Interview With Aimee Fuller, Olympic Snowboarder and Our Retreat Trainer

30th October 2019
by Lottie

We caught up with our awesome new retreat trainer, Aimee Fuller, who will be joining us in Chamonix from the 26th January to the 1st February 2020. Find out what to expect from retreat life with Aimee and why she loves yoga to compliment her time hitting the slopes.

We are so excited to have you host a retreat with us in Chamonix, what are you most looking forward to about the week?
I am so excited to start every day with some morning movement and a great breakfast to set us up for an epic day on the mountain.
 
How do you feel yoga benefits you on the slopes? 
Yoga is a very important tool to me, not only does it tick the physical boxes, in preparing my body for the mountain, helping me recover it has also mentally held me together through intense contest times. It’s a fantastic way of prepping the body for the mountain and awakening the muscles to ensure you get the best day on the mountain. It’s a wholesome movement which can be tailored to how you feel, I love that there is no right or wrong and I can adapt movements depending on how I am feeling, tight hips, tight back, there is a movement for everything. 
 
What can the guests expect from your yoga sessions on retreat?
A fun approach tackling technical movements in a play fun manor, to awaken the body ready for the mountain in the morning, slowly building heat and firing those key muscles! plus playful partner activations, long stretches and chilled recovery sessions post riding.
 
What’s your favourite way to switch off?
Sliding into a yoga class during a hectic day, building heat , focusing on my breath and forgetting the outside world! Or hiking to the top of the mountain, being in the elements with no distractions, just me and finding the best route down.
What’s the best advice you can give to anyone new to skiing and snowboarding?
Try something new every day, no matter how small it is that one thing will keep you coming back time and time again! 
 
What’s your favourite way to motivate yourself for an active day ahead?
Set small goals, rather than big unachievable ones, eat a hearty and wholesome warming breakfast ready to fuel an exciting day of missioning ahead! Plus, get you morning wiggle in on the mat, 5 minutes is better than no minutes to set the body up ready for action! 

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