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May 25, 2018

SUP Fitness – Really a Killer Workout!

May 25, 2018

Is Paddle boarding a fun fitness  activity? The answer is “YES”. Obviously, people of all sort of ages and in all different areas in their athletic lives are now engaging in standup paddle boarding, as it is considered both an incredible fitness activity and full body workout and it can also be a relaxing activity.

If you see someone on a paddle board, at first-sight it doesn’t look like a sport that requires a lot of effort, but once you plant your feet on the board and head out to sea, you will understand the effort it takes to SUP. Once you’ve mastered the basics of SUP, it can serve as an extremely beneficial component to almost any exercise routine.

Here’s why SUP can actually be considered as an effective form of exercise, rather than just a relaxing recreational activity.

Calories burned SUP Surfing

SUP surfing burns about 623-735 calories in an hour, surfing on a SUP board is more challenging, because you have to use your arms to also balance yourself and ride a wave through the use of the paddle.

Calories burned SUP Racing

SUP racing is an exhilarating and a very intense workout for the mind, body and soul. The calorie burned may vary depending on stroke intensity, stroke form, and wind speed. Typically, SUP racing burns 713-1125 calories within an hour of high intensity racing.

Calories burned SUP Touring

It burns an average of 615-708 calories in an hour touring with an average speed of 3mph.

Calories burned SUP Yoga

SUP yoga offers an intense workout for the mind, body and spirit that brings peace and meditation. Energetic SUP yoga flow burns between 416-540 calories in an hour.

Calories burned SUP Recreational Paddling

Recreational paddling is the most common type of SUP, which is an easy paddle with calm water and light winds. It burns 305 to 430 calories leisurely paddling in an hour.

The above mentioned are just a few important reasons “why SUP can actually be considered as an effective form of exercise”. So why wait? Grab your board, grab your paddle and turn stand up paddling into a full body workout while having fun on the water with a group of incredible people. Visit today to learn more and book your SUP experience.


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