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Get a head start on winter conditioning with Vail program

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVAIL CO, Colorado
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VAIL – Train for the way up or the way down. The Vail Athletic Club (VAC) is offering an early winter training opportunity during the month of October, designed to kick-start personal fitness for the upcoming season. Winter conditioning at the VAC is functional, targets injury prevention and promises motivation and results. Small group classes begin Oct. 3.The VAC’s winter conditioning program is a weekly series of intense workouts in a small group setting (teams of six people), guided by a coach. The program is perfect for anyone preparing for downhill or uphill winter sports, or hoping to increase overall fitness and health. Participants choose their team training times – 7:15 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m., which take place each Monday and Thursday for four weeks during the month of October; workouts are approximately 45 minutes.Sessions feature a team component and participants will be committed to their workouts, their coach and their teammates for motivation, support and accountability. Workouts are scalable to participants of all fitness levels and experience, and coaches will help all participants reach individual goals.The cost is $50 per month for members and $200 per month for guests and includes two days of small-group training and personal coaching over a four-week period, as well as an initial and completion body composition analysis.The VAC, part of The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, has been offering functional training classes and winter conditioning sessions for many years. The club’s winter conditioning program is led by Drew Tarkington, head personal trainer at the VAC. Tarkington has a bachelors degree in exercise science and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine.For more information call 970-476-7960. For more information about The Vitality Center, visit or call 970-476-7960.

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