Benefits of fitness through active lifestyle and outdoor pursuits

We can break it down into two main benefits: 1. Physical benefits and 2. Psychological benefits

SUP lagoonPhysical activities include trail running, hiking, swimming, cycling, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, to name just a few. The biggest advantage of these activities is that they provide a lot of variation and address the whole body. This ensures that all aspects of physical fitness such as cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, agility, power, flexibility, coordination etc. are addressed in each workout.  Each and every single one of these components is crucial for optimal physical fitness and therefore should be targeted.

In my next blog post, I’ll address several of the physical benefits in detail.


Stand Up Paddleboarding Skills course – Aug 13-14 Squam Lake, NH

Stand Up Paddleboarding Skills course (Level 1 and 2) Aug 13-14 Squam Lake, NH

Course Overview: The Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) L1 is designed to introduce and expose the participant to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport or Stand Up Paddleboarding in a calm flat water setting. SUP L2 is designed to refine equipment knowledge and develop the skills needed to paddle effectively in conditions where wind, waves and current are present.

Cost: $300.00 with SUP board/paddle or $210.00 without.

Instructors: Jose Gonzalez is the Coordinator for Recreation Programs at Plymouth State University and senior consultant and trainer for Endurance Staffing.  He is a certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and teaches first aid and CPR for the American Red Cross.  Jose is also a certified ACA Stand Up Paddler instructor.