As we start this New Year, I am sure many of us have made resolutions to improve fitness and get in training for a trip or to better ones time in the water, but how many of us are driven to follow a fitness program to be free of pain? Today we feature an inspirational video of a Bodyboarder by the name of Sergio Machado, who following operations on both knees has fought back to full fitness to continue Bodyboarding to a high standard.
The video below shows Sergio undertaking a rigorous programme of exercises following the operation to relocate both of his kneecaps, that had left him in constant pain and hampered his water time. Following the surgery Sergio could barely walk, let alone mange to get in the water, but with sheer determination and a passion to return to his Bodyboard, Sergio enrolled the help of Phsyio Nuno Gusmao and started on the road to recovery.
The clip, called The Recovery, filmed and edited by Miguel Nunes is a shining example of what can be achieved with steely determination and should act as motivation for all of us to stick with our New years resolutions. Have you made a resolution to improve your surfing fitness for 2015 and does Sergio’s story inspire you?