Innovation Meets Ice: 3 Unique Winter Sports

Spencer Schneider is an athlete up for adventure! He regularly seeks out new workout routines, sports and games centered around physical fitness. At his gym, Spencer Schneider Training, he introduces these activities to clients looking to spice up their regimen.

The winter months are no excuse to slow your fitness training roll. Some lacrosse players trade their spoons for sticks and take up hockey for the winter. Some inline racers trade their roller skates for speed skates and hit the ice rink. And some families gather together for a day on the slopes, whether they’re snow tubing, sledding, skiing or snowboarding. But there are some secret sports out there thriving in the cold — and you’ve probably never even heard of any of them! Here are 3 super unique winter sports that you should give a go this upcoming season:

Shovel Racing

shovel racing

Yup, this one is exactly what it sounds like: racing with a shovel! While it might sound a bit dangerous to race down a snow-covered hill on a shovel, this sport was actually recognized in the 1997 Winter X Games. Shovel racing is pretty simple. You sit on an upturned shovel and use the handle to control your ‘sled’ as best as you can while you careen down a hill. Think of this one as extreme sledding — with a twist!



I know what you’re thinking:  is that even English?!  Well, to answer your question of confusion: it’s not; it’s Norwegian for ‘ski driving.’ And that’s pretty much what it is. This sport is very similar to dog sledding. Essentially, skijoring is skiing with a twist. You gear up with your typical skiing equipment (skis and poles) and navigate snowy terrain while being powered by the pull of a horse, dogs or motor vehicle. Skiers who take up this sport often add difficulty with slalom gates and jumps.


Snowkiting Spencer Schneider

If you’re familiar with kiteboarding, then you’ll like this one!  Snowkiting is the winter version of kiteboarding, the kite-powered sport that ties water skiing and wakeboarding together. Skiers (or snowboarders, if you choose to hop on your board instead) glide across snow and ice while manning a high-flying kite. Their movements are powered by the wind. This can be performed on ice or snow. But, be careful! You’ll want to give this one a go in an area without much obstruction.  Not the best idea for a slope in the forest. Fellow skateboarders may enjoy this one as well!

So, which winter sport are you interested in trying out?  Personally, Spencer Schneider loves to go the typical route with snowboarding and ice hockey to have fun while getting valuable exercise in the winter months. But, he does admit, some of these sound pretty fun! He may even consider introducing light versions of these sports into his winter programs at Spencer Schneider Training!

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Sports-based Workout Routines: Bringing Fun to Fitness

Spencer Schneider is a Fitness Trainer based in New Bedford, MA. At his gym, Spencer Schneider Training, he incorporates sports into his workout routines. Members of SST enjoy the fun and engaging balance of structured games coupled with intensive exercise regimens.

Spencer Schneider Sports Training

A sportsman by nature, Fitness Trainer Spencer Schneider has developed a reputation for incorporating his favorite sports into the workout routines and programs offered at Spencer Schneider Training. His methods have received rave reviews from regular customers.  Over the years, SST has experimented with a slew of sports-based activities.  Client favorites include:

  • Boxing Bootcamp
  • Skateboarding Sessions
  • Basketball Battles

The young fitness fanatic loves implementing sports into his exercise routines. He explains that the technique is particularly beneficial to individuals who struggle with keeping their head in the game when it comes to their fitness goals. An athlete since childhood, Spencer Schneider initially began twisting the worlds of sports and focused fitness training together out of habit. But quickly, he realized how the unique approach benefitted his clients. Over the years, the Fitness Trainer has worked with a diverse range of clients with a variety of individual health and fitness goals. Particularly with clients aiming to demolish their weight loss goals, the greatest challenge can often be simply finding the motivation to keep on keeping on.

By implementing game-based routines into his training plans, Spencer Schneider makes working towards a fitness goal fun and exciting. His clients have enjoyed the activities so much that the task of working out no longer feels like ‘work’ at all! The success of his sports-based programs keep SST clients coming back for more.  The Fitness Trainer has stated that even the clients who began their journey of healthy living with a lack of motivation have since embraced the entertaining nature of his routines.

In 2019, Spencer Schneider plans to introduce even more sports-centered activities to his clients at SST. He is currently crafting an all-new workout routine with the help of an old friend: cycling. To keep up-to-date with the latest details on the Health and Fitness Trainer’s new regimen, follow Spencer Schneider across social media.  You won’t want to miss the launch of his cycling-based workout routine!