Birkie Training Group Fall Dryland Session

Course Content:
This course will focus on activities like Nordic walking and ski bounding, cycling, strength and core work, stretching, etc; with the aim of making a smooth transition from general to ski-specific fitness (e.g. aerobic and anaerobic, strength, flexibility) and technical (e.g. ski specific balance and agility). The program will be of significant benefit in preparing the body for higher volumes and intensities of ski specific training once the snow comes to stay.  You should be fit: average to excellent fitness to take this course.

Registration:  Minimum of 6 registrants needed to run the session.

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Dates and Times:
3 sessions, Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., September 15, 22 and 29

Cost:
$60 for 3 sessions
NO REFUNDS (if the course runs)

Location:
Lower Gold Bar Pavilion shelter (10955 50 Street) unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

Equipment:
Bring poles, preferably ski walking length (about 10 cm shorter than your regular classic length).

Instructor:
Roy Merritt. Roy is a CANSI Level 3 instructor, with almost four decades of experience. He’s been a long-time Birkie instructor as well as an Edmonton Nordic Ski Club coach, instructor and wax tech. He’s skied the Birkie many times as well as numerous other loppets.