Team ONI Tries Bouldering
“As movement coaches, it’s important that we continue to learn and challenge ourselves with new and different types of movement. It gives us fresh perspective and a new lens to look through when we are addressing a client’s movement and it also gives us more insight into other styles and forms of expression.
To learn and challenge yourself is not only exciting, but it’s invigorating and thought provoking, so the idea was for us all at ONI to try a new activity every month as a team.
As coaches, we should always teach the basics first. The fundamentals of movement are about learning and practising body positioning, with control and stability in mind. Most of our clients start and stay in this realm for a while and we are there with them along this journey. This however, means that our own assessment of movement and even our own training can feel a bit stagnant if we don’t challenge ourselves regularly.”
It was nice to see our general upper body and core strength carry over into this climbing sport, but the hands and forearms were definitely feeling pumped! The skills and positions for bouldering were really cool to be introduced to as well.
Thanks to our friend Tevita for coaching us through the basics!
Author: Laurent Pang