How can Pilates help my skiing?

Let me tell you….

Skiing and snowboarding are physically demanding sports and being cardio fit will definitely give you an advantage.  Preparing your body before you hit the slopes can help avoid injuries and falls, it can also help performance.  Doing Pilates combined with cardio and strength training will give you an excellent all round fitness ready to tackle your favourite (and not so favourite) slopes.

Pilates is designed to strengthen and mobilise your body and each exercise can be adjusted to meet your sport-specific needs. 

In the ‘Get fit for Skiing’ Pilates class, during the 10 weeks we have before the ski season starts, we will be focussing on exercises that will align and strengthen your body. By becoming more flexible and mobile you will reduce the risk of injury if you fall.

The knees, hips and ankles get worked hard on a day out on the slopes, a good range of movement at these joints is essential for you to have a great day.  Flexibility and mobility are also very important in the upper body, it can protect you from injury should you fall. It will also help you get up easier especially if you decide to go off piste and end up in the deep pow!

Pilates is no match for strength training when it comes to building muscle but learning how to engage and use your deep stabilising muscles properly through pilates exercises is essential for skiers and snowboarders.  Having a strong stable trunk while your legs and arms do the hard work means less unnecessary movement and more energy left at the end of the day!

All the Pilates exercises are designed to improve alignment, and many specifically focus on the relationship between the foot, ankle and hip.

So if youd like to help yourself enjoy your skiing and snowboarding more, sign up for my online ‘Get fit for skiing’ class starting next week and you will

✅ Strengthen your core muscles
 ✅ Work on your balance
✅ Develop your body awareness so you can ski in the optimal position
✅ Improve mobility to relieve stresses and strains in your body

CLASS STARTS
WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 10.15 – 11.15 (CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME) – FOR 10 WEEKS

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

€100 (paid in advance)
To pay by card send me an SMS +33643853359 and I will forward you a link

€40 p/m – Oct/Nov/Dec by direct debit
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GOLD PASS and ANNUAL PASS MEMBERS
CLASS INCLUDED

SILVER PASS MEMBERS
UPGRADE TO GOLD PASS FOR €15 MORE
and benefit from unlimited classes to include this one for the last three months of the year.

AFTER PAYMENT PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN TO THE CLASS USING BOOKFIT APP

This is an online class and all recordings will be made available at my members area on my website for you to use at any time should you need to miss a class or two.

Looking forward to seeing you all online!!

Get fit for Skiing!

To sign up and to receive more info click here – don’t wait, do it now and get your self ready for your next ski trip – whenever that may be.

I know that right now none of us really know what’s to come. Can we travel? Do we want to travel? Is it safe? All I know for sure is that pull and draw of the mountains is strong for many of us. So whether you are planning a ski trip this year or are going to put it off for another year why not join me in my online ‘get fit for skiing’ pilates classes which are starting in October and will be running through until Christmas.

Pilates is a fantastic way to strengthen your joints and increase your flexibility to reduce the risk of injury. Three of the main principles of Pilates are

Alignment
Breathing
Centring

All of these are key to a more pleasant experience on skis. Strengthening your joints in the correct alignment not only makes skiing more natural but will reduce the risk of injury. Learning to align your breathing with any sort of movement massively helps you achieve that movement in a more fluid nature with less struggle. Read my blog on breathing for more info. Learning to correctly use your core muscles will help you to maintain your alignment whilst skiing. All of these fundamentals when put together will mean you have more energy to ski for longer and further. You may find that the ‘red’ run you always dreaded is not so hard after all!

To sign up and to receive more info click here – don’t wait, do it now and get your self ready for your next ski trip – whenever that may be.

Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work

Joseph Pilates



New Class starting in JANUARY!!

Do you spend your days….

Driving a minibus?
Flying a plane?
Teaching in the jardin d’enfants?
Or just sitting at a desk?

Do you feel stiff, have a sore back, tight hips, feel like you’ve lost your core then you should come to my new AFTER WORK class.

Strengthen and stretch out before going out!

TUESDAY 18H – 19H @ CHALET L’ENSOLEILLE, MORILLON

For more information please contact me

Autumn Mornings

What a fabulous way to start the day with an early morning pilates class with a view of the mountains.

My new classes in Les Carroz started today, thanks to Book4Alps for the use of the beautiful Chalet Erica, it is such a lovely setting to work from.  I am looking forward to the next few months working here.

If you would like to join the class please do not hesitate to contact me

Quelle fabuleuse façon de commencer la journée avec un cours de Pilates en début de matinée avec vue sur les montagnes.

Mes nouveaux cours aux Carroz ont commencé aujourd’hui, grâce à Book4Alps pour l’utilisation du magnifique Chalet Erica, c’est un cadre de travail si agréable.  J’ai hâte de travailler dans les prochains mois.

Si vous souhaitez rejoindre la classe, n’hésitez pas à me contacter.