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Training and Consultation Services


Sk8Strong's professionals are available for individual assessments and one-on-one or group off-ice training sessions to personalize your training experiences and give your off-ice training program a supervised edge.

NEW!! Online training through Zoom: www.sk8strong.com/onlinetraining.html

Lauren Downes, MSPT, owner of Sk8Strong, is available to travel for seminars, assessments, and consulting.   For more information about Sk8Strong training, contact Lauren at (413)262-7053 or at lauren@sk8strong.com

PRIVATE OR GROUP TRAINING  Included in private or group sessions are plyometric, functional strength training, core, and flexibility exercises that are figure-skating specific.  Incorporate the use of balance boards, medicine and physioballs, sport cords, foam rolls, hurdles, and more to make training a beneficial but fun experience.

INDIVIDUALIZED FITNESS PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS  Lauren conducts individualized assessments to develop a personalized exercise program and determine a skaters' strengths, weaknesses, and alignment issues.  Skaters will receive a program specific to their deficits and weaknesses, as well as a copy of the Sk8Strong manual and discount on Sk8Strong DVDs.   Lauren is based in Massachusetts, and will travel for a group of skaters or club who is interested in individualized assessments, or you may schedule an appointment in Massachusetts. 

OFF-ICE TRAINING CONSULTING SERVICES  Lauren is available as a consultant to you, your rink, or your club to develop a comprehensive, top-notch off-ice training program for your skaters. Sk8Strong will travel to your rink, or provide phone consultations to help you develop a program suitable for your skaters.

For information about Lauren's interactive seminars and workshops,   CLICK HERE  

Stephen Conca, NASM-PES, helped with the direction of Sk8Strong DVDs, and is the director of strength and conditioning at Conca Sport and Fitness in West Springfield, MA.  He provides programs for athletes of all levels in personal or group settings.  For more information about Conca Sport and Fitness programs, contact Steve at (413) 351-5266