by way of Eric Schucht
SUP Spokane’s Lacy Gannon enjoys a quiet second on Newman Lake.
at some point of one hot summer, Lacy Gannon and Sara Murphy have been looking for a workout alternative to yoga. wanting to avoid getting cooped up in a stuffy studio room, the 2 looked for an opportunity. Their discovery: SUP (stand up paddle boards).
Essentially, SUP entails standing on a surfboard-like craft and maneuvering it on the water with an oar or paddle.
“Once you experience what it is want to get up on water, it is nearly like existence converting,” says Gannon. “it is a distinctive view from the water than a kayak. For me, you look down at the water and it’s more spell binding than searching out.”
After piquing the hobby of others, the duo formed SUP Spokane in 2014 and provide a yoga elegance taught on paddle boards on diverse lakes inside the region. Gannon says that the sport has grown in reputation inside the Inland Northwest due to the big quantity of lakes and rivers humans have get entry to to. they’re simple sufficient to release and may attain locations boats cannot.
One of the appeals of SUP is the potential to chill off without totally getting wet. “it’s first-rate due to the fact they are no longer completely submerged within the water,” says Gannon. “so that you’re no longer freezing cold from being in the lake but you’re nevertheless getting that clean water splashed up on you.”
On the subject of the fitness benefits, Gannon goes on to describe the workout the sport affords. “you’re pretty lots getting toned every second you are out on the water. it’s an awesome manner to get in shape,” says Gannon.
The Inland Northwest offers an expansion of locations for SUP leases, training and sports. here’s some of the place’s maximum popular:
Rentals are $25-$2 hundred, relying on length of apartment. The elegance offers a 90-minute beginner’s elegance every Saturday on the Spokane River on the downtown Spokane River access beneath the division avenue bridge. amusing limitless will supply paddle forums inside 100 miles of Coeur d’Alene at the rate of $1 in step with mile. The class additionally gives guided tours. 414 E. First Ave., post Falls, 208-620-9050
Coeur d’Alene Adventures
It’s $20 for two hours, $40 for 4 hours and $sixty five for eight-hour paddle board leases. The leases are available may additionally thru September and are loose delivery to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. They provide SUP training each Tuesday and Thursday nighttime on the North Idaho college seashore, may thru August, at $50 per individual. Coeur d’Alene, 208-918-2082
Kayak Coeur d’Alene
SUP leases are $forty for a 1/2 day and $65 for a full day and are to be had may thru September, with complimentary shipping to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene freed from rate. The leases are $20 nonrefundable deposit to maintain reservation and $150 deposit required for all rentals. A novice’s elegance is obtainable on Lake Coeur d’Alene Tuesday and Thursday evenings from five:30-eight pm, may through August, at $50. 311 Coeur d’Alene Ave. Suite A, Coeur d’Alene, 208-676-1533
Paddle board rentals are $40 a day with a obligatory $600 deposit. No shipping service.
2807 W. Euclid Ave., Spokane, 242-8699
Paddle board yoga $45 in line with elegance, confined to five people every class. classes start 10:30 am on Sunday at the general public boat release at Newman Lake. Time and vicinity are challenge to trade. SUP leases are as low as $20, depending on period of time condo, vicinity and transport. Spokane Valley, 413-9471