RIDGE Coach Tips

Yoga for Mountain Athletes with RIDGE Coach Cat Jenks

Yoga plays a central roll in RIDGE's mountain athlete training programs. We utilize weekly yoga sessions with our in-house yoga coach Cat Jenks to help prevent injury by developing flexibility, increasing body awareness, and promoting restoration and recovery. During the fall and winter semesters, as we ramp up our mountain sports training, our yoga sessions focus on restoration and  recovery.

Here's a 10 minute 'Yoga for Mountain Athletes' session that you can try during your own training periods, on a rest day, or even in an airport while you're traveling.

How do You Prepare for winter? Part II

RIDGE Coaches constantly think about mountain sports- it's in their blood. As we edge closer to the winter we've all got snow on our minds. In this two part series titled: 'How Do You Prepare For Winter?', two RIDGE coaches share their thoughts about how to best prepare for winter.

In Part II of 'How Do You Prepare For Winter?', RIDGE Coach Cat Jenks discusses her approach to preparing for ski season...

On Not Dreading The Rest Day

After multiple back-to-back seasons guiding and coaching in the mountains, I feel that I may now have the authority to speak in favor of the rest day- A day I had avoided like the plague in the past. Simply put, a rest day is a ‘day-off’ from mountain sports. Over the years, I’ve noticed that injuries and infamous ‘tweaks’ begin to build up and hinder my performance after multiple back-to-back long days in the mountains.

The 3 Best Yoga Poses for Mountain Athletes

RIDGE Mountain Academy trains well rounded athletes.  We focus on training hard while building strength and technique. RIDGE prioritizes taking care of an athlete’s body through our Health and Nutrition programs and our Yoga for Athletes program. These programs allow each student athlete to reach their full potential in the mountains.