A week or so ago a friend of mine emailed a bunch of us about trying out a paddleboard class so I decided why not. I've seen it done before and thought it looked fun. It was easier than expected to stay balanced on the board and not fall in (my one goal of the day), but it was more of a workout than I expected it to be. My arms/shoulders were a little sore the next day.
I have a new favorite activity. Our instructor was fantastic. If you are in the Knoxville area I highly recommend Billy Lush Paddle Sports. They even have fitness and yoga classes on the boards. I can't wait for it to warm up so I can try a paddle fit class....I have a feeling I might fall in so the water needs to not be as chilly.
Unfortunately boards are over $1,000 so I think I will stick to renting for now.