Meet your trainers
Dave, Xian, Matt, Di.
Conditioning for Climbers
A proper workout to strengthen the muscles you need to climb hard… Pilates style ;)
Women’s improvers evenings
A drop in class that will help you with your technique on the Blocfit slab and board. You might get a suggestion that helps unlock your project :)
What to say about Xian? Here is a list of her achievements nicked from her website ;D
14 years climbing experience
5 years teaching at the Arch Climbing Wall
British Bouldering Championships 2014 Finalist
Former Team Singapore (Lead Climbing)
Asian Youth Speed Climbing 2007 Champion
That is a short summary of Xian’s achievements, but doesn’t cover half of it.
Xian is also a pilates instructor and a technique coach, she can even help you with your injury rehab!
Drop into one of Xian’s classes, or contact her directly for 1 on 1 coaching.
Matt has been climbing for 10 years and has been working as an instructor since January 2015.
Matt trains indoors to climb the hardest he can outdoors, and that has pushed him to V7 bouldering and 7b+ sport.
Matt teaches at a number of different walls across London and he will be bringing his experience to Blocfit to teach group and 1-on-1 beginner classes.
Matt is also tied for the most polite version of the Blocfit crew! But we aren’t telling you who he is tied with ;D
Dave uses a mixture of functional movements, traditional strength training and climbing specific training to help climbers break plateaus and make gains.
Blocfit was started in 2014 by climber and PT Dave Culver. Before falling into climbing Dave was a spit and sawdust bodybuilder for 10 years. His wealth of strength training knowledge from years in the gym helped him qualify as a level 3 PT specialising in strength and conditioning so that he could pursue his Blocfit dream.
Over the past 4 years Dave has worked with climbing greats such as Neil Gresham, Hazel Findlay and Emma Twyford as well as training GB members such as Matt Cousins, Blocfit has now grown from one on one climbing specific personal training to London’s first dedicated climbing “gym”.
Di has been practicing yoga for 10 years and her holistic approach aims to build strength and flexibility through flowing functional movement. She believes in intuitive movement for your body and teaches in a way that is most effective for your body. She focuses on stability, alignment and hands-on alignment to deepen your practice with ease. She is inspired to cultivate comfort in your body in order to create space and freedom for your body to move in the most efficient way.
Di's new class is influenced by yoga poses and yin-like holds to guide you through a series of stretches utilising 3 crucial elements of stretching:
- dynamic stretching to increase mobility
- isometric stretching to increase flexibility
- passive stretching to release tension
This will increase your flexibility in the most productive and effective way.
Come stretch it out with her!