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 too 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 five minutes to stand up on the board! 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. I was also able to lose several pounds, which helped my surfing immensely.

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

If you are looking for a private, "out-of-the-water" fitness program, I highly recommend Joe at
Focus Center Fitness.

Let's get training and get out there!