Let me tell you….
Skiing and snowboarding are physically demanding sports and being cardio fit will definitely give you an advantage. Preparing your body before you hit the slopes can help avoid injuries and falls, it can also help performance. Doing Pilates combined with cardio and strength training will give you an excellent all round fitness ready to tackle your favourite (and not so favourite) slopes.
Pilates is designed to strengthen and mobilise your body and each exercise can be adjusted to meet your sport-specific needs.
In the ‘Get fit for Skiing’ Pilates class, during the 10 weeks we have before the ski season starts, we will be focussing on exercises that will align and strengthen your body. By becoming more flexible and mobile you will reduce the risk of injury if you fall.
The knees, hips and ankles get worked hard on a day out on the slopes, a good range of movement at these joints is essential for you to have a great day. Flexibility and mobility are also very important in the upper body, it can protect you from injury should you fall. It will also help you get up easier especially if you decide to go off piste and end up in the deep pow!
Pilates is no match for strength training when it comes to building muscle but learning how to engage and use your deep stabilising muscles properly through pilates exercises is essential for skiers and snowboarders. Having a strong stable trunk while your legs and arms do the hard work means less unnecessary movement and more energy left at the end of the day!
All the Pilates exercises are designed to improve alignment, and many specifically focus on the relationship between the foot, ankle and hip.
So if youd like to help yourself enjoy your skiing and snowboarding more, sign up for my online ‘Get fit for skiing’ class starting next week and you will
Strengthen your core muscles
Work on your balance
Develop your body awareness so you can ski in the optimal position
Improve mobility to relieve stresses and strains in your body
AFTER PAYMENT PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN TO THE CLASS USING BOOKFIT APP
This is an online class and all recordings will be made available at my members area on my website for you to use at any time should you need to miss a class or two.
Looking forward to seeing you all online!!