Your SUP experience can be whatever you choose to make it. SUP can be a great workout, involving upper body and core stability actions. You can choose to paddle hard and fast to build strength and endurance or maybe you’d rather go for a gentle and leisurely paddle. However you choose to experience stand up paddle boarding you should know that it is accessible to most every level of fitness. If you can move confidently from an all fours position on the floor into an upright standing posture than you will definitely be stand up paddle boarding with ease in the first 5 minutes of your class.
SUP yoga classes involve a bit more balance and flexibility but don’t let that deter you from trying it. These classes are catered to the individuals so whether you are an experienced yogi looking to take your practice into the elements or a first time yoga student, all are welcome. Enjoy an amazing view and the gentle rocking motion of the water as your body becomes more in rhythm with your breath.
SUP fitness classes are designed with the active individual in mind. High level interval training will give you a cardiac and core workout similar to what you might do in a gym except where else can you build upper and lower body strength, cardiac endurance and a killer core while floating in peaceful waters with the sun on your face? Those with existing injuries should avoid this class. A private lesson may be more appropriate (remember, Amy is also a physical therapist with 20 years in the field).