Europe feels like it was so long ago- I have thrown myself right back into training and things are looking great for the upcoming season in Perisher!
I had roughly one week ‘off’ when I returned home, then resumed training under the watchful eye of my strength and conditioning coach John Marsden. I have been doing all sorts of training- Strength, yoga, aerobic, indoor, outdoor, land and water based! It has been really fun training again and it is even better now that the other winter sports athletes have rolled back into town from their own successful winter seasons The moral is high on the northern beaches!
I have also resumed training for the younger generation-TeamSami personal training and group training has kicked off with numerous Sydney based athletes also preparing for the domestic season. The first Ski & Snowboard Australia Strength & Conditioning testing is this weekend in Narrabeen. We have a large number of athletes who will be put through their paces over two weekends, aiming to pass the benchmarks for International competition. This is a great initiative by SSA and it is so beneficial to all athletes- Fit, healthy and happy kids equal fast, strong and capable athletes!
(What are the benchmarks? Click here for more information.)
I head to Melbourne next week for the Olympic Winter Institute of Sport athlete induction week, followed by the Ski & Snowboard Australia Awards night. I am excited to be the Ski Cross nominated athlete for the Athlete of the Year award. Tickets are available online- Click Here.
TeamSami Sunday Sessions resume mid may too- There sessions are held weekly and are a chance for athletes to get together before the season and knock a training session out of the way together! (Click here for registration)
I did some media appearances for the National Stroke Foundation and Priceline on Channel 7, promoting Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check. It is amazing how many people don’t know what their blood pressure is- or what it should be. Did you know that getting your Blood Pressure Checked is one of the easiest ways to see if you are at risk of a Stroke? Head to any Priceline Pharmacy for a FREE Blood Pressure check today! Click here to find your nearest location.
I can’t wait to get back on snow in June at Perisher. Time for everyone to have their fingers and toes crossed for a snowy winter!
PS: I have a really exciting announcement coming soon... Stay tuned!!!