SUP Training Details

If you have ever wanted to broaden your paddling expertise and become a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) instructor, then consider these well-developed courses by Paddle Into Fitness and offered in Anchorage, Alaska by Sami Glascott.  Successful graduates will earn both a Paddle Into Fitness Certification as well as a World Paddle Association Certification which are necessary for obtaining water sports insurance and permits and increasing marketability. 

These courses are recommended for anyone planning to guide or teach standup paddling, SUP Yoga (indoors or outdoors), SUP fitness, or anyone just looking to advance their own paddling skills in an intensive format.  These course are also recommended for outdoor programs, schools, yoga centers, marinas, diving and boat rental centers, and resorts looking to certify staff in the fundamentals necessary to execute safe and engaging paddling programs.  

If you are interested in participating in or hosting a training at your location please complete the appropriate form below or contact Sami directly at sami@unravelak.com.  

All destinations, even international, will be considered.  Reservations for 2017 and 2018 are being taken now.

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Paddleboard Certification:

Receive full two days of SUP Instructor Training (Paddle Into Fitness Level 1), both in the classroom and on water, honing your paddle skills and learning how to safely teach and market successful SUP classes in your community.

Content:

  • Comprehensive understanding of all equipment required to teach and choose proper equipment – boards, paddles, accessories, anchors, and fins
  • Paddle technique, turns and race training workshop
  • Receive extensive water safety training with real life scenarios, as well as information on water laws and regulations
  • Learn to confidently teach Paddle into Fitness® signature 1.5 hour paddleboard Beginner Lesson (technique and water safety)
  • Training includes teach-backs so that by the end, students will feel confident teaching
  • Paddle in a FUN mini Battle of the Paddle race with other students

Marketing:

  • Learn how to create and market successful SUP classes in and outside your community

Certifications:

  • Receive a Paddle Into Fitness SUP Level 1 (SUP) Certification
  • Receive a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 1 Certification
  • Receive 1.3 American Council on Exercise (ACE) accrediting units

Benefits:

  • Listing in Paddle Into Fitness Instructor directory with the option to become a business affiliate and receive traffic to your website
  • Connect with other Paddle Into Fitness Instructors through social media groups and learn and share best practices 
  • Up to 25% discounts on boards, paddles, apparel, and other SUP accessories and receive discounts on water sports insurance! 

Requirements:

  • Students will need to submit a current CPR, AED and First Aid certification, and should be a proficient swimmer and comfortable doing water sports 
  • Wilderness First Aid and/or Wilderness First Responder is recommended for those who plan to teach in remote locations like Alaska
  • Students must attend all hours of training to complete certification
  • Classes will be taught in the classroom and on the water
  • SUP gear can be provided

Dates:  June 7-10, 2018


Teaching yoga on a standup paddle board is different that teaching on land or in a studio.  Time in training is spent learning how to choose postures that can be linked together to create confidence, stability and strengthening for your students.  In addition, training focuses on how to manage classes in changing outdoor conditions and how to market SUP Yoga as part of your business.

Teaching yoga on a standup paddle board is different that teaching on land or in a studio.  Time in training is spent learning how to choose postures that can be linked together to create confidence, stability and strengthening for your students.  In addition, training focuses on how to manage classes in changing outdoor conditions and how to market SUP Yoga as part of your business.

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SUP Yoga Certification:

After two days of SUP Instructor Training (required), spend two more fun-filled days learning how to teach different styles of paddleboard yoga.

Content:

  • Learn classroom setup, class management techniques, effective cueing, water safety and the essential elements of creating SUP Yoga experiences in various water bodies including lakes, the ocean, and in the pool
  • In addition to the Beginner Lesson learned in the first two days of Sup Instructor training, learn to confidently teach Paddle into Fitness® signature 1.5 hour paddleboard classes: Gentle Wave (beginner SUP Yoga class with restorative poses and guided savasana meditation) and Nautical Flow (intermediate vinyasa flow class with arm balances and inversions)
  • Training includes teach-backs so that by the end, students will feel confident teaching

Marketing:

  • Learn how to create and market successful SUP Yoga classes in and outside your community 

Certifications:

  • Receive a Paddle Into Fitness SUP Level 1 (SUP) Certification
  • Receive a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 1 Certification
  • Receive 25 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits
  • Receive 2.6 American Council of Exercise (ACE) accrediting units

Benefits:

  • Receive a listing into Paddle Into Fitness Instructor directory with the option to become a business affiliate and receive traffic to your website
  • Connect with other Paddle Into Fitness Instructors through social media groups and learn and share best practices
  • Up to 25% discounts on boards, paddles, apparel, and other SUP accessories and receive discounts on water sports insurance

Requirements:

  • It is recommended that students have two years of teaching (any kind) experience and two years of yoga experience. It is highly recommended for students to have a 200 hour RYT certification, however it is not required to apply. (Students should be currently enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. It is not advised to be instructing SUP Yoga until this is completed.)
  • Students must attend all hours of training to complete certification
  • Classes will taught in the classroom and on the water
  • SUP gear can be provided

Dates: Available upon request.  Please let Unravel know that you are interested.


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SUP Fitness Certification:

After two days of SUP Instructor Training (required), spend two additional days (Paddle Into Fitness Level 2) learning how to develop and instruct SUP fitness classes.

Content:

  • Learn classroom setup, class management techniques, water safety and the essential elements of creating SUP Fitness experiences in various water bodies including lakes, the ocean, and in the pool
  • Develop advanced stroke technique and race start, turns, and finish techniques and learn effective cueing and stroke corrections
  •  In addition to the Beginner Lesson learned in the first two days of Sup Instructor training, learn how to confidently teach Paddle into Fitness® signature 1.5 hour Surfer Sculpt (Beach and water based fitness followed by SUP interval training and a SUP Yoga cool down) as well as Advanced SUP (advanced stroke technique, race starts, turns, and finishes and interval training)
  • Training includes teach-backs so that by the end, students will feel confident teaching

Business Development:

  • Learn how to create and market successful SUP Fitness classes in and outside your community 

Certifications:

  • Receive a Paddle Into Fitness SUP Level 1 (SUP) and Level 2 (SUP Fitness) Certification
  • Receive a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 1 Certification
  • Receive 2.6 American Council of Exercise (ACE) accrediting units

Benefits:

  • Receive a listing into Paddle Into Fitness Instructor directory with the option to become a business affiliate and receive traffic to your website
  • Connect with other Paddle Into Fitness Instructors through social media groups and learn and share best practices
  • Up to 25% discounts on boards, paddles, apparel, and other SUP accessories and receive discounts on water sports insurance!

Requirements:

  • It is recommended that students have two years of fitness instruction or coaching experience (e.g. group fitness instruction, personal training, etc.). It is also highly recommended to have a nationally recognized NCCA-accredited fitness certification (such as ACE, ACSM, NSCA or NASM), however it is not required to apply. (You should be currently studying for a NCCA-accredited fitness credential or have plans in the next 12 months of earning a reputable credential.  It is not advised to be instructing SUP Fitness programming until a primary fitness certification is earned.)
  • Students must attend all hours of training to complete certification
  • Classes will be taught in the classroom and on the water
  • SUP gear can be provided

Dates:  Available upon interest. Please let Unravel know of your interest by clicking below. 


Float Into Fitness Pool Certification:

Combine your love of the water and passion for fitness with this 2-day pool certification! This training will cover the necessary skills for teaching pool yoga/fitness on paddleboards, or pool yoga/fitness with inflatable fitness mat style boards. 

Content:

  • Learn classroom setup, class management techniques, and the essential elements of creating SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness experiences specifically for the  pool
  • Receive extensive water safety instruction and practice drills
  •  Learn how to confidently teach Paddle into Fitness® Float Into Fitness signature Beginner Lesson, Gentle Wave (beginner SUP Yoga class with restorative poses and guided savasana meditation), Nautical Flow (intermediate vinyasa flow class with arm balances and inversions) and Surfer Sculpt (beach-style fitness followed by SUP interval training and a SUP Yoga cool down)
  • Training includes teach-backs so that by the end, students will feel confident teaching

Business Development:

  Learn how to create and market successful Pool SUP Yoga and Pool SUP Fitness classes in and outside your community 

Certifications:

  • Receive a Paddle Into Fitness Float Into Fitness Certification
  • Receive a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 1 Certification
  • Receive 10 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits
  • Receive 1.3 American Council of Exercise (ACE) accrediting units

Benefits:

  • Receive a listing into Paddle Into Fitness Instructor directory with the option to become a business affiliate and receive traffic to your website
  • Connect with other Paddle Into Fitness Instructors through social media groups and learn and share best practices
  • Up to 25% discounts on boards, paddles, apparel, and other SUP accessories and receive discounts on water sports insurance

Requirements:

  • Students will need to submit a current CPR, AED and First Aid certification, and should be a proficient swimmer and comfortable doing water sports
  • For fitness instructors, it is recommended that students have two years of fitness instruction or coaching experience (e.g. group fitness instruction, personal training, etc.). It is also highly recommended to have a nationally recognized NCCA-accredited fitness certification (such as ACE, ACSM, NSCA or NASM), however it is not required to apply. (You should be currently studying for a NCCA-accredited fitness credential or have plans in the next 12 months of earning a reputable credential.  It is not advised to be instructing SUP Yoga or SUP Fitness programming until a primary fitness certification is earned.)
  • For yoga instructors, it is recommended that students have two years of teaching (any kind) experience and two years of yoga experience. It is highly recommended for students to have a 200 hour RYT certification, however it is not required to apply. (Students should be currently enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. It is not advised to be instructing SUP Yoga until this is completed.)
  • Students must attend all hours of training to complete certification
  • Classes will be taught in the classroom and in the pool
  • Pool fitness mats will be provided

Dates:  Available upon interest. Please let Unravel know of your interest by clicking below. 


Complete SUP Certification Package:

Save time and money by bundling any of the Paddleboard, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness, and/or Float Into Fitness Pool Certifications into one fun-filled weeklong package.  

Are you interested in hosting a training? Or, do you have some questions about the trainings? Please contact Sami directly at sami@unravelak.com