Jake was up and riding in just a few days, and by the end of the week had pretty much cracked it, was still hungry for more and was a firm favourite amongst our female instructors.
Pete struggled all week, everything took him a lot longer to learn, he could manage at best an hour or 2 every day and by day 3 needed a day off. He didn’t get very far at all that week.
I followed up with them both a few years later. Jake was now smashing waves every weekend, and had been on holiday to places that made me jealous.
Pete had never kited again.
During the camp I asked Jake, how on earth he managed to stay so young, so active and so able to do all the things he loved despite being an age where most people wouldn’t even think about going kitesurfing…let alone starting to learn.
He said to me…
“If you’d seen me at 40 you wouldn’t be asking me the same question.
You see I’d been very successful at work but my health had suffered as a result, I was overweight and really felt all of my 40 years….at the time I had a lot friends who were 10 - 20 years older than me and who were old men, had given up all the sports they loved and didn't really have much to look forward to in life.
I saw in them exactly what I had in front of me if I carried on as I was doing.”
“So I decided to do something about it…”
And his story inspired me to not go gentle in to that good night.
Implementing the things Jake told me and then going on to study course after course, learning under some of the best and well known "guru's" of our time, interviewing scientists, professional athletes, special forces and even astronauts to discover their secrets and put it into action on myself...I’m now 42 and kiting or doing some other crazy sport every day, sleeping like a king, I have energy to burn and feel the best I've ever felt.
Now this took me 6 years but it doesn't have to take anywhere near that long and over the course of this 6 week reboot I want to share with you what I learned.
So you can lose all the weight you're carrying, can have a body your proud of, can have energy to burn, sleep like a king and do all the things you wanted to do when you were 20 but didn't have the time or money. So you can feel better now than you ever have and stay that way.
Imagine what you would feel like in just 6 weeks time if you could have all that too. If you felt 5, 10, 20 years younger...
What would you do?