Have you tried it? All you need is water, a board, and of course a paddle. Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports around and an amazing full body workout. Regardless of your fitness comfort level every one can participate. It really isn’t as hard as it looks and is so much fun. My husband and I try to start our Friday date nights paddling around for about an hour. I usually get a kick out of watching him fall a few times and if you do, so what, it’s only water! Sometimes we even put our little ones on the front to their constant amusement.
My Aloha Paddle Sports and Fitness has a growing business in Lake Norman. They offer a variety of classes, most of which seem pretty awesome. They have basic paddleboard instruction classes, Paddle Fusion-which encompasses a mix of paddling, strength training, cardio & yoga/pilates poses on the water, and even Paddle Boot Camp. So far, I have just enjoyed my core workout while looking at the sunset. I don’t think I qualify for any type of “Boot Camp”, but I do love my Friday nights.
In Lake Norman you can rent the boards for a day or an hour. They will even deliver to your location. The White Water Center also has boards for you to use in Charlotte if you aren’t close to a lake. Last year I spent the day with my girlfriends just trying it out and we all quickly became addicted. If you have never tested the water, so to speak, you should come up and enjoy the day at the lake. Father’s Day might be a fun outing for Dad too!!
Ok Smarties, let us know what you think of the newest craze!