Maximize your skiing performance and enjoyment
If you want to maximize your skiing performance and enjoyment, then the SkiA Trainer is for you.
You can quickly train, practice and perfect essential skills that will take your skiing to a new level. Use it to get in shape for a season, to prepare for ski trips or competitions, and as an essential part of your preparation and ski fitness program.
It’s a unique dry-land training device, designed to be used with ski boots, which can be used almost anywhere. The Trainer is used by thousands of skiers worldwide, and recommended by professional skiers and racers, leading ski schools, and national ski instructor organizations.
It’s proven to work for skiers of every standard. It’s suitable for complete beginners and intermediate skiers, and equally suitable for advanced and expert skiers.
It can be used by adults and children (from 5-6 yrs upwards), and fits every size of Alpine ski boots.
The smallest, lightest ski simulator
Included in the pack is 1 pair of trainers, and 4 pairs of balance blocks, with a detailed instruction manual by Hugh Monney. Simply adjust the trainers so that the blocks centre under the ski boots. Then (wearing the boots) balance on the blocks so that your toes and heels don’t touch the floor.
Sounds easy, but it’s harder than it looks!
The balance blocks get progressively smaller and steadily more challenging to balance on. The largest (green) blocks are designed to be quite easy, but the smaller (blue and red) blocks are each more difficult than before. The smallest (black) blocks challenge the very best skiers.
As you master one size of block, move onto a smaller pair for the next challenge.
You can use the SkiA Ski Trainer anywhere, on almost any firm surface. Use it at home, in the comfort of your living room; or in the gym, as part of your workout program.
Bring it on your next trip (it’s small and light enough to easily fit in a day sack, or even a large pocket). Use it in your hotel or chalet, or even on the mountain. It’s the handy, affordable alternative to a ski machine or ski simulator.
Use your whole body to balance
We designed the SkiA Ski Trainer to be used with ski boots because, with your ankles ‘braced’ by the boots, you have to use your whole body to balance.
It’s impossible to balance purely by using feet and ankle movements. You really have to sense and tune into the balance signals from your feet, and engage your hips, shoulders, head and arms – right to your fingertips - to stay centered.
It’s a unique and patented challenge – no other balance trainer works this way – and it’s exactly the way that you balance on skis. It’s also great fun for all ages
For anyone recovering from injury, it's a safe, progressive way to retrain balance, proprioception and an increased range of movement
Train essential skills
Training takes just minutes at a time – it’s astonishing how quickly it’s possible to develop these skills.
Balance skills: use the Trainer to practice highly specific balance skills – mastering these will greatly increase your control in all conditions. This reduces the strength and muscular effort required for skiing at any speed. If, for example, you experience tired and aching muscles, or leg, knee or other joint pains when you ski, then developing accurate balance skills will dramatically improve your skiing experience. At any standard, improved balance skills will increase your endurance and agility. For expert skiers, the Trainer is an affordable tool that will enable you to refine and perfect your skills, to help take your performance to the next level.
Movement patterns: use the Trainer to practice accurate movement patterns– flex and extend in balance on the blocks, and practice rotation movements, leg pivoting (essential for short radius turns on steep and narrow runs) and lateral movements from edge to edge. This is the perfect way to train and develop your muscle memory, so that you will automatically use the same highly effective movements when you ski.
Posture: the trainer promotes great posture, which can be one of the hardest aspects of skiing to train and to change. To balance on the blocks, you have to be centred – the key to really effective skiing posture.. For skiers who habitually ski ‘in the back seat’, using the Trainer is a revelation.
Core strength: the Trainer also develops core strength and stability, essential for reducing your risk of falls and injury. Using the trainer will develop your core strength, incorporating your core muscles as an essential part of your system of balance and movement.
SkiA training dramatically increases the benefit of strength and aerobic workouts. Strength and fitness can only compensate for poor balance up to a point. By refining your balance, movement patterns, posture and core stability, you have a fantastic foundation to maximize the benefit of other exercise programs.
Get the best value from your time on skis
By training and developing your skills on dry land, you get the very best value from the precious time you spend on skis.
Typically less than a third of a day on the slopes is spent skiing – the rest can be spent riding lifts, resting, queuing. Realistically, only a small fraction of the whole day can be spent skiing at the limit. For example, freestyle skiers may spend only a few seconds each run riding boxes and rails.
Time spent on the SkiA Trainer is 100% focused. Ten minutes on the trainer is time spent (safely, and with a lot of fun) constantly balancing on the very limit of your ability – the benefit from this practice is equivalent to much more than an hour on the slopes.
Train and develop your skills before your trip with the SkiA Ski Trainer to get the most benefit from skiing, and really maximize the benefits of your investment in equipment and ski lessons or coaching. Get the most out of your skiing – forever.
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