Precision Athletic Training at The Skating Club of Boston
Led by Mara Smith with a focus on injury prevention, the athletic trainers from Precision Athletic Training provide onsite sessions at The Skating Club of Boston’s 1240 Soldiers Field Road location.
All Classes are 50-minutes long and will be contracted on a seasonal basis. A minimum of 3 participants is required for class to be held. Students may contract as many classes as they would like per season.
Call or email Mara Smith at 617-949-1995 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or inquire about Injury Care, Privates, Semi-Privates and Spinner lessons.
For the latest schedule and waiver download, please visit www.precisionat.com/scob.
Endurance and Flexibility (E&F)
The goal of this class is to train participants to be able to skate their entire programs and be less winded and tired. This will be a fast paced, cardiovascular and agility work-out for the first 30 minutes of class. The last 20 minutes will involve structured stretching to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Strength and Conditioning (S&C)
This is a sport-specific circuit and interval based class where the participants will learn and perform exercises intended to build the strength needed to be successful on the ice. This class will also include some agility, plyometrics, stretching and injury prevention exercises.
Speed, Agility and Plyometrics (SAP)
This class will concentrate on building endurance by performing quick movements, increasing jump height and proper landing technique. Practicing speed and agility off ice is vital becoming both mentally and physically quicker. In this class skaters will become better at processing spoken directions and connecting their minds and bodies which makes for more coachable athletes and allows enhanced performance.
Flexibility and Movement (F&M)
This class will incorporate both dynamic and static stretching specialized toward increasing the skater’s flexibility and range of motion. We will also include self-myofascial release techniques such as foam rolling which may aid in injury prevention.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (IPR)
This class will concentrate on strengthening and stretching muscles that support the major joints necessary for skating. We will incorporate rehabilitation exercises, with balance and core work as well as flexibility training. Participants will undergo functional screenings to assess imbalances and corrective exercises will be prescribed and performed to improve overall function. This time may also be used for rehabilitation of new and existing injuries.
CONTRACTING & PRICING
- Contract: $18/class
- Walk On or (8) Class Punch Card Rate: $21/class
- Private lessons: $65/hour
- Semi-private pricing is available and will be based upon the number of students in each class
Contracting and class payments will be handled directly through Precision Athletic Training by emailing Mara at email@example.com.
Prior to the first class, all students must sign a contract and waiver. New students must complete and submit a health history form.
A former competitive skater from Massachusetts, Mara Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from University of Delaware. While there, she helped found UD’s collegiate figure skating team and during her senior year she joined UD’s synchronized skating team, The Precisionaires, and won her first national silver medal. After college, Mara returned north and accepted a job as the athletic trainer at Beaver Country Day School. She also joined the Esprit de Corps Adult Synchronized Skating Team and won 3 national gold medals between 2002 and 2011. In 2009, Mara received her masters degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania.In 2009, Mara created the athletic training per diem and consulting company, Precision Athletic Training LLC. This unique company provides quality and convenient sports health care to athletes. Precision AT has become the number-one source of athletic trainers for Massachusetts athletic directors. Precision AT is affiliated with the Sports Medicine Group at Boston Children’s Hospital. Mara loves working with all athletes and has a passion for helping skaters in all disciplines reach their full potential.
Along with working at The Skating Club of Boston, her experience includes providing care and training for Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams. She also was on the medical team at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, several national synchronized skating championships, ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2013 and ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2016. Mara loves providing both athletic training and group training classes to the skaters at the Club. She lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts on Pillings Pond with her husband, Kevin, their sons, Eli and Jamie and their dog Stella.