ScubaFit® Events

JUNE 2024

Scuba Show 2024
ScubaFit® Fitness Trends For Diving

Presented by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, SSC, NBFE

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2024
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Room: 308-B
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JUNE 2023

Scuba Show 2023
ScubaFit® Show Presentation: Fitness Trends For Diving

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2023
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Room: Seaside 3

Explore the latest fitness trends for SCUBA diving. This motivational presentation shares innovative ways to stay fit with fun adaptations to proven methods, encouragement to try something new, crossover sports activities, and tips for advancing to the next FitDiver level. Discussion includes the purposeful use of apps and wearable technology for fitness and underwater enthusiasts. Discover tips to help identify what works best for the individual diver of any age and ability. Attendees receive sample workouts, may enter a drawing for free fitness and wellness prizes, and participate in dynamic Q&A intervals throughout the seminar.

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MAY 2022

Scuba Show 2022
ScubaFit® Show Presentation: Body of Water

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Room: Seaside 7

Discover versatile wet and dry work out combinations that may be performed at the beach or in the gym. Programs include strength, conditioning, function and flexibility for diving. Gain an understanding of using water as resistance, how water temperature affects training, and the essentials of hydration for good health, safety and peak performance. This upbeat presentation focuses on diving specific applications of physical fitness and nutrition. It is appropriate for all ages, abilities and experience. Attendees receive sample workouts and may enter a drawing for FitDiver prizes.

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MAY 2019

Scuba Show 2019
ScubaFit® Show Presentation: EAT – FIT – DIVE

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Room: Seaside 7

Be inspired to live and dive energetically. Divers love food and need to eat well to fuel diving activity, enhance mental acuity and maintain a healthy body composition. Combining ideal nutrition with performance-based exercise is key to a long happy diving lifestyle. Attendees take home the EAT – FIT – DIVE plan personalized to individual fitness level and diving experience. Discussion includes a brief on macronutrients, timing of meals for exercise and diving, weight management, injury prevention, and a Q&A session. The sooner divers begin to exercise the better. Bring the family. Win fitness freebies in the FitDiver® raffle.

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MAY 2017

Scuba Show 2017
ScubaFit® Show Presentation: Healthy Diver 2017

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Room: Seaside 3

“The Healthy Diver 2017” Fitness from mask to fins and everything in between. Tips for how to get in shape from head-to-toe, stay in shape, and progress physical fitness from beginning to advanced, specialty and technical diving. The presentation is total wellness for diving including mind and body, how to prevent injury, recover from injury and illness, and how to prepare for a safe return to the water after a dry land departure. Join other divers for a fun upbeat session, question and answer, a fitness drawing and complimentary workout for all attendees.

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JULY 2017

Women Dive DayWomen’s Water Sports Weekend and Dive Day in La Jolla, California

Date: July 14-16, 2017

Szilvia Gogh, founder of Miss-Scuba™, has partnered with Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit®, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi and her partner and twin sister Caroline “Coco” of Surf Diva®, the annual PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, and Ocean Adventures Dive Company to create a celebration of the female spirit and finding excitement in life.

Event Information:
The fun-filled weekend in the spectacular vacation destination of La Jolla, California, July 14, 15 and 16, 2017, is hosted by these leading ladies of adventure, and is about watersports, wellness and friendship. Activities include scuba diving or free diving and snorkeling; surfing; stand-up paddling; a SurfWalking™ workout; yoga on the beach, a picnic lunch and a relaxing dinner at Fabio’s Italian Restaurant. Accommodations are arranged at Hotel La Jolla with breakfast included for Saturday and Sunday. This luxurious weekend is only $599 based on double occupancy. There is an optional single supplement, and for gals living nearby that do not need the hotel, the cost is $249.

For more information and to reserve a spot visit, email: or call: (818) 359-8236 with questions.


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