...To know what we fear is only a temporary moment of anxiousness that can be quieted by our confidence in our own determination.
To not dwell on our own inadequacies but to use our power beyond measure.
Our own abilities and our light of power is what will scare us and frighten us for the simple reason we are not only strong but powerful.
I am strong, brilliant, talented, and powerful. And that is not a question but it is a statement.
Playing the game of life in largeness is what we are about and not in smallness.
So Celebrate the life we love and love the life we can Celebrate. You were born to make a difference. Not just some of us; everyone.
Today you must let your light shine, and cheer on those around you.
Liberate from your won fear, and let our light of fearlessness liberate others around us!
Try it... Do it... And Combine Fun, Excitment, and Exercise in One Day.
Mission Bay, CA
Lessons Combined with Workouts.
Available Workshops- And we will do a few burpees:)
November 13th- Fun For Athletes of all levels.
Cost: $60.00 Includes rental, lesson, Workout and Prizes
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org with # in party and time. You will recieve a confirmation letter with event layout and directions to workshop.
Here is why you should try SUP:
Finish it off Strong
by Brody Welte
Of all the wonderful benefits and uses for stand up paddle boarding the one that is starting to gain popularity is using the board as a fitness platform. The SUP board is a fantastic tool to perform everything from push-ups to squats and the natural instability of the board makes it awesome for enhancing functional exercises. Being outside and on the water also helps people overcome the number one problem for people sticking with their exercise program and that is BORDOM! We no longer have to be bored spending time or money working out inside in a fitness center. The physical and mental benefits of SUP have been well documented, a great full body, core workout focusing on balance and functional movement. Now add the element of strength training on the board and say bye bye to the gym.
Here are 4 basic functional exercises that you can perform on your board. These exercises are a great way to finish off a paddle and will make you stronger, better paddler.
3 Hand Position Push Up
Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe without sagging in the middle or arching your back. Your feet can be close together or a bit wider depending upon what is most comfortable for you. Before you begin any movement, contract your abs and tighten your core by pulling your belly button toward your spine. Keep a tight core throughout the entire push up. Inhale as you slowly bend your elbows and lower yourself until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle. Exhale as you begin pushing back up to the start position.
You want to perform one set each with your hands in the following three positions:
The 3 positions help with establishing shoulder integrity and preventing injury as well as building core strength.
The squat is a great functional exercise that focuses on hip integrity and leg strength as well as balance. Stand with feet hip- or shoulder-width apart. Bend the knees and lower into a squat. Stop when your knees are at 90-degree angles OR before you lose the natural arch of your back. Contract the glutes and legs while stabilizing your body with a strong torso slowly stand back up without locking the knees.
The single greatest core exercise is the hover plank. Performing this exercise on the board will establish core strength as well as hip and shoulder integrity.
Start in the plank position with your forearms and toes on the board. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the board. During the plank you need to keep your shoulders stacked on top of your elbows to prevent injury and squeeze your glutes and shoulder blades together. Hold for up to 60 seconds or more.
The number one cause for the majority of lower back issues is unstable or weak hip flexors. Your hip flexors are a group of muscles that stabilizes your hips and lower back anteriorly. Performing mountain climbers is a simple way to strengthen your hip flexor muscles. Begin in a pushup position on the hands and toes. Bring the right knee in towards the chest, resting the foot on the board. Jump up and switch feet in the air, bringing the left foot in and the right foot back. Continue alternating the feet as fast as you safely can for 30-60 seconds. The key to a proper mountain climber is to keep your hips low and stable no bouncing up and down.
Enjoy yourself, be safe and like Jeff Archer from YOLO board says "Any water anywhere, get out there and paddle".
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brody Welte, an avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast is owner of; Kahuna Kai Paddle and Beach Shop as well as its parent company Stand Up Fitness. A part of the Sports and Recreation industry for over 10 years, Brody has worked as a Personal Trainer, Recreation Director and Adventure Guide. Stand Up Fitness was brought to life in the blue waters and tropical beaches of Kauai, Hawaii. While living on Kauai Brody was introduced to the age old Hawaiian sport – stand up paddle boarding. After discovering what an amazing workout stand up paddle boarding is, not to mention exhilarating experience, this fitness guru finally found the perfect way to get everyone and anyone involved with living a healthier lifestyle. With numerous outdoor boot camp classes, innovative Paddle Fit classes and using SUP as a personal training tool, Brody has used his innovations and skills to train clients in Hawaii, California and now Florida. Brody has also worked alongside the two water “Giants” Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama during adventure camps on the Island of Kauai.
TODAY YOU MUST DO ONE THING THAT SCARES YOU...
Embrace your inner drive... Ignite the fire in your soul.
It may be going heavier, it may be running faster, it may be something simple like
facing a fear within and tackling the beast of defeat... Whatever it is... It is time to meet up with it and handle it. ...
RX GOAL: Optimal Health
Simple Goal: Sleep, Eat, and Workout Well and Believe, Achieve, and Live Well.
Tactic: Goal, Accountability, Food Log, Inner Strength Goal, and Activity Log
Achievement: Before, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Tracking
Results: Stronger - Inner and Outer YOU.
RX-STAR“More than just a Pretty Face” is a consulting and coaching program focusing on female empowerment, self discovery, innovation, and fun! A results based, concentrated 4 week program for women who are serious about getting results and become strong from the inside out! RX-STAR “More than Just a Pretty Face” gives simple tactics to achieve results for inner and outer strength and implements a tracking system for accountability that will unleash your true potential through a series of tools including accountability tracking, food journals, inner strength rating, personal training, and goal setting.
I am What I am… Unleashing My True Potential.
What does the “More than just a Pretty Face” Coaching Program Include?
8 Personal Training Sessions (2x/week for 4 weeks) *1x/week option available/*team-up partner rate. / or Small Workshop Option - 2 hr Weekly
Weekly Inner Strength Development Goals:Belief, Discipline, Courage, and Strength – You will get complete guide and Tactics at Each Week of Development.
8 Additional Workouts to Complete (2x/week for 4 weeks) -Optional
Whole 30 – Understanding Nutrition Accountability
30 Day Food List - (Maintenance Program following the 28 days)
30 Day Menu Guide - (Maintenance Program following the 28 days)
It is about knowing your fears- facing them.
Being courageous even when frightful.
Letting strength within yield power to the strong outside. ...Believing beyond what is expected by others and acting
on the indomitable willpower of inner BELIEF.
Being first, being last, but always BEING.
Weekend is: Truth to BEING... along that road- BE YOU and Make today the best day ever!
I will make today the BEST DAY EVER...Commit to funEmbrace my StrengthPut LIFE into every MOMENT...It isn't about the moments in my life...IT IS THE LIFE IN MY MOMENTS.
I am What I am...
Today is the first RX STAR Paddleboard Palooza with lululemon athletica SUP Ambassador Noelle Kozak which will be the many SUP-X events... Combining the elements of SUP with Intensity, Power, Strength, and Endurance...
Don't have fun... Make FUN!
Have a great weekend and make sure you make Today the Best day Ever! Thanks for all the great Support!
Potential is nothing more than a concept of what true excellence IS. “IS” is the discipline of extraordinary talent, vast intensity, pure indomitable will-power, and courageous soul inside and out, commitment to obstacle domination, and a mental determination to set your goal and hit it with POWER.
True Excellence is something YOU have control over…
Dig deep… Dig Deeper... and with extraordinary zeal it is your own responsibility to be, become, and reach your true potential.
Thinking Thursday is THE BEST DAY EVER! Are you in?
My Strength is Strong
Yet my Determination Exceeds all others.
Some fight for the weight ...I OWN the lift
Some push until tired
I have never stopped at tired...
The Journey I have chosen is beyond all others...
Indomitable will-power, courarage, belief, and Discipline
IS ME... I am What I am.
Stronger than my own Strength.
You gain strength, courage and inner belief by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I had fear in me, I didn’t know if I had the strength or power to pull this off… I did. I can…and I am. You must do the thing you think you ...cannot do.
Commitment to Achievment:
Results don’t just happen, you have to have goals and work at achieving your goals. Commitment and consistency are vital for improved performance. In order to achieve goals, it is important to be accountable to what you want.
Showing up: the power of presence. There's a well-known saying that 90% of success in life comes from just showing up. Be commitment to your goal through consistency and accountability.
Looking up: the power of values. Higher principles help people transcend the conflicts and concerns of the moment. Standing for something larger than mere self-interest gives leaders moral grounding and provides a basis for inspiring and motivating the work.
Not giving up: the power of persistence. Remember Kanter's Law and repeat often: Everything can look like a failure in the middle. Achieving goals is always a matter of hard work, and success is never guaranteed. I am Strength- so BE IT.
Make today the Best Day Ever and Be the Strong that your Strength represents!
How Bad Do I Want It? How bad do you really want to be great? Do you just talk about it or are you doing what it takes on a daily basis to be great. Michael Jordan once said, "Some people want it to happen; some wish it would happen; others make it happen." You have got to go and make it happen. You have got to go and take it. How bad do you want it? Accountability:You will decide how bad you want the results that you will be achieving.
Why Do I Want It? Do you want to be great so people notice you? Do you want to be great to be famous? Do you want to be great to make money? Do you want to be great so that you can help others? Whatever it is, you need to know why. Why do you do what you do on a daily basis to be great? What is it that motivates you? Integrity:The Core value of “RX- STAR” is holding your level to commitment to highest level known.Your own belief in why you are committing to these results will make them attainable.
What Am I Willing To Do Until I Get It? What are you willing to sacrifice? A lot of athletes say that they want to play professionally and that's great. However, do you know what it takes now for you to get there? What you need to do on a daily/weekly/monthly/annual basis to reach that ultimate goal to play professionally? To be a great athlete takes a lot of sacrifice. You may have to go to bed early when your friends are out at a movie. You may have to tell your girlfriend you can't hang out because you need to train. Are you willing to make those kind of sacrifices?
4. How Much?
How Much Do I Really Invest Into It? How much time do you put into what you do? It takes time to be great at anything. How much time do you put into practicing? How much time do you put into studying so that you can master your sport? Be honest with yourself. Are you really ready to invest the time necessary to be great at what you do? There is no substitute for hard work. Are you willing to put the time into practice? Are you willing to work? How much are you willing to work at it? Loyalty: 5. Do You Really? Do You Really Love It? Is this your passion? Your passion is what is going to drive you. It is what keeps you going when times get tough. Things will not always be easy. The road is going to get rocky and if you do not love what you are doing, you will quit! If you do not have a passion for this, you will throw in the towel. You really need to ask yourself: is this what I love to do? If not, hang it up and find something you love to do. This is what life is about! Now that you have asked yourself these questions, go and get it. Go and take what you deserve, and don't look back until it is yours! Passion
SIMPLE TACTICS ACHIEVING RESULTS
1.Goals – Specific Measureable Attainable Realistic TimeFrame