Steamboat Athletes Workshop links physical fitness to mental prosperity

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Steamboat citizens doing yoga at Yampa River Botanical Park. Yoga, among other activities, will be central to Steamboat Athletes Workshop programs to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of the community.
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With its soft launch in August, Steamboat Athletes Workshop has established a plan to promote and provide avenues for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the Steamboat community.

To achieve this goal, the company plans to build relationships around town and host roundtables for local athletes to learn and discuss topics that aren’t always explored. This spring, he plans to open up to athletes for more specific training opportunities that can cover one or more disciplines.

“Your body is your only temple,” said Pete Dopkin, mental health and mindset coach. “It’s the place where we have to look and just help people achieve the goals they’re looking to set for themselves both emotionally, nutritionally or physically and sometimes all three.”



Dopkin finds the importance of sharing an understanding of how athletic training relates to nutrition and wellness. The way a person eats and the way they think can have an effect on athletic performance, according to Dopkin.

“We’re an open opportunity for people trying to be their best and that’s our goal,” Dopkin said.



At launch, Steamboat Athletes Workshop hosted its first roundtable on August 3 to talk about mental toughness and mindset. The second panel covered the use of physical therapy for the longevity of your health and injury prevention.

The third panel will be a winter gear showcase for local businesses to show off their gear and give the public an opportunity to get more background and information on winter gear ahead of the winter season. ski. This panel will take place on Thursday, October 27 at MANIC training.

Steamboat Athlete Workshop will host a winter gear presentation and panel during MANIC training on Thursday 27th October 2022.
Pete Dopkin/Courtesy Image

The goal is to continue to hold panels approximately monthly to build relationships and engage potential clients prior to the launch of the coaching programs.

“This concept of these community panels, seminars and workshops came out of brainstorming this summer,” said Steamboat Athletes Workshop employee Britni Johnson. “It’s a way to integrate into the community, to connect to our referral network, to bring together companies and other people without our community in an open and engaged platform for the benefit of both companies and of oneself in the space of sport.”

Ian Gale, the founder of Steamboat Athletes Workshop, said the idea of ​​starting the business had been on his mind for several years.

With the high number of athletes and active members of the community, Gale found it important to bring his idea to life in Steamboat.

He acknowledged that being fit can mean much more than just in a physical sense. Your mind and body often work together to achieve physical fitness and Gale’s hope is to specialize training and tailor it to the needs of each client.

“I saw the need to put the pieces together for everyone,” Gale said. “So we hope to be able to do this in conjunction with other physiotherapy, yoga, pilates, strength and conditioning clinics. We are not going to offer everything, but we are going to work together to find the best solution for the person. at the right time.

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