TrailWorks and BodyHealth, a 2017 recap and leap to the future.

by Brian Astell October 12, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

TrailWorks and BodyHealth, a 2017 recap and leap to the future.

BodyHealth Team Member, elite multi-sport athlete, and founder of TrailWorks - Brian Astell

Racing and coaching

2017 has been a great season. TrailWorks has been on the road since the beginning of April spanning the state of California into Oregon and Nevada. The season kicked off into full gear in May with the start of the California Enduro Series (CES). TrailWorks guided a pre-race ride at all CES events helping racers with line selection and riding technique as well as competing in the events. When not at the races TrailWorks kept busy by putting on skills clinics, coaching mountain bike riders to ride virtually anything by pairing riding technique with efficient fitness training. It’s been one wild ride this season with a ton of fun, great learning lessons, and a few small setbacks. Even my setbacks were valuable learning lessons, but I think my favorite part has been all the amazing people and new friends I’ve met along the way.

 

Small setbacks

I’ve had 2 big injuries this season which has far from stopped progress, starting with a torn Achilles at the end of February and then a broken collarbone at the end of July. I was so, so thankful to have the support of BodyHealth throughout the season because I know having the ability to keep my nutrition dialed in along with the ability to stay up on taking the PerfectAmino was directly related to my ridiculously speedy recoveries. BodyHealth got me set up and on the highest recommended usage of PerfectAmino and I was able to minimize downtime and maximize my workouts and recovery. I almost forget I’ve had any injuries at all this season.

 

Bullet Proof conference

The year is all but slowing down for TrailWorks. I’ll be heading to the Bullet Proof conference in Pasadena towards the end of this week where I’ll be meeting with Dr. Minkoff founder of BodyHealth to personally thank him for his support as well as do an interview with him for content for my new interactive coaching site. I’ve been looking forward to our meet up for quite some time now! AND I’m extremely excited that our meet up will be multi-purpose and at the Bullet Proof conference that I’ve wanted to check out for quite some time. BodyHealth was even amazing enough to get me in there free of charge. So big thanks again for that!

 

TrailWorks Development Program

I’m really excited! The interview with Dr. Minkoff will work great to help pioneer an awesome coaching project I’ve been working on and it’s launching later this year! It’s a mountain bike development program designed to increase fitness, riding skills and health of any mountain bike rider new or old to the sport, whether it’s for fun or competition. It’s basically 20+ years of mountain bike skills, fitness and nutrition knowledge from a professional racer, coach and sports nutrition coach.

There will also be a ton of content and info from other experts in the health and fitness industry. The best part about it is, the teaching methods are extremely progressive and work well for every type of learner. The development program is comprehensive and extremely valuable. I want to keep blabbing about it but there are plenty of other exciting things I’d like to mention before the exit music starts playing.

 

2018 internship

I’m already getting fired up about the 2018 season just thinking about all the travel and adventures planned and unplanned! I’ve got an internship that I’m putting together, so if you or anyone you know is into mountain biking, wants to travel to some the best riding spots in the world for free, is good with a computer/video editing and would want to be on the road for months at a time have them check out the program HERE. I’m looking for one person that I work extremely well with.

 

New Sponsors

TrailWorks is proud to announce a new bike sponsor, Whyte Bikes out of the UK. We’ll be out there racing and coaching on the new bikes as well as have demo bikes at different events skills clinics for riders to check out.

 

American Ninja Warrior

And lastly, if all works out I’ll be filling my spot on American Ninja Warrior that I missed out on this year due to my torn Achilles. Last spring I had to sadly call them and let them know I wasn’t going to be able to make the shoot for it due to my injury.

 

Nothing is certain, anything is possible. I’m just planning on 2018 being an insane year! All these awesome adventures wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of BodyHealth along with all my other amazing sponsors. Huge thanks to everyone for an awesome 2017 season and onward and upward in 2018!

Brian Astell
Brian Astell

Brian Astell is a BodyHealth Team Member, pro mountain-bike rider and cyclocross racer. He also runs his company, TrailWorks, a premier mountain-bike and performance training clinic. You can learn more by visiting his website at: https://www.ridetrailworks.com/


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Stephanie Manners
Stephanie Manners

January 26, 2018

Well done on being the author of your own dreams! Will I see you in ANW?

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