Ski Babes: Online Training for Winter Strength & Resilience

 

 

winter is more fun when you're fit & strong

More strength, less injuries. More fun, less fear. #YouGotThis

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building the strength we need for winter

winter can be really fun — especially with the right preparation

Winter sports demand a ton from our bodies, and injuries are common. And colder temperatures and longer nights can drag at mood & energy.

Luckily, we're not alone and we know what works. For many of us, staying active & getting outside regularly are important pieces of the winter wellness puzzle.

And that's where Ski Babes comes in.  

ski babes can help you have the winter you've been hoping for

Our online training will help you build the strong muscles and the resilient (and self-compassionate) mindset you need to have an incredible winter filled with joyful memories of winter ski days, mushing adventures, and snow angels — all without injuries and with the feeling of confidence and trust in your body.

Watch this quick 1-minute video to learn what Ski Babes is all about.

 

Join us for the Midwinter Session (six-weeks) or combine the Mid and Late Winter Sessions to save!

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“I’m back to doing the things I love!”

"Before Ski Babes (then Summer Strong), my 47-year-old body was telling me it was time to scale back. No longer the case! I was able to rebuild a bunch of muscles that I THOUGHT I was maintaining with other exercises. Now I’m back to doing the things I love, and feel a lot less joint pain while hiking, skiing, and biking."

Kris

Outdoor Business Owner

 

 

 

the goal

Burn off stress & build functional strength (power, endurance, tensegrity, and mental stamina) so you can avoid injury and fully enjoy your time outside this winter.

It's hard to have fun outside when your body is tired or hurt; instead, we'll build our strength in the living room so when it's time to play we're ready!

Sarah Holding a Workout pose

the plan

Focused & light-hearted bodyweight workouts designed to keep your body challenged & discharge stress while building the kind of strength you need for outdoor adventures AND winter resilience.

  • Stream your 35-45 minute workouts
  • Train three days/week
  • Three six-week periodized training rounds (see visual below) that progress through the winter
  • Join for multiple training cycles or just one. **We encourage the Full Season package for best results & the best deal!**
  • Train mental strength & nervous system capacity alongside physical strength
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get ready to be surprised at how quickly you feel yourself getting stronger!

You can anticipate the good-kind-of-sore, on the way to gaining functional strength, mobility, and endurance. And you'll increase stability & alignment in your movements, helping prevent injuries and keep you playing in the mountains for years to come.

outdoor rec-specific exercises

Build form, alignment, & muscle memory for summer recreation fun. Practicing outdoor movements while we're inside helps our body lay down the neuropathways it'll need to react quickly on the trail. You'll feel the difference in your skiing, snowboarding, skating, & fat biking adventures!

build your nervous system capacity

Using Mindful Interval Training and embodiment practices, you'll build awareness of how your nervous system reacts under stress AND practice expanding its capacity. When our nervous systems have more capacity, everything is easier. You may notice less fear, less overwhelm, more energy, and more ability to speak your mind.

break free from workout perfectionism

Ski Babes does not need to be done perfectly in order to get results. Instead, we're unlearning the "no pain, no gain" mentality we've been taught by bro-fitness culture, embracing messy workouts, and learning to listen to and trust our bodies. And we still get strong -- but without the shame cycle.

get strong, complete your stress cycles, & keep up with your friends (and kids!)

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ski babes builds
functional strength using a
periodized training plan.

one training cycle

Six-week
training cycles

Each cycle increases in difficulty, progressing to its own training peak.

Outdoor rec-specific exercises that help build the muscle memory you need for enjoyable & injury-free time outside.

Workouts help integrate outdoor adventure training into busy lives.

periodized training plan

three cycles build
through the winter

Exercises & fitness levels increase as the season progresses.

We'll build muscles and nervous system capacity together through the winter, so by the end of the season you're surprised by your strength & ability to do hard things -- both in the mountains and in daily life.

time for rest & trips

trips are part
of the plan

Rest & adventure are an integral part of the Ski Babes Training Plan!

We'll learn how to incorporate Active Recovery & Long Days Outside, so gains are sustainable and we don't overtrain or burn out.

And we'll complete our stress cycles so we can manage midwinter mood & energy slumps, backcountry fear, and Weakest Link Syndrome.

ski babes come in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, & abilities.

My teaching style is down-to-earth, body-positive, and mental health-informed so you feel uplifted & powerful at the end of each workout.

You won't find any body-shaming, comparison, or pressure to override your body's signals here.

Instead, I coach using positive encouragement that helps you listen to your body & find the right challenge level for you. I promise to deliver an encouraging push when you need it, as well as reminders that "moving is winning" and "you've got this" as your body adjusts to the workouts.

And yes, we have badass winter athletes inside, but don't be intimidated by that. We also have new moms, weekend warriors, and even people who "dread winter." The workouts are super adaptable to meet your body where it's at and help you move toward your goals, from the big ski adventures to family outings to coping with winter mental health.

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Sarah M. Testimonial

when you join today,
you'll receive these amazing bonuses:

bonus #1

nordic ski skills with holly brooks

Holly joins Ski Babes to help us improve the technical side of nordic skiing. She'll be sharing drills and skills to improve your skate and classic ski technique. Holly is a two time Olympian (Vancouver 2010 & Sochi 2014) and former professional athlete & ski coach. She is a super-Ski Babe!

bonus #2

alpine ski skills with bre donovan

We're bringing on a ski-school expert to help us improve the technical side of alpine skiing. Bre has been a ski coach for 18 years, working primarily with women skiers. Bre has tons of tips, strategies, and drills designed to take your alpine skiing to the next level. 

alpine ski skills with bre donovan
bonus #3

outdoor allyship interview series

Learn how to do your part to create an outdoor recreation culture where everyone is welcome. We'll bring in a new expert each round to talk allyship and social justice with the goal of promoting equity, decolonization, and liberation for all. And you'll get access to our ever-growing library of past speakers.

bonus #4

modification series with sarah

Find the appropriate modifications for your needs with this helpful bonus series. Anyone with past injuries, imbalances, or aches & pains can benefit from adapting exercises to their specific body's limitations. Special modifications for sore/weak wrists, ankles, knees, shoulders, and pre/post natal fitness are included.

bonus #5

follow-through strategies with sarah

The ability to follow through on what we start may be the most important thing in our efforts to improve our bodies and our lives. In this bonus we'll explore your personality type using the Four Tendencies and how working with your personality instead of against it can help you establish follow-through plans that work for your individual needs.

bonus #6

community forum with everyone

Our online Ski Babes Community is the place to connect with members in your local area and around the globe. We've moved our community off Facebook and into a private platform that allows for less distraction, more intimacy, and more privacy. We'll share wins, provide accountability & support, and inspire each other with our adventures. It's a great way to interact with like-minded folks online without the stress of social media. The community is one of the highlights of this program!!

community forum with everyone

money-back guarantee

I believe in this program 100%, but if Ski Babes isn't a fit for you we offer a money-back guarantee. We all have different bodies and minds, and we've all been through different things. Only you know what's best for your body, and I'll always encourage you to speak up for your needs.

Clarisa

"this program took me
to the next level."

“It is rare to find such great explanations and details, which is especially helpful when trying new exercises. I’m excited and encouraged to see how strong I am getting. I’ve worked out consistently in gym classes for the last 15 years, but this program took me to the next level.”

Clarisa

we love seeing all the ways Ski Babes enjoy winter!

Join us for the Midwinter Training Cycle

and/or Late Winter, too!

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hello, i'm sarah!

I am a mental health-informed adventure fitness trainer from Alaska. I founded Mind & Mountain because the confidence I built through outdoor recreation changed my life — and I want the same for you. 

Outside time is awesome, but it's not always easy. Often it requires us to dig deep, confront our fears, and rise to the challenge. Our experience of that challenge is influenced by our identities, privileges, and the state of our nervous system — and while that can be hard (to say the least), we can also learn to work skillfully with (and change!) these realities. 

That's why at Mind & Mountain, we're focused on helping you get strong, take really good care of yourself, and have more fun outside. And together, we'll build an outdoor recreation culture where everyone is welcome. 

Learn more about me

you'll also get to work with:

Shanique

Anti-Diet Nutrition Coach

Shanique teaches our weekly Ski Babes Nutrition Modules

Vanessa

Community Manager Extraordinaire

Vanessa holds space for our members inside the Ski Babes community

 

Movement Teachers

Ntathu, Aaliyah, Jenny, Bridget, & Meghan teach live workouts & Active Recovery meditation & yoga sessions

sistering support equity fund

"Sistering" is a building term in which a beam that's holding up too much weight is supported by additional beams on either side. This metaphor conveys what we're after with this support: helping carry some of the burden through equity pricing for BIPOC & others who have been under-represented in the outdoor rec world, as well as those who have expressed financial need.

For those who would like to contribute to this effort, there is an option to donate to the Sistering/Equity Fund as part of your Ski Babes registration. 

Apply for Sistering Support & Equity Pricing

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frequently asked questions

I live, work, and play on the unceded land of the Dena'ina people. I'm committed to using my life and work to create a world where colonization and oppression are no longer normal or possible. #decolonize #indigenize #unlearning