Intro to Paddle Fit –
This is where you start before you take a Paddle Fit Class.
Intro to Paddle Fit will give you the basics of Paddleboarding that will teach you proper stance, proper technique with a full body, low-impact workout that will challenge every muscle, improve balance and stability, enhance your cardio fitness, and build a strong core!!
This is a mini lesson and paddle fit in one!!
This Intro to paddle fit class is still challenging because we paddle on the James River at Jamestown Beach and the conditions are always changing – it could be flat when we start out and turn choppy by the time we finish. This is a full body workout and takes a lot of upper body strength.
After taking an Intro to Paddle Fit Class you can move onto the Paddle Fit Class as well as any of the other classes that require experience paddleboarding, as long as you have been given the Ok to do that.
Paddle Fit Class is a fast paced, challenging paddle on James River with Tabata style exercises done while on the paddleboard.
We start with a warm up on land and then you will get your board and equipment set up and launch onto the water. You never know what Mother Nature will give us that day so you could be on calm water or choppy water, we take the challenge and Paddle On!!
It is recommended that you be a strong swimmer, strong paddler and not afraid to get in the water.
.***Ability to swim is mandatory and paddleboarding experience is required – this is not a lesson.***
Pilates emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movements. Add the paddleboard as your mat, and now this unpredictable, changing surface, helps you activate more stabilizer muscles than you would in a studio. Newcomers to Pilates will automatically feel their core muscles being turned on, and if you have been practicing for a while this changing surface adds a new challenging level to the exercises. We’ll even add in the paddle as a prop for extra resistance.
Watch eagles fly overhead, feel the sun on your skin, and breathe
in fresh air as we move through exercises like the hundreds, roll up, single leg stretch, teaser, quadruped, bridge and push-ups. This dynamic workout will improve balance, strength and concentration. No previous Pilates experience necessary, just a sense of fun and adventure!