Coming from a background in gymnastics, and being a surfer since I was 5 years old, regularly practising yoga and stretching, flowing into my surfing, and everyday practice, it has become a big part of my life.
The best training for surfing, is surfing, and the best training for free-diving, is free-diving, but in order to be my best in all regions, I like to combine a number of exercises to keep myself strong and flexible, in the water, and out, to be ready for whatever life throws at me. . . . . .
with Michelle Drielsma
In 2018, I am working with Michelle Drielsma, on a remote personalised Surf Strength and Conditioning program, to get as strong, and as flexible as I can, and to prevent further injuries down the track.
Michelle is an Exercise Physiologist, Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach and published author from the Northern Beaches. Michelle is a graduate of Sydney University with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science. She has gained clinical experience at various hospitals and medical centres as well as sports performance experience with the NSW Institute of Sport, Australian Rugby Union, Basketball NSW and several Surfing and Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Michelle has also studied with the CHEK Institute, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and FMA Strength Training.
Michelle has an extensive history of writing for several health and fitness publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Inertia, Surfer Today, Girl Surf Network, Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Nine MSN, GQ Magazine, Fitness First, Ultra-FIT Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Australian MMA and three children’s books (Lesson Zone). In 2016 Michelle published Fluid Surfer – The Surfer’s Bible to Endless Performance and Injury Prevention.
Michelle’s approach combines exercise physiology and science with traditional strength training, natural full-range movement, calisthenics and mind-body integration.
Interested and want to know more about being fit for life?