St Petersburg, Fla. – Stand Up Fitness, a multi-dimensional fitness and recreation business serving the St Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas, announces that founder Brody Welte appears in the February 2011 issue of Shape Magazine. Welte offers training tips and exercises in the cover feature with supermodel and stand up paddleboard (SUP) enthusiast Marisa Miller, titled ‘Marisa Miller’s Flat Ab Workout’. Welte also appears in two instructional videos on Shape.com where he demonstrates the basics of SUP along with exercises that will enhance a paddler’s performance.
With over ten years of personal training and SUP experience, fitness professional Welte is the founder of Paddle Fit, a unique fitness program that marries personal training and group exercise training with SUP. Through Stand Up Fitness, Welte offers Paddle Fit classes along with Paddle Fit Certification training. Paddle Fit is the first SUP fitness program to be approved by the American Council on Exercise for continuing education credits (CECs). An intensive two-day program, Paddle Fit Certification includes instruction on the basics of SUP, how to incorporate SUP into both group instruction and personal training, and principles for creating a successful business model that incorporates Paddle Fit training along with SUP rental and retail sales.
“It is an honor to be included in the February issue of Shape Magazine,” added Welte. “SUP is such an adaptable sport, suitable for almost any age, body type or fitness level. It is exciting to see the sport receiving national exposure and hopefully inspiring people to get out on a board that wouldn’t normally have considered it a fitness option. Once you’re on a board, the benefits are unlimited.”
The February issue of Shape Magazine arrives at newsstands on January 24th and Brody’s videos can be viewed at www.shape.com/paddleboard or at www.shape.com/videos under the heading ‘Celebrity Trainer Tips’.
About Stand Up Fitness
Founded by fitness professional Brody Welte in 2009, Stand Up Fitness is a locally owned multi-dimensional fitness and recreation business serving the St Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas of Florida. Named 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year by the St. Petersburg Young Professionals, certified personal trainer Welte has introduced the fast growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) to the Bay area through his specially designed fitness class Paddle Fit. Paddle Fit is the first-ever SUP-based fitness program to be approved for continuing education credits (CECs) by the American Council on Exercise. Stand Up Fitness offers SUP lessons, board rentals, Paddle Fit classes, Eco Tours, Boot Camps and personal training. Stand Up Fitness is a proud partner of YOLO Board and an exclusive retailer of YOLO Board products in the Tampa Bay area. Stand Up Fitness has two retail locations, Kahuna Kai Paddle Shop at 1031 4th Street North in St Petersburg and Kahuna Kai Adventure Center at 1001 Gulf Boulevard in Clearwater. For more information, visit www.standupfitnessinc.com or call 727-902-4294.