Booth Battling the Bay for a Consecutive Win

BOOTH Training’s Athlete Interview –  Jose Mavila

1. Hey Jose tell us about you? How did you discover SUP? Why did you want to push your paddling skills to another level?

Hello, I’m Jose Mavila of 42 years old from Perú. 3 years ago, I went on a trip to the caribbean and saw a SUP board (I had never gotten on a board) I was really encouraged to get on and paddle. After several falls, I was able to stand up and row. As soon as I returned from the trip, I bought an inflatable board and started to practice, first alone, then with a lifeguard who knew something about the sport but after that, I started looking for people who knew the sport a lot more and teach me technique.  I changed my board for a race one and from there I started my search to keep improving. At the same time, I opened a SUP academy and I’m currently working on it.

2. How did you find out about the BOOTH Training program?

I heard about the program from a SUP representative in my country who I tag on several instagram stories, she is Giannisa Vecco, a SUP referent in Peru. So I decided to go on the program’s web site and start with the basic program.

3. How long have you been training with BOOTH Training? What are the improvements?

I’ve training for about 4 months now. The first two months, as I told you, were the basic months in the program. Now I’m in the months with the personalized plan sense I decided to  enroll in some virtual races and needed the plan according to my objectives.

4. Why would you recommend BOOTH Training to the SUP community?

There are many people (including me), who think that just paddling distances is enough for training, and seeing the training sessions they sent me, with intervals, with distance goals, times associated with effort levels, plus complementary exercise on the ground to strengthen the core I realized that I got to the right place.
– Now with customized training, with direct messages from Michael correcting technique, watching your videos, etc is another level!

5. What is your next competition and what’s your target?

My next competition is on July 11, also virtually because of the pandemic that still haunts us, my goals are to improve much more in technique, performance and be ready for next year to participate in face-to-face races.Another goal is to meet Michael and have a face-to-face training with

Booth Battling the Bay for a Consecutive Win
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