Loppet Foundation

The Loppet Ski Club presents Aging as Athletes

This article was posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Aging as Athletes is a lecture Series to share knowledge and strategies for those who are living in the new era of aging. Jamie Peters, M.D. is board certified in both sports medicine and family medicine and specializes in the non-surgical care of joints, muscles, bone and all musculoskeletal conditions for athletes and those of all ages who desire to maintain and improve their level of physical activity. He and his team from Sports and Orthopedic Specialists will lead a series of three interactive talks that will enlighten and prepare you for your journey of aging as an athlete. The series is free to Loppet members and their guests and is recommended for anyone who will age (everyone!) and has vision for an active life well beyond 50.

Sessions will be held at the Wirth Chalet Fireplace Room and all start at 7:00 pm

  • Session 1 Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
  • Session 2 Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Session 3 Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Session 4 February 25th, 2016

Join The Loppet Ski Club for the final  session of : Aging as Athletes

 Thursday, February 257PM Wirth Chalet

Okay, you’ve skied the Loppet, maybe; skied the Birkie, again, maybe; but even if you haven’t, you’ve been skiing all season and the body (yes, even your body) might be starting to ache a little. What to do? How to stay healthy and maybe avoid shoulder, back, hip or knee trouble through the off-season?

Aging as Athletes will be presenting some active “on-the-floor” exercises to help protect our joints and muscles as we go about otherwise abusing our bodies with off-season dryland training and other sports activities. Our lead physical therapist will be with us to put us through our paces (in a nice way). Bring a yoga mat or pad; dress for a workout.

Brooke Darst Rice will be with us.  She is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics, cancer rehabilitation, and pelvic health. Brooke is also a cycling instructor at the YWCA of Minneapolis and participates regularly in recreational running, triathlon, and alpine skiing. At 33, Brooke put her 2008 federal tax rebate to good use and purchased her first pair of skate skis. You can see her on the trail, learning more every day.