Wipeout Dementia is a 4 week strength for surfing course, hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW to raise funds for dementia research, with a post-training fun tag-team format 'Surf Off' upon completion. All funds raised will go to The Dementia Momentum, a CHeBA initiative which seeks to bring researchers and the community together to change the future of dementia incidence.
The Wipeout Dementia course focuses on the key elements that will power up your paddling and guide you toward exceptional balance and body control, while at the same time building strength in the dominant movement patterns and ensuring avoidance of injuries that often develop from over-use.
Next 4 Week Strength for Surfing Course will run May 2017 in Queenscliff. For more information contact Heidi Mitchell.
Where: Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club
Each week is progressive with a physiological education component followed by practical exercises and concluding with a flexibility session. By the end of the programme you will have a perfectly tailored programme to work on and an understanding of the key elements to propel you towards excellence in your surfing capability.
Yes! We know that your time is limited. And that conditions aren't always perfect. We know you'd like to take full advantage of every precious opportunity to surf and this course will make sure that happens for you. We know that not only is surfing one of the most physically demanding of any sport, it also requires intense amounts of mental focus to negotiate each wave and avoid wipeout. Through critical adaptations to your body and a series of specific and progressive functional exercises this course will get you going harder and longer every time you put your feet in the wax.
Craig Douglass, owner of Breathe Fire Specialised Training and your Wipeout Dementia coach is a highly specialised functional personal trainer and PDHPE teacher at a Sydney independent school. His predominant passion lies in improving the performance and athletic ability of a person specifically pertaining to their sport and leisure pursuits. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Exercise Management, a Bachelor of Human Movement and a Bachelor of Secondary Education in PDHPE and is an avid surfer.
It's true; there are many factors that are necessary in becoming better at your surfing. You need lots of strength through your upper and lower body, mental and physical agility, cardiovascular fitness, and a hell of a lot of desire and little fear. The key factor is CORE CONTROL. This is particuarly crucial the older we get. None of the aforementioned skills matter if you have zero core control or if your core control has diminished significantly over the years. This course will get your abs working the way that they need to be to give you greater access to high performance surfing. Stronger core muscles, better balance, greater control.....better surfer!
CHeBA hopes to meet a major need in the health research environment in Australia. Our population is ageing, and with it comes the challenges of increasing dependence, reduced workforce participation and increasing burden of disease. The greatest burden on this population, and thereby on society, is imposed by brain diseases, in particular dementia. Not only is dementia a huge economic burden, its human costs on the individual and the family are incalcuable. Recent findings from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) state that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is estimated at 44.35 million, and projected to reach 75.62 million in 2030 and 135.46 million in 2050. In Australia, there are currently over 342,000 people with dementia, ad the number is increasing rapidly. The challenge is indeed great. If we are to improve the health of older Australians and postpone or prevent dementia, CHeBA's research is critical. The research being conducted at the Centre spans the spectrum from molecules and genomic science right through to enhancing cognition and developing health policy. The emphasis is not only on new discovery, but on translating new findings into real health outcomes for the community. As laboratory scientists rub shoulders with clinicians, health care workers and policy makers, we hope that the excitement of bench research will be felt at the bedside and in the boardroom.
Have questions? Contact Heidi Mitchell to find out more.
If you are interested in sponsoring Wipeout Dementia, please contact Heidi Mitchell.
To read more about the first Wipeout Dementia event, click here.
Marketing & Communications Officer
Mr Richard Grellman AM
Chairman, Genworth Mortgage Insurance Ltd, IPH Ltd & AMP Foundation
Richard's wife has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease