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Icebreakers events provide an opportunity for business professionals to look inwards, connect and relate in a way like no other through the power of the breath, ice and authentic conversations.

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Tomas Molloy (B.Com, Cert IV Fit, XPT Coach) - Breath, Movement & Recovery

Tom was previously a Corporate Banker and Company Director and he is now a dedicated human performance specialist at ActivateBody and lead facilitator for ICEBREAKER events.

His passion for adventure and commitment to excellence has driven him to become a leader in breath, movement and recovery training.

Tom is passionate about the role of diet, exercise and breathing in stimulating mental and physical energy and stronger social connections with family, friends and community.

Tom also has a keen interest in Australian Rules Football and running, having performed at School and representative levels, and he is a passionate waterman (SUP, Surf Lifesaving, Surfing, Swimming, SCUBA, and Sailing) who coaches junior lifesaving and football with his 3 children.

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The ICE sessions provide a multitude of health benefits including a decrease inflammation and a balance of hormones so you can develop and evolve with your physical performance and everyday life. 

About Cold Exposure: Cold Exposure using our professional ice-baths is the deliberate and controlled exposure to cold temperatures outside the normal range experienced in one’s day to day life in order to elicit positive adaptations. It is typically in the range of 0-15 degrees Celsius. Our classes combine breathing techniques and cold exposure therapy to assist with training recovery, injury recovery, fat burning, environmental exposure, mental resilience and stress management.

Our Performance Breathing experiences apply XPT and Wim Hoff Breathing methods to stimulate the nervous system and will empower you to tap into the immense capacity of your breath.

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Breathing Practices Explained

Regulated by the autonomic nervous system, inhaling oxygen is an unconscious process. Fortunately it’s an unconscious praxis, otherwise we simply wouldn’t have a break, as we’d have to deal with it incessantly. The amount of oxygen that we inhale through our breathing influences the amount of energy that is released into our body cells. On a molecular level, this progresses via various chemical and physiological processes. Breathing is the easiest and most instrumental part of the autonomic nervous system to control and navigate.

In fact, the way you breathe strongly affects the chemical and physiological activities in your body. Throughout the years, Wim Hof has developed special breathing exertions that keep his body in optimal condition and in complete control in the most extreme conditions. The breathing technique is first and foremost premised on inhaling deeply and exhaling without any use of force!

By training you breathing actively, you increasingly gain control over a range of physiological processes in the body. To really grasp why these breathing exercises are such an essential component in the WHM, we will first delve deeper into the physiological impact of respiration on the body.


 Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke a number of records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. Wim is convinced that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptionally things his body allows him to do. Therefore, he has developed his Wim Hof Method that gives ordinary people the tools to take control over their body.

Breathing is the ultimate life source. Every day, we inhale and exhale on average 20.000 times to make sure we absorb sufficient oxygen. Oxygen (O2) is delivered through our lungs, whereas carbon dioxide (CO2), which is just a byproduct, (that your body nevertheless needs) flows out. Our lungs have a hierarchical branch structure and consist of two parts (the left and right lung). The respiratory system supplies oxygen so that the air can be transported via the primary bronchus to the bronchiole (the smaller respiratory tract). These bronchioles effuse into lung bubbles, where oxygen and blood cohere. During this diffusion, O2 is absorbed via the blood, whereas CO2 is dissolved. This process is a biological process known as gas exchange. After this exchange, oxygen rich blood is transported to enter the body cells.

Due to their great elasticity, lung bubbles generally have significant diffusion capacity. Hence, the so called “diffusion surface” is where the exchange between O2 and CO2 takes place. When you breathe calmly, this can stretch up to 70 m2, yet when you inhale deeply this can expand to 100 m2 (Mandigers & Van Straaten- Huygen, 2004 p.290 up to p.316). The WHM breathing technique is designed as such that anyone can reach the largest surface possible. By practicing the breathing technique, you will influence the ratio between O2 en CO2 in the blood. Based on scientific research (Kox et al., 2012), Wim Hof’s blood levels indicated, after 30 minutes of implementing the breathing technique, a significantly low dose of CO2.

After an hour, the CO2-levels were even lower. On top of this, the amount of O2- consumption had doubled after 45 minutes. (1)

(1)The Wim Hof Method Explained By Isabelle Hof, June 2015 Updated January 2016