Telemark Team Members Share Their Fitness Workouts

PSIA Telemark Team members stayed fit this summer, pairing regular workouts alongside a steady regimen of just plain work.

“The summer is busy for me,” said new PSIA Telemark Team member Keith Rodney. “I’m a builder, so May through October are my busy months at work.”

“When I’m not working, I spend most of my time on my SUP with some running and biking on the side,” Keith said. “I even participate in some SUP races throughout the summer.”

In Oregon, PSIA Telemark Team Coach Gregory Dixon ran the Mt. Bachelor Mountain Bike alongside former PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team member Joshua Spoelstra.

“We do the best we can to keep up with the Bend youth,” said Gregory. “In my late 40’s I’ve learned to catch more air and rip through corners faster than ever, just trying to keep up with the local eight-year-olds.”

He and his wife have also been going to a “CrossFitesk” gym. “I was an avid lifter in my youth, but it has gone by the wayside in adulthood,” Gregory said. “This has been a game/life changer for me. I have been dealing with back, knee, and shoulder injuries that have limited my ability to have fun and to do my job. When COVID hit, I had free time and decided to try and piece myself back together with daily workouts in my garage.”

“Then last fall, a team member from Bachelor opened up a CrossFit gym,” Gregory continued. “My wife and I gave it a go, and we’re still going nine months later!”

Gregory said he has developed mobility, endurance, and awareness of his body, and has enjoyed taking instruction and learning new movements.

“In our profession we always talk about the importance of being a student,” Gregory said. “I can’t support that notion enough. I have a stronger appreciation for how we best absorb information, and how we translate that into action.”