Eric, founder of SUP Oklahoma, was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast where he grew to love being on, in and around the water. He also developed into a college athlete and moved to Oklahoma to play college tennis. After college, getting married, law school and starting a family, Eric’s interest in fitness and competition took him from marathons to triathlons and back to competitive tennis; however, his love of being on the water eventually lead him to Stand Up Paddling and he has not looked back. SUP is not only the centerpiece of Eric’s personal fitness training; he finds great personal satisfaction in introducing others to the fun and healthy lifestyle he enjoys through it.
Eric is also a lawyer, running his own law office. His typical day, especially during the summer months, starts on the water in board-shorts before changing into a business suit and heading to court or a client’s office and, usually before day’s end, back into board-shorts to complete a busy but fulfilling day.
SUP Oklahoma’s retail SUP Shop has an indoor fitness studio and a SUP Ergometer. We focus our off the water time on functional strength and instability training. This is where PaddleFit Land classes are held during the winter months and inclement weather.