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“Health” is a relatively vague term. Is it exercising on a regular basis? Is it eating nutrient-dense food at a caloric level that suits your body? Is it maintaining a proper sleep schedule? Is it routinely doing things that create a better mental space in your brain? In a perfect world, it’s an amalgam of all of those things — but when it comes to actually doing all of them, our habits can get a little… iffy. There’s a lot to take in, but as the old saying goes, you can get by with a little help from your friends. Enter The Salty Club, a fitness app that’s unlike any other fitness app.
Started by Erika Drolet, Caitlin Creeper, and Marie-Christine Amyot— who, you’ll be pleased to know, are walking the walk that their app helps with — The Salty Club isn’t just a weight-lifting schedule, a meditation reminder, a yoga class, or a collection of delicious, healthy recipes. It’s all of those and more.
Erika, Caitlin, and Marie-Christine believe that every person has a secret thirst to unleash their full potential. To live a full, wild life. During their years of surf, travel, and personal development, they’ve realized that surfing, yoga, nutrition, empowerment, and community are deeply interconnected.When a person invites these five things into their daily life, they become a force to be reckoned with. And when that happens, the ability to unleash that potential becomes far easier to reach.
They aren’t just paying lip service to the idea, either. The trio is living their lives to the fullest, and it’s thanks in large part to the ideas that The Salty Club revolves around. They’re living proof that the mindset works. Drolet, for example, has just moved back to the small surf town of El Zonte, El Salvador.
Her two co-founders are navigating their own rodeos in neighboring Latin American countries. Australian-born Caitlin Creeper is raising her one-and-a-half year old baby in El Paredon, a small beach town in Guatemala with her Guatemalan partner Hugo. Canadian-born Marie-Christine Amyot is navigating new-mom life, too, with her Ecuadoran partner and professional surfer Israel Barona, down in Monanita, Ecuador.
By some metrics, they’re not living a “standard” life. They’re not entrenched in a 9-5 rat race, surfing only when work allows. Just as these women don’t live a standard life, The Salty Club is not your standard fitness app. There are no perfectly-lit, closed-in studio recordings. The content reflects the nature of their lives and was designed for people like them: travelers, surfers, people who need their wellness on-demand and in a real, raw, easily accessible, and relatable way.
The Salty Club is an online membership available on desktop, iPhone and Android, designed to bring those five forces — surf, yoga, nutrition, empowerment, and community — into one place. With surf-inspired trainings and workouts, movement classes, yoga classes, sound healings, meditations, inspiring audio interviews, along with workshops, recipes, and nutrition guides made to be accessible for the surfer on-the-go, no matter where you are in the world, the Salty Club has something for you, 365 days a year.
To learn more about The Salty Club try this free Ginastica Natural weight training method and check out their eight-week Surf & Yoga Program, and their SurfSkate Program. Browse everything The Salty Club has to offer here. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play. You can also peruse The Salty Club website or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.