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Skating to Get Fit or Stay Fit Skating for fitness is the reason why many people choose to skate. Which, by the way, is a really great reason! Skating is a full-body, easy-on-the-joints workout that can improve cardiovascular respiratory function, muscle strength and endurance and body composition. Skating takes us out of the fitness center and allows us to move freely into beautiful (think parks) or exciting (think city/urban) outdoor settings.
A Good Pair of Skates To start your training you will need a good pair of skates. When it comes to skates, for the most part, "you get what you pay for" and it is best to find a pair that fit properly and are of high quality. For a high quality pair of skates that you can count on to take your where you want to roll consider checking out Rollerblade.com. Rollerblade is a 2016 ICP Premiere Sponsor.
Mastering the Basics The success of any fitness routine is based on one’s ability to carry it out. So where do you start? Mastering some of the basics of moving, stopping, and turning will give you the confidence to take your skating to the parks and streets where you can skate for longer periods of time improving your level of fitness.
Brake vs. No Brake If you are a beginner to intermediate level skater it is highly suggested that your skates have a brake attached-at least in the beginning. If they do not (look in the box, it should be there), you may want to see if you can get one for your skates.
Getting Out There-Where to Skate Your wheels were made to roll so provided you are familiar with the basics let’s get moving!
Skating can be done in a variety of locations. A park trail or path along side the beach can provide a safe, smooth and predicable course that will allow you to concentrate on your technique while taking in the beautiful surroundings.
But if that kind of skate isn’t available to you, why not skate where you are?
City or Urban Skate One reason runners love to run is because it is easy. Just put on the running shoes and out the door you go! Minimal prep and travel time and maximal satisfaction knowing that your workout is a door step away. Skating can also be that simple. It really can be. Provided you are comfortable with the controlling your speed and stopping city or urban skating is a great way to explore your surroundings.
Slowly building your confidence in negotiating your surroundings while on skates will help ensure that your time on skates is safe and enjoyable.
Click HERE for a listing of Level 1 Skating Skills that provide the basic skills you will need for a positive experience on skates. Would like some one-on-one attention or interested in preparing your skating skills for an upcoming instructor certification program to become "ICP Certified"? Click HERE for our Global Instructor Directory to find an instructor near you!
Please contact the ICP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 216 261 3438