5NEWS Fit: Paddle Finatics
Debbi Neece with Paddle Finatics in Lowell shows us how to use the beautiful Beaver Lake to our workout advantage.
“You don’t notice you’re working out because you’re having such a good time,” said Neece.
You can get a total body workout with a stand-up paddle board.
“It’s mainly core; strong core workout because you’re constantly keeping your balance, but you’re also using your legs, especially your calves and your ankle,” said Neece. “You’re using your arms when you paddle, your back.”
Neece started Paddle Finatics after renting a board on vacation. She said she wanted to bring the fun back home for others to enjoy.
“Most people think they won’t be able to do it, but my boards are very very stable and it takes about 10 minutes to get the hang of it,” said Neece.
The boards vary in size and shape. As you feel sturdier, you can try race boards or even ones that will help you do tricks. A new trend is doing yoga on the stand-up boards.
Perhaps one of the best perks to this workout is that it’s actually really relaxing. Dig into the water start feeling a burn, or stroke a few times and enjoy the scenery.
Neece said she gives free demonstrations and rents the boards. You can learn more about Paddle Finatics by clicking HERE.