#moceanfit4life Vol 2-Resilience

So for the #moceanfit4life series we have talked about age and its challenges and triumphs. We saw a great film of an amazing woman ice skating competitively until she was 90 years old! She lived and ultimately died on the ice, doing what she loved most.

One common theme you will see in this series is Everyone that we profile is passionate about what they are doing. Thats it, thats all. Guys hating their lives or job until the end? No movies will be made about that. Passion rules and always will.

What also rules is resilience. Straight up. Going hard for as long as you are able. Struggling through adversity and set backs and yes, the natural effects of aging. Self doubt may set in and the murmurs of others…”when is he going to grow up”? , “Doesn’t she know that is dangerous”, “Your not 25 anymore” etc etc. All of which is ultimately a bunch of fucking bullshit. Which is what you will see in this next film that spotlights a true icon of sport, Matt Hoffman aka The Condor. The guy has been going huge for so long(36 years) despite 2 comas, over 100 concussions, hundreds of broken bones and one slam that erased 8 months of his memory and so many more doing what he loves. Hell a semi truck hit his car once and flattened it. He even had one crash into his friend and fellow legend, Dennis McCoy that is legendary. Both nearly died, but Dennis competed in the X games a year later at the age of 48(he is still killing it at age 50) ..But thats for another story..

Winstanleys BMX Page posted a pic of Matt’s injuries see below.

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I could go on and on but this is the internet so i’ve statistically lost most of you to Facebook or Pornhub by now so for the remaining few, check out this video below by VICE and be ready to be blown away!

 

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Age is a hot topic these days, whether it’s older people doing amazing things, or very young people doing amazing things. People are captivated by this topic as we move into a time where our population as a nation is older than ever with a median age of around 38 years old.  According to the Pew Research Center, “by  the year 2060 we’ll have almost as many Americans over age 85 as under age 5. This is the result of longer life spans and lower birthrates. ”

As we are in the midst of a sea of media, it is coming to our attention more and more that there are some remarkable stories of perseverance and triumph despite age.  We hear “40 is the new 20”,  “50 is the new 30” and on and on. People have more opportunities than ever to take care of themselves and the ones that do shine as examples in our culture.

Conversely, the very young in our population are breaking down barriers as well. Granted, this is an era when everything you do is immortalized for ever on Youtube but..there are some truly captivating moments happening in the “kiddo” category.

Here at Mocean365/MoceanFit, we are ourselves moving into age categories once considered far “over the hill”  despite making steady improvements in our health each and every year.  I will turn 45 this spring while Meg gets to see once and for all if 40 is in fact the new 20.  Are these facts making me/us introspective to even produce a post like this?  It seems so as we are not only producing a post, but we will be turning this into a series with a cool kid hashtag of #moceanfit4life.

What does it mean to be “MoceanFit”?  Here are 3 key elements..(all of them pretty closely related)

  1. At it core, being Adaptable to life’s challenges would be at the top of the list. Being adaptable transcends just being strong in the gym. It’s the ability to be able to jump into most any challenge inside or out and be able to at least hang.  Being a generalist vs. a specialist.
  2. Resilience is another key element. Can you take on challenges while keeping yourself safe or  without constantly getting hurt? This becomes paramount as we move forward in years!  Your training takes a harder look at recovery and lifestyle considerations that prior in your life may have not been considerations.
  3. Diversification! Trying new challenges and continuing to explore the many opportunities whether its movement or adventure, art or travel, occupational or recreational.  Life is short, we know this so why not make the most of it?!

We are kicking this off with a video that I found to be incredibly inspiring. This woman defies age and adversity and battles on until the end.  Check it out and leave a comment after you watch it with your reaction and spread this to others who may benefit from its lesson(s). And mostly, don’t ever let age get you down. Remember Adapt, get Resilient and Diversify and let it all unfold as you follow your passions!

(Big ups to video producers Balcony Nine Media balconynine.co)


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“The Future Holds Whatever You Make It”- Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins has always been a role model of mine. He is an underdog and committed to self-education. He is a high school graduate, no college,  so his life has been his university. I am a huge proponent of NOT going to college unless you are 100% certain of your path and once you are ready for it.

He will be the first to tell you he isn’t particularly gifted at anything except tenacity and a willingness to try. Like myself, he also uses the voices of doubt from within and ringing in his ears from others, to fuel his ambitions. He has also found a way to extricate himself from the dangers of anger and whenever possible, uses anger as a gift.

I have seen him speak live a couple of times and he is extremely intelligent, well spoken and very authentic. He comes from humble beginnings and keeps the blue collar ethos close to this day despite having some financial freedom.  He travels the world to really learn about people from all cultures and that is really what makes him tick. People drive him crazy but he loves them and is fascinated about human culture. If you ever get a chance to see him speak, do it!

He also used physicality to get himself through some barriers. He was a scrawny kid who found confidence once he began pushing himself in the world of strength. I can relate once again. Check out the video below and get inspired!

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Mocean365 to offer Broga Yoga in 2017

Meg and I are very excited to start our journey with the Broga Yoga team as we become certified to teach the system by mid winter 2017!

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The Broga Yoga system is as you may have guessed, was initially geared towards a male audience but also for folks of all genders who want a great workout while doing yoga. Based on the Hatha and Vinyasa styles, Broga adds a fitness and high intensity component and skips on some of the traditional ceremonial elements of yoga practice.

We both feel this makes for an extremely user friendly experience and will ultimately expose more  people to the powerful benefits that yoga offers.  We will be looking to add this to the central Oregon region starting in the spring. Stay tuned for more info as we progress with the system and in the meantime go check them out here.

Ambassador lineup for 2017

We here at Mocean365 are proud to be ambassadors for some pretty rad companies for 2017.

First off we are back with the crew at Guerrilla Gravity. In fact, Skye is the ambassador program director and helps with all aspects of the program from selection of applicants to organization and etc. Skye and Meg also take their roles as ambassadors very seriously and 2016 was a stellar year from launching a new bike model to awesome events, to getting new people onboard and of  course the always awesome “GG Camping Weekend” in Moab with the crew. Hit us up if you want to schedule a demo or have any questions about the bikes that are of course, made right in Denver, Colorado. They have some BIG changes up their sleeves! See more here

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Skye is also stoked to be back onboard with Besomebody! What an amazing platform of passion and stoke. This was a huge year for them from launching a new App to appearing on Shark Tank and relocation of their home base from Austin to Boston.  You can see more at their site or find them on your favorite social media. A passion platform..sounds good eh?!

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We are also back with Achiva Native Energy and their amazing chia based food supplements. A great line of products that are geared for active and adventurous souls. They have some exciting things in the works so stay tuned! Check out their products here.

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And we are very excited to announce a new partnership with Nuoptimal, makers of the amazing supplement, Optimal Force. Nuoptimal specializes in Nootropics which are becoming extremely well received by the science world and users worldwide. Here is a statement from their website below.

Our nootropic supplement  Optimal Force, improves overall cognitive function, memory, focus, and motivation levels in individuals. Nuoptimal is dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients in our nootropics, which have been strategically designed with the guidance of medical professionals to optimize different aspects of your mental and physical performance.

Check them out and see more about this exciting and upcoming company here.

 

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