Strength and Conditioning for Sliding Athletes

PowderStrong is back at Wasatch Fitness Academy for 2022, with some big shifts and improvements.

Again this year, we’re offering both our in-person group sessions in South Salt Lake, and an on-your-own version as well.

All the details are below!

What is PowerStrong?

PowderStrong is WFA’s seasonal program where we blend the best in strength and conditioning to give skiers and snowboarders their best-ever winter on the snow.

We keep our classes small – never more than 10 people in a session, so everyone gets the necessary coaching for good technique, modifications for injuries or limitations, and a chance to build friendships and meet others who live to spend their time in the mountains.

This isn’t endless squats and lunges – although we definitely use those exercises. 

We also build strength in the hamstrings and glutes to ensure knees are good-to-go all season. We build the postural muscles of the back so they don’t fatigue with long days in the powder and moguls. 

We even build the shoulders and arms for stronger poling on the skin track, and for the durability to not get hurt from a crash. 

And yes, we train the core. Oh, so much core.

Ready to get #powderstrong? Start here.

What are the workouts like?

PowderStrong sessions are all 60 minutes long, and start with a “flow” phase to get the major joints of the body moving. If it’s early and we just got out of bed, or it’s the end of a day spent sitting in front of the computer, we need to address that stiffness before we get into more challenging work.

We then go through a warm-up, usually about 10 minutes long, that addresses the muscles that we’ll use during that session.

Next, we have a block of strength work – focusing on two or three muscle groups or body parts, usually for about 20 minutes.

Then we spend another 20 minutes or so working on athleticism (jumping, explosiveness, balance, etc.) and/or chassis integrity (core strength from the hips to the shoulders).

Some sessions will feel harder than others, but every workout is designed specifically to build on the one before it, and to prepare for what’s coming next.

And every session is focused on preparing you for your strongest, fastest, and most fun winter in the snow.

Ready to go? Start here.

The details...location, schedule, cost.

Location: We’re at 3579 S. Main Street, in South Salt Lake. (Note: this is a new location since last winter – almost directly across the street.)

Schedule: Most sessions currently have space available; please use this form to start the sign-up process and ensure space is available for your preferred schedule.

  • Mondays: 6am, 6pm, and 7pm
  • Tuesdays: 6am and 7am
  • Wednesdays: 6am, 6pm, and 7pm
  • Thursdays: 6am and 7am
  • Fridays: 6am and 7pm
  • Saturdays: 9am
PowderStrong 2022 has officially started, but it’s not too late to join us; enrollment is open as long as space remains. We simply prorate the cost for you.

Our pre-season program comes to an end in the last week of December, when we’ll transition to in-season training to assist in recovery and the maintenance of strength through the season.

We offer options for training two, three, or more times each week with us in-person

Regardless of your choice, with your registration you’ll have access to the online programming as well, allowing you to follow along if you’re traveling, or miss a session for another reason. 

Cost: PowderStrong is priced based on the number of sessions you’d like to attend each week, whether you’d rather pay-in-full or in thirds:

  • For up to 2 sessions per week: starting at $34/week.
  • For 3 sessions per week: starting at $45/week.

Please use this form to begin the registration process and get #powderstrong.