What's going on and what's coming up at Chamonix Gym this January?
JANUARY DETOX! Last 2 spaces ...
3 Days: Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th January
It's time. Christmas is over and the New year Chamonix carnage has died down. Let's get back to feeling healthy again after a month of over eating and too much drinking. Our 3 day detox really works!! If you're not sure, we can put you in touch with people who've done it and love it. The programme includes a daily supply of freshly prepared fruit and vegetable smoothies, plus purifying and alkalising supplements. The ingredients are totally balanced and nutritious - and the programme is designed to cleanse and help you lose weight, without leaving you starving and lacking energy. It also includes a free 'treat' of your choice to help you feel amazing: choose from a massage, a spray tan, a manicure or pedicure, or 2 fitness classes of your choice. Drop us a line for more information. There are 2 spaces left. €150.

Class cancellations - advanced warning:  
We have a sports massage course running at the gym so have cancelled daytime classes on 31st Jan, 1st Feb & 2nd Feb - really sorry! The evening classes on each day will take place as normal.
Tues 31st Jan - Morning Yoga, Core 2, Super Stretch - cancelled
Weds 1st Feb - Morning Yoga, Flow Yoga, Mums yoga - cancelled
Thurs 2nd Feb - Core 1, Circuits - cancelled, Power Yoga - cancelled

Andra has been injured but is still running aerobics (with a body double), and Iona is covering most of her Zumba classes. Should all be back to normal in 2 weeks. Get well soon!!
Dougie is taking over Aurelie's circuits classes on Tuesday evenings at 1930, in addition to boxercise. Book both for a full on workout!!
New Yoga teacher, Allison, is now taking Sunday morning's yoga classes
Ashley is due back from America in a couple of weeks and can't wait to get back to teaching ... we'll confirm what classes asap.

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Calling ALL massage therapists. Remedial (sports) massage 'guru', Mel Cash, is coming to Chamonix for a 3 day workshop, run by Chamofix Massage and held at Chamonix Gym (www.chamonixgym.com) from 31st Jan to 2nd Feb. There are a few spaces left. Don't miss out!!!!!
Sports Massage Training - 3 Day Workshop in Chamonix
Available for qualified Massage Therapists  (minimum BTEC/ITEC A&P and Holistic Massage Level 3 or equivalent), the three-day sports massage course is limited to 12 spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Day 1 and day 2 will focus on specific techniques while Day 3 will encompass an essential recap, putting the training into practice for real-life winter sports case study scenarios. This is where any of your own clinical experiences or queries can be addressed. Mel will discuss the latest understanding of soft tissue and musculoskeletal anatomy. Throughout Mel Cash’ massage training there will be ongoing focus on good working posture and efficient use of body-weight and our hand/arm/elbow tools! As ever, the massage techniques will include a variety of side-lying and other treatment positions.

Massage Workshop Dates for Mel Cash in Chamonix 2011

Tuesday 31 January 2012: Postural Assessments and Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is an effective & relatively gentle massage technique to rebalance connective tissue restrictions, therefore restoring motion and eliminating pain from myofascial tension. Postural & palpatory assessment is essential for deciding on direction, location and intensity of tissue pressure.

Wednesday 1 February 2012:Muscle Energy Techniques (RI and PIR) and STR
Reciprocal Inhibition (RI) is a massage technique used when antagonist muscles are engaged instead of the agonist muscle/muscle group in need of stretching. This is useful when the agonist muscles have experienced trauma or are otherwise painful when contracting.Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) is useful for areas of chronic soft tissue tension and can be used to safely and effectively restore normal tissue length. Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a versatile and efficient massage technique to release tension in non-acute conditions. STR can be applied through clothes or directly onto skin in a wide variety of clinical and out-door situation.

Thursday 2 February 2012: Sports Massage Open Workshop
Recap and further practice of the techniques learned over the last two days, working with sports-specific
massage case study scenarios - especially winter sports!

290 euros or £270 (pounds sterling) for 3 day course
120 euros or £110 (pounds sterling) per day

For more info and to book your place, contact:
info@chamonixgym.com or revive@chamofix.com

Christmas & New Year. Tick.
PHEW. We've got through metres of snow, mega avalanche warnings and an unnecessary amount of eating and drinking. Now it's time to get out of the festive fug and start feeling good! Scroll down for info on Chamonix Gym this January. Treat yourself to a gym membership, fitness classes, a detox, beauty treatments, massages, and more ...