Fitness tips from the BASI National Education Team – Core

BASI Trainer and National Education Team member, Tom Waddington, gives some tips on how to train your core in preparation for the winter season. Featuring National Education Team Members Jim Lister, Lesley Page, Paul Garner, Giles Lewis and Lynn Mill as demonstrators. Special thanks to Kraftwerk Fitness, Zermatt for filming facilities.

How to get your body ski ready

Written by Alps2Alps Whether you’re going solo, with a group of friends or as a family, skiing has a lot to offer. Feel a rush of exhilaration as you slide down the slopes at breakneck speed, let your hair down at the après-ski, and get in some exercise while you’re at it. Let’s focus on…

Mobility for Skiing

Written by  New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Modern day life is incredible. You can work from pretty much anywhere you like, all the answers you have ever needed are at the tip of your fingertips, you can 3D print a completely custom ski boot and get technical advice through a smart footbed. All this has…

Pre-season training for the Eurotest

Written by JJC/PDS Training To give yourself the best chance of succeeding and progressing throughout the season, you need to be working towards making yourself physically strong, right now. Below is a selection of circuits made up of exercises which I recommend to use in order to prepare you so that we can make the…

Stretching for training and for skiing

Written by Jake Gough, Element Ski School Verbier “Before any training session / ski lesson it’s vital to warm up”We’ve all heard we need to warm up. But why? A warm up is necessary to minimise the chances of injury. As well as having lots of physical benefits it’s also a great way to prepare…

Get Ready for Winter!

Written by Jake Gough, Element Ski School – Verbier  Training for snowsports is an absolute no brainer. Whether you’re an instructor preparing to tackle exams or a recreational skier/rider wanting to get the most out of your holiday, it makes a lot of sense to do some pre-season dry land training to get the best…

“Skiing and cycling” – The perfect marriage

Written by Lee Townend, SnoworksGAP director, Snoworks worldwide ski courses instructor, BASI ISTD and trainer #strongskilegs has been the default hashtag on SnoworksGAP’s Instagram this spring and summer, the reason being is that the SnoworksGAP lead instructor Lee Townend, has been bitten by the road cycling bug. It doesn’t matter what you do to keep fit, but if…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 15 of our Fitness for Ski Instructor Training blogs. Today we are back looking at upper body movements. We are going to start with a few push up variations that are designed to test your core strength, mobility and coordination before moving on to a few…