As an experienced fitness instructor, Hope’s curiosity for standup paddling quickly turned into passion when she realized it offered so much more than another way to sweat! Standing on the water, mirrors are replaced with horizons, and fitness becomes fueled by the opportunity for adventure in front of you. Hope found this freedom allowed her to embrace new fitness challenges like never before through Paddlefit! Sharing these challenges and life-giving experiences at Horizon Stand Up Paddle keeps her smiling bigger every day.
With years of teaching and coaching experience at the secondary level and as a professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Tennessee, Hope’s passion for teaching naturally led her to become a Paddlefit Level 3 Coach. She started Horizon Stand Up Paddle to share the incredible fitness benefits and culture of stand up paddling with East Tennessee. Horizon offers intro and paddle technique classes, PaddleFit classes and team building adventures on the Tennessee River. Whether you are standing on the water for your very first time, or sweating your way through the next level of fitness in a PaddleFit Complete class, her goal is for you to leave your board feeling more alive!
At Horizon Stand Up Paddle, we believe this means we don’t need more things to live more. We need more life, itself.
We are a nature-loving fitness community whose goal is to share life-giving experiences with you. Whether that means standing on the water for your very first time, sweating your way through a PaddleFit Complete class, breathing deeply in our PaddleFlo Yoga, or joining us for an adventure or ecotour paddle vacation, we hope you will leave more alive.
We pride ourselves in progressive SUP technique, nationally acclaimed programing (PaddleFit) and functional strength training, but we dare not take all the credit. Nature’s gym creates more drive and hope than we ever could: no glaring mirrors to steal your gaze, only a grand horizon ahead. It makes us feel small. We like that, as our name tells.
When we look at the horizon, it gives us a sense of curiosity and makes us hungry for life! This is what wakes us up in the morning: ready to live, ready to paddle! Lets do it together! Come stand up and paddle the horizon with us!