Train with CoolBoard Balance Board - more fun for longer on your skis
- reduce aches and pains
- increase balance
- strengthen knees, ankles, hips and spine
- increase core strength
- injury prevention
- greater proprioception
- increase muscle memory
- and a whole lot of fun in your living room
Recommended by The Times Ski & Fitness Experts!
CoolBoard is the most effective and fun way to train your body before your ski trip – and you can do it from the comfort of your home, gym or office.
Being physically prepared will increase your ski performance and stamina, reduce aches and pains, and lower the chance of injury.
When you're skiing your balance and strength are always working while constantly reacting to your skis moving beneath your feet - very similar to being on a CoolBoard - so your muscles and control can be honed before you hit the slopes.
This strength and balance calls on many parts of our fitness that often gets ignored for the rest of the year, so to get the most from your skiing it is well worth getting physically prepared.
The patented multi-directional movement of CoolBoard maximises these physical benefits, simultaneously training your balance, poise, joint strength and muscle strength all boosting your ability and confidence. This unique movement is also ideal if you're thinking of trying snowboarding.
Exercises done with CoolBoard - lunges, calf raises, squats and many more, become far more effective and fun while also being much better conditioning for the functional movements needed when skiing. The patented instability accelerates the impact of exercises unlike any other similar product.
The included 7-step workout will give you a good start in your ski fitness training, and try our Ski Specific Workout to give yourself the best pre-ski training.
The Times-On-Line had a panel of ski and fitness experts test CoolBoard alongside other ski and snowboard training products from £10 to over £1000... and came out recommending CoolBoard. They only recommended one other product that cost over 10 times as much!
The ski and fitness experts instantly felt CoolBoard working all the right muscles and balance for skiers and snowboarders, especially the all important but often overlooked joint stabilising muscles and the core. They also saw that the movement is perfect for snowboarders wanting better board control.
If you want an easy head start – get balancing... and you're serious about getting ski fit, follow our CoolBoard Ski and Snowboard Workout Plan as well.
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Skiing constantly loads your body eccentrically (off-balance), which you need to be prepared for. Research has shown that a weak core and/or joint stabilising structures are major contributions to ski related injuries – having a bulging quad doesn't necessarily mean you can control it!
Training with CoolBoard will target all the structures that enable you to hold correct form and protect you're joints - core strength, joint stabilisation, balance and proprioception - meaning you’ll be less likely to suffer an injury.
Re-injury is common when these aspects of strength haven’t been focused on during recovery, so if you’re recovering from injury, or think you have but occasionally feel a twinge... spend a bit of time training on a CoolBoard to give your body the best chance...