Physio, Training and Fitness

How many aging Skaters have you met who struggle to skate like they used to due to back pain, knee pain or general fear of injury? Some of this obviously comes with aging; however a lot of it can be prevented with a solid warm up and recovery routine, continued strength and conditioning and a healthy lifestyle.

Skateboarding can be seen as one of the toughest activities around and your body can take a pounding on a daily basis. You can help yourself stay fitter and stronger for the next skate session by ensuring the that your fitness levels are aligned to the sport you take part in. By doing skateboard focused exercise and training it can help you skate better, for longer and help reduce the amount of injuries you get, plus if you do get injured there are specific exercises which you can do to help speed up your recovery.

We work with 3 skateboard specialists to give you advice on the most common skate injuries, how to help with full recovery and how to maintain yourself when you’re not skating.



The knocks your body can take when you skate might not leave you with a serious injury, but all that impact can add up over time leaving you less mobile than you used to be. Yoga is really helpful for keeping your muscles moving well, improving balance and focus and generally making you feel good mentally and physically.



The physical and mental strength required to skate at a competitive level is intense. A performance coach can help you develop the specific strengths needed to develop your skating abilities.



If constant knocks add up to aches and pains, or a big knock causes an injury, a physiotherapist can help you to understand what has happened, and support you with rehab in order for you to recover and get back on your board.

Mental Health

Being a skateboarder is a very unique and you are part of a huge, worldwide family. We help each other every day when we’re skating together, from encouragement to land tricks, through to building DIY spots together. Mental Health should be no different, look out for your mates, speak to them and make sure you’re there for them. Mental Health issues affect 1 in 10 people, so if you need advice (or advice for a friend or family member), please speak to the people we have listed below. (NOTE: We have provided this directory as guide only, we (at Skateboard GB) cannot advise you or provide mental health support, we leave that to the professionals).



MHFA offer mental health training, including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a mental health skills and awareness programme. Through their training and campaigning, equipping people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.