Paddle Into Fitness
About Paddle Into Fitness
Paddle Into Fitness began in 2010 with professional athlete, ocean lifeguard, aquatic emergency medical technician, yoga and fitness instructor Gillian Gibree. The first Paddle Into Fitness location launched in San Diego with SUP beginner lessons, SUP Yoga & Fitness classes and expanded up to Orange County. After training instructors in San Diego and Orange County, Gillian saw the need to create a quality teacher training program to offer to the public. In 2012, Paddle Into Fitness began offering Paddleboard and SUP Yoga Certifications approved under Yoga Alliance and the World Paddle Association, as well as a SUP Fitness program approved under the American Council on Exercise (ACE), NASM, CanFitPro, and the AFAA. Paddle Into Fitness also offers a Master Instructor training, which allows graduates to run PIF trainings around the world!
In addition to certifications, Paddle Into Fitness created an inflatable SUP Yoga & Fitness Paddleboard specifically designed for yogis & fitness enthusiasts looking to expand their practice to the best studio or gym of all….the water! Our travel-friendly Paddleboard rolls up in to a backpack and can be checked at the airport with no oversize luggage fees. Besides just yoga & fitness, the board can be utilized for SUP adventures of all kinds: fishing, fitness, whitewater, and small wave surfing.
In 2015, Paddle Into Fitness launched Float Into Fitness, which features a curriculum based on teaching yoga & fitness with inflatable mats in a pool setting. This certification is available in both a ‘live’ format and an online format approved for CEC’s from top fitness organizations. To compliment our Float Into Fitness pool training, our rectangular pool fitness mat is perfect for creating fun and challenging workouts in the aquatic environment while adding a new twist to your yoga or fitness routine. This system is great for indoor and outdoor pools, and will allow gyms, recreation centers, resorts, and athletic clubs to run yoga and fitness classes on the water.
Paddle Into Fitness cares about creating and supporting an international community of paddlers. With this in mind, PIF offers seasonal outdoor fitness retreats that highlight the beauty and peace of nature while also nurturing the body and mind with healthful activities and whole foods. Annual retreat destinations range from mermaid tours in Tulum, Mexico to the mountains and lakes of Whistler, BC. PIF welcomes you to join us in experiencing the renewal and revitalization that are the hallmarks of our retreats!
The PIF team also specializes in planning outdoor fitness adventures in California or internationally. Activities include paddle surfing, SUP Yoga, free diving, SUP interval training, ocean paddling, hiking, body surfing, exploring the outdoors, and much more! The adventures can be customized to meet individual needs, whether it be for one-on-one sessions or small private groups. If you cannot meet with PIF in person, you can always meet with us online with customized SUP, outdoor fitness, yoga, and nutrition programs, or we offer an Intro to SUP & Beginner 12-Week SUP Fitness Training Program E-Book and a Gentle Wave SUP Yoga iTunes Download.
Over the years, Paddle Into Fitness has received amazing reviews from certification graduates and international recognition from numerous media outlets – including the cover and feature SUP yoga article in Yoga Journal Magazine! Paddle Into Fitness has also been featured in Shape, The Huffington Post, Self, Yahoo Sports, San Diego Magazine, Reuters, and Fitness Magazine. The passion we have for the sport of stand up paddleboarding, yoga, fitness, and the outdoors is contagious, and we at Paddle Into Fitness are excited for you to learn this life-changing sport and incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle!
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