Seniors / Masters-MD Group
Alaska Winter Stars provides masters and seniors from recreational skiers looking to improve basic technique and fitness, to elite skiers racing every weekend or hoping to top their Tour of Anchorage age class. Our main objective is to provide year-round professional training for cross country skiers and to improve not only their skiing level but also strength, conditioning, and mobility within the context of Nordic skiing. An active lifestyle is important for seniors and masters to stay in good shape, extend mobility of joints, and exercise their cardiovascular system. Cross-country skiing provides an exercise for all major muscle groups, and it is one of the most beneficial forms of sports activity. For some athletes, our program will be just a fun form of sport activity in their daily life, and for some it will be in pursuit of a more serious cross-country result goals. Whatever the reason, we will assist you in reaching your goals and we hope that you find our program fulfilling. We are also available for waxing assistance and race support for most local races
Mid-Day Group: The Senior/Masters Mid-Day group meets from 12-1pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. In the Spring, Summer, and Fall we focus on strength, balance, and coordination through running and bounding with ski poles and a circuit strength routine. During the winter the Mid-Day group skis both in the classic and skate techniques at Hillside Park.
Evening Group: Alaska Winter Stars has and is currently producing Nationally recognized Master Skiers! Our evening group is a great place for skiers of all abilities looking to push the envelope a bit to reach their athletic goals. The Evening Masters Group generally does strength and running with ski poles or hillbounding Mondays and Wednesdays, rollerskiing Tuesdays and Friday, and a Saturday morning “Over-Distance” workout. We would like to offer this 5x per week program to everyone; even if you do not want to rollerski we can arrange alternate supervised workouts, please email us if you would like to hear more about this option.
Mid-Day Group +Evening: 2 Mid-day workouts + 1 additional evening circuit workout at Kincaid Annex (3 days option)
· Workouts 4-5 times a week
· Year round coaching and racing support
· Technique and skill development and improvement
· Video analysis
· Endurance and strength improvement
Our goal is to encourage a healthy lifestyle by staying active and provide a fun social environment.