With Utah’s epic ski season just around the corner, there’s no better time to get in shape for the slopes. And for that reason, fitness trainer and ski instructor Sarah Taylor has designed an entire program for you to get physically ready to play in the snow. Available for membership, the program can be done from your home or wherever you may be, complete with videos of each exercise to help you perform each movement correctly. And, using TrueCoach, you’ll be able to stay on track and communicate directly with Sarah.
The program begins on November 25th and will end just before Christmas on December 22nd, so hop on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to be in your best shape possible this winter. We decided to sit down with Sarah to get her input on the program, so if you have any questions at all, read up on her take below.
Why is conditioning for ski season important?
Any snow sport of your choice requires conditioning, just as any other sport would. Snow sports pose a lot of risk for injury if your body is not prepared for the specific movements that you are performing. And since the ski season is so short for many of us, we tend to ski as much as we can, which also puts a lot of stress on our bodies all at once. Because this is the case, it is important to prepare your body for what is to come in the near future, as well as during and after. Skiing requires certain movements that are mostly unfamiliar to our bodies for a good part of the year, so conditioning for snow sports is important.
How is this program structured?
All of the workouts can be accessed through TrueCoach, and you can also communicate with me that way, too. Once registered through Victory Ranch, I will send you a link to create an account and access the program on TrueCoach. This program is split into four weeks, each with a new focus in mind. Week one will be all about plyometrics, week two will focus on endurance, week three will help you build strength and week four will focus on conditioning and core. Each of these things is so essential when you are out on the hill, so it is important to do it all!
Each week, you will have five workouts and two rest days. Throughout the program, the days and are set for you, but you are more than welcome to shift things around if that’s what you need to do in order to maintain your lifestyle. All of the workouts can also be performed at home or at the gym. Sarah recognizes that everyone lives such busy lives and she wanted to create a program that was accessible for everyone and anyone who wanted to participate.
Why is this program unique?
This program is tailored specifically to the members of Victory Ranch. I recognize that almost everyone lives such an active lifestyle already, so I just wanted to add more to that. I also know that ski season is a big deal to many of the members and they take full advantage of it, so it was a no brainer to provide something that could make it even more enjoyable. With this program, you will be able to stay out on the hill longer, take less breaks and enjoy more days! The Ski Conditioning program is also structured in a way that many workout programs aren’t, which includes weeks that focus on different types of movement and workouts that do not repeat themselves, which keeps you excited and on your toes.
Can anyone do this program?
YES! This program was designed for all ages and all ability levels. In fact, we encourage families to do this program together because skiing and snowboarding are so family oriented. Many of the workouts can be modified to be easier or harder, depending on your preferences. I will be available through TrueCoach to answer your questions in regards to this and anything else you may be curious about.
Can I work with you outside of this program?
Of course! I’m available for personal training sessions at The Barn or for private ski lessons through Park City Mountain Resort.
Instructions & Pricing
Instructions for TrueCoach: You will receive an email with an access code once you have registered through your VR app or the the website. This access code will allow you to create an account and be able to have access to the program. It is $300 per person or $500 for a family (up to 5 people).
Sarah Taylor was born and raised in Salt Lake City before eventually moving to Park City. She loves to ski, hike, camp, run, play soccer and do Olympic lifting. Sarah is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Utah in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Fitness and Wellness in hopes of eventually getting her PhD in Cognitive Motor Neuroscience. She is a NASM certified personal trainer, as well as a PSIA Level 2 certified ski instructor. Her motto in and out of the gym, with or without clients is, “Train insane or remain the same.” Sarah is super excited to help Victory Ranch introduce the new long distance training programs by starting with Ski Conditioning.