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Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Skatefresh would be nothing without our students. We are proud of and grateful to every single one of them, whether they’ve attended classes in London or Brighton or are using our training courses online. Our most well-known student is Edwina Ellis (@edwina_l8rsk8r )...

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Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots? This Blog Question came from Melissa Espy. A: I am so sorry to hear of your knee pain, I presume while you are skating. It’s very hard  for me to know what’s wrong in your case: first, I am not a doctor, and second, I...

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Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Many people take up skating later in life as a fun way to stay in shape and get fit. And skating for weight loss is definitely possible if you skate for increasing lengths of time with fairly constant exertion. Skating’s popularity as a fitness activity comes from its...

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How to start quad skating for beginners?

How to start quad skating for beginners?

The 2020 pandemic quad skating revolution is here!  This year there's been a huge increase in quad skating for beginners, with new  ‘quaddies’ moving on from their few square metres of indoor-sheltered skate practice area onto car courts, park paths, bike...

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Is inline skating hard?

Is inline skating hard?

Many beginner skaters when first starting out will ask themselves, is inline skating hard? And the answer: well, it's not easy. But that can always change, with practice.  Attaching wheels to your feet is an altogether different reality to walking or running. No...

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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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3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

There are plenty of differences between 3 and 4 wheel inline skates, including stability, height, manoeuvrability and speed. For many intermediate skaters looking to upgrade, the question of which wheels to choose and why, is a common one. In this blog I will answer a...

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How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

Q -Hi Asha. I am 29. I skated on and off since I was 8 but only recently I got excited and bought a new pair of roller blades. I am trying my best to learn how to push forward in the correct way (not the V-shape) and I am also trying to learn how to brake (following...

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I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

Q  Hi Asha.  ! love your videos and hope to skate as smoothly and powerfully as you do someday. I have pronated feet—not terrible—but I can see on my wheels that I’m leaning inward and pronating on skates as well. I purchased some insoles to correct but...

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Asha falling over…..

Asha falling over…..

The consequence of this fall was an injury which I thought would go away and wasn’t serious but which in fact is still very much with me and now responsible for my down time, seeing doctors and doing physio. Throughout this year I've been limping after skating and...

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Why do the muscles on the outside of my calves burn?

Why do the muscles on the outside of my calves burn?

Q - I'm a fan of Asha's Youtube videos and am considering some of her online courses. I used to rollerblade as a kid and now, as 38 year old male, I want to get back into it to lose weight and get in shape. I am a little concerned, though, that when I get on my...

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Where should I put my weight on my foot when skating slowly?

Where should I put my weight on my foot when skating slowly?

Q - “When I am skating at normal speed or just cruising around without worrying too much about speed, do I need to put my weight on the front of the foot and keep my heels light? Because I’m used to putting my weight on my heels when I was skating slowly. Thank you in...

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Marathon Training Plan?

Marathon Training Plan?

Q - "I’m currently working on my stopping techniques, more specifically in the Lunge Turn to Powerslide. I guess it will pay off in time.  I’m planing to skate my first Marathon, if situation permits, this summer or autumn. Do you have a training plan, that I...

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I still have difficulty climbing steep hills

I still have difficulty climbing steep hills

Q - "I've been using your Intermediate and Advanced Skate for Fitness Online courses. I still have difficulty climbing steep hills. Will this be solved as I progress? At the end of the S-curve, my support leg doesn’t turn sufficiently inside and my push becomes...

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Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

This has become one of the most asked questions on my social media channels recently. I think with the growth of quad skating, many people on quads are discovering things are "not as easy as they look" and many people assume 'quads are easier'. That's not necessarily...

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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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