Here’s testament to the amazing results that athletes have got by combining Feldenkrais’ principles and practices into their training routines.
“The day after I had a private lesson with Irene, we had an on snow training session and I noticed right away that my skiing was effortless. I had better feel and connection on my skis and in my boots. Also, my energy wasn’t depleted at the end of the day. It was just amazing!” Britt Janyk, www.brittjanyk.com, Former Member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Squamish, BC.
“I am convinced that my sessions with Irene were the key to not only remaining injury free for the 1st time in 4 years, but also qualifying for Ironman Hawaii. I would have never been able to have maintained my winter and summer training schedule without your help. Looking at the pictures from Ironman I can really see a change in my posture on the run and there is no doubt that that is what enabled me to run a 3:34 marathon.” Bob Deeks, www.rdcfinehomes.com, Owner RDC Fine Homes, Recreational Athlete & Whistler Mountain Ski Club Snow Coach, Whistler, BC.
“I went to see Irene for Feldenkrais as a last resort. I wish I had gone as a first resort! After a number of lessons with her I was able to move freely. My back pain abated and I was able to resume running, biking and swimming—which as a triathlete makes up most of my training. With consistent practice of the awareness through movement lessons I was able to take 30 minutes off of my Half Ironman bike split, leading to a personal best. I also achieved a personal best marathon time—relatively pain free thanks in large part to Irene and the Feldenkrais Method.” Brandi Higgins, Whistler Swim Club Coach & Recreational Athlete, Whistler, BC.
“After one session with Irene, my squat technique improved significantly and I was not only able to go deeper in my squat but also lift more weight due to a greater flexibility in my hips and more power from the correct places.” Claire Buchar, www.clairebuchar.com, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete, Squamish, BC.
Here are some videos of some of our Canadian downhill alpine skiers talking about the usefulness of Feldenkrais for their performance.
John Kuccera from Irene Gutteridge on Vimeo.
Brad Spence from Irene Gutteridge on Vimeo.