Winter is more fun when you're fit & strong
Ski Babes: Mind & Body Training for Winter
Six weeks (or all winter) of online training for winter strength & resilience.
More strength, less injury. More fun, less fear. #yougotthis!
Time to build the strength we need for Winter 2021/22.
Join for one six-week training cycle -- or double up for a Spring training peak!
Our next Ski Babes session starts in:
In these wildly uncertain times, outdoor activities + home workouts can be our anchor
Burn off stress & build functional strength (the kind you need to do the funky things that winter sports & life demand!) so you can avoid injury and fully enjoy your time outside this winter.
It's hard to have fun outside when your body is tired or hurt, so instead we'll build our strength in the living room so when it's time to play we're ready!
Focused & light-hearted bodyweight workouts designed to keep your body challenged & discharge stress while building the kind of strength you need for outdoor adventures AND pandemic winter resilience.
- 35-45 minute workouts
- Train three days/week
- Three six-week periodized training round (see visual below) that progress through the winter
- Join for the whole winter season, or just one round
- Train mental strength & resiliency alongside physical strength
Ski Babes builds functional strength using a periodized training plan.
Six-week training cycles
Each cycle increases in difficulty, progressing to its own training peak.
Outdoor rec-specific exercises that help build the muscle memory you need for enjoyable & injury-free time outside.
Three cycles build through the winter
Exercises & fitness levels increase as the season progresses.
We'll build muscles and nervous system capacity together through the winter, so by the end of the season you're surprised by your strength & ability to do hard things -- both in the mountains and in daily life.
Trips are part of the plan
Rest & adventure are an integral part of the Ski Babes Training Plan!
We'll learn how to complete our stress cycles so we can manage midwinter mood & energy slumps and integrate outdoor adventures into busy lives.
Ski Babes come in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, & abilities.
My style is down-to-earth, body-positive, and mental health-informed.
You won't find any body-shaming, comparison, or pressure to override your body's signals here.
Instead, I coach using positive encouragement that helps you listen to your body & find the right challenge level for you. I promise to deliver an encouraging push when you need it, as well as reminders that "moving is winning" and "you've got this" as your body adjusts to the workouts.
And yes, we have badass winter athletes inside, but don't be intimidated by that. We also have new moms, weekend warriors, and even people who "dread winter." The workouts are super adaptable to meet your body where it's at and help you move toward your goals, from the big ski adventures to family outings to coping with winter mental health.
We love seeing all the ways Ski Babes enjoy winter!
I have noticed significant strength gains both physically and mentally. I am better equipped to continue moving (skiing, biking, etc.) when I become fatigued; thanks to training with Sarah!
These workouts have helped me feel stronger, less injury-prone, and better prepared to handle whatever the mountains decide to dish out. I also love that they're time efficient, so that when life happens, I know I'm not falling behind with my athletic goals.
Outdoor Business Owner
Before Ski Babes (then Summer Strong), my 47-year-old body was telling me it was time to scale back. No longer the case! I was able to rebuild a bunch of muscles that I THOUGHT I was maintaining with other exercises. Now I’m back to doing the things I love, and feel a lot less joint pain while hiking, skiing, and biking.
Wine Guru & SuperMom
It is rare to find such great explanations and details, which is especially helpful when trying new exercises.
I’m excited and encouraged to see how strong I am getting. I’ve worked out consistently in gym classes for the last 15 years, but this program took me to the next level.
This program was just I needed to achieve my goal of finishing a 100 mile endurance race. I became stronger both mentally and physically - this program has it all! Between the challenging, but fun workouts, incredible online community and fabulous resources, I came out the other side a stronger, healthier person!
Fishing Boat Captain
Sarah's training program was so fun and so effective at building my strength and confidence. She provides options for whatever level fitness you are at while encouraging us to push our individual limits. I can't overstate how informative, empowering and easy to engage with she is!
Hey, I'm Sarah. Let's get strong, together.
I'm a mental health-informed adventure fitness trainer, here to help you build the muscles & self-awareness to take your adventures to the next level. I built this training methodology after years of outdoor recreation peaks (amazing trips!) and valleys (injuries, challenging seasons of life, & imposter syndrome).
My style is down-to-earth, welcoming, and light-hearted. I'll deliver the encouraging push when you need it, without the guilt and pressure of fitness bro-culture.
I'm excited for you to experience the positive relationship with movement that is possible when we train from this mental health-informed place!
I believe in this program 100%, but if Ski Babes isn't a fit for you we offer a money-back guarantee. We all have different bodies and minds, and we've all been through different things. Only you know what's best for your body, and I'll always encourage you to speak up for your needs.
When are the workouts?
Do I need any equipment?
Is Ski Babes just for women?
I'm super busy and worried I won't be able to fit it in. Help!
I'm going to be traveling during the program. Is there a way to still participate?
What is the Mobility Track?
How often will you release new workouts?
What type of workout are we talking about here?
How do I train without it getting in the way of my outdoor time?
Please explain your money back guarantee.
Financial support & equity pricing
"Sistering" is a construction term in which a post that's holding up too much weight is supported by additional posts on either side. This metaphor conveys what we're after: helping take some of the weight off those who are carrying a lot right now.
Especially for BIPOC, queer, disabled, bigger bodies, and others who are underrepresented in the outdoor world; we need more of you on the slopes and in the pictures on this page. We acknowledge and apologize for the lack of representation here. We're working to fix that. In the meantime, we have a number of equity-priced spots available. We hope you grab one!
Apply for Sistering Support & Equity Pricing here (2 min application) Application deadline for Midwinter Session is November 27.
For those who would like to contribute to this effort, there is an option to donate to the Sistering/Equity Fund as part of your Ski Babes registration.
When you join, you'll receive these amazing Ski Babes bonuses:
Bonus #1: Nordic Ski Skills with Holly Brooks
Holly joins Ski Babes to help us improve the technical side of nordic skiing. She'll be sharing drills and skills to improve your skate and classic ski technique. Holly is a two time Olympian (Vancouver 2010 & Sochi 2014) and former professional athlete & ski coach. She is a super-Ski Babe!
Bonus #2: Alpine Ski Skills with Bre Donovan
We're bringing on a ski-school expert to help us improve the technical side of alpine skiing. Bre has been a ski coach for 18 years, working primarily with women skiers. Bre has tons of tips, strategies, and drills designed to take your alpine skiing to the next level.
Bonus #3: Outdoor Allyship Interview Series
Learn how to do your part to create an outdoor recreation culture where everyone is welcome. We'll be bringing in a new expert each round to talk with us live about allyship and social justice with the goal of promoting equity, decolonization, and liberation for all. You'll also get access to past years' talks in the Mind & Mountain Outdoor Allyship Library.
Bonus #4: Modification Series with Sarah
Find the appropriate modifications for your needs with this helpful bonus series. Anyone with past injuries, imbalances, or aches & pains can benefit from adapting exercises to their specific body's limitations. Special modifications for sore/weak wrists, ankles, knees, shoulders, and pre/post natal fitness are included.
Bonus #5: Follow-Through Strategies with Sarah
The ability to follow through on what we start may be the most important thing in our efforts to improve our bodies and our lives. In this bonus we'll explore your personality type using the Four Tendencies and how working with your personality instead of against it can help you establish follow-through plans that work for your individual needs.
Bonus #6: Community Forum with Everyone
Our Community Forum is the place to connect with members in your local area and around the globe. We've moved our community off Facebook and into a private platform that allows for less distraction, more intimacy, and more privacy. We'll share wins, provide accountability & support, and inspire each other with our adventures. It's a great way to interact with like-minded folks online without the stress of social media. The community is one of the highlights of this program and I know you'll a ton out of this part of the group!
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