Ski Fit is over, now what?

By Crystal Wright It’s a common belief that once you participate in preseason training, you are set for the season and see no reason to maintain your strength gains. For example, our ski fitness, an 8-week program in the fall, is sold out every year. However, many believe that once the 8-week commitment is over…

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Lights Out!

By Pip Hunt “You can sleep when you’re dead.” How many times have we all been told this? Whether it’s a night out on the town, an early morning adventure, or taking a day off to relax, Jackson isn’t a town that condones taking it easy. It’s a wonder we’re not all walking around like…

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Athlete Profile: Kyle Dowman

This past spring I enrolled in Crystal’s six week “Bike Fitness” class. I thought it would be a nice way to kick start my season and shake those off-season cobwebs from my legs. After about a million kettle bell swings and burpees, the snow started to melt and I was finally able to get out…

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Hip and Knee Replacement, Part II

By Nina Clark, CSCS   Prosthesis The prosthesis , or artificial joint, is inserted into the body to replace the damaged portion of the joint. There are two main fixations, cement or cementless. In 1977, designs made it possible for the implant to attatch directly to the bone without using cement.  The porous texture around…

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Hip and Knee Replacement, Part I

Hip and Knee Joint Replacements and Recovery By Nina Clark, CSCS Introduction to a total joint Replacement: Today over 760,000 Americans undergo joint replacement surgery in one form or another each year (AAOS Department of Research and Scientific Affairs, 2002). According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 52% of surgeries in 2002 were knee…

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