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Jean Sapula

Name Jean Sapula

What do you do professionally in the snowboarding world?
AASI snowboard instructor at Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT.......Strength and conditioning specialist, working with all athletes, but especially with snowboarders and skiers.

Started riding in what year?
1989

Where did you grow up?
East Hartford, CT

Live now?
East Granby, CT

Fave places to ride?
Grand Targhee, WY;  Solitude, UT

Do you warm up each day before you ride?
Most times

If so, what do you do to warm up?
Lower body work, squats, lunges, to get the blood moving, then a bunch of stretches.

How keep in shape in season?
With coreboard training classes and indoor climbing wall at the gym, lifting weights, not real heavy, just for maintenance.

How keep in shape for snowboarding out of season?
I do a lot of fun, summer stuff, like kayaking, mt. biking, hiking, along with  vew-do board and core training, and yes,  more weights.

Do you ever get bummed out about your riding, and why?
I get more bummed  about the fact I'm not living out west ripping through a foot of fresh powder on a daily basis.

How do you fix it?
Do a nice trip to Montana, Wyoming, Utah, etc...


What safety equipt. do you  wear, use for snowboarding?
Helmet, sometimes wrist guard gloves for playing in the pipe and park.

What have you
read:
Lance Armstrong's "Every Second Counts", anything by Tess Gerritson, Bad Cat, by Jim Edgar
listened to: Ben Lee, Nickel Creek, Girlyman, Crooked Still
seen: Ben Lee's movie from Sundance..."The Rage in Placid Lake"
that you liked lately?

Where have you traveled to lately that you like?  
My last trip to Utah, to Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Snowbasin was amazing.

Anything that not many people know about you that you would like to share?  
I have 6 toes on one foot....no, just kidding.....no, but really, even though I am a snowboarder, I do not have any tattoos.

Encouraging words for beginners?
Stick with it....take a lesson and practice, practice, practice.

Advice you want to share?
Yes, in the immortal words of Ben and Jerry..."If it's not fun, why do it?"
 


posted 8/05

 

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