Stand Up Paddle Boarding Fitness Classes !

SUPfit – Taking the workout to the water !!

Many thanks for your interest into the SUPfit course, please find below a few more details on the sessions;
• What will you be doing during the sessions?
Your first session will include a brief introduction to paddle boarding – so if your new to it, don’t worry as we will take you through the basics.   Along with some safety points, you will be taught how to kit up and get on and off the board safely, how to prone paddle, paddle kneeling up and by then end of the session we will aim to have you standing on the board , paddling out to a buoy and doing some basic turns.
Following on from this first session is where the fun begins!
Once on the water we will go through a warm up and then work on some of the simpler bodyweight exercises such as squats, planks, glute bridges and lunges. Getting you used to moving on the board and engaging all those muscles you don’t normally need to use !!
Over the course we will progress these moves to challenge you further and really build up your strength with exercises such as the inchworm, jumping squat jack and perhaps even a board burpee!
We will also add interval paddling into some sessions to really work on your cardio, whilst also looking to develop your paddle techniques .
Land based strength exercises and circuits may also be added ( due to weather) with fun triathlon style change overs onto the water – so you really will get a full body workout 😊

• How many of us will be in the class?
The class size will be kept to a maximum of 6 people for this course. This will mean all participants will receive a good level of instructor attention, enabling you to progress quicker and develop your skills – whilst also nailing that workout ! I also hope the team will become buddies over the course, helping and supporting each other whilst laughing with each other !

• What equipment or kit do you need?
The cost of the course includes the tuition from a qualified SUPfit instructor, the hire of the paddleboard, use of a wetsuit and buoyancy aid. In addition to this you may need to wear shoes whilst paddling – these can either be specific surf shoes, or simply a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet.  If the weather is warm enough, we will encourage bare feet to you really get the feel of the board .
The wetsuit will become optional when the weather improves, however please assume you will always need to wear one, unless we advise otherwise. It is also advisable to wear a swimming costume or trunks under your wetsuit, and of course bring a warm dry set of clothes for after.
Don’t forget this is an exercise class – so bring along your water bottle, and pack on any sunscreen !

• Will I get wet?!
Its highly likely yes – in fact I will almost encourage it !! Even as an instructor I fall off a lot, and you will probably see me come off during the sessions from time to time – especially on a windy day ! Its part of the sport, part of the learning and part of the fun! Don’t let this put you off however – you will be in a wetsuit to keep you warm, a buoyancy aid to keep you afloat, with a board attached to you which acts as massive float for you to climb back on 😊 On a hot day after a set of exercises you may even choose to jump in to cool off !!!

• Will the whole hour be spent on the water ?
We will always aim to keep you out on the water as much as possible, however there may be times when this isn’t possible for safety reasons. Should we have extreme winds or stormy weather, sessions will have to be adapted to ensure everybodies safety. In these cases we will take the workout to the land, with circuit training that assist in your paddling strengths and skills.

• Do I need to be really fit to do this ?
No, you don’t need to be really fit – however a basic level of fitness, strength and flexibility are required. Paddling correctly and balancing can become quite tiring, add in some wind resistance and your body will know its worked hard . Whilst your strength and endurance will develop over the course, you still need to be able to physically cope with being on the board for the hours work. You do need to be able to swim for the class – I will point out we will not actually be doing any planned swimming as part of the sessions, however should you come off your board, you need to be able to get back to it safely.

Whilst we don’t require you to be a super duper paddle boarder already, we would highly advise that if you haven’t been on a paddle board before , you hire a board for an hour and have a play around.  This will benefit you hugely in confidence, and you will get much more out of the fitness session this way .

 

• Course dates and cost
Course One 12-1pm Tuesdays
We have a couple of places left on the following 5 week course taking place on a Tuesday afternoon 12- 1pm held at Tallington Lakes Watersports Centre, and the dates are as follows –
5th June
12th June
19th June
26th June
3rd July
The cost of the course is £100 , which will include the tuition from a qualified SUPfit Instructor, board hire, wetsuit hire and buoyancy aid. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance required before the first session. Whilst you are more then welcome to use your own wetsuit, I’m afraid no discount will be applied. You will be required to fill out a Health Screening form prior to commencing the course.

Course Two – 6:30-7:30pm Thursday Evenings
We are allocating 6 places for this 4 week course , and the dates are as follows;
14th June
21st June
28th June
5th July
The cost of this course is £60, which will include the tuition from a qualified SUPfit Instructor, board hire, wetsuit hire and buoyancy aid. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance required before the first session. Whilst you are more then welcome to use your own wetsuit, I’m afraid no discount will be applied. You will be required to fill out a Health Screening form prior to commencing the course.

Course Three – 6:30-7:30pm Thursday Evenings
We are allocating 6 places for this 4 week course , and the dates are as follows;
19th July
26th July
2nd August
9th August
The cost of this course is £60, which will include the tuition from a qualified SUPfit Instructor, board hire, wetsuit hire and buoyancy aid. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance required before the first session. Whilst you are more then welcome to use your own wetsuit, I’m afraid no discount will be applied. You will be required to fill out a Health Screening form prior to commencing the course.

Course Four – 6:30-7:30pm Thursday Evenings – THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – RESERVE LIST IN OPERATION 
We are allocating 6 places for this 4 week course , and the dates are as follows;
16th August
23rd August
30th August
6th September
The cost of this course is £60, which will include the tuition from a qualified SUPfit Instructor, board hire, wetsuit hire and buoyancy aid. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance required before the first session. Whilst you are more then welcome to use your own wetsuit, I’m afraid no discount will be applied. You will be required to fill out a Health Screening form prior to commencing the course.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the deposit will secure the place 😊

• What happens if the session has to be cancelled by Fitness In The Field?
In the rare situation that a session has to be cancelled due to extreme weather/illness etc, you will be offered a re-fund for the cancelled session, or the opportunity to ‘carry over’ the session to a future course.

• What happens if you are unable to make a session?

We realise that sometimes life throws a curve ball and you cant always stick to your plans.  If you can give us 48hrs notice that you will be unable to make your session, we will aim to slot you in to another course to make up the session if we can.  This is sadly not guaranteed as boards are limited, but we will certainly try our best.

Please be aware that we require a minimum of three people booked onto a course for it to go ahead. Should this not be the case, you will be contacted in advance of the first session, and your deposit will be refunded.

Does that all sound pretty good – want to be a part of the action ??!!

If you would like to go ahead and secure your board, please drop me an email and I will forward over the details of how to secure your place .

Many thanks and I hope to see you out on the water 😉

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