Welcome to Stand Up and Paddle January 2015! Yep, that's me alone on Quinn's pond this winter. Has the inversion got you down? Do you want to extend your paddling season? Borrow a wetsuit and give winter and spring paddling a try. It sounds daring but it is really not that scary if you can get hold of a wetsuit. NRS makes them for as little as a $100. If you just can't imagine yourself out on the open water this winter how about a really big indoor pool? From now till May I will be down at the Boise West YMCA on Sunday morning offering a one hour beginner lesson. You can brush up on your skills for Spring or learn the basics for the first time. The price (get ready) is $12 for non-members and $8 for members for a lucky few that nab this deal. There are only 13 slots per session so you absolutely must get your reservation before 5pm on the Friday before your selected Sunday session. The pool is very large but not big enough to replace the experience of a lesson outdoors. Nevertheless the air is down right balmy and the water temp is tropical. You can't go wrong! Thanks to the Y and Idaho River Sports for subsidizing this opportunity. A SUP yoga session is also available on Sundays at a slightly higher price. Same limited number of slots apply so reserve early.
This is our 7th anniversary of teaching SUP in Boise, a great place to experience Stand Up paddling. We have lessons and tons of paddleboards to enjoy this great new sport. You learn to SUP with the best paddleboards on the market and professional stand up paddling instruction at very affordable prices. Stand Up and Paddle works in concert with Idaho River Sports shop adjacent to Quinn's pond. Come try! An hour and a half lesson is only $37 and includes everything. You will learn five different turns, how to do your best stroke, and how to get the promised (see below copy) full-body-workout. In addition I cover all the basics about boards and paddles, a little history of the sport, and water safety. On top of all that...we have a whole lot of laughs in the process.
A standup paddle board promotes balance, core strength, and general fitness while having fun and enjoying the outdoors. The exercise is a resistance workout that strengthens core muscles. Because you paddle standing up, the sport offers a head to toe bilateral exercise that is hard to match. Sandup paddle boarding is a fun way to keep moving and get in shape. Don't worry about a balancing act! If you have the balance to ride a bike, you CAN stand up paddle board.
One of the best things in life is to share knowledge about something you love. Stand Up Paddling in Boise gives me an opportunity to do just that. You can paddle along side friends and chat, enjoy the challenge of distance paddles and races, or give yourself a full body workout without a gym. One of my favorite things to do is to take my dog Zeus on a paddle. Stand up paddle board is a traveling skill you can take with you on your next vacation. If you ever had a dream of surfing, this is your best gateway to that sport. Idaho has some great water to paddle from here in the valley to the mountain lakes and rivers that surround us. We would enjoy helping you learn a new skill, and maybe, your new passion!