My name is Helgi Spencer Olafson and I am an amateur endurance athlete, health activist for A.S., highly skilled executive chef, and a “Jack of all trades.” I love mother nature and everything she has to offer. I am excited to be able to train to become a professional triathlete on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. Most of all, I am excited to be able to share my experience with this paradise with everyone in this Challenge. I ask only one thing from my audience: If you become inspired to make positive healthy changes to your life because of what you learn in Fitness Fridays, please support the Helgi Olafson Foundation so that I can continue to help others in need around the world.
We have informative Twitter chat sessions planned for every Friday during the 65-day Walk Your A.S. OFF!! Challenge.
Knowledgeable professional and amateur athletes and experts from around the world join in on our #FITCHATFRIDAY (Fitness Chat Friday)group chat for #WYASO(Walk Your A.S. OFF). Some of them have A.S. and have done remarkable things as athletes, and for A.S. awareness. Some of them just really know there *$#!+.
The schedule has not yet been set in stone and I am still lining up all of the guest’s so please contact me if you are interested in participating. For our first chat on March 1st:
“The Training Plan” with Professional Fitness Coach Rick Rubio of Kona Personal Trainer (Friday March 1st, 1 p.m. Hawaii Time)
-Find out where you should start and learn the benefits of setting goals and the value of smart training to achieve these goals.
Here are some of the subjects we will touch on in these Twitter Chat sessions.
-Stretching and Working Out with A.S.( video by Helgi with instruction by Coach Rick Rubio)
-Triathlon Training Gear handmade by Julie Gix of Oomph! Sports
-What it means to train and race for a cause w/ special guests who race for their own cause
-Swimming and A.S.
-Video and explanation of proper long distance swim
-Professional swim coaches
-Cycling and A.S.
-Ultra Marathon Cycling Association, Bike Works Beach and Sports
-What are the best ways to recovery from exercise
-Nutrition and supplements
-Special guest nutritionists Jean Hull and Karolina Wanke
-Todd Wanke of Niupure.
-Team ENDURANCE Spotlight
-Tariq Ty Gangari
I look forward to spending our Fitness Fridays with you as we Walk Our A.S. Off together!