3 most common Skiing Injuries and how to try and avoid them

Foot and lower leg muscle strains / tendinopathies – these are common when skiing and tend to be caused by overuse of poorly conditioned muscles. Sore and tight calves is a very common complaint on an evening after a day’s skiing. Going out for another hard day on these sore muscles increases your likelihood of […]

Booked/Booking a Ski Holiday- Time to think about injury prevention!!

A ski holiday for us Brits is a unique type of holiday that often occurs for one or possibly two weeks a year if you’re lucky. Many passionate skiers like to use this opportunity to get as much time out on the slopes as possible and can involve some long days. The action of skiing […]

How to do a successful cool down

Just as warming up in preparation for exercise is important and beneficial to your body, a cool down is just as important and beneficial. Cooling down after exercise allows your body time to readjust to the pace of daily life and helps minimise soreness the following day. A cool down can also be a great […]

What’s a warm up and is it really that necessary?

Everyone has been suggesting that you should be doing a warm up before exercise, and now your body has started hinting at it too… A warm up is an essential part of taking part in exercise. It helps you to undo the tension from your day to day activities and prepares your body for what […]

Pilates, the difference between a “Fitness Class Pilates” and what we offer.

Pilates has been a buzz word in the fitness and wellness industries for a while now. With everyone now offering Pilates of some form it can be confusing where to start. The easiest distinction to make between classes is who is teaching them – this can guide you in whether it is a Fitness Pilates […]

Why Pilates can benefit everyone

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen core muscles while improving postural alignment and general flexibility. Pilates movements tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. You can do Pilates with or without equipment. Some classes use large specialist Pilates equipment, but the […]

Difference between a Strain & Sprain explained

Simply put – you strain a muscle and you sprain a ligament. Muscles have a large contractile function and are responsible for creating force and moving your skeleton. When a muscle is strained, most commonly, it means that you have torn a few fibres within the muscle. This means that those fibres are broken and […]

What is DOMS, am I injured?

DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, and it occurs as a result of exerting your muscles. When you do an activity that is new, or you are working harder or for longer than usual, the extra stress on the tissues of your body causes micro trauma. These are microscopic tears in the fibres and […]

Do you Run carrying a water Bottle- why is this bad for your technique?

Arm swing is a vital part of running technique. Many running coaches say ‘you may run on your legs, but you run with your arms’. This is because the body is reliant on balanced alternate arm and leg movement across a diagonal to generate forward momentum efficiently. This opposite arm, opposite leg technique allows efficient […]

Why do Runners not use their Glutes and what can they do about it

The biggest factor affecting anybody’s hips these days is sitting. We were not designed to sit in a chair and we certainly were not designed to stay there for long periods of time. Keeping your hip at 90 degrees and sitting on your butt holds the glutes in a lengthened position, this will cause them […]