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Friday, July 25, 2014

Indoor paddle boarding now at SUPtheworkout

SUPtheworkout has opened the first ever indoor stand up paddle (SUP) studio at 3096 Fuller Street.

Melina Cherry, founder, calls it "the ultimate total body strength and conditioning experience." 

The workout itself is done in a group setting in interval form. While half of the participants are on the SUP ergometers paddling, the other half is doing functional training and body weight exercises. The SUP Ergometer machine is the only one of its kind and allows for better fitness and strength than a board on the water. It is equipped with an adjustable shaft/paddle that allows you to replicate your own SUP board set up.

Stand up paddling is an activity that everyone, regardless of their fitness level can enjoy. Stand up paddling can be used to enhance strength, endurance, muscular and cardiovascular fitness, as a cross training method and as a complete workout. Although there is practically no impact, a stand up paddling workout can vary from a relaxing paddle to a high intensity workout. You can train to paddle and paddle to train in under an hour while burning up to 600 calories.

“I created SUPtheworkout to show that SUP can be more than just a relaxing water sport; it can be a great workout. On a personal level, it was also the only workout I could do after being in a major car accident that prohibited me from competing and training like I used to,” said Melina. “There are also no constraints like weather conditions, owning or transporting a paddle board, or how much time you will be on the water," continued Melinda, who moved to Florida 10 years ago from her native Greece.

She is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and Level 3 Certified PaddleFit instructor. While she was a living foods health educator, she specialized in detoxification and fasting programs. Prior to SUPtheWorkout. She was a national level NPC Figure competitor. 

The studio offers SUP indoor training as well as outdoor on the water experiences and can accommodate up to 12 participants. 

For more information, please contact 561.644.6873 or via email at

The class schedule may change, but currently this is it:
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 am, 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: noon, 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm
Friday: noon
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am noon (outdoor paddle)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. I wouldn't mind checking it out.

July 26, 2014 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does seem like another exercise fad to me?

July 27, 2014 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, paddle boarding concession @ dinner key and now @ a local fitness club. It's a clean healthy individual & family activity for all ages. And I've seen dogs and cats seemingly enjoying the day out. Yet another activity being offered in the Grove.

And for those who think they have no view of the water here's a way for you to get a really close up view & lose a few calories !?
Jobie Steppe

July 27, 2014 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be negative, but this seems like the most ludicrous idea ever conceived.

This is against the whole point of the activity.

July 28, 2014 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 12.41: Not Really. Years ago I filled my scuba tank for about $1.50. Today U can't get your tank filled without going to classes. Now, the only people who drown are those who, because of this alleged training are the only ones who drown. Boating was once safe, fun & rewarding family activity. In the last few years over 300 people have been killed while boating. And there's now talk of boating & safety classes, a boating license and costly insurance. Para-sailing is being looked at closely after several deaths. So - - - - water boarding presents an opportunity to get to those muscles that aren't normally used. So, translated water boarding leads to water boarding classes, plus trainers, plus profit, plus a new set of rules, insurance, etc.. It can't hurt and it's a great work out, plus relaxing.

July 29, 2014 12:42 PM  

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