Following up from one of my recent articles in 32 Degrees, George and I recently sat down to chat about teaching kids to snowboard for the PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcast. Check out my article, tune in to the podcast, and then let me know your thoughts on teaching the extra young kiddos to snowboard!
In this episode of First Chair, Last Call George and I dive into return instructor training and how it sets the tone for a great season. Listen in for how you, as a returning instructor can make the most from it and get psyched to introduce more people to the sport this winter!
Get ready for your upcoming winter! Dust out the cobwebs, set your goals, and prep for your teaching season with the “back-to-school” tips in our latest episode of First Chair, Last Call.
My latest episode of Last Call on the PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcast is up! This one is all about my experience learning to wakefoil on Slingshot’s Wakefoiler, the benefits that you can receive from trying new activities, and how e-learning opportunities can help you (or your students) get a leg up on learning something new.
Wakefoiling is a totally different sensation, and has been challenging and rewarding to learn. Have you tried wakefoiling? Let me know in the comments
Have a listen, and then check out the video from a recent wakefoil session!
PSIA-AASI just dropped another edition of our First Chair, Last Call podcast. This one ties into PSIA-AASI’s new vision statement “Adventures in Education,” and is about following your passion, pathways to a career in the industry, and a little of my journey through the industry. Read more “First Chair, Last Call: Passion, Career Paths, and Adventures in Education”
Lots of companies talk about work-life balance, but few do it as literally as Fluidstance. Fluidstance makes a series of balance boards designed for working at a standing desk, or anywhere you want to add a little movement into standing tasks.
I’ve been using a standing desk in my home office for several years now, ever since the “Sitting is Killing You” infographic came out in 2011. The infographic makes some rather bold announcements like “Sitting increases risk of death up to 40%,” and “Sitting makes us fat,” but does a really good job of highlighting some of the changes we’ve experienced as our jobs have become more dependent on computers.
I enjoy being on my feet. I guess it comes with the territory when spending 150+ days snowboarding and skiing, and another 50 days a year paddleboarding, surfing, hiking, and camping. But along with the adventures comes plenty of time at a desk. Whether it’s sitting down to type up a recent adventure, or at the computer for my role as Manager of Training for the Vail Ski & Snowboard School, there’s no escaping some amount of time spent in front of the screens.
Following up on my article on paddleboarding as a great activity for training ski and snowboard fitness and balance in the Spring issue of 32 Degrees, George Thomas and sat down a couple weeks ago to record another podcast for our Last Call edition of PSIA-AASI’s First Chair. Hope you enjoy it, let me know if there are things you want George and I to chat about in our next podcast!