Resilience XS e-handbook came about from a phone call Jeff made looking for expanded instruction regarding the principles of yoga. He was interested in teaching these techniques to help his fellow BMX cyclists. Jeff and his buddies John, Joey, and Aaron also began learning these techniques. Later, Jeff suggested that some sort of manual or book loaded on his phone could provide an efficient reference.
Jeff Wescott " Self-trust is the first seed of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
As unique as Jeff is, it’s no surprise he would freestyle his bike in a bee-keepers suit. Jeff can grab anyone’s attention with his fluid BMX style, confidence, creativity, and motivating energy. Jeff’s entire physique represents a wide range of talented motion and strength. Jeff effectively utilizes his instinctual mechanics to incorporate his total body flexibility and muscular strength to promptly stabilize his core through all his maneuvers. Jeff is a Professional Freestyle BMX Cyclist riding for Mutiny Bikes with his signature line “The Comb”. Jeff is also a volunteer mentor for Wheels in Motion. He has a BA in Communications from Northern Illinois University.
Sponsors: Mutiny Bikes, The Gully Factory, RAWr! Life Superfoods, Vans BMX
Aaron "JAWS" Homoki "Hope is the place between take-off and landing" – Howie
In the extreme skateboarding world, Aaron is known for successfully landing from heights and distances that are next to humanly impossible. Aaron's lean, elastic, and resilient physique, skill, and technique allow him to withstand an impactful landing. His unique way of constantly positioning his body for maximum center of gravity, stability, and control bridges explosive energy with strength and resilience. Aaron is a Professional Skateboarder for Birdhouse Skateboards of Legendary Pro Skateboarder Tony Hawk. Proceeds donated to www.skateafterschool.org.
Sponsors: Birdhouse Skateboards, Fred Water, RAWr! Life Superfoods, Asphalt Yacht Club, Bones Wheels, Software Hardware, Independent Trucks, Neff Headware, Footprint Insoles, Glassy Sunhaters.
Joey Motta "Float like a butterfly sting like a bee." – Muhammad Ali
When we talk about perfect posture, that would be Joey! Joey rides with a great deal of controlled muscular energy. His talented mechanics are expansive and strong then quickly brought home by his grounding core. Joey’s BMX maneuvers represent his bike and physique with gifted instinctual driven focus. This particular move requires extreme resilience, balance, and strength through his entire body. Try doing this in your living room, or even yoga class … it’s next to impossible! Joey has been practicing yoga for several years and his balanced BMXing style represents this. Through this photo you can see how his strong hands are messaging his balance through his entire torso and shoulders while his pelvic core stabilizes to land steady and smooth. Joey is a Professional Freestyle BMX Cyclist for The Gully Factory, Co-owner of RAWr! Life Superfoods, gifted gardener and rare fruit tree grower.
Sponsors: The Gully Factory, Arizona Rare Fruit Growers, RAWr! Life Superfoods
John Motta "As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
John’s physique represents creative, inventive movement with no wasted energy and with his rare athletic ability one might say- “He’s easy on the eye”. John skates for his board rather than the board for him. His style represents the board as the highlight and he the messenger. John’s artistic and visionary qualities enable him to see the end and work back. His skating mechanics make difficult tricks look smooth and effortless. John is a Professional Skateboarder for Sometimes Skateboards and Co-owner of RAWr! Life Superfoods.
Sponsors: Skatemental Skateboards, Bones Wheels, Software Hardware, Royal Trucks, Nike SB, RAWr! Life Superfoods, Petrafind.