As a kayaker and part time instructor, I spend a lot of time on and in the water teaching entry level kayak skills courses and leading tours as well as paddling for fun. I am also an avid mountain and road biker, adventure racer, and occasional alpine mountaineer and rock climber. I’ve summited Mt. Rainier, [...]
Born and raised in central Florida, I grew up spending weekends playing on beaches, exploring fresh water springs and sailing around the Florida Keys - all the while spending countless hours studying the natural world. The underwater realm was my first love and these early experiences helped form a passion for exploration and desire to make a positive impact [...]
Coolibar Athlete Sara Snyder recently returned from a six month 2,663 mile trek from Mexico to Canada via the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through 24 National Forests, seven National Parks, five California State Parks, five Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas as well as other public and private lands. Sara shares her thoughts throughout the long hike.
New Year’s resolutions get us in the gym at the first of the year. Spring energizes us to get out there and get that bathing suit body ready. Summer has longer days and a variety of activities to keep us busy, active and fit. Fall–days get shorter. Weather changes. School starts back for some. The seasonal temptations begin starting with pumpkin spices. Little by little fitness gets pushed back until one day you realize you have fallen off the fitness wagon. Coolibar athlete and certified personal trainer Kristie Cranford dishes her motivating fitness tips to ensure this doesn’t happen to you.
Marion Lepert, windsurfer and Coolibar athlete, spends almost 10 hours a day in the sun. She recently returned from the US Nationals in Hood River, OR where she became the 2012 US National Women Overall Champion. While there, she used her trusty Coolibar Stash Pocket Swim Shirt in the water. Now she shares her thoughts on its on-course performance. Read Marion’s review.
Not all athletes, including Olympic athletes, are into tanning, even though a Google image search of the word “athlete” displays an overwhelming number tanned muscle men and women. Being fit and looking great doesn’t mean you need tan skin. In fact, you’re likely to develop sun spots and wrinkles if you do tan. To dispel the tan athlete typecast, we went out in search of Olympic athletes spreading the word about using sun protection for a healthy outdoor living. In our opinion, these five women get the Gold for their sun protection efforts.