Feb 12

So you want to be a Pro Surfer?

by Personal Trainer in Blog 0 comments tags: coaching, exercise, fitness, Fitness Vida, health, personal training, routine, surf, surfing, tips, training, workout
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 […]
Apr 05

Workout Wednesday #4 Movements for Paddle Sports

by Personal Trainer in Blog, Exercise, Workout Wednesday, Workout Wednesday 0 comments tags: exercise, fitness, get back in shape, movement, routine, SUP, surf, swimming, tips, training, workout, workout wednesday
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 […]