With ski season just around the corner, snow sport aficionados are and should be looking for ways to get in shape for the next six to eight months of Colorado skiing. There’s nothing worse than huffing and puffing after the first run of the season and saying to yourself, “I coulda, woulda, shoulda!”
The Vail Cascade offers ski conditioning boot camps starting Monday, Oct. 11, that continue for six weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. for an hour and a half, with-after parties on October 13 and November 17.
This year, SKI Magazine, along with parent company Bonnier, whose additional operations include Skiing Magazine, Warren Miller Entertainment and Nastar, have teamed up with Aria at Vail Cascade to sanction the ski conditioning boot camp, the only program in the nation the publication fully endorses.
Representatives from SKI Magazine will attend classes and after parties and will offer free magazines and other giveaways. SKI Magazine editors felt that the fitness club and spa met their highest criteria to become the official home club of the publication.
At Aria Fitness Club and Spa at the Vail Cascade, the best recipe for snow-sport success combines the latest and greatest exercises replicated from the U.S. Ski Team, the NFL and NHL training professionals taught in circuit rotations.
Mike Benedict CSCS, personal trainer at Aria Spa & Club along with John Cole, the Human Performance Director for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, designed the six-week program to focus on preparing the participants’ mind and body for snow sports. Aria will have personal trainers and physical therapists available during classes and at after parties to offer free advice and assessments.
Included to keep the energy level high will be a large inflatablemovie screen on the fitness center’s pooldeck, showing some of the earliest Warren Miller films from more than 40 years ago and last year’s hit Warren Miller Entertainment film, “Dynasty”.
DJs will provide music during some portions of training, and local film stars and skiing legends will be dropping in to chat with participants about other happenings in the ski and snowboard world over the course of the six week session. Prizes and giveaways throughout the class series add to the enthusiasm of attendees.
Participants can also enjoy 40 percent off treatments at Aria Spa. Ski conditioning boot camp also coincides with Aria Fitness and Spa’s Fall Open House, free for all to enjoy group classes, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzis and the full spectrum of cardio and weightlifting equipment. During the week-long open house, specials include $0 start-up fees and a new rate structure for prospective members.
For more information about Vail Cascade or Aria Spa, visit http://www.vailcascade.com/colorado-spas.php or call 970-479-7920.