Category Archive: Training

The Plank

After the squat, I think the plank is up there on the list of great exercises to do for your general health and fitness, and of course, skiing!   Why the plank? The… Continue reading

The Squat

The squat is an awesome exercise. Not just for skiing, but for general health and fitness, and many other sports.   Why squat? The squat is a compound exercise. A compound exercise is… Continue reading

Rachael’s Rant: Swimming in lanes

I love swimming. My star sign is Pisces. My mother had me in a pool before I could walk. When I grow up, I want a 50m pool in my back garden. ALL.FOR.MYSELF.… Continue reading

Marathon Number 2 – Nice to Cannes. Training and preparation.

On New Year’s Day I signed up to the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes, exactly a year after I signed up to the Nagano Marathon. Clearly a hungover “let’s set a big goal for… Continue reading

Cycling around Lac Léman

In 2011 (I think!), I was persuaded into cycling around Lac Léman/Lake Geneva. This is a 170-200km bike ride depending on what route you take. It’s a looong way. I was pretty hesitant.… Continue reading

Buzz’s Big Day Out

Well, the clue is in the title – it was a BIG day out! Saturday 12th August saw a brilliant turn out for Buzz’s main event this summer: – 2km open water swim… Continue reading

“Why do I do it, what can it be…”

I bruise like a peach. No, really; touch me and you’ll leave a mark. At present my legs are a mess. Well, a little better as this is published. I have : –… Continue reading

Why Spin in Summer?

In the bike crazy town of Morzine, it is no surprise that Spinning classes at Buzz Performance are so popular. In particular over the winter months, when the roads are (hopefully!) snowy, and… Continue reading

Why a Suspension Training Class?

Last week I did my first Suspension Training class for Buzz Performance. Here’s a post I wrote that they published on their blog on why everyone should be doing some form of strength… Continue reading

Tour des Dents du Midi

Les Dents du Midi are based in Switzerland and can be seen from nearly all of Les Portes du Soleil resorts, particularly the Swiss ones such as Champéry, Champoussin and Les Crosets. We… Continue reading