[As many of you know, I used Torbjorn Karlsen's personal coaching services for several years, and credit him vastly improving my racing ability. I had more top 10 finishes on the Michigan Cup circuit in one year than in my 20's and 30's when I was training up to twice as many hours thanks to him.
Torbjorn was very involved in coaching national level cross country skiers, including Becky Scott, and could be found at the Yellowstone Ski Festival and many races every winter.
After he sold off his Solda and Pro-Ski business to http://www.webskis.com, then sold FasterSkier.com , he sort of dropped from sight. Here an update he put together for all of us who wondered what he is up to these day. - Mike Muha, NordicSkiRacer.com]
Here is a quick update on my whereabouts, followed by a bit of information about a new product I am now involved with. This is pretty exciting stuff and I do hope you’ll all take the time to read on.
First of all, I hope you are all doing well and still working out. Remember what I said about the main goal for your training: “It’s not about winning races, but to use training as a tool to stay fit and healthy.” As you probably know, I sold the import-rights to SOLDA and PRO-SKI in 2006 and FasterSkier.com in 2007. It was time to move on and try different things.
For training it should be no surprise that I’m still using intervals, some distance, core and max-strength to stay fit, but I have not raced the last two seasons. I’m still coaching skiers at various levels and doing the monthly training suggestions but, due to some life changes, I have turned down the opportunity to work with several new national-team level skiers from the US and abroad.
I obtained a Utah real-estate license in 2007, but I’ve decided to put that on hold because of the other things I’m now involved in.
The biggest change in my life is that I’m now spending a lot more time in sunny Southern California than in snowy Park City, Utah. We have two daughters very involved in tennis and I became the fitness coach and training consultant for eight very ambitious and hard working young tennis players in an organization called Global Tennis.
Tennis-specific speed and coordination drills, track workouts, weights and even intervals (!) are on the agenda from 8-9.30 AM five days per week. That’s followed by 4-5 hours of on-court training throughout the day.
It’s of course very different than ski training but many main training principles are the same. I’m still about “you need to train better but not necessary more than your opponents in order to beat them”.
Agent for Envia
The other really big change for me is that I have become an agent and endorser of some fantastic new nutritional products made by the Eniva Corporation. One of their products that really stands out as a “must have” is called VIBE. I have read about, researched, and now take this vitamin supplement every day because I am a real believer in the power of this product for improving athletic performance and recovery and also, most importantly, for my health in general. I’m talking about anti-aging, heart-health, immune-health and cellular-health. A common myth is that we can get all the minerals and vitamins we need by eating healthy amounts of food from the four food groups. But, we couldn’t be more wrong – it’s a fact that many common health problems are linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
For my entire adult life, I’ve used various vitamin, mineral and supplement products off-and-on. But this product is truly unique (for many reasons) and that’s why my whole family (me, my wife and two girls) are taking 2 to 4 Eniva products each day and why I’m recommending VIBE for every athlete I coach, my family members and all my friends. Check it out at www.vibeforme.com/401976
The easy way to get started with these products is by using this link www.vibeforme.com/401976 and clicking on place an order. Then select “a bottle and a box of Original VIBE". You’ll have a chance to include a “smartorder” if you want to continue monthly delivery of the products. Personally, what I take daily is:
Huge Income Potential
If anyone is interested, Eniva not only has the most phenomenal nutrition products in the world, but a marketing plan that is simply amazing. Eniva is one of the fastest growing home-based business opportunities in the US. Success Magazine lists Eniva as one of the top companies to get involved with. Many feel Eniva/VIBE will be a household word in the US in 5 years. This company is just starting and it is an amazing ground floor opportunity. By sharing Eniva/VIBE with others, not only can you get your product each month for free, but a few months of sharing VIBE can mean financial independence.
Eniva is called the new Microsoft of nutritional products and basically no-one knows about it YET. A major pharmaceutical company recently tried to buy Eniva’s technology and it was refused.
This is what Network Marketing Business Journal stated in its November, 2005 issue:
Eniva is generating massive momentum as it is exploding across the country. In fact, there are dynamics taking place so strong that experts predict, in the next 10 years, Eniva will create more millionaires out of average people than any company before.
So, if you are interested in the amazing health benefits of these products, and looking for additional income, get involved now. You’ll be patting yourself on the back six months, three, five and ten years from now! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to place an order, want to hear more or want to get involved.
One last thing -- training program suggestions are still available if you are interested in using my monthly plans for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. We are starting up with the May suggestions. The program has seen only minor changes and adjustments if you have subscribed the last two seasons while those who subscribe before that will see some bigger adjustments.
Here’s to staying healthy, active, strong, and happy,
Eniva Summary – Why Vibe?
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Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954
Why Vibe is Unique
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