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On the Snow, ski fitness

It was a Hot summer Night and the Beach was Burning.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: lost for words in hell.

On the Snow has teamed up with US Ski Team members to create a series of videos to show us ‘mortals’ a thing or two about ski fitness: Don’t forget, this gym ball challenge is not supposed to be easy.

Summer is now at its height in Europe; long hot days, green mountains and the closest I get to snow is ice-cream; not so bad then.

But, Summer being at its height also means we’re turning the corner and Winter is on its way – hurray!

I’ve noticed the likes of Chill Factore putting out special offers to attract us to their indoor slopes in the off-season and organisations like Visit Tirol telling us how wonderful the mountains are in the Summer ; this is great, but to be in shape for the ski season you really need to hit the exercise mat.

The gym ball challenge is three exercises with a ball work on your gluts, hamstrings, core strength and lower back. It looks so easy, but do it right and it’s not, and it works!

You can do two of the three exercises using a chair to support your legs if you don’t have a gym ball. To really ‘feel the burn’ you need a ball: Gym balls aren’t expensive, get one, you know you want to!

If you’re starting to feel it and know you need to do more, check out lots of other ski fitness challenges.

pop  trivia: Meat Loaf gave us “It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning” from ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth’, the first single off his 1977 album ‘Bat Out of Hell’.
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