Welcome to the Fit and Healthy Diver Project

Your view of diver fitness is about to change

Awesome seeing you here!

I’ll take it you read the rules, and are excited and looking forward to this amazing program.

Will it be easy?

Oh heck no! Nothing worth doing ever is! Was it easy to achieve neutral buoyancy? You spent copious hours practicing and diving until it became second nature. We are going to use the same mindset to our advantage!

Will it be polite?

Always! But it does not mean it won’t be controversial. In fact, I always find myself going against mainstream. I never do it on purpose but it is the natural result of intensive studying and realizing most of the popular health guidelines are long-term failures and work against us!

I am not going to insult your intelligence by telling you I speak the absolute truth. It is nothing like that. My role is that of the coach, that means I will guide you to discover your own truths and finally start getting the results you deserve.

Are you the perfect candidate for this coaching course worth over $900?

Excellent!

I love positive attitude. Now give me 3 reasons why you should be selected in the comments section below, that's how you register. I will read ALL the entries and be fair in my selection.

Registrations close 4/22/2012 9 pm PST. Selected participants will be informed via email by 4/24/2012 and our first Online Workshop will take place on 4/26/2012. When the clock reaches zero, your opportunity to take part of this program for free will disappear!

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Time is running out!

Coach Izzy
P.S.
Remember how I value action takers, that will improve your chances of being selected. Hint-hint, wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

P.P.S
UPDATE: If you're looking for The Fit and Healthy Diver Manifesto you can still get it for only 99 cents for a limited time from one of the retailers below. I know you'll enjoy it and get fired up! Select your favorite electronic reader:

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Don’t be left out! Give me 3 reasons why you should be selected in the COMMENTS section below.

Me, me, me Coach! (22 comments so far)


  1. Kathy Collison
    8 years ago

    1. Because of some extensive injuries in my past, I’ve been told by many doctors that I should be living a sedentary life style. I’ve tried a number of exercise programs but I’m finding that one old injury seems to lead to a new injury and so on. I’ve heard good things about your program and would like to work with you to find the “better” me….
    2. I’d like to find an overall fitness/health program that works to overcome my deficiencies.
    3. As I get older I realize that I have to do something now to improve and maintain my physical health and well being so that I can continue diving for many years.


    • admin
      8 years ago

      Thank you for your entry Kathy. Kudos for persevering and keeping a good attitude. Best of luck in the contest!


  2. Marydarlene Cieszynski
    8 years ago

    I have suffered with PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Arthritic back pain for the last several years. I want to have my life back and be able to not only keep diving but carry my own gear again. (My husband helps me out a lot) I won’t necessarily be able to lift a lot of weight, but I will put my whole heart into it. my three reasons…get back into shape, get back into the water, and get out of my cocoon. Thank you for offering this opportunity.


    • admin
      8 years ago

      Thank You Marydarlene for your entry. There are many awesome ways to regain strength and physical fitness for diver and many of them don’t involve lifting heavy weights. That’s what the Fit and Healthy Diver is all about, to show you numerous options. Best of luck in the selection process!


  3. Josey Woods
    8 years ago

    Would love to be challenged!!! Just started diving and am realizing that physical fitness it very important. The ability to carry all the required equiptment is hard, and walking out of the water after diving seems even harder right now! Am hoping to be selected to participate and gain some muscle so I can enjoy this sport even more than I already do 🙂


    • admin
      8 years ago

      Thank You Josey. You have touched many of the important points why being fit is important for a scuba diver. Wish you the best of luck in the selection process


  4. Desiree Tibbs
    8 years ago

    When I first started diving I lost 45 pounds and kept it off while I was Dive Conning. Then when I stopped teaching diving and just did dive trips it all came back plus more. Like everyone else-my drysuit doesn’t fit and I use a lot more air diving. I’ve been on every diet there is and have even had my mouth wired shut (lost 60 lbs) once for weight control. I’ve taken fen-fen, grapefruit & egg diet, fruit diet, fasted, etc. But I always end up right back to this spot-“Fat.” I’ve went threw cancer and beat that but can’t beat the weight problem. I love life and the
    outdoors but at times the weight keeps me from doing the things I enjoy. I want to do this for “ME” and to beable to keep my Passion high for all the good things in life! Help……….


    • admin
      8 years ago

      You are a warrior Desiree! You are not afraid to put the effort and you are an example of consistency. Wish you the best of luck in the contest!


  5. John Lowther
    8 years ago

    Just turned 53 and looking to do my AOW course this month. Overweight and tired of it
    Problems with the back, have lost 15 lbs so far but have more to go.
    Bought a dry suit (dive in Atlantic Canada) that is a little small so need to fit into it.
    Hope you can help


    • admin
      8 years ago

      Props on getting started John and already dropping 15 lbs! More than happy to help if you are among the selected. Best of luck to you!


  6. Joel Davis
    8 years ago

    Three Reasons:
    1) I’m committed to staying fit and balancing a fun and healthy lifestyle!
    2) I’m turning 50 this year and looking forward to climbing the next hill and helping others to explore the natural beauty of our Pacific Northwest and particularly, the Olympic Peninsula!
    3) As much as I love learning, I love helping others too, and I’ll bet there is something that I can help you and our local diving community with too!


    • admin
      8 years ago

      You have great energy Joel! Awesome goals and awesome attitude. Best of luck to you.


  7. LIsa H.
    9 years ago

    1) I’m tired of being the biggest diver on the boat. 2) I’m woriking on my Instructor certification and I want to be a good example for my students. 3) I know I can do this with or without you, Coach Izzy, but I”d really like you on my team!


    • admin
      9 years ago

      Great seeing you Lisa! I like your spirit of self-sufficiency and determination and you are also correct that being part of a team is unbeatable. Best of luck to you! 🙂


  8. Janna Nichols
    9 years ago

    1. I’ve been kidding myself for years thinking my physical condition wouldn’t really catch up with me health-wise. Well, now that I’m 53 it is – I’m having a variety of health problems and I am not able to dive at all the shore dive sites I used to, due to entry/exit difficulties. Let’s face it – cold water dive gear is stinkin’ HEAVY! I would love to have the strength to handle my gear without as much trouble.

    2. I LOVE my family and hanging around what I call “The Short People” – my grandchildren. They’re such a hoot and always want me to play with them – but I tire so easily. I want to be more energetic so I can keep up with them and enjoy the fun years before they turn into “Teenogres” 🙂

    3. I’ve always been active and adventurous – this looks like a challenge that’s achievable and I welcome the learning that will come with it! Let’s go!


    • admin
      9 years ago

      Janna, I love your energy and enthusiasm! Your dedication to diving and conservation of the marine world are exemplary and it is a pleasure to have among the candidates.


  9. Carol Cline
    9 years ago

    1. I am 57 years old and have been diving for 10 years with my husband. We are assistant instructors and plan to get our Open water scuba diver instructor certification this summer. I feel I need to be in the best shape and level of fitness possible to be able to assist students divers; yet manage the weight of all my own gear and equipment. (In cold water)
    2. I belong to a gym, exercise regularly, eat a very healthy diet. Yet, since menopause have gained about 10 pounds per year no matter what I do; I am out growing my drysuit!!!
    3. I do the very best if challenged, and can be very competitive. Please help with my diving fitness goals.


    • admin
      9 years ago

      Carol, I love your drive and attitude! What a great goal to be fit to enhance the safety and learning experience of your students. Wishing you the best and stay tuned!


  10. Scott Kessel
    9 years ago

    I’m a new diver, certified in 2011. I am a law enforcement officer who has always struggled with my fitness. My goal is to be able to function as a public safety diver. I realize that my fitness keeps ME safer and able to do my job more effectively above and below the water.

    I’m currently 48 years old and want to stay fit enough to keep diving for many, many years. I want to ice dive and realize that I need to be fit to function in an advanced and cold water environment.

    I have recently become a grandfather and want to become more fit to keep up with my new grandson!


    • admin
      9 years ago

      Bravo Scott! Love your initiative and welcome to the amazing world of scuba diving! Congrats on becoming a Grandfather. You’ll fitness will serve you well playing with your Grand Kids. Best to you!


  11. Kari Wright
    9 years ago

    1. Im 51 years old and tried every diet on the planet. I’ve yo yo ed for 38 of those years.
    2. I’ve been diving for 6 years and I love it. I dive here year
    round. I love my dive friends. I want to be healthy to keep diving for another 20+ years. My weight is not healthy.
    3. I eat healthy, exercise regularly and yet I’m loosing this battle. Can you help coach?


    • admin
      9 years ago

      Kari, yes I can help you and that’s why I’m here! I do LOVE action takers and thank you for your entry. We’ll be in touch.