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By: Stand Up Fitness Inc   
Friday, 31 December 2010


Approved for continuing education credits (CECs) by the American Council on Exercise, Paddle Fit Certification offers insight into the stand up paddleboard fitness business
St Petersburg, Fla. – Stand Up Fitness, a multi-dimensional fitness and recreation business serving the St Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas, announces the next opportunity for Paddle Fit Certification will be from Tuesday, January 4th through Wednesday, January 5th at Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Clearwater, Florida.  Stand Up Fitness is the exclusive provider of Paddle Fit Certification training, a fitness program that marries personal training and group exercise training with the sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP).  The intensive two day course 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.
“The Paddle Fit Certification Class offers entrepreneurs the tools to create their own successful SUP businesses and insight into what makes SUP an enjoyable fitness solution for everyone,” explains Welte.  “Paddle Fit is a versatile core-enhancing workout that is easily adapted from group training to personal training and applicable to a range of skill levels.  I am honored to have the opportunity to spread the SUP fitness message through Paddle Fit to students nationwide.”



Widely deemed the fastest growing watersport in the world, SUP combines surfing and paddling into an activity that is adaptable for all ages and skill levels and can be performed on multiple bodies of water from lakes to rivers to oceans.  Stand Up Fitness owner Brody Welte developed the Paddle Fit curriculum over the course of ten years of personal training and SUP experience.  In addition, Welte’s program is inspired by direct influence from renowned professional athletic trainer Todd Durkin and SUP Pioneer Dave Kalama.  Paddle Fit is the first SUP fitness program to be approved by the American Council on Exercise for continuing education credits (CECs).
“The Paddle Fit Certification program is a comprehensive crash course on the ins and outs of the SUP fitness industry and is an asset to anyone wishing to incorporate SUP training into their fitness programs,” adds Tom Losee, Co-Founder of YOLO Board, a Northwest Florida-based SUP manufacturer.  “Additionally, Brody’s enthusiasm and love for the sport are infectious and inspiring.”
The two day Paddle Fit Certification program will be held at Clearwater Community Sailing Center January 4th – 5th at the cost of $349.  Space is limited.  For additional information or to reserve a spot in the class, please call 727-902-4294 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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  or call 727-902-4294.

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