TUNA Programs Are ON!

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Feeling a little lost? With an abundance of caution and an equal dose of enthusiasm, TUNA has launched both fall Dryland and Winter programs. Here’s a quick rundown on our offerings for fall, 2020.

The most important part of a good dryland training program is…FUN! Getting in shape is the bonus.

Junior Dryland Training

The Comp and Junior Comp teams are running regular dryland training this year. With proper COVID-19 protocols in place (see the bottom of the article) we are confident that our kids can get in shape safely.

Devo dryland will be back in 2021!

Junior Comp

Two or three days a week, starting September 10th, the Jr. Comp meets in Sugarhouse Park.

Dryland training can include games and skills that emphasize balance.


The Comp team has been hard at work all summer. They’ll be meeting various places and training hard all over the valley — sometimes with Junior Comp just for variety. Their program is going on right now, and you can still sign up!

Running, bounding, playing, and sometimes rollerskiing are all parts of a great dryland program.

Adult Dryland Training

Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, and people who are currently adulting! We have not forgotten about you. One of TUNA’s most popular programs is back. Janet and Laurie take you through the paces of smart training to get you into ski shape. They meet in Sugarhouse Park on Mondays and Wednesdays. You can still get in on the fun!

Cycling is another way skiers get in shape for the season.

COVID-19 Guidelines for TUNA Training

TUNA plans to proceed with caution this year and will be following the county and state’s direction regarding COVID-19 safety.

Do not come or bring your child to the program session if you/child:

  • Is exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. Symptoms range from mild to severe illness and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, including: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Have been in close, sustained contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.


  • Athletes and staff should bring their own filled water bottle- water bottles with straws or tube-style nozzles will make drinking with a face covering easier and safer.
  • Athletes and staff should bring a face covering that fully covers both mouth and nose. If an athlete doesn’t have a face covering, one should be provided to them and, if possible, be properly worn through the duration of training. No buffs in place of masks.
  • Athletes and staff should come to the program location in clean clothes for each session.
  • Staff should wear face coverings at all times.

During Training

  • Athletes and staff should maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing at all times.
  • Athletes and staff should disinfect all equipment prior to use, in between use, and once training has concluded.

Upon Finishing Training

  • Athletes and staff should leave immediately after training and not linger, chat, or socialize in the area.

Follow Jen Santoro:

Jen Santoro is the editor of the print TUNA News. She used to race bikes of all kinds and was on the first team of women to race cyclocross in Europe in the World Cup. The mom of two changed sports in 2010, and was the 2018 World Master’s Champion in 15k and 30k Skate in the 40-44 division.