Resources for female Dragon Boat and Outrigger paddlers

welcome dragon boat paddlers!

I am so happy you have found you’re way here. I know it can be overwhelming trying to get the resources we want and need for paddling on the internet. So now that you are here, I won’t waste your time, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help.

Because you are here I think I know a bit about you so now it’s time you get to know me. My intention is to give you tools and resources that are RELATABLE and get results. I also know you will want to trust I am sharing dependable and worthy information so I have a few FREE RESOURCES that you can use to see if what I offer is a good fit for you. I give you what I know has worked for me, the paddlers I coach and share what I am trained to do!

mindset training resources

If you would like to know about  the methods I use to develop a competitive mindset for paddling click the link below to find dozens of articles that I can ensure, will address any challenge you may be facing!

High Performance Mental Programming

The benefits of visualization is that the brain does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined which is what makes visualization such a powerful form of mental programming that can enhance performance.
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5 Things That Break Paddler Confidence

Confidence is built as we develop our skills, talents and abilities. It is a state of mind that elicits the energy of positive expectation. It is our patterns of thinking that have the power to either move us forward or keep us stuck.
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Motivation to Train; Where to Find it When it’s Lost

Identity Motivation is a form of intrinsic motivation that sport psychologists offer their athletes to remind them that they have motivation, they just need to tap back into it.
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free paddling resource

If you are a dragon boat paddler who has access to an outrigger canoe or SUP board and wants the coaching to advance your technical skills I have a FREE drill and skill program that is the perfect FOR YOU! This program delivers the solid technical training that sets up the body to deliver stroke power.

I deliver content that is easy to understand and leaves no questions. This step by step methodical approach makes it more likely these skills are implemented, and that gets results. Take a peek at these videos that are in the FREE TECHNICAL DRILL PROGRAM.

Hand Position On paddle

How to align the top and bottom hands and hold a dragon boat paddle to get more power in the stroke.
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lower body rotation

Learn how to use the heels, hamstrings, glutes and hips to start and then deliver full body rotation.
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Learn how to paddle with the core

This drill works to get the core functioning as a unit and transition this strength to your dragon boat stroke.
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hear from cheryl

These videos give you a glimpse into some of the topics I share in my programs. Take a peek and see if they resonate with you. 

Positive Thinking, Negative Results

Positive affirmation is only positive if you buy it. This video teaches you to shift it to get results.

2 minutes

4 Self Sabotages That Stop Us

You will learn 4 ways we self sabotage and block our paddling success without knowing it!

2 minutes

Train Smart, Train Your Energy

Cheryl shares the 4 capacities of energy and how paddlers use, manage and direct them to align to goal achievement.

2 minutes

Why Some Succeed, Some Don't

My curious mind brings you the findings of why some athletes succeed beyond the most talented!

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I highly recommend the Dragon Boat, SUP, Kayak & Outrigger Fitness Program! The instructors in all disciplines were experts in their field, providing progressive programs with clear instructions. I was able to do these workouts easily in my home with minimal equipment. The program was perfect for my needs as it provided cardio, interval training, weight training, pilates, yoga, holistic physio plus mental training and nutritional guidance geared to the competitive athlete. This program definitely exceeded my expectations, especially the interval training which has become a favourite!

Cheryl’s competitive mindset workshop helped me understand some of my strengths and put them in an organized way to help me understand myself better. Cheryl gave examples in her own life that were very genuine and ‘real’ with a human element. Cheryl shared how ‘aggression’ is a form of healthy passion used to attain goals which made perfect sense.

The message in Cheryl’s workshop was very powerful, gave me a better perspective and definitely inspired me. Cheryl is an excellent speaker/presenter. She was authentic and her experiences made the information “real”. I would absolutely recommend Cheryl's workshop for your team!

Team Training

Cheryl has the ability to inspire and motivate your team to make the changes necessary to move forward.

– Harriet Nelson, Dragon Boat Paddler


I really like that the Ace Your OC1 Time Trial program is directed to women with all our specific attributes and requirements. I have really enjoyed all Modules so far—especially proper alignment and balance to promote confidence, and conditioning exercises for stroke mechanics.

Great to see competitive, conscious women like you and Anna coaching more women and athletes to be their best.

I recently came across your youtube channel, and have been devouring the videos. I have been especially loving your videos about the RED method of setting up your stroke.

I’m still reasonably new to dragonboating and trying to find my style having had so much varying techniques passed onto me LOL - they really are super useful! Pretty sure I’ve watched all your vids now, they’re just great so thanks for all the time and effort you put into them, it’s beyond appreciated
Rita Sio
Dragon Boat Paddler
So love using your YouTube clips as a visual for my team once I've explained the drills. I've got a yoga block in the Salt Dragons drawer as we have been working through a few of these visuals! Definitely couldn't do it without you!
Brooke M
Dragon Boat Coach, Salt Dragons

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