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Family triathlon: Event camping

Family triathlon: Event camping

Preparing for Triathlon with the family As an active family of three, two seasoned triathletes (very seasoned) and one ten-year-old Tristar it’s around this time of year that our winter training becomes a distant memory. We reminisce about the early morning...
All hail wetsuit hire!

All hail wetsuit hire!

Finding a wetsuit that fits, is in budget and suits your stroke can be a headache. Hiring could be the answer. By Jude Palmer Angus Greenwood of Yonda Sports and Sarah Denness of Tri Wetsuit Hire have a lot in common. Both are from Yorkshire, both run small businesses...
Part 2: Yoga for Swimming

Part 2: Yoga for Swimming

As Jack Maitland and Kirsten Steffensen discussed in Part 1 of this blog, we’ve selected five simple but effective yoga postures that can help you become a better swimmer.             Posture 1: Sitting on your heels With the top of your...
Part 1: Yoga for Swimming

Part 1: Yoga for Swimming

The Sports Ashram was founded in 2018 by Jack Maitland and Kirsten Steffensen. It is a triathlon coaching business using yoga to help athletes develop and perform to their highest potential. Collectively, Jack and Kirsten offer tuition via Yoga Videos, Triathlon...
How does cold water swimming help our immune system?

How does cold water swimming help our immune system?

We often hear about cold water swimming being good for our health with its practitioners extolling the benefits to all who will listen. The question that is left open is how exactly does this work? What is the mechanism that means if we dunk ourselves into freezing...