The major problem with kiting fitness is it’s VERY specific and many of the normal exercises we do in the gym actually hurt our kitesurfing performance (or at least don’t benefit it) so we need a specialised fitness program specifically designed for kitesurfing which is flexible with the wind if we are to make the most of our time on the water, spend as long as we like on the water and recover fast enough for the next session.
Added to this is the fact that maintaining any form of kitesurfing fitness is very difficult simply because we can’t build a training routine around the wind. Using kitesurfing as our training is almost impossible even in the windiest of spots due to the inconsistencies of the wind (believe me, I've tried it here in Tarifa).
Trying to build a routine in the gym is difficult as when the wind picks up we obviously go kiting hopefully for hours and then the next day generally don’t feel like going to the gym to do our normal workout, so our routine slips.
We also generally don’t want to do heavy workouts the day before a day of forecast wind, just in case we end up kitesurfing, but then if that wind doesn't come in, we’ve just lost a day of training.
As our fitness slips we notice it more and more every time we hit the water as it just gets that little bit harder every time.
Our programs work with the wind and are designed specifically for kitesurfers and easily tailored to your level and fitness.