Moving Up: Coaching and Training for Climbing
Ever struggle on a climb feeling like you got the strength but just can’t pull off the moves? You go back to the gym, hit the hang board, sweat on the wall, only to return to find yourself in the same situation? Maybe you need some personalized coaching!!
Climbing is a movement based sport. As well as strength and body awareness, moving properly and efficiently is key to mastering the intricacies needed to get up the rock.
With Moving Up: Coaching and Training for Climbing, you can expect personalized guidance, help with strengths and weaknesses, tips to help you climb and train more efficiently, guidance for training, mental tactics, competition and overall body conditioning.
Thomasina has a strong understanding of the varied movement and strength demands of climbing. She is well versed in the many climbing areas found through out, thus is capable of making a training program that is relevant to both the given destination, be in it Bishop or the Red River Gorge, and your climbing goals.
As a mother of one, she understands the need to maximize precious training time. Her programs can be catered to your individual goals be in a boulder, sport route or a challenging traditional route. Training programs are made to fit your individual schedule and goals.
You have to master the basics before you can master the game!!
Thomasina has a wealth of climbing and coaching experience. She was originally working towards her Bsc at the University of Victoria but by the end of her third year she succumbed to the pull of climbing and went on to become one of Canada’s most accomplished climbers having climbed multiple v12’s and at the 5.13 level.
Since 2012 she has been a National Team Member, representing Canada at various Boulder and Difficulty World Cups, and two World Championships. Her wealth of experience has taught her many things from an understanding of climbing movements; training principles for various aspects of climbing including sport, bouldering and competition climbing; injury prevention; mental tactics for projecting hard outside and for competition.
Thomasina is a NCCP certified Coach, is a certified ACMG Climbing Gym Instructor and has been coaching sport since the age of 16. She follows the Long Term Athlete Development Framework from Sport for Life. As a gymnastics coach, she has worked with people of various ages and abilities and finds the skills and experience learned from coaching gymnastics helpful and transferable to coaching climbing. She has learned coaching and training methods for climbing from some of the world top climbing coaches in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Slovenia. Thomasina believes everyone can improve through instilling good training habits and embodying principles; as well as through approaching failure as learning and getting out of ones comfort zone.
Disclaimer: Thomasina is not a certified ACMG rock guide though she does hold her Climbing Gym Instructor Course Level 1. These courses focus solely on skill acquisition and coaching for climbing to help participants become better overall climbers and athletes.