AOA Welcomes SXS Fitness

COLLINGWOOD, ON (November 27th, 2017) — Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) welcomes SXS Fitness as a new partner providing resources and expertise to members of AOA in the areas of fitness, wellness and nutrition. The partnership will see SXS manage the spring and fall fitness testing events for AOA. Whereby, the testing protocols and data recording is conducted exclusively by SXS Staff. Additionally, SXS will be a regular contributor to AOA news with weekly tips on fitness techniques, overall wellness and nutrition.

SXS Fitness is owned and run by Stefan Overgaard who grew up ski racing in Southern Ontario and was a former member of the National Ski Team.  Today, Stefan continues to coach at the U16 level at Osler Bluff Ski Club on the weekends and, during the week trains many alpine skiers along with athletes from many sports including hockey, soccer, rugby, football, tennis, swimming, running, biking, figure skating, baseball and boxing, to name just a few.

Stefan is a former member of AOA, National Ski Academy and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. He is a former Canadian U19 overall Champion and graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with AOA.  We look forward to working with an organization that has been a big part of my life, both as an athlete and as a professional.” Stefan comments. “SXS is hoping to be a valuable resource for all athletes, parents and coaches. We are committed to producing a fitter, healthier and faster athlete, both on and off the hill.

AOA Executive Director Scott Barrett comments on this new partnership, “SXS Fitness fills the gap for AOA in providing off-season fitness training. We are striving to improve off-season training such that Ontario can excel and as a result sustain less injuries which in the long run can provide better results. Training for skiers is hugely important and we are confident that SXS Fitness will take the Fitness Testing and our off-season programs to the next level with standardized testing and data we can work off in the years to come!

Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 44-member clubs and over 30,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grass roots level to the elite level.

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For more information contact:
Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x132


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