Rebel Run BMX is the brainchild of two friends with a passion for BMX and for individuals who always try to push and exceed the limits of what we can do as human beings.
Travis Postany and Lee Lewis have traveled the world riding BMX together for 14 years. While they gained all the knowledge and experience one can about the sport, they saw inconsistencies in training and a huge lack of places to learn and practice the sport. Rebel Run BMX was created to share their years of experience with those who are willing to get serious, listen, work, and take their skills to the next level.
If you just want to do a few sprints a day, then this camp is not for you. If you just want to go to the track, jump the second straight over and over, and call it a night, then this camp is not for you. Many say, “Well, you just have to have fun.” We say, “That mentality is killing BMX.”
How can an individual or a sport progress by only doing what is “fun”? The reality is that “fun” will not put you on the podium; “fun” will not get you Number One titles; and “fun” will not push and test and force the limits of a sport or individual, which is what keeps BMX (or any other sport) alive and growing.
Rebel Run BMX is not like any other BMX camp or clinic you’ve been to or heard of. We take a different approach to training that we believe this sport desperately needs and offer an experience you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a goal or dream to do big things in BMX then we can help you reach that.
Travis Postany started riding BMX in 1999. He quickly became known as “the guy that will try anything,” and with that kind of mentality, he made his way through the ranks very quickly, going from a 15 Novice in 1999 to A Pro in 2002 at 18 years old. From 2002-04, Postany had many A Pro wins and eventually worked his way to Elite Pro in 2005. He soon realized his go-for-it-all-or-nothing attitude was best suited for Freestyle BMX. He has competed in hundreds of big events and has many accomplishments, but will always be best known for his creativity and drive to push the limits of what can be done on a bike. Combine that with his passion for kids and teaching and you have Rebel Run BMX. Having a camp has always been a dream of his, and he is proud to have it become a reality.
Lee Lewis, better known in the BMX world as “Lee The Flea,” started racing in 1997 on his 8th birthday. Lee is one of those guys who was just born to ride a bike. He is best known for his incredible skills and smoothness on the track. He once broke his chain in the first turn during a race at a national event—and still won the race. Once he started to put some power in with his skills, he became one of the fastest amateurs in the world. He turned A Pro in 2010, quickly made his way through, and is now competing with the best of the best in Elite Pro.
If you know anything about BMX then you know Bubba Harris. For Bubba BMX has literally been his whole life. At the young age of 16 Bubba turned Elite/AA Pro and never turned back. In 2004 Bubba was on a mission, but nobody would have predicted the outcome. Bubba not only secured the USABMX Elite #1 title in 2004, but he went on to do the same in 2005, and 2006. Along with that Bubba earned his stripes as the Elite World Champion in 2005. Off the track Bubba is no stranger when it comes to coaching. He started training with Super Camp at the age of 10 and at 16 he took over as the head coach. Bubba is still mixing it up in the Elite class today and we are excited to have him with us.
Joelle Daniel founder of BODY MIND PERFORMANCE is a fitness consultant from Wales, UK . He has a wide knowledge base in variety of fields in the health industry and consults to many professional athletes and sports clubs worldwide. Daniel holds various degrees and licenses in Holistic Lifestyle Coaching, Metabolic Typing, Strength and Conditioning and Massage and Soft Tissue/trigger point therapy. As part of a holistic approach to the mind and body for improved performance Daniel also guides visualization and goal setting as a major component to better results. Working mainly in the golf industry Daniel consults currently with professional and aspiring professional golfers, soccer players, tennis players, and also works closely with a sports chiropractor helping maintain alignment of the body for peak performance through soft tissue manipulation. Daniel will aid Rebel Run BMX by creating specific exercise/stretching programs based on individual needs and body assessments, help guide nutrition choices for increased performance and maintenance programs year round based on periodization of major events.
What Rebel Run BMX offers is unique and unlike any other experience you will find. We give the absolute best care we can to all of our athletes, we it comes to training we believe in quality not quantity, and that is why we only allow ten athletes in each class/camp. You get hands on, one-on-one attention the entire time you’re here. We don’t want you to come here, learn a couple things, and head home with nothing but a few tips, so here is a run down of what you can expect:
We hit the track, trails, and park. We want to see how your bike handling skills are not just on the track, but in all environments. A lot of kids grow up learning to ride a bike on a track, which isn’t always a bad thing, but it pushes them to want to get fast quickly, and in return, they don’t have the bike handling skills needed when going that fast. It is important to ride all aspects of BMX, whether its trails, at the skate park, or just around the neighborhood. This is how you learn to maneuver your bike and gain control in all situations. Once we figure out where your skill level is, we come up with a plan to enhance that.
Before you train for anything, you need to know what you are training for. Obviously you are training for BMX, but it is more complex than that. What specifically are you training for? What is your goal in BMX? Once we know that then we figure out the best way for you to reach that goal. This includes a full-body evaluation by our strength and wellness coach to figure out the main parts of your body you need to work on. Just like anything that is constructed, you need a stable foundation to build on, and that is the same for any athlete. Stability and balance work are VERY important when it comes to enhancing your strength and performance.
When it comes to competing at a high level, your mind can either make you or break you in competition. Being mentally prepared is just as important, if not more important, than being physically prepared. Preparing for a race and knowing you’re prepared for a race are two completely different things. We will have discussions and demonstrations on how to mentally prepare yourself for races and for training. When you’re mentally focused in training you will always get more out if it.
When building an athlete, how fast they progress not only depends on how hard they work, but also what they are fueling their body with. Diet is HUGE when you start to compete at a high level. It alone can be the difference in winning or losing. Not only is what you put in your body very important, but also when you put it in your body. BMX is very different when it comes to competitions. There is a lot of sitting around, and then all of a sudden you have to be fully energized, ready to give everything you’ve got for 45 seconds. Repeat that process multiple times a day. We will educate you not only on how to eat but when to eat when you’re at races so that you peak at the right times.