I learned this when the dude I live with and share my vibes with went out and bought our then 5 year old his first razor scooter.
Our little guy looked like he was having so much fun and I just had to get in on that action, so I went and bought a pivot scooter on our way out one day so we could both take a scooter out and scoot to a goodvibe. That’s us below rocking scooters in our ever reliable and very scoot suitable classic Chuck Taylors
We scoot just about anywhere, weather permitting, and the benefits to our bodies, our mindsets and the connection that him and I continually cultivate and grow by engaging in these activities together is exponential.
When you dial in an activity like that of sweet scooting, there are all kinds of fun, adventure and all around goodvibes to be had.
Can YOU Dig a Scooter?
I am not here to tell you what is right for you. All I can do is tell you what is right for me and how it has impacted me and share it in the hopes that it may provide the same uplifting impact on you.
I used to smoke cigarettes, do drugs, abuse alcohol and do a number of disempowering activities and entertain relationships that always left me depleted and chillan in a low vibe and disempowered state. As most healthy individuals may agree, these are not habits or activities that should be encouraged to pick up in order to elevate your experience.
The options that I provide on my website however, yield a polarity to the aforementioned that have garnered for me a lifestyle and way of being in this world that yields a far more optimal and uplifting vibe. You learn what works by experiencing what doesn’t.
Dr Seuss really nailed it when he said “The more that you know, the further you’ll go”
Knowledge is Power.
When you know how something can affect you and the benefits it can provide for you, then the more you know about your mind, your body, and the actual world in which we exist and how you relate to it and within it, the possibilities really are endless as to what can be achieved.
Scoot at Any Age
I am not into ageism, but many aspects of society are.
My son grew up on the sunny shores of Mexico, body surfing small waves at the ripe young age of 2 years old. The other day he had a 9-4 camp at the local rec centre and the afternoon activity was swimming. He is seven years old so is required to wear a life jacket as that is the age restriction and applied to all seven year olds despite their abilities. I understand the need to impose certain restrictions due to safety and liability but I am wondering if there is a more creative way in which we can do so.
When I was gearing him up mentally for the day ahead so there were no surprises for him, “He was like, Mama Bex! If they make me wear a life jacket, I won’t be able to dive deep under water.” The time allotted for swimming was for 3 hours and to a boy who loves deep ocean swimming and lazy pool underwater explorations with his Mama Bear, going to a camp restricted by a flotation device is a much lower vibe compared to what he is capable of harnessing.
In an effort to support all involved. I chatted with the counselors and offered them some tips on how to minimize the impending resistance they may experience when they offer my son a jacket at swim time and gave them the details of his swim experience in the South. The counselor thanked me and as it turns out, my little dude had made buds with another counselor during his summer camp where they had swum together, He was off work but offered to stay later and commit to supervising my son so he was allowed to go life jacket free. Gave that dude a super solid fist pump at the end of that day.
The point I am trying to make with this little tid bit of a story, is that age does not determine your ability.
Your mindset, perceptions, habits and conditioned beliefs, do.
When I go to a play palace with my little dude for a birthday party, it is a total bummer when I am continually met with “Ma’am, the ball pit is really just for the children” Well let me tell you, we all have an inner child and now that I have healed mine, she wants to play!
So my goodvibe companions – if you can walk, you can scoot no matter your age. Nothing to it, but to do it!
The Physical Benefits of Scooting-The Mental Benefits of Scooting
The groovy (yes I still use that fine descriptive word) aspects of scooting is that you can dial in the level of intensity of your choosing. My little guy is a fireball so our momentum is pretty speedy.
I recommend alternating feet when you scoot to maintain physiological impact on your legs. It is actually a pretty fun endeavour to aim for as it really tests your balance and focus.
If you scoot like me and my little dude do, this activity is a cardiovascular win and an energy burner! My son has so much energy that this activity is profoundly useful for him to burn it. The mind and body connection that scooting requires enhances your focus and mental acuity.
It works your core, your legs, your toight buns and enhances your decision making skills and spatial awareness. Also produces those feel good hormones as you and your scooter work in tandem to harness the energy of a sweet sweet ride.
Another mental win is that it is just so fun! Being 7 years old or being 39 years old, the activity impacts your innate childlike sense of wonder and play. When I scoot by peeps on the sidewalk I am in a space of friendliness and smiles. Scooter tours are awesome!!
We have a seawall here in Vancouver, Canada, so him and I can tour the whole city in scoot style and scooters as transportation versus sitting on a crowded bus levels up your mindset huge for the day ahead. When I worked in the animation studios, I would skip the bus and do a blade or scoot from the sky train, via the seawall and city streets and the time variation actually worked in my favour by 7minutes.
Investing in a scooter is optimal for mind and body. It does a positive service for your body and levels up your outlook in terms of generating the goodfeels.
Check out the scooters that me and my lil dude have had experience with and the brand that we recommend here!