Hey Skiers! WINTER IS COMING…Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer & X-Life are proud to announce that the ALL-NEW X = Ski-Fit, 15 minute HIIT video program is OUT NOW!!! …with a MASSIVE 60% DISCOUNT FOR SNOW-PRO’s, we must be NUTS! Check out a couple of month 1’s workouts HERE, or get straight into X-Life’s 14 […]
The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing
As summer turns to autumn and our daydreams begin to conjure up images of snowy mountains and waist-deep powder, Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro, Bruce, brings another instalment in his series of ski fitness articles – The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing – Woohoo! In support of his equipment-free, […]
Improving Hip Mobility for Ultimate Skiing!
As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and an Action Sports Conditioning Pro, I’ve been hard at it recently, developing an equipment-free, off-season ski fitness program for snow-pro’s and clients to follow at home, so watch out for the release in October…with MASSIVE pro’ discounts! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the program and […]
Mimic Skiing to Stay in Shape Over the Summer!
As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro I’ve been asked to put together an off-season program of fitness, specifically focused on skiing, that snow-pro’s and ski clients alike can follow at home, with no equipment! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the series focuses on the bio-mechanics of skiing, […]
X = Ski-Fit Freebies
X = SKI-FIT MOBILITY & STRETCH This 15 minute ski-specific Mobility and Stretch session forms part of the X = Ski-Fit 15 min HIIT video series, created by Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and X-Life’s Master Personal Trainer & Action Sports Conditioning Pro, Bruce T: . MORE FREE workouts and other cool STUFF: The rest […]
Tips for Conditioning Your Ski Muscles & Avoiding DOMS
The better you prepare your body ahead of your ski holiday, the more you’ll get out of your time in the mountains. This blog explains the importance of – and a few ways for – conditioning ski muscles, prior to heading to the slopes… Skiing uses muscles which are often underused the rest of the year, and […]
Ski Fitness – Pt.1: Why Bother?!
Thinking about the number of years that I’ve been skiing makes me feel old…past it…over the hill, you might joke. But in my opinion, I’ve never been in better shape than I am now! You see, a few short years ago, I decided to attempt my next level of ski certification, which would (undoubtedly) enable […]
5 Reasons to Stay Ski-Fit, During The Off-Season
When you return from your ski holiday, it’s a shame to let your ski fitness slide (pun intended!), only to have to build it back up again next time you go away – so why not stay ski-fit off-season? Most of us will have a general fitness regime we keep up (or at least try […]
The Science Behind High Intensity Interval Training – Pt.1 | HIIT Cardio Benefits
By Scott Sowerby | Personal Trainer BSc Sports Coaching Science High Intensity interval training (HIIT) or Sprint interval training (SIT) is a training method that has garnered a lot of attention within sports science. It has become a recent favourite among fitness professionals (Driver 2012). A lot of articles write about how it should be implemented, but […]
When Is The Best Time To Train And Why?
UK Personal Trainer Jamie Bantleman, on the best time to train: In an ideal world, training in the morning could be suggested to be the best time to train. This is due to the fact that it allows for your body to spend the rest of the day recovering and replenishing what was lost in […]