Throwback to Indo Board Man’s Hip Resurfacing Part 2

Yesterday we looked at the lead up and operation day of Indo Board Man’s right hip resurfacing surgery back in 2010. He is preparing to get a total hip replacement of his left hip in 6 days. His action sport life style caught up with him back in 2010 with the need to take care of the right hip. He knew he would have to take care of the left hip one day and was able to prolong the need for a replacement by 8 years using PT and his exercise regimen to keep his left hip in shape.

Today we are reviewing the 2010 hospital stay and therapy done there after his resurfacing. The first video was shot once he was back in his room after surgery.

Chapter 5 focuses on the second therapy session at the hospital.

Chapter 6 shows Indo Board Man ready to get out of the hospital and to take his recovery back to the comfort of his home.

On Monday, we will look back at the first few days of recovery at home.


Remember Balance is Everything!


Throwback Thursday! Indo Board Man gets his hip resurfaced.

Eight years ago, Indo Board Man had his right hip resurfaced after a lifetime of use skateboarding, surfing, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, snow skiing and snowboarding. He documented the whole process. In a week, he will be getting his left hip totally replaced. So to prepare for the new surgery, lets look back and check out the first few videos of his Hip resurfacing blog. You can find the full playlist here.

In the first video Indo Board Man details his need to get his hip resurfaced. That was a logical choice 8 years ago but this time around, resurfacing the left hip is not an option. The next video records his 2010 pre op appointment.

And finally its the day of the operation. It was a longer than expected procedure due to extremely dense bones. The Dr. had to change tools because his bones were so hard. Maybe that explains why his mom always told him he was hard headed! Hahaha!

Over the next week, we will look back on the recovery and therapies to get him rehabilitated in 2010. It will be interesting to see how the recovery this time around compares to 2010. We will chronicle his recovery as well.


Remember Balance is Everything!


Work Out Wednesday! Indo Riders show us how it’s done!

Our Indo Board Riders are passionate and love to share video of the exercises they do on the Indo Board! Today let’s check out a few of their routines!

Melissa Austin shows off her Indo Board push ups and TRX Mountain climber exercise. Her feet are suspended and she is balancing solely on the Indo Board!

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Pro Surfer and Pro Wakeboarder Nikolas Plytas multi-tasks using free weights and then doing a shuvit on his Indo Mini Kicktail.

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Carolein with Dushi Yoga leads a class at the Manchebo Beach Resort in Aruba using the Indo Yoga Board.

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Robbie Maddison with the W Training Facility in Temecula, California is whipping the battle ropes on his Indo Board. This is a very focused core exercise with lots of cardio!

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How do you incorporate the Indo Board into your workout routine? Please share it with us! Check us out and tag us on Instagram @ind0_board and on facebook!


Remember Balance is Everything!


Talent Tuesday! Check out Indo Board Rider Ahlee Dee!

On this Tuesday, we invite you to check out Indo Board Rider Ahlee Dee! She has some serious skills! Ahlee Dee travels all over the US participating in music and arts festivals with her crowd pleasing Indo Board and Hula Hoop skills! We are so very stoked to have her as an Indo Board Ambassador!

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She uploaded a couple videos showing off what she can do while riding her Indo Board at the Disc Jam Music Festival. Check them out below!

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Wasn’t it awesome how she flipped the board onto the roller! The next two videos are of her performing at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Fest.

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She never ceases to amaze people with her Indo Board and her hoops!
Do you have an amazing Indo Board talent? We would love to see it! You can send us videos and photos through Instagram by tagging us using @indo_board or message us through our facebook page! Also don’t forget to check out our You Tube Channel!
Remember Life is About Balance!

INDO BOARD With Darrick Doerner, PART 1

One Of Surfing’s Truly Great Waterman, Darrick Doerner, Cross-trains on the Indo Board Pro.

We are stoked to be working with one of Surfing’s truly great Watermen, Darrick Doerner, who understands the real value of Indo Board Balance Training! In this video, Darrick cross-trains on the Indo Board Pro. Thank you for your Aloha, Darrick!

Darrick is an unbelievable waterman. Take a look at a couple of great surf films starring Darrick.

Step Into Liquid

Riding Giants

Learn more about Darrick Doerner at

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Georgette Akai Austria is the Director of Social Media and Sponsorship and the writer of the Indo Board Monthly Newsletter. She hates talking about herself in 3rd person, and what she really likes to do is just go surf. Most of all, she’s grateful that you took a look at this blog post, and she thanks you for signing up for the newsletter ( link above). Find Georgette on her Facebook page here.

Workout Wednesday INDO BOARD Man Shows Off Skills

Indoboardman Hunter Joslin spent a couple weeks out in California the end of  February and March. On his many adventures, he stopped by Auburn Fit Training facility for a visit. Bryan and Jacquelyn Twardus are all about creating a fun atmosphere at Auburn Fit. They proudly proclaim, via a sign on the wall, “Not A Gym” and operate with the motto “Fun Fitness” for all their clients. Bryan is an elite Ultra Marathon runner and wants everyone to know that Auburn, CA is the epicenter of Ultra Marathon training in the entire USA.

Check out the video of him at the gym below!

Auburn Fit has a lot of fun with the Indo Board. Bryan and Jacquelyn Twardus are great Indo Board Ambassadors. You can follow their training studio, Auburn Fit, on Instagram @the_auburn_fit.

We always love seeing your Indo Workouts. Tag us on Instagram @indo_board!
Remember Life is About Balance!

Close Up With INDO BOARD Brand Ambassador Suzie Cooney

Suzie Cooney, Indo Board Brand Ambassador and Team Rider, NASM Personal Trainer, SUP professional athlete, international SUP coach, the owner of Maliko Run, and longtime friend.

I  recently got to catch up with Indo Board Brand Ambassador and team rider, Suzie Cooney.  Suzie is the definition of a strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman, and I am proud to call her my friend. This is her story…

For the last 21 years, Suzie Cooney has made her home and career on the island of Maui. She is one of the early female pioneers of stand up paddling, a NASM personal trainer for 16 years, a SUP professional athlete and an international SUP coach who trains some of the best paddlers in the world. She specializes in downwind paddling as a coach and professional guide on the infamous North Shore of Maui, known as the Maliko Run. She owns MalikoRun™ .com.

Suzie has been with the Indo Board family since 2009 and continues to develop new and challenging exercises that not only elicits all muscles of the body, but she is also known for incorporating challenging dimensions for the brain.

Her mantra is #TheMindWinsFirst with the theory that if your mind is well trained, confident with laser focus, your body will follow to success.  The same applies to the creative Indo Board exercises she presents. The focus is the task at hand with the intention of separating the body in two dimensions, the upper half and the lower half. If you give the brain multitasks or a specific task, you must trust your lower half will find it’s way.

The  IndoBoard “floater”  (placing the small Indo Flo 12” cushion atop of the 24” Gigante cushion, with an IndoBoard of choice); was developed a few years back to over stimulate the brain with the intention of creating that floating feeling as if you’re pushing your surfboard or stand up paddleboard across the breaking white water of a wave.

“There is NO sweet spot; you literally float. When your brain cannot grasp where or how to keep you upright, it’s a nervous system overload. This is the exact brain stimulation I am trying to create, to force the lower half of the hips, knees, ankles, and feet to get it together and execute successfully and surf away!”

Now her clients are posting clips on Instagram but adding a new twist like Philip Ramstack from Iowa whom she has been SKYPE training for some time.  He is incredibly focused endurance SUP athlete and she is preparing him for a long distance race where his legs will eventually experience discomfort with choppy waters. The intention is to keep his brain incredibly focused on the goal and to ignore the burning in his feet, ankles and legs. Her goal is to break him down and demonstrate “how” his legs and feet will begin to feel at certain mile markers. His brain needs to shift and keep him going. He loves it! 

A couple years back I developed "The Floater" designed to train the brain to quiet the lower part of the body and to recruit the fine muscles around the ankle, knee and hip. This is brain/strength, neuromuscular control and training at the highest level. I've been SKYPE training Philip from Iowa for some time and we've got HUGE SUP paddling goals this summer. Small 12" disc on top of 24" — crazy difficult lots of videos on my website.Best practice and get the exact IndoBoard training gear on my Website 🏄🏼🏄🏼‍♀️in bio ➡️SUZIETRAINSMAUI "Top Gear Picks". There will be a contest soon and the prize is big. #themindwinsfirst #training #workout #inspire #strength #mentaltoughness #fitness #sup #surf #surfing #paddleboarding #standuppaddle #suzietrainsmaui @indo_board @studiosup @malikorun @michaelgervais

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Here is another Indo Board workout for surfers and paddlers to catch more waves or downwind glides.

This is designed to prepare Philip for a few days with Suzie on Maui to do the Maliko Run and to SUP surf. This exercise requires proper foot and leg stabilization in a different plane of motion, light feet, and brain trust. This move will help him excel in his footwork for proper foot placement to catch more waves and glides while downwinding.


Follow Suzie on Instagram for more training tips.

For more information, check out her website for lots of great training articles at

She is also a SUP downwind racer and expert guide:


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Georgette Akai Austria is the Director of Social Media and Sponsorship and the writer of the Indo Board Monthly Newsletter. She hates talking about herself in third-person, and what she really likes to do is just go surf. Most of all, she is grateful that you’re reading this, and that, perhaps, you’ll sign up for the newsletter of which she would be so grateful.  Find Georgette on her facebook page here.

Tricked out Thursday with Trinity Lewis

One Talented Kid!

Indo Board Team Rider Trinity Lewis is phenomenal with his incredible skills on the Indo Board. One of the first videos I saw of him was a compilation of tricks he and his father learned to do on the Indo Board.

Trinity can front flip, back flip and do hand stands on the Indo Board. This video was from three years ago and his skills have only improved.

Practice makes perfect

A year later, Trinity posted this tutorial (only for the very advanced) showing how he back flips and lands back on the Indo Board.

Step by Step

Back in October, Trinity posted a more detailed tutorial on how he taught himself to back flip on the Indo Board.

You can check out more videos of Trinity on his You Tube Channel.
I know, we at Indo Board, cannot wait to see what Trinity can do next!
If you would like to share with us your own talents using the Indo Board, you can tag us on instagram @indoboard, or find us on facebook here.
Remember Life is About Balance so Get Indo It!

Workout Wednesday Indo Board Plank

Indo Board Plank

Ready to try a plank on the Indo Board Balance Trainer?
The plank is one of the best all around exercises to work out your core. In holding the plank, you engage many different muscle groups including your obliques, upper and lower abs, delts, quads and even your glutes! But just doing a plank once you have mastered it can be quite boring. By adding the Indo Board on top of the IndoFLO cushion, makes the plank challenging to both mind and body. This mental and physical challenge make the exercise more interesting and actually fun thereby increasing the desire to do the exercise!
You can check out our You Tube channel for videos showcasing how to do a Plank on the Indo Board. These videos are segmented showing planks from the beginner to advanced levels. Below is the beginners workout showing how to tilt plank on the Indo Board.

Need something a little more challenging?

There are several different types of planks these segments covered in the videos. Below is a level 5 advanced video demonstrating a forearm plank variation.

No matter your level, there is a video tutorial for you. Try it out and when you feel you have mastered one step, challenge yourself with the next video in the series!
I hope you have discovered a new way to use your Indo Board and add to your fitness routine!
Remember Life is About Balance!

INDO BOARD Monthly Newsletter, March 2018


Camp Shred, The Indo Board Bamboo Beach, Georgina Shaffer of Azul SUP, NASM Certified Trainer Suzie Cooney, Yoga Teacher Lauren Shimabukuro, Wakeboard Professional Tarah Mikacich, and Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Amature Boxer and Mental Health Advocate, Robert “Cozmo” Consulmagno.


We had a great 2 days at Camp Shred introducing hundreds of kids and adults to the fun INDO BOARD Experience.

At Indo Board, we teach the importance of correct form and posture.  Big and little kids alike had fun learning how to fine-tune their surf stance and improve their balance on Indo Boards

The ability to practice and become comfortable using the correct form is the hallmark of the Indo Board experience. Repetition of correct movement and technique allow riders to create positive muscle memory on land that translates to better balance out in the water.



Get 10% Off any Bamboo Beach combination!

The Indo Board Bamboo Beach features an original art design by surf artist Drew Brophy. Perfect for sports and fitness training.



Join Brand Ambassador, Georgina Shaffer for Indo Board Yoga at AZULE SUP Yoga.

To begin, follow Brand Ambassador and team rider, Suzie Cooney on her Instagram. Located on the beautiful island of Maui, Suzie trains her client, top orthopedic surgeon in Connecticut, Dr. Mike Miranda. Suzie uses SKYPE which enables her to train anyone in the world. In this video, Dr. Mike Miranda trains to paddle Maliko! How cool is that!


Follow our INDO BOARD Brand Ambassador and yoga teacher, Lauren Shimabukuro to Wanderlust!  Hang 10 on your Indo Board on a stand up paddleboard floating in a pool someplace really pretty.


Team rider Tarah Mikacich shows us a few simple and fun workouts on the  Indo Board that combined with a healthy diet, help her stay balanced and in top shape for Wakeboarding.


Welcome to the Indo Board Team – Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, amateur boxer, Marine veteran and mental health advocate, Robert Consulmagno!



Georgette Akai Austria is the writer of the Indo Board Monthly newsletter. She hates talking about herself in third-person, and what she really likes to do is just go surf. Most of all, she thanks you for signing up for the newsletter! If you haven’t yet, please do! Find Georgette on her Facebook page here.