Surf Fitness Expert Michelle Drielsma Partners Up With
At I Love Surfing we love to share our stoke with you guys. It’s important to us that we don’t just bring what we think is awesome, but that we bring what YOU think is awesome. That’s exactly why we partnered up with surf fitness expert Michelle Drielsma. We are absolutely thrilled about this partnership for a couple of reasons. First of all, SHE SURFS! Secondly, she trains some of the world’s best surfers from her home base in Australia. World Surf League’s professional surfer Davey Cathels is one of her regulars. She coaches several upcoming surf talents and has also trained two-time world champion, and legend of the sport, Tom Carroll.
“My first year training and working with Michelle, and following her injury prevention techniques, was also the year I qualified for the World Tour. This was no coincidence.” – Davey Cathels, Professional Surfer
Most important of all for you, together with Michelle we bring you all of the surf fitness information you need. So keep an eye out for the special Surf Fitness section get exclusive updates on exercise video’s, injury prevention tips, and in depth knowledge by surf fitness expert Michelle Drielsma.
What can you expect from us?
It is our goal with the Surf Fitness part of the I Love Surfing community to give you all the information you need to know how to get and stay surf fit. This way you can surf better, longer and harder. We cover the basic information so you can do what you love most: Surf as much as you want for the rest of your life!
Are you going on the surf trip of a life time and you need to get surf fit? Are you a beginner who just wants to make it out into the lineup? Or maybe there’s a flat spell and you want to stay surf fit? Are you advanced but you are missing crucial strength and mobility to stick that turn? Or are you coping with an injury and just want to get back into surfing? It doesn’t matter!
Some of the content focuses more on beginners, while other content is more useful to advanced surfers. However, most information covers areas that are important to surfers of all levels. Areas such as:
Bodyweight Strength – Mobility – Endurance – Healthy Nutrition – Flexibility – The Right Mindset – Injury Prevention
Here’s an example of how breathing exercises and the right mind set help you perform better and deal with cold conditions.
About Surf Fitness Expert Michelle Drielsma
Michelle Drielsma is an Exercise Physiologist and Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She 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, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, FMA Strength Institute and is a Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) mobility specialist.
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, Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Nine MSN, GQ Magazine, Fitness First, Ultra-FIT Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Surfer Today, Girl Surf Network, Australian MMA and three children’s books (Lesson Zone).
Surf Strength & Conditioning
For those of you who want to start training to get and stay surf fit today, Michelle offers special Surf Strength & Conditioning program. For a very decent price quality ration you get full access to a library full of surf exercises. There are two programs that are particularly interesting for surfers which are Mobility and Bodyweight Strength.