My first encounter with skiing was when friends took me to an alpine ski area, where I was nearly decapitated getting off the lift, and pretty much fell all the way downhill to the lodge. By comparison, cross-country skiing was more fun… although I learned the hard way that one can fall while going uphill.
I began contributing to FasterSkier during a period when I stayed home with our daughter, because I wanted to give back to the ski community.
After I earned my bachelor’s degree in history, a mentor suggested that I “spend time in the real world” before going to graduate school. That led to 27 years in the wine business. Three years ago, I leveraged my athletic experience with scientific knowledge to become a personal trainer. I specialize in functional strength and corrective exercise; and I’ve helped people lose weight too. Whether skiing, trail running, or cycling, there’s an adventure out your back door: you don’t always have to drive for it.
Peter Minde is a FasterSkier contributor and personal trainer specializing in functional strength and corrective exercise. Whether skiing, trail running, or cycling, he’s always looking to see what’s at the top of the next hill. From the wilds of north N.J., he skis for Peru Nordic. On Twitter @PeteMinde or at www.oxygenfedsport.com.