Name: Justin Newman
Hometown: Lahaina , Hi
Company: Surf Maui Retreats – Surfmauiretreats.com
Facebook: Justin Newman
XPT: Tell us about yourself:
Justin Newman: I’ve lived on Maui for almost 20 years. Some of my favorite things to do are surfing, ice baths, jumping waterfalls, cooking for friends, good music, Casamigos Mezcal, self-healing, essential oils & foreword thinking humans!
XPT: You’ve been to a few XPT events in the past. How did you get turned on to XPT?
JN: Living on Maui and being a surfer you’d always hear legendary stories about Laird Over the coconut wireless. (Hawaiian cellphone). Not being able to train hard due to back injuries I was always searching for something. XPT seem to have it all. Low impact in the pool, breathe work for meditation & recovery methods. Everything I needed!
XPT: What made you want to become an XPT Certified Coach?
JN: After doing the XPT Experience in Kauai I was hooked. I was so shocked at how my broken body responded to the workouts in the recovery program. When I returned home to Maui I bought a sauna, Ice bath (freezer) & immediately started using the tools daily. Next thing you know the neighbors are coming over, surfer buddies, friends with injuries. People were looking at me to help them since they had seen how XPT helped me.
XPT: How has XPT immediately impacted you and/or your clients?
JN: The ice and breath work alone have allowed me to be able to heal myself. Using the power of the ice helped heal what was a snowboard accident from 20 years earlier.
Using the breath work to be able to sit in the ice at first but now has become a daily practice & something I can’t live without!
XPT: What’s your favorite XPT related tip, discipline, activity, etc. to teach your clients and why?
JN: My favorite activity is ice baths for sure. The look on people’s faces when they get in ice is priceless. When the first response of flight comes & then the look when they internally say to themselves “shit I can do this”. The joy of walking them through the process is very rewarding.
XPT: What advice would you give to someone considering becoming certified, attending an experience or workshop or anyone considering XPT in general?
JN: My advice is if you’re interested, do it! It will change your life. The misconception is that to be in XPT you need to be an athlete. This is just not true. It not just for just athletes & trainers. XPT is just about being a better version of yourself. It’s about collective energy and helping heal – one breath, ammo box , ice bath at a time!
XPT: Can you share with us a quick success story or “WOW” moment with either yourself or a client as it pertains to XPT?
JN: Wow moments happen every day in XPT. That’s the beauty.
XPT: Anything else you want to tell XPT? A quote I remember from the Certification? A cool client story? A personal story as it pertains to XPT in my life? Etc.
JN: My first day in the pool in Kauai was an epic day! I was a bit intimidated around the well sculpted bodies. Everyone looked like a shredded G.I. Joe doll. Laird grabbed two 40 pound dumbbells and took me to the deep end of the pool. After his instruction and what I thought was impossible, wasn’t impossible. I felt great about what I had just done. Laird came back over pointed out one of the GI Joe dolls struggling on the other side of the pool and said “just because he looks like he can do it better doesn’t mean he can, great job “
Just the confidence I needed! Never looked back since!