A new type of pool party is upon us, available at your local public pool or Life Time Fitness Center, featuring SUP Yoga and fitness classes. No, it does not involve getting drunk and laying out or doing canon balls. This is the future of pool parties and fitness programs throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, currently featured at Plano Parks and Rec, Hydrous Wake Park in Little Elm and Life Time Fitness locations throughout the area. “Pool fitness and yoga is hot right now. We teach people the fundamentals of surfing and paddling and yoga, put 10 students and 10 boards in a pool and the result is a fun new and challenging way to do fitness and yoga,” says DFW Surf founder and fitness coach Tyler Marshall. The best part is that the environment is controlled, wind protected and can be experienced at indoor pools year round.
“Stand up paddle board yoga is taking yoga to new heights. Seasoned yogis and newbies can all find some common ground because there is simply is no ground to be had. With SUP Yoga, there is a whole new level of excitement and novelty that breaks down all barriers; it places everyone in the same state of vulnerability to just be playful and accepting. It is a great lesson to learn on the mat, off the mat and on the paddleboard. Whether you have practiced yoga for years or never stepped on the mat, SUP Yoga will open you up to potential you did not know you had, teach you to let go of what you cannot control and leave you wanting more,” says Jenn Bodnar, co-founder of Yoga Digest Magazine and SUP Yoga instructor at Life Time Fitness.