Machine Spotlight: The SkiErg

If you think the temperatures in Dallas suddenly feel cold, they’re even colder in other states, which for many of our members means one thing: ski season is upon us. If you’ve been counting down the days for when you can head to the slopes in Colorado, Utah, or elsewhere, it won’t be long. However, even if you’re mentally ready for a change of scenery and the skiing experience, it’s important that your body is too. At SWEAT in Dallas, TX, we have the perfect cardio machine to prepare you for all your skiing adventures, and it’s called the SkiErg.

This machine was originally developed with those who cross-country ski in mind but has become a go-to for all types of skiers and workout enthusiasts. The SkiErg can give you a great cardio workout even if you don’t ski. 
If you’re bored with your standard cardio workouts, this machine will shock your body, engage different muscles, and strengthen your legs, arms, and core in a new way. Depending on how you use it and for how long, you can get in either an anaerobic or aerobic workout. 

How To Customize Your SkiErg Workout

One of the reasons that we love the SkiErg so much is that it is such a versatile machine. Men and women of all different fitness levels can use this unique piece of cardio equipment to improve their cardiovascular health and build, strengthen, and tone different muscles. A few minutes on the SkiErg delivers an intense full-body, low-impact workout, and unlike other cardio machines, there’s no way to “cheat” on this one. 

Once you begin your workout, you will be forced to fully commit to it because it will engage your entire body, and you won’t be able to give it anything less than 100 percent. So, whether you’re prepping for ski season or have no interest in skiing at all, you can add the SkiErg to your workouts to burn calories, build lean muscle, and increase your endurance.

Perform HIIT Intervals

HIIT workouts are perfect for those who want to focus on increasing endurance and burning fat, but if you’re not in the mood to sprint, you can still get in a sweaty HIIT workout using this machine. Focus on one-minute intervals with short rest periods; by the end, you’ll feel it. Forty seconds of all-out work followed by twenty seconds of rest for ten to twenty minutes will burn significant calories and increase your metabolic rate throughout the day.

Shake Up Your Cardio Routine

Dreading cardio workouts because you’re tired of the treadmill, the step mill, the elliptical, and every other cardio machine you’ve been using lately is a sign you have fallen into a cardio rut. If that’s the case, you need something different to motivate you and challenge your body in a new way. 
This machine is the perfect piece of equipment to do exactly that and will shake up your cardio workouts and get you out of that rut. Add five to ten minutes of the SkiErg into your routine, and you’ll see and feel the difference. 

Make It Part of Your Restorative Workouts

One of the benefits of this machine is that it can help those suffering from an injury or with certain physical limitations preventing them from performing certain workouts still get in their cardio workouts. It delivers a low-impact workout that increases heart rate and strengthens and tones different muscle groups without requiring excessive force on your joints or worsening any pre-existing injuries or conditions.

Intensify Your Ab Workouts

SkiErg intervals can take your ab workouts to the next level. Add a few minutes to the end of each abdominal circuit to engage your core muscles, increase your heart rate, and make all your ab exercises harder and even more effective.

Learn From the Best

Trying out a new machine can be intimidating, and if you don’t want to experiment with the SkiErg out of fear of embarrassing yourself or doing it wrong, you’re not alone. If you want to add the SkiErg to your workouts but don’t know how or don’t want to attempt it on your own, we have experienced personal trainers on-site who can help. They will develop personalized workout routines that will prepare you for ski season and help you reach all of your fitness goals. 

Our trainers can help you master this machine, use the right form, and improve your cardiovascular fitness and core strength so that you’ll never feel winded after a day on the slopes. One-on-one training sessions can also be the difference between making the same New Year’s resolution every year and finally reaching and setting new fitness goals.

Add a SkiErg Workout to Your Cardio Routine

The gym environment can be intimidating, but at SWEAT, our goal is to change that. Whether you’re looking for a gym atmosphere that will motivate you and inspire you to work harder, or you want to work with a personal trainer to learn how to use specific machines and proper form to reach a goal or recover from an injury, we have all the tools you need to succeed. Contact us today at SWEAT in Dallas, TX, to learn more about our memberships and to schedule your first personal training session.