Meet your trainers
Dave, Xian, Pia.
After playing various sports all the way through school and university I accumulated injuries to most of my joints. Injuries coupled with asthma and mental health setbacks during my undergrad degree brought yoga back into my life. Since then yoga has been a key component to strengthening and enabling me to understand my body and thought patterns.
Now as a PhD student, I understand the importance of regular exercise to help clear the mind and body of tension that builds up from sitting behind a desk all day. Forever student… In 2014 I completed a 200hr Anusara Teacher training with Bridget Woods Kramer. Since then I have had the pleasure of studying Vinyasa with Mimi Kuo- Deemer, anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank and The Art of Teaching One-to- One with Kate Ellis.
Form and Focus
A workshop style class that looks closely at form and muscle engagement. Learn to align, engage and control specific movements. Apply Pilates form to climbing training to improve effectiveness and reduce injury.
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.
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”.