Search for 'workout' tips, and you're very likely to find a lot of advice about the 'work' part of this activity: push, sweat, stretch, fuel, repeat. The Oars + Alps team prides ourselves on working hard. In fact, it's right there in our tagline: Premium skincare that works as hard as you do. So even we have some lessons to learn from Coach Matt Wilpers.
In our short film about Matt completing the Hincapie Gran Fondo, we learn about the substance behind his Team Wilpers motto, 'Train smart. Train hard. And always have fun.' Working out is literally work for Matt much of the time. Whether he's leading a spin class, coaching a track session, or skateboarding to and fro, fitness is Matt's job as well as his passion. There are so many benefits to combining fitness and fun.
Importance of Making Fitness Fun
Early in his career, the pressure to excel pushed him to the sidelines as he struggled with physical and mental health challenges. With the benefit of experience and mental healthcare, Matt now embraces training smart and having fun alongside working hard. He avoids overtraining, balances activity with recovery, and embraces social experiences like the Hincapie Gran Fondo that celebrate the fitness and fun of cycling.
Be Fit and Have Fun
How are you having fun with your fitness? Can you turn your next group track session into a game? Surprise a buddy with a ridiculous new bike jersey? Grab tacos with your buddies after a gym sesh? Build awareness of how fun complements the work in your next workout.
Join Our 2023 Fall Alps Challenge
This is the final week to enter our Fall Alps Challenge! Just like Matt Wilpers and his fellow cyclists, we encourage you to #ConnectYourCrew. This month we've shared tips from Matt to build your fitness community and offered the chance to win a #ConnectYourCrew giveaway. Soon we'll be raffling off:
- A private, personalized coaching session from the phenomenal coaches at Team Wilpers who will take you to the next level in your activity of choice (cycling, running, swimming, strength or triathlon)
- 3 Oars + Alps kits that feature Matt's favorite skincare routines
Head on over to Oars + Alps' Instagram to find out how to enter on our #ConnectYourCrew posts.
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