Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 2 hrs
About the Speed & Fitness Skate Lessons
Every skater spends MOST of their time on skates JUST SKATING!
However if your skating stride lacks the essentials, you will not get the fitness benefits that skating offers and you may create bad habits over time that can lead to ‘slow onset injuries’ (e.g. ankle, knee, hip pains from persistent pronation on an inside edge).
There are 3 parts to your skating stride; The Push, the Glide and the Regroup.
All 3 must be correct for the stride to flow, look good and produce sustained high speeds.
- Are you pushing efficiently?
- Is your glide correct in terms of edges, balance and cadence?
- Is your regroup maximising your stride or is it destroying all the hard work you just put in?
Asha’s series of exercises is designed to progressively train all 3 parts of your stride and help you understand what’s needed for super smooth (and fast) skating.
This workshop does not cover the Double Push (although most skaters fail with the double push because their normal fitness stride lacks the correct foundations). So this class is a good pre-double push workout.
These classes are aimed at skaters who can already stop effectively which is important when travelling at higher speeds. You should already be able to skate forwards competently for at least 500 metres in comfort before attempting this class.
This class includes a 15 minute Q&A session at the end where you can ask for Asha's advice on equipment, what's next, events, trips, street skating etc.
PLEASE NOTE: This group lesson is not appropriate for beginner level skaters.
This workshop is compulsory if you’d like to attend the Double Push class as the most common obstacle to learning the Double Push is having an intermediate fitness stride that is lacking some of these elements.