Think about your ski gear as the body and tires of your car, and the season pass or ticket as your driver’s license- that leaves your body as the engine and your motivation as the gasoline. Do you need a tune up?
Ski conditioning workouts help keep us out on the snow longer and stronger. From building strength, endurance, stamina, and creating stability in the body, a well-rounded conditioning program can help create longer days, seasons and lifetimes on snow. Local experts recommend a head-to-toe approach, including total body strength building, core work, stretching and aerobic workouts... And squats. Always the squats.
All our Summit County area recreation centers, gyms, and studios have resources to help you prepare for your season.
Yoga is a great tool in your conditioning tool box, and Summit is rich with studio choices these days. A yoga practice can increase strength, balance and focus- all critical pieces of a successful day on the slopes. Don’t let the excuse that you are not currently flexible get in the way- it’s called a practice for a reason.
Here are some local yoga studios
Hopefully you’ve got your gear and your pass dialed in by now, but in case you don't, do it here now!
And remember, recovery is also an important piece of your fitness plan, so don’t skip the hot tub and massage. Ullr’s orders.