When the holiday season comes around, sometimes it is hard to find time to get in planned exercise from a normal routine. Certain runs don’t get done, strength training sessions get skipped, and excuses are everywhere! However, just because you are not exercising in a standard way, doesn’t mean you have to be lazy!
The triathlon team that I am a part of decided to put a spin on exercise over the weekend, and we all went out paddleboarding! Living in Florida, we may never get to play in the snow, but it is pretty easy to do water sports just about year around! When everyone else was bundled up last Sunday, we were hanging in our bathing suits and having a blast!
We took advantage of a Google Offer back in the summer time, which was 2 paddleboarding lessons for the price of 1 with Tampa Bay Stand Up Paddle Boarding. I made an appointment for all of us at the same time, which was definitely the best way to go about it! Kim, our instructor, let all of us know exactly what we needed to do to be successful on the boards. There is a bit of technique to it for sure – bent knees, a tip at the hip, and some pushing and pulling.
She even took some extra time with me. Spoiler – I am a big sissie. I was so bad at paddleboarding! Seriously! I spent way more time sitting on board than standing!
There was a lot of falling, jumping, jousting, and just an overall amazing time! I love all these people! Words just can’t even describe the fun we had – these photos will have to do!!
Ever been paddleboarding? What do you like to do for some fun fitness?