KWSC is pleased to introduce Signe Ronka from Flexafit to our members. Flexafit is a sport specific fitness program (Figure Skater Bootcamp) designed to prevent injuries and improve performance on the ice. The program includes “strength & conditioning, agility & speed, power & fast twitch, balance & stability and flexibility & mobility training.”
The Flexafit program will be integrated into some of our existing fitness sessions for spring, commencing Wednesday, May 9th. All members affected by these scheduling changes have been notified.
Signe Ronka and Peter Aivaliotis are working diligently to bring our skaters a new energy within the Athletic Centre. It is our hope to continue the delivery of this program and incorporate it into the 2018/19 fall/winter program schedule.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact KWSC Technical Director, Pat teBoekhorst at email@example.com
Signe Ronka, CSCS, NCCP 3, PTS, BA
Founder/Head Coach, Flexafit
Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Figure Skater Fitness Magazine
Signe Ronka is NCCP Level 3 Certified- National Competitive Coach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) and holds an honour BA from the University of Toronto (Trinity College). Signe competed for Canada in the Junior Grand Prix circuit where she medaled at 3 international events. She qualified for the Junior Grand Prix finals and competed at the Junior World Championships. Signe is a Canadian Junior Ladies bronze medalist and finished top 10 in Senior ladies.
Signe has 10+ years of experience coaching beginner to senior level skaters at the Granite Club, East York Skating Club and Richmond Training Centre in Toronto.
Signe is the founder/head coach of Flexafit, a sport specific fitness program. As the industry leader in sport specific off-ice conditioning, Signe's mission is to train, educate, motivate and equip athletes of all levels with the right tools for achieving on-ice success. Signe's program is recognized globally; she travels across North America and Europe hosting seminars and workshops for skaters and coaches. In 2017, Signe was the key note speaker at the World Figure Skating Championships in Finland. Her presentation was well received and took the interest of the Olympic Training Centre in Finland, where she has now joined in collaboration to help develop testing assessments, programming and coach education sessions specific to figure skating. In 2017, Signe launched the very first licensing program, where she licensed the Flexafit program to South Africa.
Signe also produces products for skaters and coaches to help support on and off ice training. In 2010, Signe released a DVD "Reach New Heights", which incorporated sport specific off-ice training, off-ice jump exercises and conditioning drills. In 2017, she published "Plan, Skate, Track- The Ultimate Figure Skater Guidebook", which is designed for skaters to periodize their season, set SMART goals, track on and off ice sessions, and track nutrition/sleep.
Signe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Figure Skater Fitness, a quarterly magazine that takes a scientific approach to sport specific training on topics of fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training, glamour and more.