Are you ready for the ski season!? Sure, you might be pumped that ski season is right around the corner – but is your BODY ready for ski season? While we all reason to ourselves that skiing in itself is a great way to stay in shape, but in reality, you need to prepare physically before you ever hit the slopes. Failure to do so could mean a lengthy stay in bed, a hospital or even missing out on the fun of skiing entirely in the future!
Sure, the exhilaration of hurtling down a mountain slope covered in sparkling white snow is unbeatable, however it can also be physically taxing on your knees and lower back. Pilates is a perfect way for skiers to avoid injuries as well as regain or enhance your balance and muscular control. The following are examples of exercises that we conduct in our Pilates classes in Sydney that will help you strengthen your knees and lower back so you can conquer the slopes effortlessly – and without risking any more chronic injuries.
Pelvic tilting or imprinting is a simple yet effective lower back exercise focusing on switching on your deep core muscles. It helps build strength in your spinal support system.
The flat spine twist helps stretch the back muscles. Controlling this movement strengthens your oblique muscles, supporting your spine further.
Try these four exercises at home and you will condition yourself in much better shape to tackle the slopes this Winter! Alternatively, if you’d prefer the motivation of a group environment or private session with a trained Pilates expert to assist you with your workout then why not come visit one of our four studios across Sydney?
We have a great value offer available for new members, or if you’re a returning member, simply book in now at our Crows Nest, Glebe, Manly or CBD studio!
Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim is a regular client at Dynamic Pilates who’s experienced the transformative power of Pilates. When Sami injured her back, Reformer Pilates helped to rebuild her core to be stronger than ever before! It’s resulted in significant changes to her body/performance, such as increased posterior strength and flexibility. Just as importantly, it’s helped Sami to develop and sustain the right mindset.
“Staying strong mentally is one of the toughest parts of ski cross – and Pilates definitely challenges my mental strength. Being able to continue to push when my body is telling me to stop – maintaining control and stability when my muscles are on fire is all mental. Pilates helps keep my eyes on the prize!”
– Sami Kennedy-Sim, Olympian and Dynamic Pilates regular
Regardless of whether or not you’re a casual skier, professional skier or just looking for a way to strengthen your core and get fit whilst having fun doing it, our Pilates classes in Sydney are a fantastic option to add into your workout regime.
Contact one of our team members at Dynamic Pilates on 02 8084 1897 to find out more, book in for a visit or get started with our today.