Yoga is an excellent way for swimmers to gain strength and flexibility. 1 or 2 sessions a week will not only benefit your swimming but the mindfulness benefits and mental downtime are great for recovery too,
I like to use an app called Yoga Studio, which is available from the iTunes store.
There are some great yoga workouts with good progression from beginning through to advanced. There are shorter 15-20 minute sequences to longer 1 hour workouts. There is also the option to create a custom workout from the different yoga poses available in the app. I also like to change the background sounds, which are refreshing and keeps you focused but relaxed.
Richard is currently Secondary School Principal of Suzhou Singapore International School, one of China's leading international schools. He leads workshops across the Asia-Pacific region for the International Baccalaureate in the areas of pedagogical leadership and approaches to teaching and learning. Richard consults with schools on the topics of school improvement and effective implementation and use of technology.
With a background in public and independent school education in the UK and Australia, Richard is enjoying his international school adventure in China. He is passionate about developing and supporting educational leaders, as it is essential to improving all schools.
Richard is a proud family man and feels lucky to be married to Kim and father of their son Austin.
In his spare time Richard enjoys to swim, bike and run and is a now retired football player and coach (with occasional guest appearances)