Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga & Fitness Classes with Lake Erie Paddler


   

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Jim Lawhead is the founder of Lake Erie Paddler based in Lorain, Ohio.  Lake Erie Paddler is a one of kind Stand-Up Paddle Board Company offering an integrated approach of Sales, Lessons, Rentals, Fitness, and Excursions. He  is a lifetime fitness and water enthusiast and is dedicated to delivering a rich SUP experience to his customers.  Jim is Level 3 Certified Paddle Fit Pro Fitness coach, a Yoga Teacher in Training at Solaluna Yoga Studio in Oberlin, Ohio. Jim started paddle boarding in 2010 on Lake Erie and opened Lake Erie Paddler in May of 2012.  He  has instructed paddle board lessons at Lakeview Park Beach in Lorain, Ohio to over 100 students in the summer of 2012.Jim also started the first regularly schedule SUP Paddle Board Yoga classes on Lake Erie and the Black River in Lorain, Ohio and was featured by Fox 8 News in the video ‘Yoga on the Water.’

 

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Paddlefest SUP Class Schedule:
Classes taught by Lake Erie Paddler

11:00 AM: SUP Beginner Lesson/Paddling Techniques- (1 Hour Class)

  • Class is free with your own Paddle Board.  $10 Class Fee if you need to rent paddle board.
  • Class Size: 8 for Rentals/Unlimited with your own board.  Class Size could be increased to 16 based on demand.
  • Call Lake Erie Paddler at (440)-935-1645 to register

We combine land tutorial and on-water coaching to cover standup paddleboard basic and intermediate fundamentals.  The land tutorial will cover basic footwork, balance, transition to your feet, stance, paddle grip, and paddle stroke technique.  The on water coaching will include performing paddle techniques, learning how to handle the paddle in the water, and paddle board turns using multiple stroke techniques including pivot turns.

1:00 PM: SUP Yoga (1 Hour Class).  This class may be repeated at 5pm based on demand.

  • Class is free with your own Paddle Board.  $10 Class Fee if you need to rent paddle board.
  • Class Size: 8 Rentals/Unlimited with your own board.  Class Size could be increased to 16 based on demand.
  • Call Lake Erie Paddler at (440)-935-1645 to register

We will conduct an introductory SUP Paddle Board Yoga Class.  The Class is based on the principles of Ashtanga Flow Yoga originated in India.  Envision your paddle board as your yoga mat with the flow of the water offering an additional elastic force to your practice.

We will perform basic Yoga poses like tadasana, forward bends, twists, downward dog, plank and attempt more advanced yoga poses like warrior and headstand.

If you can do it on land you are likely to be able to do it on the water.

3:00 PM Paddle Fit Challenge/SUP Race Techniques (1 Hour Class)

  • Class is free with your own Paddle Board.  $10 Class Fee if you need to rent paddle board.
  • Class Size: 8 Rentals/Unlimited with your own board.  Class Size could be increased to 16 based on demand.
  • Call Lake Erie Paddler at (440)-935-1645 to register

We will sample the Paddle Fit Pro Land and water classes by combining land and water exercises. 

The water exercises will include paddle board launches, Paddle Board sprints, bouy turns, paddle board exits, and fitness exercises like pushups, squats, and crunches on your paddleboard.

We will teach Paddle Board Race Techniques such as stroke technique, cadence, stance, and using your core as the power to improve your race technique and performance.

This class is perfect for anyone wanting to transform their Paddle Board as their fitness apparatus or to improve their technique and performance.

5:00 PM SUP Paddle Board Power Demo (2 Hours)

Surftech SUP is the designer and manufacture of the leading paddle boards in the country.  Lake Erie Paddler is the leading supplier of Surftech SUP Paddle Boards in Ohio.  Lake Erie Paddler is also an authorized dealer for Riviera, NSP, and BIC SUP.  This is a unique opportunity for the serious buyer to demo the leading paddle boards on the market to make an educated purchasing decision.  You will have the opportunity to demo some of the following boards:

  • Surftech Bark Expedition 14’ Race/Touring SUP
  • Surftech Universal 11’6 and 10’6 All Around/Fitness SUP
  • Surftech Robert August 11’6” ‘What I Ride’ Surf/Fitness/All-Around SUP
  • Surftech Gerry Lopez 11’2” ‘Sweet Music’ Surf/Fitness/All-Around SUP
  • Surftech Bark 12’6 Competitor Pro-Elite Race SUP

The opportunity to demo some of the Riviera, NSP, and BIC SUP paddle boards will also be available.

  • $25 Fee for Demo can be applied to purchase of Paddle Board
  • Paddle Fest show specials will be available both days
  • Class size is unlimited
  • Call Lake Erie Paddler at (440)-935-1645 to register