Surf & SUP Fitness

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WHY SUP (Stand up paddleboarding) FOR FITNESS?

 

Steeped in Hawaiian heritage and an ancient form of surfing SUP is fast becoming a mainstream sport in the oceans and waterways worldwide. Its vast appeal is due to the relative ease of learning the sport, a very accessible means to the ocean and a great way to stay fit. Our OceanFIT program offers a variety of land and ocean based options to experience the sport of surfing or SUP where we have incorporated a relative beach based fitness class targeting aerobic and anaerobic fitness, balanced based routines utilizing the Indo Board and other hand-eye and balance-coordination activities all designed to improve water based sports activities but also land based activities we perform on a daily basis. The OceanFIT program is also offers a very effective cross-training opportunity and a change to your weekly fitness routines.


 

BENEFITS OF THE OCEANFIT PROGRAM:

  • Excellent effective means to improve fitness, strength, stamina balance and coordination

  • Very accessible means of experiencing a water based sport, river, lakes or oceans!

  • Dynamic challenging activity to improve your balance.

  • Core strength improvements is the foundation of the OceanFIT program by utilizing movements and exercises which require plenty of lower limb, joint and hip stabilization.

  • Improved confidence and sense of achievement regardless of skill level.

  • An intense full body strength endurance workout.

  • The balance and stabilization gains benefit anyone looking for active rehab activity during recovery from injury and also an effective cross training platform for any athlete.

 

THE WORKOUT:

CORE-

The core is continually used during the paddle stroke movement. It stabilizes the stroke and improves stroke efficiency and power.

THIGHS-

The lower limbs are used to stabilize the standing position during the stroke and used to maintain balance.

UPPER BODY-

Many of the upper body muscle groups are continually utilized; back, shoulders and chest are integral to efficient and powerful paddle strokes.

LOW IMPACT-

Paddleboarding offers a low impact form of physical activity. As a result there is a significantly reduced instance of injury.

TRAINING RESPONSE-

Along with previously mentioned benefits paddleboarding and surfing are great ways to de-stress, burn calories and improve aerobic fitness.

INDO BOARD-

Balance training improves balance, proprioception, coordination, neuromuscular function, core strength and postural awareness but when incorporated into a fitness/resistance training program the Indo Board provides a wider range of benefits and muscle activation than a conventional stable environment training program.

BEACH TRAINING-

Training in sand requires less stability and less energy returned during prescribed activity resulting in greater muscular activation in order to achieve the same output. As a result more calories are required for the same work performed on a conventional or non-sand hard surface. Research has shown that in terms of running 1.6 times more energy is required for same output on sand compared to road.


 

OCEAN FIT – INDO BOARD BEACH FITNESS PADDLEBOARDING SURFING

The workout consists of the Indo board, strength and conditioning based beach training and paddleboarding/surfing. Classes are 2-3 hours in length and include snack and refreshments. Our OCEAN FIT program is also limited to 2 people per session. Please inquire as to availability for any OCEAN FIT-SUP/SURF lessons other than those times offered on our calendar.