Yoga and surfing go hand-in-hand

I know, you hear it all the time, yoga and surfing are a match made in heaven. I was really getting sick of hearing this also until the winter of 2006 when I found myself so stiff and weak that I could barely surf. It felt like it was taking me 5 minutes to stand up! In January 2007 I started taking yoga from Joe Rivera of Focus Center Fitness.

Yep, you guessed it, now I'm the guy promoting yoga for surfing. I can honestly say that it has saved my life physically, as well as saved my surfing. I am stronger, more flexible and more agile than I have ever been, not to mention that I was able to loose several pounds which helps my surfing immensely.

People always ask me what the best workout is for surfing and now I can say without a doubt that it is yoga. Surfing and specifically paddling takes certain muscles in your back and upper body that are seldom used. Yoga builds these muscles, along with your core and legs while increasing your focus and balance.

In our boot camps we will incorporate a lot of yoga in our workouts. If you are looking for a private, "out-of-the-water" fitness I highly recommend Joe at Focus Center Fitness.

Let's get training and get out there!