The Gulf of Mexico may not lend well to surfers but when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), the Bay-area is a destination for “walking on water.” Armed with extra-wide surfboards and a long, one-sided paddle, these paddleboarders experience a full-body workout that can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour.
“The caloric burn you experience on a paddleboard is phenomenal,” says Mike Conlee, co-owner of Urban Kai.
Urban KaiConlee is Paddle Fit certified and offers a wide range of SUP packages, including beginner lessons, recreational eco-tours, private events, group fitness, boot camp and yoga. The exercise is great for people who require low-impact strength training or people who love the water and just want to experience a new workout, he says.
With Urban Kai, the Bay is your “gym” and your stand-up paddleboard is the only piece of equipment you’ll ever need. One of the nation’s fastest-growing water sports, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) melts fat, and builds stronger cores and leaner bodies. Urban Kai will not only help you get in shape, they’ll show you a side of the city you’ve never seen before. Classes are as low as $15. If you want to tone up or just love being on the water, Urban Kai is the premier stand-up paddleboard company in South Tampa.