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New FitDiver Magazine Makes Its Debut

ScubaFit founder Gretchen Ashton has debuted FitDiver Magazine, a new quarterly publication that features workouts and exercises for people who participate in watersport activities and travel to dive destinations.

The debut edition is available for free online. The special edition, “Training for Palau,” is found in the Water Sports and Fitness newsstand categories. Beginning with the next issue the quarterly publication will be available for a $19.95 annual subscription, $6.95 single copy purchase and on-demand hard copy printing. Further:

FitDiver® Magazine features workouts that prepare readers for water sport activities and destinations. Articles include nutrition and recipes, travel fitness tips, and motivation. Readers new to diving, water sports or fitness will find entry level programs for foundational fitness and safety in the water. Experienced readers and professionals will be challenged to learn something new and improve performance above and below the surface. The ScubaFit® philosophy and sound research-based content is presented with full-color pages most of which are photographed by Ashton.

Ashton says she launched the new publication as a continuation of her dedication to improving the health and fitness of others. A diver, paddler, sailor and competitive weight lifter, Ashton is an International Sports Sciences Association Elite Trainer and world champion athlete. She has been training, coaching and writing since 1996 and began her focus on water sports in 2006.

Ashton has been widely published including California Diver, X-Ray Magazine and Alert Diver. She presents at water sports events and dive clubs, privately trains fitness clients and teaches the ScubaFit Diver course which is approved by both fitness and diving agencies.



John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.