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It all started on the bike! We should all be on skis, but due to this weird world in which we are currently living, skiing, in fact anything outside for more than an hour here in France is forbidden, thus the game of ‘Virtual cycling’ on ‘Zwift’ is my go to.
Whilst pedalling for 2hrs, or even 20hrs a day is not unheard of in my summers, on the balcony going nowhere it’s a bit dull!...
Words by SnoworksGAP trainer Dave Norman
In Summer I live back in the UK with my lovely lady and my beautiful German Shepherd dog. Although I love riding my road bike and mountain bike I also race enduro motorbikes, but my real summer love is flying my paraglider.
I enjoy flying all over the world and can often be found in Spring flying home from work on the ski slopes of Courchevel down to home in the...
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Mt. Blanc 2019 – ‘The failed attempt’
Words by SnoworksGAP trainer and director Lee Townend
So what does Lee Townend SnoworksGAP trainer and director do in his...
Here is a short blog post showing all the fun and experiences team Snoworks GAP 2018 had teaching skiing in Europe and Japan following their course with us back in Autumn in Tignes, France.
After completing our 8-week ski instructor course in Tignes to train and Qualify before Christmas, the team headed off to their secured jobs, which this year was in Zermatt, Switzerland, Crans-Montana, Switzerland and Nozawa Onsen in Japan!
Here are a few quotes and...
Words by SnoworksGAP 2016 instructor Kinvara Robertson on her GAP year.
In October 2016, I embarked upon what proved to be some of the best weeks of my life. During my 8-week course with Snoworks GAP I learnt a huge amount of skills to develop my skiing and learn the skills of teaching the sport. This put us all in very good stead for the BASI level 1 and 2 exams we were about to undertake....
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in Gap Course
We like to work hard and play hard here at Snoworks Gap!...
Matt Chapman SnoworksGAP BASI level 1 and 2 Autumn 2015
After finishing college last year, still not knowing The blacklist watch online free what I want to do with my life, I thought about what opportunities there would be off Island (I live in the Channel Islands), working but also enjoying life!
My brother had achieved BASI levels 1 & 2 whilst on a gap year course with SnoworksGAP and after him telling me what a great...
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Following on from the last two fitness related blogs “Skiing and Cycling the perfect marriage” and “Weight training and Plyometrics” we bring you the last in the series “Core, the Centre of it all”
The core muscles are paramount to your general health and wellbeing and in addition to that will be of huge benefit to your skiing performance assisting in balance, stability, recovery and injury prevention.
The muscles within the core are made up of the...
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Weight training & Plyometrics for skiing
You don’t need to look far to see the importance of weight training and plyometrics in the world of skiing. You Tube videos of our ski racing heros’ performing amazing feats of strength and balance combined. Video Whilst I strongly advise not trying this at home, we can and should learn from it and can create our own versions of programs and exercises to makes us stronger, fitter and more...
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#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 you are considering training to become a ski instructor, or are already working your way through the BASI ski instructor system (or other training associations), then getting and keeping fit is an imperative part...