- Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 6:30 PM
- Elysium Fitness Club
PaddleHARD was developed by Trainer Jason White specifically for NYO in order to build/maintain core fitness and strength specific to outrigger paddlers using body weight, It is a great course for cross-training during the season and a great way to stay in shape during the off-season. NYO members get a discounted rate of $15/session to be paid at the time you take the class.
The class begins with a movement preparation routine that warms up all the muscles and stretches tight areas.
It is followed by a core section that trains abs and low back muscles specifically needed for surfers (most famously and the part of the class with the most groaning is the “swim and pop” – 5 repetitions of simulated surf paddling followed by the all important “pop up” that every surfer needs to master to get in position quickly and efficiently).
We then play the “pushup game” using a medicine ball to challenge core and upper body strength.
The most challenging part of the class is a circuit that focuses on conditioning the pulling muscles needed for paddle sports. There is simulated rowing, simulated surf paddling, and general conditioning to get you into great shape so that you can be more competitive in your sport, last longer in the water, and have more fun.