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This ebook will leave you feeling supported and inspired to start/continue your skateboarding/boardsports journey .
Womens Beginner Skateboarding Guide Using Skateboarding for Your Wellbeing
It has been written as a guide for you to break down the barriers to you incorporating skateboarding and any activity that you love into your life.
Part A covers the Barriers to Participation and Affirmations/Actions to Overcome
Part B covers the Benefits Of Skateboarding as a way to cherishing yourself, cherishing others and cherish the environment.
Lastly ways to be consistent in your skateboarding journey and continue the Good Energy flowing.
This your time to explore The Benefits Of Skateboarding For Yourself, Your Loved Ones, The Environment & Beyond...
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Arohanui (BIG LOVE) - The Wellness Riders Crew
Immunity Home Brew Recipe
Provided by the amazing @sarinah_maya our co-founder to keep you well and thriving so you can continue to thrive on your boardsports journey.
Support your immune system with powerful anti-microbial remedies from your garden and pantry.
Add the following ingredients to 3 cups of water in a saucepan:
✨2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely diced
✨1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, finely diced
✨1 Tablespoon fresh or dried thyme
✨1 teaspoon cinnamon
✨1 pinch cayenne pepper
✨1 lemon (juice)
✨1 teaspoon Manuka honey (optional)
✨For tummy bugs add:
✨1 teaspoon cloves
✨1 teaspoon aniseed
Simmer ingredients for 20 minutes and strain into a cup. Drink 3 cups daily (adult dose) for acute infections and 1 cup daily for immune support.
Leave out the garlic, cloves and cayenne if too strong in taste and dilute with more water if needed.
Rest well, drink plenty of pure water, avoid refined sugar and processed foods and consider additional high quality supplements including Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc and a probiotic formula to strengthen your gut flora and immune system.
Wishing you well!
Co-Founder of Wellness Riders
Lots of people ask us what kind of skateboards they should get as there are many different types with various shapes and sizes.
Below is a simple description on each of the main boards we come across and their uses to help you decide what is best for you.
We use a mix of cruisers and longboards at our sessions as we find them to be easy skateboards to learn on as our lessons. Our lessons are not based in the skateparks so the big wheels provide a much smoother ride :)!
✨ Longboards 34-40 Inch
For getting around the neighbourhood, for your commute to work, or just for fun. The longer boards feel super stable to ride and give you extra space to put your feet which is helpful when you are learning. These boards also have nice big and soft wheels which make the ride smoother on footpaths.
✨ Cruiser 27-32 Inch
For getting around the neighbourhood, for your commute to work, or just for fun. Features the big wheels for a smooth ride but are shorter than longboard, so slightly smaller and easier to carry when you have to pick up your board and walk with it on your commute or fit it into your suitcase when you are going on holiday. It can also be easier to do shaper turns when you are starting out.
✨ Street Skateboard
For the streets and skateparks, best for making sharper turns (tick tacking) and if you are wanting to learn more technical tricks as you develop your skills. Smaller, harder wheels that are perfect for skateparks.
We hope that information helps you decide. You can try out these boards at one of our sessions. Book Here.
Co-Founder Wellness Riders
"I have definitely felt like I was too old to skateboard."
I have felt afraid to try something new because I thought I would be the only one older than 18 at the class. I would feel odd and the kids would look at me like "why are you here?!" The example I am thinking about is actually not for a skateboarding class it was for a dance class. Googling hip hop classes near me can lead to a bit of disappointment as an adult as when you realise the class is for 12-17 year olds and your 28. It can be discouraging when you decide you want to do something but then you get blocked by a limiting belief because you can't find any examples of someone like you wanting to do the same activity as you. The limiting belief says this is not for you, see there is no others who are "like you" doing the same. As I write this many examples come to mind when things like this have stopped me from doing what I wanted.
However when it came to skateboarding I started when I was 22 so older than a lot of the skateboarders I saw around and now at 28 it is the same. The age thing didn't personally stop me at first as thankfully an awesome friend of mind invited me to go with her and her friends who where also all in their 20's so it gave me the opportunity to give it a go and see if I liked it without even thinking about my age. I am so glad she did because now having made skateboarding a large part of my life Im sad at the thought of that not happening for me. I do however still have thoughts that I don't fit in at the skatepark as there are not many women there and prefer to go to the skatepark with friends as apposed to by myself.
So often in life we are blocked by invisible/visible barriers "negative beliefs" that can stop us from trying new things or doing the things we love. But thats all they are beliefs they are not physical beings holding us down saying we can't do that. We can break through them/ create new positive ones. Because when we think about it you are never really too old to skateboard and what I have learnt from incorporating skateboarding into my life is that if you are having fun doing it then you are doing it right and it is right for you.
It does help when you see examples of others like you doing the thing you want to do as its kind of like evidence that it is possible and a part of what Wellness Riders is about providing those example for wahine of all ages and to see that skateboarding is for all beings regardless of age.
But I feel like we can all do better than rely on the outside world to show us examples of what we want to see or achieve. I think there is so much power and empowerment through visualising this for ourselves which helps limiting beliefs dissipate.
So I encourage you to (at whatever age you are) close your eyes, put your hand on your heart and stomach, and with a few deep breaths visualise yourself as you want to be.
It could be cruising along on your skateboard or flowing through a dance routine. Repeat this as needed until you feel empowered and ready to take action. We decide what we want to do and be and once we decide things start to more in that direction.
So yes, be you, enjoy your age and enjoy your life. If you feel the interest in learning to skateboard it is for you. You go sister!
We are here to support you. If you would like us to be a part of your skateboarding journey you can look through our website for more skateboarding information.
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Arohanui - Big Love
Co-Founder Wellness Riders