter season. It’ll be here before you know it, and there’s nothing worse than finding out early in your week that you simply don’t have the strength and stamina to ski or board as much as you want or, even worse, injure yourself through poor fitness.Read More
Acute knee injury is one of the most feared categories of injury amongst professional and recreational athletes alike. Join Frankie in our physiotherapy room in the Bonne Santé Clinic in Val d’Isère as she explains what they are, the risk factors and demo’s some exercises you can follow to try and reduce your risk of such an injury.
Watch Quentin’s demonstration on how to improve balance, quads strength and hip and knee stability through a couple of simple exercises. The single leg squat and the bridge. The snow’s falling as we upload the video – get ready to hit those slopes!Read More
Bored with the treadmill or weights? Fed up with going round in circles on the spin bike? Got into a rut? Join Sarah as she explains a fun way to improve your core strength, posture and balance.Read More
Only a few weeks to go now until the start of the season and, like skiing, snowboarding requires full body strength, agility and endurance. However the demands do differ between the sports.
Click the 'READ MORE' button for advice and exercises from Jo.Read More
With two months to go before the start of the season, now is the perfect time to consider if you’re ski-fit! Skiing is a demanding sport in which mobility is often over looked, especially in the amateur or weekend warrior; but what is mobility and how does it differ from flexibility?
Click the 'READ MORE' button for advice and exercises from Sarah.
And when in resort, why not inquire about our early morning Yoga and Pilates sessions to warm you up and improve your mobility before you hit the slopes? It may reduce your risk of injury and improve your day’s skiing. Everyone feels better if they get the day off to a good start!
This is a difficult question to answer. Every one of you will have individual needs depending on your current levels of strength, endurance and fitness. Factors such as previous injuries, current lifestyle and hobbies, muscle imbalances, level and type of skiing or boarding that you will be doing will also need to be taken into account when planning your mountain fit program.Read More
The higher you climb the thinner the air gets. The thinner the air, the less oxygen available, which can affect your energy levels and general wellbeing. Although there are no quick fixes to prevent this, having a good pre-existing level of cardiovascular fitness, as with any sport, will help you to exercise for longer.Read More
Skiing and Boarding places a great demand on many of our muscles and joints (please note, we shall just use skiing for simplicity from now on but snowboarding can be read too). Some muscles will need to work under endurance because they are required to work steadily all day to help support and stabilise our bodies. Other muscle groups need to be powerful with the ability to generate substantial forces and to work in short bursts to help propel the body into the different movements required for skiing. However, when preparing for this there is not one size fits all.Read More