Fancy trying SUP fitness?

Trying to shed a bit of the holiday weight? Or fancy a new challenge for 2018? Or just want a different way of using your SUP? Then you should try SUP Fitness!

SUP fitness is a trend growing across the world. Like SUP Yoga, the movements may not seem hugely advanced but when on a SUP the challenge lies in your core strength and balance. It's a great way to incorporate some circuits into your fitness regime whilst also getting out on the water.

Side plank on Red Paddle Co board Red Paddle Co Australia and Fit State of Mind on the Northern beaches have partnered up to start bringing SUP fitness to Sydney. Rob Pisto, the owner, divides the class up into weights and SUP. Whilst one partner is lifting 15kg weights or sprinting a long Narrabeen beach the other is doing burpees or plank on a Red Paddle Co inflatable board. The sessions have been a huge success and the best thing about it is you can just roll into the water after the final circuit; "the ab finisher". SUP Fitness with Red Paddle Co Both Red Paddle Co and Fit State of Mind are hoping to bring more of these classes into people's fitness and SUP regime as it's not only an effective way to exercise but also it's fun! The Red Paddle Co boards work well due to them being iSUPs. There is no worry of the board causing injury and there is always that soft deck for when your arms collapse beneath you at press up 53. The stiffness of these iSUPS are put to the test (especially with Rob putting burpees on the SUPs into the circuit) but it's nothing the Red Paddle Co boards can't handle. With their MSL technology and also the RSS batons these inflatables are the way to go for SUP Fitness; they're incredibly stiff whilst also holding a flatter deck profile. This makes all your exercises easier, even paddling! Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP If you fancy having a go on your own then how about a little circuit to get those muscles pumping after the holidays!

Squats on inflatable stand up paddle board

Repeat the circuit 4 times 10 X Squats 10 X Press Ups 10 X Bicycle Crunches 10 X Burpees 10 X V - Ups With Paddle 30 second hold - Side Plank (repeat on each side) 10 X Superman plank

Superman plank on Red Paddle Co board

These were all done on a Red Paddle Co 10'6" inflatable board

- width 32"…to really test those muscles and balance though…go thinner!

To find out more head to

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Facebook - Redpaddlecoau and Fit State of Mind

#exploreyourworld #redpaddlecoau #newyearnewadventure Red Paddle Co boards with Fit State of Mind Team