It is strongly recommended that those going to the snowfields prepare themselves well in advance for their activity by participating in some form of pre-season fitness program to get fit to go skiing or boarding.
Skiing/boarding are high aerobic activities and require flexibility, strength, endurance, speed and quick reflexes. A pre-season fitness program will enhance your physical condition in these areas. By being fitter you will have a greater experience and lessen the chance of injury to yourself and other skiers/boarders. Children, as well as adults, will benefit from a pre-season fitness program.
FITNESS PROGRAM ESSENTIALS
In any fitness program, the following points are vital:
- Start your training well before the ski season or your trip.
- Training sessions must be regular and frequent – at least three times per week.
- Always warm up before an exercise session.