RA Fitness Blog, Races, RADanceFitness, Running

Bath Half: Review

Last Sunday I took to the streets to take part in my first big city marathon. Whilst there was controversy over it actually going ahead, the organisers stuck to their guns and chose to go ahead. Many runners/spectators didn’t agree with this decision and so instead ran their own 'virtual' Bath Half in their own… Continue reading Bath Half: Review

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Training Talk: The Taper

Right before an event many training plans will include a few weeks at a lower intensity. This is referred to as a taper week, and is really quite important to keeping your legs fresh for the event. The taper will help your muscles rebuild from the training, but isn't too long that you start to… Continue reading Training Talk: The Taper

Development Series, Progressions Series, RA Dance Blog, Teaching Tips

Step Progressions: Ronds de Jambe en l’air

As part of training dancers we look to find movements that build up, getting a little harder with each graduation. Most steps have a natural to get further, doing the step in the air perhaps, adding in a double or triple. Other moves can be a little harder to spot what moves can come from this simple step. Today I'm examining the Ronds de Jambe en L'air step that is most common done at the barre.

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How To Plan Your Training

Fitting in the right training can be tough. We all have this idea of what training should look like, but in reality everyone’s training should be different. We’ve all got different bodies, and our goals are all different. One may want to run fast, whereas another may want to get around. Many will already follow… Continue reading How To Plan Your Training

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Run Training: Treadmill Sessions

If you're in the UK, you've probably noticed that the weather hasn't been great recently. The sun hasn't been out for less and less hours, making both morning and evening runs a little less pleasant, and the sofa or bed a lot more appetising. If dark running isn't your thing though, it might be time to switch over to treadmill running until the sessions start to change again. I've been slowly incorporating more and more treadmill sessions into my plan, and I'm not hating it as much as I thought I would. Here's a few sessions that you can do to help decrease your treadmill dread.