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Is quad skating good exercise?

Is quad skating good exercise?

The short answer to whether rollerskating is good exercise, is “Hell yes! What are you waiting for?” Also known as quad skating, this is a great low impact way to exercise and a full-body workout. Even just standing and balancing on wheels requires you to engage your...

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How to skate without falling

How to skate without falling

Most beginner skaters, are afraid of falling over, as they should be: it hurts! But falls are also opportunities for learning, whether on inline skates or quads. It's important to ask yourself, what, technically, caused the fall? Only awareness of this, and ability to...

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Asha falling over…..

Asha falling over…..

The consequence of this fall was an injury in January 2015 which I thought wasn’t serious (despite the pain) but which is still very much with me although I have learned to manage it over the years. I was told by doctors to have a serious operation and to "find...

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Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

The question "Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?" has become one of the most asked questions on my social media channels recently as the pandemic skate boom globally has encouraged many more people to start rolling. There is often a lot of confusion about...

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A Week in Singapore – World Tour Nov 2018

A Week in Singapore – World Tour Nov 2018

Singapore! What a great stay it’s been. Staying with old friends from London has been such a treat. I was shown around on skates by one of my online students and the Marina Bay area is just spectacular. Innovative, modern architecture,...

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Skating with the Supersonic Skating Academy Kampala, Uganda

Skating with the Supersonic Skating Academy Kampala, Uganda

We worked through the Beginner syllabus, improving their core skills and developing their teaching strategies and understanding of progressions. I’ve challenged them to embark on a journey towards ICP certification. They will be using my Online Video Training Courses...

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“The Stroll” Skate Video Tutorial

“The Stroll” Skate Video Tutorial

"The Stroll" Skate Video Tutorial shows you how to do a cool-looking move called “The Stroll”, which can be used as a dance step or just a “filler” in-between other moves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeXNvpVsL9A This technique is also a great skating trick to do...

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Barcelona June 2018 Trip Report

Barcelona June 2018 Trip Report

The debate in Asha’s head rages about which city is “the best” to skate in. It’s a long argument but Barcelona is one of them. Good quality tarmac, cycle paths everywhere, beach promenades, huge perfect lesson spots, Barcelona has it all. The Trip began with...

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Zagreb May 2018 Trip Report

Zagreb May 2018 Trip Report

Enormous Thank you to Boris Bengez and Dijana Dabić Bengez for their hard work in prepping this trip and being first class hosts and leaders. I’m so glad I let you them convince me in Rio (2017) that Zagreb would be a good idea for a skate trip........

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Inline Skating Backward Crossovers: Fixing Common Problems

Inline Skating Backward Crossovers: Fixing Common Problems

Backward Crossovers are every backward skaters' dream and most people rush to do them BEFORE their backward "building blocks" are solid. This usually leads to a host of different problems. Remember, all crossovers (backward and forward) are designed to generate speed...

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Paula’s Inline Skate Training Diary – Part 5

I finally have some feedback from Asha directly when she looked at a couple of short videos of my training. Seems like what I am feeling in terms of improvement is confirmed by Asha. She said I have no inside edge pronation on either of my skates when pushing or...

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Paula’s Inline Skate Training Diary – Part 4

I’ve been very frustrated by the weather over the last month - too wet or snowy in London to skate most of the time. But I got out today for a quick skate before the rain and DRUMROLL..... I started the Intermediate "How to Skate for Fitness" course. I just did the...

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Pope Asha

Pope Asha

Liam Andrews from Belfast uses Asha’s Online Courses to help him develop his skating skills. Here he recalls the moment he received a ‘Pink’ gift from his family on his 70th Birthday… “Not so long ago my two daughters organised a surprise birthday party for my 70th. I...

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World Teaching Tour 2018-19

World Teaching Tour 2018-19

I hope your January is going well even if you are in winter and skating less. Rest time is often good for our skater bodies and you can indulge in other activities like skate video watching or editing what you shot in the summer. I have SUPER exciting news which I...

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