The Foam Roller and other useful self-help gadgets – what’s what

Foam Roller – it’s all in the name really, it is a cylinder of dense foam that you roll around on to massage out any muscle tightness. You place the roller on the floor and the offending body part with the tight muscle on top of the roller, then using your body weight to apply […]

3 things to take with you on a ski holiday

The best things to take on holiday are small and light and easy to pack. Here are some ideas of things to take on a ski holiday with you that will aid your recovery and keep you more comfortable. Spikey ball / tennis ball – using a ball for self-massage is an age old trick […]

How best to recover after a day on the slopes

Keep gently moving – although you may feel tired after a long day on the mountain sitting still all evening can allow you to stiffen up and your tired muscles to get tight. Doing some basic stretches a few times throughout the evening and getting up regularly to move about can help prevent this. Drink […]

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 […]