Olympic skiers share skiing fitness tips

November 11, 2008 4:30:36 PM PST
If you're planning to hit the slopes this year or just want to have the body of a world class athlete, pay attention! Olympic skiers give their recommendations for getting your body into ski seaon-shape.

Jen Berg recommends a "Bongo" board:
"With the use of a bongo board I can demonstrate balance and core strength. I stand on this board while watching tv or just to clear my mind. I swear by it, that it has helped my balance and created additional fun in my life."
Website: Bongo Board Balance Board

Daron Rahlves recommends:

  • One leg bends
  • Lunges
  • Lateral moves
  • Squats

    Jonny Moseley recommends:

  • Plyometrics box jumps
  • Hill sprints

    Jen Berg Bio:
    With a multitude of Ski Magazine appearances and skiing for several film companies, not to mention her sixth Warren Miller movie, Jenn has continued to show her presence in the ski industry. After spending ten years in Truckee, CA, Jenn has made the move to Salt Lake City, Utah and now understands why. After an amazing winter with tons of snow, Jenn can be found skiing every inch that the Wasatch Mountains have to offer.

    Daron Rahlves Bio:
    Daron is the most decorated American Downhill and Super G skier in history. Daron has won 12 World Cup races and 28 World Cup podiums, has secured 7 US National Titles, and is the 2001 World Champion in Super G. Daron also received a Silver medal at the 2005 Worlds in DH and Bronze medal in GS. He was the winner of the legendary Hahnenkamm Downhill in 2003 and SG in 2004, along with 7 podium finishes in Kitzbuhel.

    Jonny Moseley Bio:
    In 1998, Jonny took home the gold medal for freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics leading him to become of one of the most impressive skiers with an ongoing list of titles and medals. Other career highlights include 4th place in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, champion of the 2000 U.S. Open, Big Air Silver Medalist at the1999 X Games and the 1998 World Cup moguls champion. He continues to do his weekly radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio and TV hosting work. Last summer, Jonny was a judge on ABC's Master of Champions. In 2005, he helped bring 200 tons of snow and 20 of the world's top skiers and snowboarders to Fillmore St. in San Francisco for an urban big air competition. Website: http://jonnymoseley.com/

    Event information:
    Warren Miller's Children of Winter:
    Website: http://www.warrenmiller.com
    Palace of Fine Arts: November 11th & 12th
    Castro Theater: November 13th & 14th


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