Author: Suzie Cooney

  • SUP into the New Year

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | Aloha Athleta Chi readers returning and new. If you’ve followed me this year, you’ve noticed that yes, I am a huge fan and contributor to the sport of stand up paddling (SUP). Approaching the New Year, I know some of you are looking forward to learning new things and making new goals…

  • A Whole Person

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | When you look in the mirror what do you see? Remember the mirrors at the fun house when you were a kid? You laughed and giggled when you saw your body as short or wide and a little distorted…

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    A Total Body Workout for Everyone

    Whether you’re an advanced athlete or re-entering fitness, enjoying your workout is important. We can all agree that working out has to be fun. Let’s face it, if it’s not fun, it’s not going to happen! I’ve designed a simple workout for you to add to your current routine, or start fresh with this one….

  • Stand Up and “Sweep” Your Way to Better Health

    People all across the world are “sweeping” their way to better health and having more fun than they ever imagined. “Sweeping” is a slang term used to describe the sport that is going viral faster than any social networking media and changing the world of sports on any body of water — and just about…

  • Absolutely Amazing Abs

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athleta | We all want to look and feel great with strong abs all year long. I’ve selected a few of my favorite ab exercises for you to try and get results…

  • The New Wave of Balance Training

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | Whether you’re training for your first trail running race or simply want to prevent yourself from any unwelcome stumbles or falls, balance training is an integral part of everyone’s fitness routine—no matter what age or what sport you enjoy…

  • Born Free: Barefoot Running

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | I’ve just stepped into a new world! I guess I’ve been caught in a jungle of rubber and synthetic materials for too long. In the past few months, the topic of barefoot running has weaved its way into my training sphere and conversations, and I’ve become more and more curious. Coming from a background in sports orthopedics and other medical specialties, I’m highly intrigued by recent studies touting significant findings for the benefits of running barefoot…

  • Be Healthy All Year

    by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | As we settle into the New Year, it’s a time for many of us to take special inventory of family, life and our own personal health…

  • Walking On Water

    by Suzie Cooney, Certified Personal Trainer | I am so very fortunate to live and work on the island of Maui. As a Northern California girl, moving to Maui has allowed me to enjoy the warm waters and share my knowledge and experience as an elite fitness trainer, and incorporate water sport to inspire and empower women and men…

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