In episode 4, Kelia Moniz (aka Sister), Bruna Schmitz, and a slightly timid Kassia Meador roll up in their Ford Fiesta for a little cliff jumping off the notorious ‘Jump Rock’ in Waimea Bay. The first jump is always the hardest; remember these girls are surfers…not skydivers.
After some turtle-filled free diving the girls fill up at a special place on the North Shore where the surf snack menu includes the famous Chocolate Haupia Pie at none other than Ted’s Bakery. Next stop, the motocross track, to meet up with Kelia’s brothers for a little red-dirt action in the Ford Fiesta! We can’t tell you how badly we want to take this thing for a ride like that again #FiestaMovement
When traveling the world ROXY Outdoor Fitness ambassador and surf team rider Sally Fitzgibbons always has her fit ball, providing the focus for a great workout. (Fun Fact: Sally literally will bring her pump and ball everywhere –even a catamaran off the coast of Tahiti!).
This piece of equipment provides endless options when developing workout routines. Take a journey through Sally’s personal morning workout routine in her Fresh Water Tee and Enhance Capris straight from her beachside backyard in hometown Gerroa, Australia.Each of the 4 fit ball exercises has a balance element, making them perfect for simulating being on a surfboard, while also being great for building power and strength in your day-to-day living and activities.
Remember to smile while exercising to help distract yourself from any pain or fatigue you may feel…smile and go the mile!
Grab your fit ball and Dumbbells and here we GO!
Dumbbell Shoulder Press – Stabilize yourself on the ball then alternate your arms for shoulder press. Use weights that suite the level you are at and think tall and strong through your mid section. Do 10 reps each arm x 3
Hammy Curls – Start on your back with legs straight on the Fit ball and hold a solid plank. Don’t let your back lower or sink and pull your legs back toward your butt. Slowly release back to straight. You will feel this in the back of your legs, great strengthener for your hamstrings. Do 15 reps x 3
Single leg Squat- Grab your dumbbells that suite your ability and place one leg up on the Ball. Without having your front knee bend beyond your toe line, lower the back knee toward the ground for a single leg squat. Do 10 reps each leg x 3
Plank on Bench - Use your surroundings, find a wall or bench that is close to the same height as the fit ball and challenge yourself in doing a raised plank. Build up from 30seconds to 1 minute holds.
A few months ago we invited our friend and New York fashion blogger Kimberly Pesch of Eat.Sleep.Wear. to California for the first time and give her a taste of the ROXY way of life – early morning surf checks, beach bonfires, the team, sunsets for days…the list goes on…
Well, we guess it was enough to make her pack her bags and make her ‘California Dreaming’ a reality since she now calls CA her home!
Enjoy this ROXY Style Spy vid from our shoot in Santa Cruz, CA where Kim breaks down some stylish options with Monyca Byrne Wickey and Kelia Moniz and get inspired for some great Summer-Fall transitional looks that will keep you HOT FOR FALL!
With Kassia Meador’s latest and most magical wetsuit collection to date dropping next week, we thought we’d share one of her colorful adventures from down under. If you don’t know Kass yet, get to know her…like now. She is truly one of a kind and is constantly evolving and adding to her already magnificent repertoire of artistry – whether it be longboarding, photography, music, filmmaking, or painting, she’s not one who just dabbles, she masters. We are grateful to have her a part of the Roxy family, so sit back, and enjoy this rad little adventure and stay tuned for more next week!
In Kassia’s words:
“I recently had the opportunity to stay at the La Casa Artist Residency with a few of the members from our performance art group UFO2012. It was a magical 2 weeks filled with good vibes, wonderful people, music making, surfing and just all around creating magical moments and living dreams. I also teamed up with one of my most favorite people and filmmakers Taylor Steele, to shoot a commercial for my most recent Signature Roxy wetsuit collections. It’s always so great to work with people you look up to and vibe with, that’s when the magic happens. And the icing on the cake was the track that Paz and Aska made specifically for the commercial while we were all together at La Casa, the house of dreams!!! Enjoy”
Climbing is a sport that involves every single muscle of the body, so it is important to be well rounded in workouts. Professional climber and Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador Sierra Blair-Coyle knows this better than anyone and demands exercises that prepare her body for difficult holds in climbing.
Here are Sierra’s 6 easy stretches that will get you ready for any workout! And what better way to enjoy your workout then have the technical benefits of the Ready Steady Top that doubles as a swim top and sports bra and the Spike Shorts that are fit to flatter and beat the heat both in and outdoors.
1. Rows in Prone Position (10 reps per arm)
Benefits: Full body exercise.
-Start in push-up stance with feet shoulder width apart, handles balanced on dumbbells. Alternately pull up elbow behind your back and lower onto ground without moving your body.
2. Pistol Squats (15 reps per leg)
Benefits: Works abdominal and leg muscles.
-Start standing with one leg lifted in front of your body. Slowly lower yourself as if you are sitting in a chair, while keeping your leg extended in front of you. Return to standing position and repeat.
*Pistol squats can be completed with or without weight.
3 & 4. Overhead Shoulder Press (15 reps)
Benefits: Works shoulder muscles, upper back, and core.
-Start with elbows by your sides, dumbbells in your hands, palms facing away from you. Push arms above head until they are straight, but do not lock out your elbows. Return to starting position and repeat.
5 & 6. V Ups (25 reps)
Benefits: Works abdominal muscles.
-Start laying flat on your back. Lift arms and legs at the same time to create a V position. Keep moving until your hands and feet touch, while keeping your arms and legs straight. Lower into starting position and repeat.
Roxy took flight down to Miami to celebrate the 2014 collections at the Official Kick-Off Party of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim with the launch of ROXY POP surf (coming soon!).
Helping to celebrate 25 years of ROXY, we brought out all the stops with a mix of eye-popping island motifs, poolside POPtails to beat the Miami heat, music mixings by the ever fashionable DJ Chelsea Leyland and a star studded marathon of designers, models, Sports Illustrated babes and the who’s-who in Miami all came to enjoy the fun!
With ‘Neon’ as the theme of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, ROXY #POPsurf was the perfect way to light up the night at the famous Raleigh Hotel and kick off the week! Thank you to everyone who came to support. Stay tuned for more…ROXY #POPsurf will be here soon enough!