Who participates in the Get Fit to Ski program?

Belinda J. Gabbe, Caroline F. Finch

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Abstract

The Get Fit to Ski program, run by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, is a pre-season conditioning program designed for, and marketed to, alpine sports participants. This paper describes the characteristics of Get Fit to Ski program participants in Melbourne during 1997. All participants were surveyed prior to commencement of the program to determine their demographics, skiing experience, recent injury history, self-perceived fitness level and expectations of the program. Descriptive statistics and chi-square tests were used to analyse the data. Mostly, participants are experienced skiers from a professional background who attend the program to improve their fitness and recovery for subsequent days of skiing. Understanding the characteristics of program participants helps with marketing and program development which could potentially result in a greater number of satisfied participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Physiotherapy
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Education
  • Skiing
  • Snow
  • Sports medicine

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