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Fitness tips, instructional videos, and “how to” articles from sup’s leading industry experts. Find complete routines and quick exercises to get you into shape and make you a better paddler.

Cold and flu season is not a fun one.  If you have survived this year’s season “flu-free”, consider yourself blessed. But, if you are caught right in the midst of a cold or flu, you might wonder, “Should I work out? Should I train?” Here is what Fitness Guru Jodelle Fitzwater has to say about...
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JAPAN, surrounded 360 degrees by the sea and made up of over 6,850 islands has some of the best undeveloped paddling fields in the world. Japan’s historic paddling spots If you are looking for a new adventure, there are spectacular views and scenery that can only be found in Japan. Two such memorable adventures include...
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Coach Sey Chelle from Paddle Monster has a wealth of wisdom on exercises to help you become a better paddler. Check out this short video (and those guns!) to gain more extension through your thoracic spine to improve your reach as a racer or recreational paddler. Sey Chelle:  Thread the Needle, warm up “This is...
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Camp Crystal Kai Casi Rynkowski BIC Sup long
Camp Crystal Kai celebrates the women of sup who drive our sport forward.  From fitness enthusiasts, to fisherwomen and yogis, stand up paddleboarding gives women a chance to stand together, celebrate each other and create connections on the water and in their love for water that brings them together. Camp Crystal Kai empowers women.  It...
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Looking for a way to stay motivated this winter?  Check out Paddle Monster‘s online training platform to keep YOU fit and paddle ready for the season ahead. This comprehensive, stand up paddle specific training program includes world class coaches like Olympic medalist Larry Cain, World Sup Champion Travis Grant, Olympic Paddle Strength Coach for the...
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Seychelle SIC Maui Paddle Monster training
The Paddle Monster Team just got stoked.  They’ve welcomed into their midst stand up paddling dynamo Seychelle Hattingh.  Seychelle comes to the Paddle Monster online training platform with a lot of knowledge, skill and energy to help paddlers excel towards their goals in the year ahead.  Welcome Seychelle! Seychelle arrives on Paddle Monster platform WRIGHTSVILLE...
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Yoga is so much more than bending your body into certain poses.  It is a mindset, a lifestyle, a choice.  Meet Denisse Delagiacoma, a dedicated yogini and stand up paddler who offers her perspective in this eye-popping, jaw-dropping film from Italy.  You will be mesmerized. The Complete Freedom:  Stand up paddling Brais Lake, Italy Experience...
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Alex Keller fish pose BIC Sup
Taking time to reflect on our sup yoga poses and WHY we explore the varying asanas is an important part of our practice.  Take a journey here with BIC Sup yogini, Alex Keller into the heart of back bends and how they benefit us body, mind & soul.  Aloha! Back bends are a journey that...
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Here at Standup Journal online, we want to celebrate and empower women in standup paddling. We don’t need you to have a perfect ‘beach body’, or be an amazing athlete, but we DO want you to show up as beautiful, authentic YOU. BIC Sup ambassadors Casi Rynkowski and Anna Levesque have created a unique paddling...
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Kelly Huck puts the vibe back into Sup Yoga with the inspiration, great energy and water-loving laughter in this video. Check out her classes SoCal Paddle Yoga and catch the ride. Featuring the Starboard Inflatable Astro Yoga Crossover board from Starboard Sup!  Video by Renato Films SoCal Paddle Yoga: A floating yoga studio, a community...
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H2UP successfully organized a 2nd Annual GIANT Sup Yoga event presented by PULSE Sup at l’Anse de Vaudreuil, in Québec, Canada. GIANT Sup Yoga:  Inviting 50+ people to the water for a yoga practice “It was a beautiful day to celebrate love of water, yoga and standup paddling.” During a regular Sup Yoga class at...
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Jeramie Vaine NSP Surftech sup yoga banner
Jeramie Vaine has to be one of the hardest working men in baseball… I mean, stand up paddling.  Since the very first time I’ve had him on my radar years ago, Jeramie has been working hard to stoke out various brands, share his passion for paddling with as many people as he can and, in...
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Yoga for Paddling Anna Levesque BIC sup banner
Yoga for Paddling:  A great new how-to guide by BIC Sup ambassador Anna Levesque! Yoga for Paddling:  Learning to care for your body in a whole new way! “It’s a real-life tool for paddlers to become more aware of how their body functions.” – Sarah Callahan, SUP Examiner Yoga for Paddling, by Anna Levesque is...
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Finding the right gym can be hard.  Especially when you’re a stand up paddler looking to cross train when not on the water.  You don’t want to unnecessarily bulk up, but rather find a facility that can improve your movements through mobility training, endurance work, cardio as well as your overall strength. Think about it. ...
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Whether you paddle for endurance, time trials (racing) or recreational enjoyment, finding a coach to analyze your muscular movement, usage and efficiency can make a huge difference to your overall paddling. The Importance of Dry Land Training for Stand up Paddling, by Kyle Pomerantz Dry land training for paddlers kind of sounds like an oxymoron...
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Jessica Bellofatto anchor systems banner
Jessica Bellofatto is a pioneer in the Sup Yoga movement.  Before it became all the rage, Jess was playing around on her paddle board perfecting her poses.  She’s a water gal and she combined the two things she loves most (besides her children ;):  Yoga and Paddling.  Over time, Jessica has developed this side of...
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Stand up paddle yoga or sup yoga has taken yoga to the water all over the world.  A practice that combines breath technique, balancing, strength and water is a combination sure to bring about higher bliss for all of us.  Each pose is a journey.  Every movement a nuance to help you get there.  Sometimes...
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Standup Journal friend and contributor Chase Kosterlitz is stoked to announce the launch of his newest venture:  Paddle Society. Paddle Society:  an online training platform dedicated to YOU, paddlers! Paddle Society is an online training and community platform dedicated to helping paddlers of all abilities achieve their dreams and goals.  Paddle Society provides free and...
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Suzie Cooney training video leg strength
Leading fitness expert and dynamic paddler, Suzie Cooney walks us through the importance AND the exercises for creating leg strength for power of the starts, weighting the board rail to rail and the key to better balance in her NEW video:  Total Leg Strength and Endurance for Increased Sup Performance.  Check out the article and...
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Jessica Bellofatto sup yoga
Liquid bliss. Float your yoga. Mermaid yogis. Standup paddle yoga had become quite a movement throughout the country. About eight years ago when I took my yoga practice onto the water, it was seen as something odd and people thought I was a little crazy. Today, try googling Stand Up Paddle Yoga (aka ‘Sup Yoga’)...
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For those of us who live North of the Mason-Dixon line, we know what it’s like to try and stay in shape and on the water all winter for paddling.  It’s hard.  It requires a ton of great commitment, the right gear and a hardy constitution.  We are starting, here at Standup Journal, a series...
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Nikki Gregg Ken and Sandi Twist Baywood the paddleboard co photo Glenn Dubock (2)
Standup Journal’s photographer-writer Glenn Dubock recently drove north up the Central California coast to catch up with fitness guide, sup coach and shining star, Nikki Gregg.  Here is final installment of Glenn’s three part series:  What’s the Original Queen of Sup, Nikki Gregg, doing now? Nikki finds fresh waters and bright new beginnings The morning...
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Sup for Sleep | How Our Favorite Sport Helps Fight Sleep Deprivation
Sup for Sleep  by Jodelle Fitzwater You’d love to paddle more, but your chronic sleep deprivation is starting to take it’s toll, and energy is lacking. The CDC reported recently that 35% of our nation is not getting enough sleep.  And lack of sleep has a dramatic effect on everything from your performance at work...
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Girl’s SUP Out | REI Outessa Women’s Adventure Summit
Girl’s SUP Out! “There may be no better weekend for a woman, than a “girl’s weekend”. Combine that with SUP, the wild outdoors, loads of coffee by day, and wine by night and most gals are already packing their bags for what’s known as the REI Outessa Women’s Adventure Summit. A unicorn in a field...
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These days Yoga is looking a bit different during the warm weather months. With an ever increasing number of stand up paddleboarders combining their love for being out on the water and practicing yoga, Sup Yoga is the natural evolution. Sup Yoga allows you to connect with nature all around, while also adding another level...
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