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Dogma Athletica offers twice-weekly conditioning program for mature skiers

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Dogma Athletica trainer Brendan Finneran will lead a Masters Ski Conditioning Program starting Monday, Nov. 2.
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What: Masters’ 50-plus Ski Program, led by trainer Brendan Finneran.

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 17 (no class on Thanksgiving Day).

Where: Dogma Athletica, 137 Main St., Unit G-001, Edwards.

Cost: $300 for Dogma Athletica members and $450 for nonmembers (the nonmember price includes a full seven-week membership to Dogma Athletica).

More information: Contact Dogma manager Samantha to sign up at 970-688-4433 or samanthadogma@gmail.com.

EDWARDS — This season, Dogma Athletica is offering a unique ski-conditioning program for mature skiers. Many ski-conditioning programs are based on bounding and jumping drills that are not always appropriate for older skiers with joint sensitivities. This seven-week program is geared toward people ages 50 and older, who can benefit from modifications to traditional ski-conditioning exercises.

Mondays during the program will focus on functional strength, and Thursday’s focus will be balance, mobility and agility. The combination of these training facets is key for keeping participants injury-free this season. Brendan Finneran, one of Dogma’s head trainers, is excited about leading the twice-weekly sessions.

“When we started to conceptualize this year’s ski-conditioning program, we talked to our members and realized there was something missing for older skiers,” he said.

A bonus for participants is the small class size. Finneran promises lots of individual attention to ensure each participant gets the necessary direction on form and technique.

“By limiting the class size to eight, I can view everyone’s execution to make sure they’re safe and getting maximum benefit from each exercise,” he said.

In addition to the twice-weekly sessions, Finneran will assign home workouts to prepare participants for their best snow season yet. The comprehensive program is beneficial for skiers of all ability levels, and Finneran hopes that participants can form a camaraderie that translates to shared ski dates this season.

For more information on the program and Dogma Athletica, visit http://www.dogmaathletica.com.