Moving Up: Coaching and Training for Climbing
To get feedback from a professional athlete like Thomo, is worth the time and money. The look of a professional on how you climb is often far more accurate than ours, because of their experience and knowledge. She gave me excellent tips, on my climbing and on my training methods. She also helped me understand that you don’t need to train long session; you need to train efficiently and methodologically” Genevieve, Montreal
Climbing is a movement based sport that demands both mental and physical strength. 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 to help you climb and train more efficiently, help with strengths and weaknesses, 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, making her capable of designing a training program that is relevant to both the given destination, be in it Bishop or the Red River Gorge, and your climbing goals.
Thomasina understands the need to maximize precious training time.Training programs are made to fit your individual schedule and goals be it a boulder, sport route or a challenging traditional route. Programs are delivered through Google Docs.
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I am benefitting greatly from Thomasina’s tremendous abilities to assess, design, and uniquely support progress toward specific goals I have with bouldering, trad, and sport climbing. Thomasina’s ability to genuinely appreciate my efforts and celebrate my gains has been a welcome, powerfully helpful surprise !! I am climbing trad, sport, and bouldering better and stronger than I ever have, along with experiencing greater patience, relaxation, and joy. Jeff from Squamish
You have to master the basics before you can master the game!!
Thomasina has a wealth of climbing and coaching experience. While working towards her Bsc at the University of Victoria, she succumbed to the pull of climbing after her 3rd year, going on to become one Canada’s first female to boulder v10, v11 and v12. She has since climbed multiple v12’s and at the 5.13 level. A boulder’er at heart, she has not yet tried 5.14.
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 a deep 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.