This week on THAT’S AWSM! Xxavier, a Cree-Ojibwe karate powerhouse from Toronto, and Akiel Julien, an actor from the hit show The Next Step, showcase their best 1950s movie heartthrob impressions, then take a spin on a 250-horse power jet as they try out the water sport flyboarding! Akiel will also be taking Darcy and Xxavier through their paces as he gets them warmed up and running in some pretty intense HIIT workouts. Will they be up to these challenges? Watch and find out!
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It may look like something straight out of a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster, but flyboarding is a real sport that was invented in 2012 by French jet-ski champion Franky Zapata – not to be confused with mustachioed musician Frank Zapa! It only took fifteen days and 2.5 million views for fly boarding to become the popular sport that it is today. One of the greatest things about this sport is just how much power is behind you, or I guess under you, which is as much as 250 horse power… that could send you up to 45 feet into the air!
Here is where Akiel and Xxavier got their flyboard on in this episode:
Website : https://www.flyxtreme.ca/?lang=en
Address : 1731 Avenue Bourgogne, Chambly, QC, Canada
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training has become popular in recent years as a great way to burn calories in a shorter amount of time than you would normally need. In a nutshell, you alternate short bouts of very intense exercise – where you are working at your maximum capacity – with periods of less intense exercise so you can recover. So if you hate the treadmill this is a great workout for you. It’s a combination of many different movements and will get you sweating in no time, especially if you’re doing it out in the sun like our guys! This week Akiel is the one bringing the moves!
PassionHosting TV shows
Fun factLove sports
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and isn’t too crazy about vegetables, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
Xxavier is a sixteen-year old Cree-Ojibwe youth from Toronto, Ontario with a passion for old films from the 1950s and 1960s. He has a powerhouse of a high kick from all the hours spent in the gym practicing karate, a sport he picked up from his mom! Movies and karate are only two of his passions, he also can whip up a few things in the kitchen that will leave you feeling satisfied and well fed!
Fun factIf he could be anyone for a day, he would be his dog!
Akiel Julien is the actor who plays LeTroy on the hit show The Next Step. Akiel immigrated to Canada from Grenada when he was younger and has recently been taking the entertainment industry by storm with his killer dance moves and acting talent. Talking about killer dance moves, have you ever heard of bone breaking? Well if you haven’t make sure you follow Akiel on social media to see it in action! Akiel loves classic movies and is always ready to quote some of his favorite lines. Judging by his talent, he will be in quite a few new classics in the years to come!