Olympic Lessons in Mental Training

Olympic Lessons in Mental Training

It has been 2.5 weeks since the Olympics finished and I am still revelling in how it all turned out! As a viewer and lover of figure skating, I couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying event. As a mental trainer, there were so many nuggets of wisdom and take...
7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Competition

7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Competition

As competition season is ramping up do you feel COMPETITION READY? Being competition ready is about feeling prepared, trusting your training, and having a PLAN OF ACTION. Here are 7 question to ask yourself the week leading up to competition. 7 Questions 1. What does...
To Build Confidence you have to Fake It First!

To Build Confidence you have to Fake It First!

Have you ever said YES to something and then realized, “how the heck am I going to get the confidence to pull that off”? Jumping first and thinking later takes a lot of confidence….or at least “perceived confidence” but you do it and...
6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

Mental Training is a hugely important and unfortunately under-utilized piece of the training puzzle. Just like you fuel your body with healthy food and exercise, your mind also requires nourishment in the form of positive, focused thoughts and mental training tools....
Great Training is all about How You View Your Environment

Great Training is all about How You View Your Environment

How you view your practice environment is everything when it comes to creating productive practices. I have skaters who train at the Cricket Club and I was thinking about what the energy must be like since the influx of incredible skaters. Skating on the same ice as...
First Comp. Success = Building a Solid Foundation

First Comp. Success = Building a Solid Foundation

How are you feeling about your first competition of the season?   For many of you, that is quickly approaching and you may be a bit bewildered to believe that it is only a few weeks away. Whether you are feeling prepared or not, there is a mindset shift that can help...