Hugo's expert approach combines drive and motivational skills with empathy and compassion, a rare and very desirable mix in someone to whom one entrusts one's fitness goals. Not only this, but he inspires confidence for his knowledge and vast experience of a broad range of sporting pursuits and cross-country skiing in particular: there are many building-blocks on the way towards those first tentative gliding movements on snow, and Hugo guides you through each one, personally sharing the pain and the triumph of mastering every stage. I was part of an eight-strong, all-female group of complete novices at cross-country skiing, with the seemingly far-fetched aim of completing the Engadin Marathon 2019, a gruelling 42 km cross-country race with 14,000 participants, which has a 51 year heritage and attracts the world's elite. After 6 months under Hugo's steadfast eye, we made it through and are already signed up for next year. I would recommend Hugo and Glide to anyone seeking to become Marathon fit or just wanting a different approach to fitness, one that incorporates an element of fun and diversion.