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Off-Trail Nordic Ski Training Options | Bruce Ski Club

by Barbara Gray

It has recently been brought to the club’s attention that there are other off snow options for nordic ski training when you can’t get to the trails. Owen Sound Fitness and Training and the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce both have obtained a new piece of nordic training equipment.

It’s called a Concept 2 SkiErg. The Concept 2 SkiErg  provides aerobic and strength benefits and is an excellent tool to enhance ski and other sport training. The SkiErg provides Sport-specific training using the poling motions that are integral to both techniques in Nordic Skiing. It also has a range of resistance similar to snow conditions.

The SkiErg helps to build strength and endurance by working the whole body in an efficient, rhythmic manner. There are a few video links provided for you to review. Owen Sound Fitness and Training offers a 2-week Free Trail Membership to the 24-hour access facility located in Owen Sound.