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Off-Ice Training

Strength & Fitness













Dr. Joel Diaz holds a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He also holds a Personal Training Certificate from Action and Functional Movements Techniques Certification (FMT).

His compassion and Biopsychosocial (BPS) model approach to training ensures the overall package toward the individual's goals.  The BPS model utilizes biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors to unleash the individual's full potential.  He is an avid reader of the latest research and incorporates the latest evidence-based methods into his training/practice. 

Dr. Joel is available for private and semi-private lessons. He is also available for injury evaluation and rehabilitation. 



Strength & Conditioning Class - (Private and Semi-Private Lessons are available by contacting Dr. Diaz).


4 D Skating "Slideboard" System
KIA is proud to introduce the 4D Skating "Slideboard" System for our "Off-Ice" training program. The system was unveiled recently in PS Magazine and also at the 2009 PSA Conference in Orlando. The low-impact slide board exercises are sport-specific and help increase vertical jump height and core strength. The many additional exercises include the traditional sideboard and spinner attachments.
Private lessons are available by contacting the Skating Academy Office.













"Off-Ice" Motorized Jump/Rotation Training Suspension System - is designed for training skaters off-ice. Vestibular is used to teach skaters rotation position and jumping techniques while they are wearing running shoes.  Skaters learn to rotate doubles and triples fast and on axis with suspension training. Quickness is the essential skill required for these jumps and the Off-Ice Suspension System teaches that "off-ice". Learn More

Private lessons are available by contacting the Skating Academy Office.














"Off-Ice" Jump Technique & Conditioning Class - (Pre-Preliminary to Senior)

Basic to advanced jump and rotation technique for singles,

doubles and triple jumps.

Silver: One half-hour class:  Mondays at 6:30 pm.

Silver/Gold:  Fridays at 6:30 pm following the on-ice power class.









Ballet/Dance Class -
Ballet instruction is very beneficial to skaters. The skills learned in dance training will augment the skater's on-ice training. Private lessons include basic technique study, "Port de Bras" and stretching. Center floor exercises target abdominal strength, spinal flexibility, and agility. Ballet shoes, skating, or ballet attire are required (no exceptions). 

(Private and Semi-Private Lessons are available by contacting the office).

Strength & Fitness
Off-Ice Jump Harness
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