Ibis Styles Aix les Bains
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... but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. This was amazing value for money - food, accommodation, coaching, staff all rate as excellent and a group of 11 with two coaches is a good size. The accommodation is a cross between a shared student house and a hotel. We chill out together in the Lounge or in the hot tub; our rooms are made up and we are fed and watered very well. I leave here with renewed ...
... desserts, including how they are made and where the ingredients come from. The one thing he omitted was the fact that the brioche bread and butter pudding was laced with whisky. I do love the French attitude to food. This was totally indulgent, but red meat is the best source of iron for runners. Without it, there is a risk of iron depletion, which means reduced hemoglobin in the red blood cells, so less oxygen reaches the muscles resulting in reduced VO2 max and Lactic ...
... be a testing competition course, for regular runners like me, it's challenging but stunning. We had 25 Degree sunshine; in the pouring rain it must be even more fun, if not somewhat hazardous. Afterwards (and after re-fueling), we headed down to the lake for a refreshing dip - just right for easing the muscles. Back to the Chalet early evening and I chilled out with a sauna and Jacuzzi. Then the rain came down. Holiday ...
... how we should run hills for an optimum workout. Some technical stuff about eccentric muscle contractions, but mostly practicing good technique such as running off the balls of your feet, using your arms and upper body to help power yourself up the hill, smaller steps, lift the knees higher, keep the body straight, tilting forward slightly, etc. so, this was a practice session rather than a hard workout, phew. The other trainer - Steph Lightfoot - gave us a similar ...
... was running, my speed was like walking pace at times. The steep downhills are punishing for the legs and feet, and the rocks and tree roots just make it more hazardous. A very different running experience and if I get the chance later in the week, I'll do it again - and I'll take my camera. Core strength session. I used to think Pilates was a mellow stretching session, popular with ladies who like a good chat. I take all that back. This one hour session exercised muscles I ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center