Couch To 5K: SUP Edition

If you love the idea of using standup paddling for fitness, but are intimidated by the thought of entering a race, then here is a plan to get you ready! Geared toward complete beginners, my free couch to 5k program will get new paddlers up to distance, gaining speed, and building strength.

Paddling without a goal will never likely yield any weight-loss or fitness goals. Training for an event and paddling with a purpose will get you fitter faster. Download the 7 week Excel plan.

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April Zilg, Pro-SUP Athlete

Author: April Zilg, Pro-SUP Athlete

April Zilg is an internationally-recognized standup paddle athlete, competing in both sup racing and sup surfing. She has held a spot in the Top #10 world rankings for three years running. When not competing or training, April gives lessons, teaching clinics, guiding SUP yoga or SUP surfing. She is a WPA SUP Instructor, an ACA L2 Essentials of SUP Instructor, and SUP Yoga Instructor. She is a North Carolina native and currently trains in Wrightsville Beach with Carolina Paddleboard Co. but also available to travel for group clinics and offer online coaching for those not in the area.