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SUP Fitness

by Karla Cameron on July 12, 2021

SUP fitness is attainable for all skill levels and can act as a supplementary workout to your routine. It allows you to reach your athletic goals in a fresh way while enjoying the great outdoors. 

Stand up paddle boarding is an activity that engages your entire body, so there are many benefits to SUP fitness. To name a few — SUP can be a high calorie burn workout, a boost to endurance and balance, a core and upper body strength builder, and even a muscle reliever and stretch activity. 

Below we'll take you through a number of the different on the water workouts and the boards designed to help you along the way.

 

SUP YOGA

Get connected with nature while practicing SUP yoga. This popular workout is perfect for a recovery day, cross training, or to add as a new challenge. Practicing on an unstable surface will boost your routine, engage your core, and get you to that coveted experienced yogi status.

The iSerene Inflatable Paddle Board was built with SUP yoga in mind. The round nose design and full deck traction pad lets you do any pose with extra stability.

The Serene Paddle Board is lightweight and durable. The soft top design makes it easy on the knees and feet so you can SUP yoga all day.

The XR-4 Soft Top Paddle Board has a wide base which gives you the room to do any pose while balancing with ease. This board is perfect for a beginner or a seasoned SUP yogi. 

The iYoga Mat Inflatable Platform Designed solely for water yoga, the mat is wide, stable, and perfect for someone who wants to take their practise from the studio onto a lake or pool.

 

Strength Training on a SUP

Getting tired of lifting weights at the gym? Paddling is a fun way to cross train in a new environment. Don’t worry about having to compromise on your fitness goals, paddling and bodyweight exercises like planking target the core and upper body to build strength. Although it may be challenging at first, after your first few rides you will also notice your stamina and endurance strengthening as you progress. 

The Whitecap Inflatable Paddle Board is built durable enough to handle your longest rides and toughest workouts. The full deck traction pad lets you ride with balance and confidence at any skill level.


The Gypsy Paddle Board can take you anywhere while easily maneuvering through calm water for casual exercise or choppy surf for a greater intensity workout.

 

High Intensity Workouts on a SUP

SUP racing provides a high intensity workout that helps you burn calories fast. SUP touring allows you to cover long distances to build strength and endurance. These advanced SUP workouts are a great way to challenge yourself, compete with others, and get into shape. 

The iStraight Inflatable Paddle Board is perfect for touring with a pointed nose, and V-Hull technology that allows you to keep speed while shredding through water. 

The Race Rocks Paddle Board s a full carbon speed & fitness board designed to perform above the others.

 

DON’T FORGET — SUP IS A WORKOUT

Whichever board or workout you choose, you’re practically guaranteed to feel that earned, post workout satisfaction following your ride and see gains over time. 

As with any good workout, don’t forget to stay hydrated! It can be hard to notice how much you’re sweating when you’re working out in water. 

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