Plan for Success!

As temperatures begin to drop and the holidays approach, most skiers are transitioning from on-the-water training to their offseason plan.

Although we recommend a trip to Martin County to escape the cold, we know that training in the gym is just as important. With that being said, here are a few things to think about when creating an offseason training plan.

Reason

What is the purpose? Every skier’s goal is to improve his or her practice and tournament scores next season. Having a plan to accomplish this is much more effective than sitting on the couch, eating Cheetos, and waiting for the water to warm up! 

Recover

One way to practice this is by scheduling weekly yoga or stretching sessions. Because waterskiing is a sport that repetitively uses the same muscle groups, it’s important to take time at the end of a long season to focus on recovery. This will help the body mend from lingering aches and pains and prepare you to train in the gym.

Regain 

Another way to optimize the offseason is by following an exercise program. Workout programs can focus on increasing strength, improving mobility, maintaining weight, etc. and all of these components can help you start the next season stronger. 

Regroup

Lastly, another way to prepare for spring skiing is by processing the good, the bad, and the ugly from this season. Writing out what went well, what technique concepts you learned, what you did to mentally prepare for tournaments, and what you would like to improve next season can help you regroup and start fresh again in the spring.

We’d love to be part of your offseason training plan. For questions and to learn more about skiing with us this winter, email info@hobelakeskiclub.com and check out our FAQ page.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The entire team at Hobe Lake Ski Club in South Florida wishes you a very happy and peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2019!

Wim and Steve MannSteve Mann ran the course for the second time ever at 68 years old and his wife Mickey captured it all. If there ever was a waterski ‘feel good’ video, this is probably it and we want to share it with you.

 

Enjoy the video and a big thumbs up to Mickey, Steve, and all our skiers that made 2018 so memorable.

We look forward to continue working with and for you in the new year!

— Wim

Wonderful ski weather continues!

Father and son Bud and Buddy Howard from Jupiter, Florida took advantage of the warm temperatures and great conditions to learn some new skills on the water.

Bud completed a full pass in the slalom course for the first time! Buddy got up on one ski, crossed the wakes and made the turn at the end of the lake.

triptych 2018-NovWe showed up at the lake with a smile and left laughing…we’re making memories here! Congrats guys!

—Wim

We Cancelled Winter This Year

We cancelled winter this year…

This week, the skiing has been fantastic!

Here on the Treasure Coast we’re now enjoying daytime high temperatures in the upper 80s, with nighttime lows in the lower 70s with moderate winds. The water feels so nice that we don’t want to leave the lake after skiing. We found time for playing and jumping off the dock earlier today. See what we mean »

Everybody is having a good time here at Hobe Lake so come and join us over the next few months…

We promise to try our best to keep winter away this year! 😉