Marko Kosta, Founder of SK8 GYM has launched his book “Later Skater: Ultimate Guide to Learning Skateboarding Later in Life” on the art of skateboarding later in life, using a safe, guided, and fun method coined the SK8 GYM Way™. This comprehensive and essential companion tool breaks down the barriers of entry for first-time adults trying skateboarding and Marko has successfully taught over 200 first-time adults to safely skate over 10+ years, including students with high levels of trauma. Available in eBook and paperback, it’s packed with priceless insights to get you rolling with the benefits of skateboarding without spinning your wheels, no matter the age, gender, or learning style.
Marko says, “SK8 GYM offers roller-skating (quad skating) and rollerblading (inline skating) and has grown geographically to include new markets each year. Our signature curriculum called, SK8 GYM Way™ is the practice of combining educational formulas designed for implementing comprehensive training techniques. Our target audience is itching to pick up skateboarding and many are doing it without quality coaching – it’s very difficult to pick up later in life without proper training.”
More about Marko
Marko spent 20 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he raised his kids, worked professionally in advertising, and kept skating. It was skating that originally caught his eye for the Bay Area and a career job in SF solidified his relocation from NY. He blends his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with over ten years of co-leading non-profit youth development organizations, volunteering in several capacities including Skateboard Coach. This was combined with over thirty years of actual skateboarding experience and some encouragement from fellow volunteers. In 2018, Marko launched a skate school named SK8 GYM in San Francisco, California. SK8 GYM is at the intersection of Marko’s three biggest passion points: teaching/ coaching, skateboarding, and business administration. He has held over 10,000 hours of skate lessons/ classes and has taught over 2,500 students, with more than two hundred of them being first-time adult skaters, aka L8R SK8RS.