Strength and Conditioning
Strength, conditioning and flexibility are all important components of what makes a skater successful. We train skills off the ice to enhance on-ice skills and protect the skater against injury.
Off – ice training is an essential component of a skater’s day to day training.
Certified by the American Council on Exercise since 2003, Amanda is equipped to assess athletes and design programing relevant to the skater’s age, skating level and desired goals.
Amanda is also certified as a health coach. This certification includes a nutritionist background to help the skaters know what they need to fuel their body for their sport. Training also required knowledge in the area of psychology to understand how to motivate athletes to change their habits to support their sports goals.
Edge IQ offers several different opportunities for assessing and addressing skater strength, conditioning, and flexibility.
- Physical Assessments of strengths and weaknesses
- Program design for turning weak points into strong points
- In person and virtual classes
- Paid access to video links for classes to view when your schedule permits
- At home workout plans periodized according to your competitive schedule
Competitive figure skating is a combination of ballet and gymnastics, with the beauty of gliding flow on ice. This means skaters are evaluated based on the level of extension, strength and poise of every skill they execute. Every fingertip placement, every toe point are all judged during a performance. The practice of Ballet allows the skater to study these movement patterns within their own body and learn how to create beautiful positions on the ice.
Having an instructor that understands ballet and how aspects of the art translate to skating is highly important for effective execution. This is the difference between a standard ballet class and a ballet for figure skaters class.
Edge IQ makes sure the ballet instructor we recommend has these exceptional attributes and can translate these specific skills to the needs of each skater.
Communication between the instructor and the coach is vital to correcting issues unique to each individual skater.
On ice lessons with the ballet instructor are helpful for connecting the work being done off the ice to elements on the ice.
In- person ballet lessons are available by group or on an individual basis.
(Virtual lessons available during pandemic restrictions)