My name is Zoe Caliendo.
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder and owner of Outdoor Women’s Wellness.
Outdoor Women’s Wellness offers virtual Physical Therapy (PT), training, webinars and other community programs to help individuals get the care they need to get back to the activities they love the most.
If you have ever been injured, then you are aware of just how much our injuries affect us, mentally and physically. Our hobbies identify us so when we lose the ability to do them, it can feel as if we have lost a piece of ourselves. About 3 years ago, I experienced this firsthand when I tore my ACL backcountry skiing. This was a rough time, as I was in a brace for 6 weeks with minimal activity. As a PT I knew what to expect physically, but I had no idea just how much it would affect me emotionally. All I wanted to do was go play outside! I took my rehab very seriously and even got some guidance from my fellow PTs. However, when I finished my PT, I was no longer physically near the level I was at pre-injury. I worked incredibly hard to get back to that level and where I am at today. I have been on both sides, as a provider and a patient. I understand what you go through when you’re injured as an outdoor woman and the burning desire to get back to the sports you love. Not only do I want to reduce your pain, I also want to help you return to your hobbies quicker and feel confident doing so. Hopefully, you can even come back stronger and prevent injuries in the future.
The 3 main components Outdoor Women's Wellness focuses on:
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In each program, Chill serves anywhere from 40-50 youth in one program day. Although Chill has excellent program coordinators and outstanding instructors, their locations could never operate without volunteers. Volunteers are needed for snow, surf, SUP and skate program, fundraising and marketing projects.
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Through the generosity of people like you, Chill has made an impact on over 25,000 youth to date. Any gift to the Chill Foundation allows them to continue to improve communities throughout North America.
Checks can be mailed to The Chill Foundation, 180 Queen City Park Road, Burlington VT 05401.
The Chill Reno snow programs take place on the slopes at Boreal Mountain, and in the Woodward Tahoe Bunker facility located at the mountain. The six-week program runs January-March, and have the unique opportunity to utilize Woodward’s indoor tumbling floor, trampolines, and foam pits.
Chill Reno is lead by local Ali Cooke. Ali learned to snowboard at a small mountain in Pennsylvania where she grew up. As she got older she discovered her passion for sharing the love of snowboarding to others. Ali has been teaching snowboarding for ten years! She originally started with Chill as an instructor at Chill Baltimore. She currently lives in Truckee, California. Ali still shares her love for snowboarding to the youth of Reno and Tahoe through several outreach programs, including Chill. Although snowboarding is Ali’s favorite board sport, you might catch her on a longboard in the summer from time to time.
Incase you missed it, Nebraska Chapter Lead, Courtney Kobold and Nevada Chapter Lead, Ash Hannig got together via Instagram Live this month during our May Virtual Meet-Up Series to chat all things Babe Shredder and their home states.
Despite all great things discussed, it was this question that stumped not only Ash but our viewers - so we'd like you to give it a shot before you scroll below for the answer!
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