Feb 12

So you want to be a Pro Surfer?

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2019 is a big year for surfing. Since it will become an Olympic sport in 2020, this will be the year when the majority of qualifying happens. Pro's and Am's around the world are dedicating serious time to progressing themselves and their surfing abilities in order to get one of the 40 spots available (20 men and 20 women). So, how does one go about qualifying? It's a complicated process that goes something like this: Qualification* Quota places will be allocated to the athletes at the following events: Host Country: Japan as host country is allocated 1 place in both men's and women's events. If at least one Japan has earned a qualification place through other events, the relevant Host Country Place(s) shall be reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible athlete at the 2020 World Surfing Games. 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour - the 10 highest ranked men and 8 highest ranked women will be awarded quota places. 2019 ISA World Surfing Games - the top finishers from each continent with the exception of the Americas will be awarded a quota place. 2019 Pan American Games - the top finisher in men's and women's events will be awarded […]
Jan 01

New Year New You. 5 Tips for Creating More Time to Dedicate to Wellness.

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New Year New You5 Tips for Creating More Time to Dedicate to Wellness. If you are like most people, you have spent the last few weeks enjoying the holidays and indulging (hopefully not too bad). You get super busy with the “season”, and it really seems like your wellness routine is the first thing that fails. Now that Christmas and New Years is finally over, we can all jump back on the bandwagon and try to make the new year our healthiest yet. Something about the New Year always ignites those internal thoughts about what we did this past year and what we can change for the following year. One of the most popular “resolutions” usually ends up being becoming a bit more proactive with ones wellness routine. These changes can range from losing a few lbs, eating better or just moving more. If you are also like most people, you can feel deep inside that this is finally the year where you follow through and make the change happen. When I worked in a busy gym, January was a time we trainers both loved and hated. I loved that all these new faces were coming through the door. Not […]
Jan 10

Fitness Vida Blueprint Month 1 Workout 1

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Fitness Vida Manifesto Month 1 Workout 1 Warm Up Movments Prisoner Squat Hinge and Reach Runners Lunge w/ Twist Hand Walk out> Cobra > Down Dog Y-T-A's Core Movements (1) Plank (2) Hip Bridge (3) Alt Leg March 1 Alt Leg March 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEDoaZ9VcGI (4) Reverse Cobra Cross Hold Resistance Movements (5) Single Leg Forward Lunge 1 Single Leg Forward Lunge 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqaTnCcxTI (6) Push Up 1 Push Up 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqMRtiqwwCY (7) Side Lying Hip Abduction 1 Side Lying Hip Abduction 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZlO9s9H40o (8) Inchworm Inchworm 2 Inchworm 3 (9) Supine Overhead Press 1 Supine Overhead Press 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaicfApxOas
Oct 04

4 fitness Mistakes & How to Solve Them For Ultimate Results

by Personal Trainer in Blog, Workout Wednesday 0 comments tags: exercise, fitness, Fitness Vida, get back in shape, hiit, home workout, movement, routine, training, workout, workout wednesday
4 fitness mistakes & how to solve them for ultimate results Speding time in a gym for 50+ hours a week as a personal trainer was much as a daily ongoing study in human behavior for me. I could watch thousands of people a week come and get their workout on. Watch what they do, one after the other, day after day. The majority of people I saw were making major mistakes in the gym, but seemed very unaware. It is extremely important to not only do the movement practice, but do it with purpose and intent. Weather you are currently making them yourself, or working out and could become victim at some point,  here are the common 4 fitness mistakes how to solve them for ultimate results . Not Enough time. As with anything, time is of the essence. Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to spend hours a day to maintain a fit lifestyle. (3-4) one hour resistance/movement sessions and (2) 20 minute cardio sessions is all it takes for most people if, that is a big IF you train smart. Mix up your workouts and push a little harder on your cardio. Try adding circuit training […]
Apr 12

The Stand Up Paddleboard Workout

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (or SUP) seems to be everywhere these days. Visit a beach, a lake or a river, and you will usually see many people SUP’ing. Maybe it’s because the learning curve is so shallow that almost anyone can be up and enjoying themselves on an SUP in just a matter of minutes. Or maybe its just because it’s just plain fun. You are on the water enjoying nature, all while getting a great workout for your body. Whatever the reason, it is much more fun to paddle when your body is conditioned properly. Some serious movement conditioning will come in to great play if you plan on spending long periods of time out on the water paddling. If you are serious about SUP, this is a great workout routine that will help you not only stay out longer on the water, but do it stronger and more efficiently while reducing the risk of future injury. In order to understand the exercises, let’s first look at SUP from the bodys point of view Balance, agility, mobility, coordination, strength, physical conditioning and power all come in to play at once when one is paddling. Depending on a variety of different factors (weather, water type, […]
Apr 07

Fitness Friday Medley 2 (April 3-9 2017)

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Hello again, and welcome to the Fitness Friday Medley 2. If you missed out on last weeks post, you can view it here. This weeks wrap talks about some of the “not so sexy” fitness topics that often are overlooked. When I say “not so sexy”, I mean things that won’t give you a round booty, huge guns or superman speed, at least directly. Indirectly, they all are important pieces of a proper fitness regimen. Read on to find out why. Exercise of the Week: Balance Training Ok, well Balance isn’t so much a simple exercise as it is an element that should be part of everyone’s fitness training regime no matter what their goals are. Like cardio, the less you practice it, the worse it becomes. As you get older and stop being more physically active, poor balance can also be a source for injuries. Please have a look at a more in depth piece I wrote a few years ago regarding this subject here . Smart Recovery One of the most often overlooked elements to a healthy fitness lifestyle is recovery. How you spend your time in between workouts is just as important as the time you spend working […]
Apr 05

Workout Wednesday #4 Movements for Paddle Sports

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Summer is almost here, prepare now! It’s been a while, but Workout Wednesday is back. Today I want to talk about summer. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you most likely have 1 thing on your mind, time on the water! Whether you kayak, sup, surf or swim, there’s no better time to get the body ready for a long injury free summer of fun activities. Quality time prepping the body will also make the body perform better in all aspects of you activities. Swim longer, paddle further and recover quicker. Isn’t being healthy and playing all the time what life is all about? Getting hurt is no fun. Getting hurt early into summer, or early on an epic fun trip can mean lots of time and sessions missed. Paddle sports in general are very tough on the upper body as most motions will be done hundreds ,  if not thousands of times every day while out there adventuring. That sets them up to be very stiff, sore and left in a  weak state where they could rip or tear much easier. Strengthening and stretching muscles on a regular basis will keep your body stronger and more prone to […]
Mar 24

Fitness Friday Medley 1 (March 20-26, 2017)

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Love it or hate it, the internet can be an amazing place to find out everything you need to know to help you reach your fitness goals. Nearly everything you need is just a few keystrokes away. As much as this is a good thing, it can also be very overwhelming. Thousands of articles, blog posts, videos and audio clips get posted each and every day, all meant to help you get in shape. For the outsider looking in, confusion is inevitable. Since I constantly have clients asking me the best places to find information that will help them stay focused and motivated, I’ve decided to start a weekly post with some of my favorite tips and tricks. Welcome to the Fitness Friday Medley 1. Exercise of the Week: The Plank It may not be a sexy, but it is one of the most effective moves that one should master to help lay down a base for fitness success. Watch the video below for the why and the how to perform a perfect plank. Why do so many people fail at fitness? Comedian, Announcer, Show Host…. Joe Rogan is a lot of things. He also has a deep passion for fitness […]
Jun 16

Top 10 Workout Essential Tips

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“Quality means doing it right, even when no one is looking”-Henry Ford       Most people are making these mistakes even if they don’t know it. Read on to find out how to reap huge rewards from your workout routine. Ask yourself, and be honest, ARE YOU GUILTY? You may be without even knowing it. Start with one, or implement all 10 right away. Odds are high your body will thank you for it. 1. Don’t go all CRAZY for your first few weeks if you are just getting started. 3-4 sessions/ week in the beginning is plenty When the body hasn’t moved in a while, it will not be prepped to go out and give everything it has right away. Stay smart, take it slow and avoid the higher risk for injury that persists when you first start out. 2. Get off the Treadmill! Let me explain this one before you jump to conclusions. I am no way advocating against running at all, just doing it over and over again on a treadmill. Due to its low-calorie burn, and the body’s ability to adapt to running at a steady pace, it is one of the least effective way’s to just simply […]
Jun 06

Monday Motivation 7

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. -Albert Einstein This week’s tips are all about things that seem to be common sense, but are mistakes made by almost every single person working out, REPETITION. See, the human body is one of the most amazing creations, ever. It has a keen sense to want to change and adapt to the things that we put it through. This can apply to a lot of different things, but for now lets keep it to fitness and how it relates to your workouts or runs. 1.Change up your workout routine Since the body has a special ability to conform and adapt to the physical challenges we put it through, it is necessary to change up your routine often to continue to see progress. Keep the body guessing=body works harder=more calories burned. This is also a good thing to do if you are hitting a plateau (no gains or losses in a few weeks of consistent exercise) or just to simply freshen things up and make it a little more enjoyable. 2. Get off the Treadmill! To understand this more, read #1. Repetition=Adaption=Body “cruise control”=less calories burned. Even something as simple as 20 […]