News da Indoboard 04-2009
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What's new at Indo Board
Here's the latest Indo Board news! Our trade show season is finally winding down with just a couple shows in March, both of which were AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) school shows. First up was the California CAAHPERD show in San Jose which, in only our second year of attendance, was a huge success. We had a great response from both the teachers, student-teachers and school administrators that met us last year and many more new contacts. The highlight of the show was a very well attended and well received presentation put on by Indo Board President, Hunter Joslin. The presentation highlighted the many benefits of introducing the Indo Board Curriculum into elementary, middle and high school PE programs as well as focusing on the integration of Indo Boards using the principles outlined in The New PE. Next up is the National AAHPERD show in Tampa, Florida. This is the biggest AAHPERD show of year so expectations are that we will have another very successful show.
The biggest event on our Spring promotional schedule is just around the corner. The 2nd Annual Ultimate Boarder Championship takes place on April 4-11, 2009. The event is a combination of three contests in which the top board sports competitors in the world will compete in snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding over the course of one week in different venues around Southern California. The snowboard contest will be held Sunday April 5th at Bear Mountain. The surf contest will take place at "C" Street in Ventura, California between April 7th - April 9th (3-day waiting period for the best day of swell/conditions), and finally the skateboarding contest will be held just down the street from the surf contest at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. With over 100 of the world's best action sports athletes already confirmed to compete, this year’s event is sure to eclipse the epic event that went down in 2008. Indo Board is a major sponsor of the event this year, so if you are anywhere near Big Bear or Ventura you should not miss the events. Riders will compete for over $70,000.00 in prize money and this year the event will be televised by Fuel TV so watch your local listings for show times.
In other Indo Board news, Indo Board President Hunter Joslin spent a weekend in Vail, Colorado filming a segment for Snow Motion, a weekly show on Fox Sports Net that is hosted by Brenda Buglione, former U.S. Ski Team member and U.S. Pro Tour competitor. The segment will feature Indo Board and it's emergence as one of the most popular and effective tools for training the top professional skiers and snowboarders in the United States. Featured in the segment will be training tips and testimonials from some of the biggest names in snow sports including John Cole, Strength & Conditioning Director at the Ski and Snowboard Club of Vail.
Finally, this month's Letter of the Month comes from Professional Stuntman Ken Quinn
Just wanted to say at 47 years old and being a professional stunt coordinator and performer for 27 yrs on both film and TV, I have had my share of injuries. I've had problems with a weak and floppy left ankle which has bothered me for over 14 years. I am an avid snowboarder and new to surfing. I thought buying the Indo Board would be good for my balance in surfing but to my surprise over time my left ankle has strengthened itself to the point that I have no pain. I starting jogging again and I feel great! I'm suspecting the stabilizing muscles have strengthened due to the Indo Board. Just wanted to say what a great and fun piece of equipment with more benefits than one can list. I’m having a blast with my Indo board and wish I had bought one many years ago.
Rio de Janerio, Brasil
Hunter Joslin and John Cole, Strength & ConditioningDirector
Indo Board at AAHPERD National Convention
Ultimate Boarder Championship
Rider of the Month
This month's Indo Board Rider of the Month is Fitness Trainer, Author and Owner of the Hero's of Tomorrow Fitness Center - Stew Smith
As a Naval Academy graduate and a former Navy SEAL, Stew Smith has worked professionally in the military fitness arena for over 15 years focusing on a specialty of helping people become Navy SEALs or any other member of a unit that requires a PFT. Of course, many of Stew's clients just want to lose weight and keep it off...Stew can do that too. Over the years Stew has trained top some of the country's top NCAA athletes, Olympians, and professional athletes (hockey and baseball) and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
However, the majority of Stew's clients are regular people who wish to lose 50-100 pounds and just get healthy. Stew says that these are the clients that offer the most reward and need the most personal direction. He has been able to reach these clients through his web site www.stewsmith.com and create programs to fit their lifestyle. His online fitness training and local personal training bring people to Maryland from all over the United States to take part in his weekend fitness clinics. Stew was recently introduced to the Indo Board Balance Trainer and now uses it in both his personal fitness routine and with clients his clients as a way to improve balance, core strength and overall athleticism.
Stew Smith getting "Indo It"
Product of the Month
This month we are featuring the Indo Mini Kicktail:
This product is designed specifically for advanced riders looking to practice and master big skate tricks such as ollies, kickflips, shuv-its, rail slides, grabs and transfers. If you or anyone you know is looking to improve their skateboarding or wakeskating, than this is a must have tool. The Indo Mini Kicktail features a 32" X 8.75" deck that is constructed just like a skateboard and has kicktails on either end of the deck and a mini roller which is 5" in diameter. Again, this is for ADVANCED RIDERS so keep that in mind before purchasing and using the product.
Workout of the Month
This month's workout comes to us compliments of Rider of the Month, Stew Smith. This is a pretty advanced workout that can be scaled to accommodate any level of fitness. Here we go:
Upper Body Warmup - repeat 10 times non-stop
Jumping Jacks - 10 reps
Pushups - 10 reps
Pullups - 5 or less
Stretch Upper Body
Repeat 5 times
Pullups - max reps (goal of 20)
Indoboard pushups with feet on balance ball / hands on Indo Board - max reps (goal of 20)
Indoboard squats with dumbbells or barbell in hands - max reps (goal of 20)
Run or bike 5 minutes moderate pace
Goal 100 + pullups / pushups in 5 sets
New Indo Enthusiasts
Each month we will feature new athletes that are part of our elite group of Indo Enthusiasts.
Are you an Indo Enthusiast? If so, send us a photo or tell us your Indo story!
This months Indo Enthusiasts:
Sota Yamaguchi - Fitness and Balance Training Center (Japan)
Taylor Jensen - Current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North American Longboard Champion
Ultimo aggiornamento Mercoledì 08 Aprile 2009 17:21