Our Story

“Our number one guiding principle is to teach people how to paddle correctly first. When we accomplish that we will limit the number of injuries and lay the foundation for our clients to carve out their SUP and fitness path.” -Brody Welte

After a life changing job on the island of Kaua’i, Brody Welte combined his love for the outdoors, fitness and Stand Up Paddleboarding and created Stand Up Fitness. Stand Up Fitness was a retail, lesson and fitness business serving the Tampa Bay area. Stand Up Fitness achieved a lot of success, but Brody realized that his calling was introducing people to SUP and getting them on a fun and healthy path. Paddling alone is a killer workout, but what Brody found is when you combine paddling, progressive technique, on-land exercises and a healthy dose of consistency, the results were amazing (and his clients were having a blast). From this process PaddleFit was born. PaddleFit will be rolling out certified Affiliates throughout the US and will continue to develop programming that will push you to achieve your desired goals. All while maintaining a level of fun that makes PaddleFit a part of your lifestyle and not just something you do a few days a week. 

In The News

Brody Welte Name USA SUP Coach

Congratulations to PaddleFit founder Brody Welte on being named USA SUP and Paddleboard head coach. More →

PaddleFit Core and Pro

The next evolution in the PaddleFit certification has arrived. Learn more: More →

Dave Kalama Joins Team PaddleFit

Welcome Dave Kalama to Team PaddleFit. More →

Florida State Homes Article

Brody Welte, founder and owner of PaddleFit, discovered stand up paddling (SUP) the.... More →

PaddleFit the "Vook"

Introducing “Paddle Fit” – a digital guide that delivers step-by-step expert instruction on getting fit while stand-up paddleboarding. More →



PaddleFit Core
Certification Classes

Entire 2016 Schedule

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PaddleFit Pro
Certification Classes

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PaddleFit Performance
San Diego, CA

September 26th-29th, 2016

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Team PaddleFit



Surf City, NC

Brody is a full-time paddle coach and creator of PaddleFit. He loves introducing new people to the sport of stand up paddling, launching new stars with PaddleFit and pushing athletes to the next level. Brody learned SUP on the island of Kaua'i when he was living there in 2007. Brody also partners with Dave Kalama on the SUP adventure trips know as Kalama Kamps. www.brodywelte.com



SUP Pioneer
CPO Chief Paddle Officer
Kula, HI

Dave Kalama is a big wave surfer/tow-in surfer, stand-up paddle (SUP) surfer and racer, surf and SUP board shaper, windsurfer, outrigger canoe racer, private adventure guide, and celebrity water-sports enthusiast. Dave has a long history of pioneering and developing watersports including tow-surfing and stand up paddling. Dave also runs SUP adventure camps called Kalama Kamps. He resides in Maui, Hawaii. www.davidkalama.com



Performance Coach
Jupiter, FL

John has been on the forefront of many sports including kiteboarding, tow surfing and now SUP. He spent many years on the island of Maui living the waterman lifestyle and leading the charge with some of the "giants" of the watersports industry. John is one of the founding fathers of SUP on the east coast. John has a sports performance practice in Florida. http://www.john-denney.com



Director of Education
Toronto, ON, Canada

Brent is a full-time fitness coach and the leader in bringing PaddleFit to Canada. He loves introducing new people to the sport of stand up paddling through his PaddleFit Barrie location as well as helping launch new businesses throughout Canada and the Central & Eastern US teaching PaddleFit certifications. Brent is PaddleFit Level 3 as well as an Affiliate owner.



Global Ambassador
Bigfoot Hunter
Dana Point, CA

"The Brown Blurr" is the jack of all trades when it comes to watersports. He is part owner of Infinity Surfboard Co. which his dad founded in the early 70's. Dave was a longboard surfing stud in the mid 1990′s to the early 2000′s winning several pro events on his own board that he designed and shaped. He is an accomplished SUP racer and surfer and is one of the icons in the SUP culture.



Lead Sweeper
PaddleFit HQ
Coronado, CA

Kevin is PaddleFit Level 3 certified and lead coach at PaddleFit headquarters in San Diego. He has spent his entire life on the water either surfing, swimming or paddling in the ocean. Kevin passion for SUP is second only to his family. He has been paddling for 7 years and has a vision of opening up an Affiliate in Mexico where he currently offers adventure SUP trips.