Coaching sessions are geared specifically to help people with:
- mental tactics.
One on one is preferred or small groups up to 3. All shapes, sizes and ages are welcome. Sessions can take place in the gym or outside on rock.
Want a Personalized Training Program?
The initial assessment of 1.5 hours is necessary for any personalized training programs. Alternatively, for those afar who want a program, video analysis is ideal so to analyze movement and strengths and weaknesses. This session includes:
- movement analysis
- strength testing
- an evaluation of ones current weaknesses, strengths, and goals.
Further sessions will be hands on coaching, with a strong focus on specific movement drills as well as focus on correct form for given training and strength exercises.
Do not want a Personalized Training Program?
A 1 hour coaching session from someone who is not wanting a personalized training program will cover:
- movement analysis
- an evaluation of ones current weaknesses, strengths, and goals
This will be followed up by an email recap of suggested training tips.
In person Coaching:
In person coaching provides hands on coaching with an emphasis on movement, movement drills and training tips to help with strengths and weaknesses. This is really beneficial to those wanting to become not only stronger climbers, but BETTER climbers…!
- One on one rate: -50 hour
- Two person: – 70 hour
- Three people max: – 80 hour
10-15 minute video analysis: ~60
- Submit a ten-fifteen minute video of your climbing on various terrains and skills for an analysis of your movement and strength skills.
You will get:
- useful feedback
- suggested training
- movement tips on how to improve
Individualized, 12 week personal training programs:
A video analysis or in person movement analysis is highly recommended for maximum benefit.
- with email and phone contact: ~180 (only $15/week!)
- without email and phone contact: ~150 (only $12.50/week)
Shorter training sessions are available. Please inquire within.
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Sliding scale available for those with financial challenges
The Thomasina Training Experience. So far. An unsolicited testimonial. My experience with Thomasina is Rave-Worthy!
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. I am a recreational (read not very good) climber with impressive inflexibility.
Thomasina’s belief, passion, and creative efforts toward helping me enjoy the process and achievements has been astounding and invaluable. Given my modest climbing prowess, Thomasina’s ability to genuinely appreciate my efforts and celebrate my gains has been a welcome, powerfully helpful surprise !! I am learning so much more and having so much more fun than I imagined!
I am 8 weeks into a customized 12- week training program with Thomasina. 5 weeks after my initial assessment, the attached weight I could hold for my 4 finger hangs jumped 42%. Weight I could hold onto from a pinch position increased 28%. Training works!
I am climbing trad, sport, and bouldering better and stronger than I ever have. I am enjoying and understanding my training!! I am appreciating an increasing repertoire of movements on the rock along with experiencing greater patience, relaxation, and joy. Really.
Thank you Thomasina. And Cedar too, for reminding me how to play!!!
“Back in April of this year, I was lucky enough to be able to get a training session with Thomasina at Bloc Shop in Montréal…. Lucky or brave enough to be analyzed by Thomasina hahaha! Often, 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. The way we went with the session was simple: I was climbing and she was analyzing my posture, my feet, my fluidity, my reading methods, my commitment to certain tricky moves, and so on and so on. Thomo helped me realize that the main reason I was not improving was a lack of confidence and commitment. I guess fear is a pretty strong feeling; it can make you NOT do a lot. So we went on for about 90 minutes and she gave me excellent tips, on my climbing and on my training methods. The best thing she said to me was: “Try Everything¨. You don’t know if you can do something or not unless you try it”. Silly? No… Simple, absolutely! She also helped me understand that you don’t need to train long session; you need to train efficiently and methodologically (pyramid work out, time in the week to work only on your weaknesses etc.…). Overall the training was great and helped me improve. Now I am just waiting for Thomo to come back in Montreal in early 2016 so I can train with her on my postnatal baby get back in shape mode!!! Thomo? Coming back right? …”
Genevieve Gabelier, Montreal, Canada
About the Coach:
Thomasina Pidgeon is a mother, climber, coach, trainer and endless wanderer. She has a wealth of climbing and coaching experience and is one of Canada’s most accomplished climbers having climbed multiple v12’s and at the 5.13 level. Since 2012 she has been 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 for various aspects of climbing including sport, bouldering and competition climbing; injury prevention; training mental tactics for projecting hard outside and for competition.
Thomasina has been coaching sport since the age of 16. 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 also learned coaching and training methods for climbing from some of the world top climbing coaches in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Slovenia.
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.