A Crash Course in Winter Sports

By: Lizz Marrs Email
By: Lizz Marrs Email

Winter Sports can make for a rush of adrenaline, but are you prepared to put on the skis?

On Saturday, October 17th, Crossroads Fitness Center held their 2009 Winter Sports Workshop that highlighted skiing, snowboarding, skating, hockey and more.

The focus of the day was to make the community prepared for a safe and productive sporting season.

Dr. Mitchell Copeland, a local orthapedic surgeon, says, "prevention is most key" as well as having the proper equipment for your sport and "basically being prepared." He stressed that through prevention and being prepared you could lessen your chances of injury, such as concussions, bruises, and sprains. Dr. Copeland gave a seminar on skating and focused primarily on taking preventative measures within the rink.

Dwayne Horn is the head trainer at the fitness center and he agreed you need to be prepared and aim for prevention, "listen to your body. When it tells you not to do something don't do it." He said even being a trainer, he learned a lot at the workshop. And what he enjoyed most was learning more about nutrition and next, he's going to buy the speaker's CD to learn even more about nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Dwayne was also a speaker, and he spoke on overactive or underactive muscles. His piece of advice for those who have a desk job is to do squats or lunges whenever possible for good conditioning.

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