The mission of the Skater’s Quest Spring Fitness Inline Training (FIT) Program is to equip inline skating enthusiasts with specific skills and exercises to meet their health and fitness goals whether it be to cross the finish line after participating in a skating event, lose weight, get in shape or simply improve inline skating skills. The 8-week FIT Program has been developed for you to compete in the half marathon at the annual Skate of the Union!
Training for the 2013 Spring FIT Program begins on Saturday, April 27th!
NEW – Skater’s Quest Fall Fitness Inline Training (FIT) Program! Instead of a finish line goal, the mission of the Skater’s Quest Fall FIT Program is to allow for skaters to focus on their endurance practices on their own and we specifically focus on increasing speed and power with Skills & Drills. During Sunday practices, the Skater’s Quest FIT Trainers and Mentors will break down the component parts of the speed skating forward push and provide many exercises to improve your skills. During Thursday practices, the FIT Trainers and Mentors will lead you in drills both on and off skates to help you increase your speed and knowledge with pacelines, plyometrics and interval training. This program is very flexible in that you can register for all 10 sessions, Sunday Skills Practices Only, Thursday Drills Practices Only, or, if you know exactly what you need, you can join us for single 1-hour practices.
Training for the 2013 Fall FIT Program begins on Sunday, August 11th!
We focus on the following components to enable you to achieve your fitness goals:
- ENDURANCE – These practices are designed to increase your endurance and achieve your mileage goals.
- BALANCE – Inline skating is balance in motion so we will provide drills to improve your balance on and off skates.
- POWER – These practices focus on developing your strength and speed through interval training and drills.
- FLEXIBILITY – You will work on overall flexibility and breathing to improve your overall performance.
You can make a positive change in your life while
- learning how to successfully train for a distance inline skating event,
- losing weight and get in shape,
- keeping motivated by training with others,
- receiving mentoring by experienced inline racers,
- following a customized inline training program,
- learning how to skate in a paceline,
- challenging yourself to skate more efficiently,
- achieving your goal of skating 13.1 miles at the Skate of the Union Race on June 24, 2012,
- joining the Skater’s Quest Skating Team with FREE membership in 2012!
A training schedule is provided for you to follow. The team meets for endurance and distance practices on Sundays at 8:00 AM at various locations in the Washington, DC Area.
Here are comments from Skater’s Quest FIT Graduates after successfully completing the FIT Program and even their first inline skating event:
“Basically, you took a 53-year old pudgy couch potato who had spent the previous five months at happy hours and in five months, took him from day-one on skates in a parking lot to the finish line of the Long Beach Marathon.”
“One of my New Year’s resolutions was to skate a marathon this year, and I’ve done it. I’ve been building up to it under the patient guidance of Krista and Skater’s Quest.”
“So, other than when I have spent money on my wife, the FIT program was the best $125 I have spent in a while.”
“In regards to the skaters around us in the open division, I sincerely feel like we had superior training. In fact, my most overpowering dominating thought from the race was that we had the best coach and the best training: period. Even now as I reflect back, I feel like we had a secret weapon or something. We have a huge advantage over the other skaters because of what the Skater’s Quest instructors teach us.”
“When I first learned to skate 2 years ago, I never thought that I would be skating in a marathon…This has been a great experience: completing my first marathon and more importantly, receiving support from fellow Skater’s Quest teammates. Thank you to the FIT Trainers and Mentors for training us well…My next training goal is to improve on my timing. I feel the need for speed.”
“I sincerely believe we had an advantage over a lot of other skaters due to our coaching, prep, and teamwork.”
“Our communication and preparation was awesome. There was more though. And it isn’t something I couldn’t necessarily put my finger on, but it was there. Unity. Confidence.”
“Knowing my teammate was right there…and because of the coaching, it really gave me an elevated sense of security and trust. I had so much more energy to focus on technique because I had the comfort of another Skater’s Quest teammate there with me.”
“It appears that this paceline stuff really works. There is no way that I could have made it along the beach at that rate if I had not been in a line for most of the way, not with that wind.”