Getting Started

SkiErgThe SkiErg is easy to use. Once you know the basics, you’ll be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals. Use the tips and resources in this section to make the most of your SkiErg.

Learn Proper Technique

Before your first workout, take the time to watch our technique video and visit the technique page. Learning proper technique from the start will help you ski better and faster in the long run. It will also help prevent injury and keep you from developing bad technique habits that are difficult to break.

Educate Yourself

Become familiar with what the damper setting does and how it controls how your skiing feels.

Track Your Progress

Monitoring your progress is one of the best ways to stay motivated and achieve your goals. We recommend signing up for our Online Logbook, where you can record all your workouts, participate in the many challenges offered throughout the year, and keep track of your progress if you’re working towards one of the Million Meter Clubs. If you prefer paper, call or email us to request our paper logbook or download a logbook page and print it.

Train with a Partner

Finding a workout partner can make a huge difference in sticking to a new routine. You can use the Training Partner feature of our online logbook to keep track of their progress, no matter where they live.

Build Up Gradually

When you first use the SkiErg, resist the temptation to do too much too soon. Instead, make sure you focus on your technique and learn to maintain a steady pace. Follow our First Workouts to get you started.