Parko's training app hits Android market
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 April, 2014 - The training programs that Joel Parkinson is using in the hunt for his second world title are now available on ANDROID through the Google Play store.
The world first surf fitness app, Joel Parkinson Pro Surf Training by Wes Berg has been hugely popular on iPhone; achieving number 1 sports app on iTunes in 18 countries and featured as a ‘Best New Apps’ in 12 regions.
“The app has been really well received by surfers all over the world. It’s been great to have people in Brazil, The States and throughout Europe getting in touch to tell us how it’s helped their surfing.”
“It is cool to know there are surfers on the other side of the world doing the same Bells program as me leading into this event.
Bells is one of the hardest waves on tour to surf and definitely some of the most grueling training in order to prepare” says Parkinson.
As with the popular iPhone version, Parkinson takes users through the different stops of the ASP World Tour offering a rare insight into the challenges surfers face for the different locations.
Not only can people train alongside Joel for Bells but every stop on the world surfing tour. They can also focus on the type of wave at their local break. The new app features 30 programs and more than 150 surfing-specific exercises to help make people stronger- faster- better surfers.
Focusing on core strength, leg power and balance the app is designed to give all surfers, from grommets though to World Champions, the tools and confidence to be the best surfer they can be.
“Training for surfing is different to other sports; we train on land to perform in the water. All the movement’s we do in the gym are just like they would be on your board so each exercise easily transfers to performance in the water. It is great that it is now available for all surfer with the android release” Wes Berg.
“Joel’s hungry to win this year. He knows what it take to ring the bell and he has been training hard in preparation.” Wes Berg