PaddleFit Level One & Two Certification $490 Friday, January 30th and Saturday,January 31st
at Smather's Beach
Day One: Fri 9am-5pm
Day Two: Sat 8am-4pm
PaddleFit Level One is a foundational course with the nucleus being water safety including the laws and regulations surrounding SUP. Level 1 will also cover industry knowledge such as equipment design and proper equipment sizing as well as basic paddling and teaching skills in a group setting. PaddleFit has partnered with the WPA on the Level 1 course so you will receive the educational component for the WPA Class 1.
PaddleFit Level Two builds on the foundation of Level 1 with the emphasis now being on coaching and fitness. This course will allow you to work more in-depth on paddling skills as well as develop training programs. Level 2 will cover group dynamics, class management and introduce you to program development. We will discuss the client technique progression and show you the cues and tools to use to facilitate this. Please visit paddlefitpro.com for Key West registration.
PaddleYoga Teacher Training $695
Thursday-Saturday, January 29th-February 1st
(1 day watersafety, 2 days paddleyoga)
Thurs 8:30am-2:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm at Lazy Dog
A 25-hour training focusing on SUP technique and skills, SUP equipment overview, water safety and rescue, weather and chart knowledge, adapting Yoga safely to SUP and PaddleYoga class development, Yoga specific to the SUP athlete, Pranayama, and business application. Continuing education credits are available through ACE and the Yoga Alliance. Trainees will receive a WPA level 1 WaterSafety SUP Instructor rating.
WPA WaterSafety $295
Thursday, January 29th
8:30am-2:30pm at Lazy Dog
The WPA provides world-class water safety and SUP instruction designed to educate and prepare instructors to teach paddlers at every level how to have a fun and safe experience on the water. Our expert staff will certify instructors to teach a consistent and proven curriculum of fundamental technique, water dynamics and water safety appropriate for all water environments.
Special Olympics Coaches Training
Thursday, January 29th
at Lazy Dog
An informational session on Special Olympics and how to develop a relationship with your local Special Olympics Program. Pairing SUP and community service is mutually beneficial to athletes and your business. Attendees will learn how to develop a Special Olympics SUP program in their area and how to acquire Special Olympics credentials to coach. Attendees would have opportunity to meet a few athletes and get an update of the status of SUP development in Florida.
Friday, January 30th
PaddleYoga Class Feb 6th 3:00pm-4:30 $20 at Lazy Dog
(free for PaddleYoga Teacher Training students)
Friday, January 30th, 4:00pm-6:00pm or
Saturday January 31st, 10:00am-12noon
Training Techniques and Race Preparation with Larry Cain at Smather's Beach
Clinic will focus on basic paddling technique and how to adjust it to best suit your own strengths and weaknesses. We’ll focus on finding the right paddling “gear” to suit your ability and the type of race you’re doing.
If water conditions are suitable we’ll focus on drafting and practice in small groups on both the back and, if time permits, the side wave. If water conditions are too rough we’ll focus on how to maintain good paddling rhythm in waves and using what the waves have to offer to your advantage.
There will be an opportunity discuss anything thing related to training and racing.
Moonlight/Sunset Paddle Meditation Saturday, January 30st 6:30pm-7:30pm (donation) at Lazy Dog
Saturday, January 31st, Paddle Healthy: An Attitude of Gratitude with John Denny, 5pm-7pm. $75
John Denny, who was part of Laird Hamilton's Strapped Crew on Maui, and holds a Masters degree in Psychology, teaches a biofeedback method that allows anyone to see how their body reacts to stress and realize that they possess the ability to manage their response. His students include some of SUP’s young guns and seasoned watermen. Location for class TBA.
Sunday, February 1st
8:30am– Lazy Dog Bone Island 6 Miler at Lazy Dog, $40 (now til Jan 15th, $50 after)
12:00pm Awards at Lazy Dog
Wondering where to stay? It's a busy time in Key West so book your accommodations early!!! Here's a link to some of the Key West guesthouses and Inns. http://keywestinns.com/directory/availability