“This year has been awesome and I am so grateful for all the support I have received! That’s why I’ve decided to do this giveaway and give back to my fantastic community of paddlers!” said Michael Booth, 6 x SUP World Champion, StarboardDream Team Rider, Founder and Coach of BOOTH Training.
TotalSUP caught up with Michael for a quick chat to sum up his amazing 2022 year and dig right into his Christmas Giveaway for the SUP community – Don’t miss it! There’s $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Photo credit: @ckpictures / The Euro Tour / Nordhausen SUP Cup
Hi Michael, welcome back to TotalSUP! There are many self-taught paddlers looking to take that next step to progress. What’s your advice?
There is so much information out there and you can self-teach yourself to differing levels. The next step of course is finding yourself a coach and someone who works with you. This could be someone you know, a local coach in your area or someone online with plenty of experience. A coach can help streamline your progress as they can help steer you away from common mistakes and develop you in a way that’s only for you. Depending on what you want to achieve a coach can be instrumental in helping achieve your goals and giving you the support you need. With a coach you have someone with the knowledge to help condition you physically, work on your mental strength, find your stroke weaknesses and find something extra to take you to that next level. You need a coach who really understands you and works with you to help you achieve.
Who are your training programmes aimed at?
My training programs are aimed at all levels. I have been fortunate to coach people at the highest level achieving World and National Championships. I have also had the pleasure of coaching the everyday paddler who just wants to improve their 5km time, or lose weight and become more healthy or just want something to follow when on the water. I enjoy coaching all paddlers as ultimately the journey to any goal is the same, work out what your goal is, decide how much time you have to dedicate to it, build the program and trust it, then keep disciplined on your path. Ultimately any paddler is welcome at BOOTH Training, I currently coach athletes from 13 to 75 and I tailor my training towards each individual athlete. If anyone is interested in my coaching be sure to contact me and we can have a chat about it!
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