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Developing Healthy Student-Athletes at Pacific Ridge School by Macaroni Kid Carlsbad  According to non-profit Common Sense Media, teens consume an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, with tweens averaging six hours. With that kind of online connectivity, it’s important for adolescents and teenagers to develop healthy physical, mental, social and emotional skills. School athletics can help build all of these, and the best environments are those in which students are supported by athletic and academic mentors, along with their peers. The athletic program at Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is

Two Saturdays ago I found myself arriving home around midnight, after more than a couple celebratory IPAs and an ill-advised whiskey nightcap.  Sleep was in major need but not gonna happen, as I was still buzzing from my friend Keanu Asing’s requalification on the Championship Tour.  So I decided to throw on one of my favorite movies of all time, Platoon.  One of the great scenes in the movie is when Tom Berenger’s vicious Sgt. Barnes walks in on a group of soldiers plotting to kill him.  The scene ends

“I am extremely grateful for the health and happiness of my entire family, especially the lights of my life, Asher and Kieran. I am continually and ALWAYS insanely thankful for our amazing family and community at NAKOA! Bonus thankful shoutouts go to the continued success of all my athletes, the addition of our pup Moose to the family, a successful return to the rugby pitch, and the continued glorious evolution of IPAs

Famous 19th century essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The men who grasp principles can successfully select their own methods. The man, who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” The fitness industry has been built on a foundation of methods. We have witnessed most of these methods disappear into obscurity while others have stood the test of time. It is a time of evolution in our industry. We have enough science and

Since Track & Field holds a very nostalgic, special place in my heart, I am going to be educating through a series of excerpts from an imaginary letter to my high school self (I know that sounds weird, bare with me). Yo buddy, It’s YOU from the future. Since you weren't good enough to actually BECOME a pro athlete, you are doing the next best thing and TRAINING them. That means you NOW know how AWESOME Coach Herzog and Coach Barry were for our Track team, but how many individual things YOU

As the New Year begins, many people are in a mindset that there is no better time to get in shape and be healthy than right now.  That’s awesome! Unfortunately, we also see how many of these people fall off the train within a month or two. How do you avoid that pitfall? Here at NAKOA Fitness & Physical Therapy, we believe in the importance of properly assessing individuals, safely programming to their needs and wants, as well as safely progressing them on a continuum in order for them to

Whether you’re a performance coach or even just a fitness enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of and played around with “MetCon” (Metabolic Conditioning) and "HIIT" (High-Intensity Interval Training). Many well know names in fitness such as CrossFit, Insanity, and Orange Theory base their workouts around this. Here I dive into how to make these techniques more effective. People love instant gratification. That’s why the workout programs listed above are so popular. Most people want to feel like they crushed it in their workout, they want to feel validated for their hard work,

A diminutive professional surfer from Hawaii, Keanu Asing, sent shockwaves through the entire surfing world. With his chances of re-qualification for the World Surf League’s Championship Tour slipping away, Keanu showed incredible heart and determination (along with an absolutely lethal backhand attack) and took down some of the world’s best surfers, including world champions John John Florence and Gabriel Medina, to win the Quiksilver Pro. Social Media went ablaze congratulating “Anu” on his amazing win, with nearly every surfer and company in the industry laying praise on his gutsy performance,