Melina is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and for the past decade has helped many people transition from a stale workout and diet regimen to a healthy viable and fulfilling lifestyle. Melina has a holistic approach to fitness and her involvement in stand up paddle fitness was only a natural development of her course as a fitness professional.
After getting her Paddlefit Level 3 certification, Melina set out to bring paddle fitness to the metropolitan Miami area.
SUPtheworkout is an indoor and outdoor stand up paddle training program. Our motto is "train to paddle, paddle to train" and that's because we cater to paddlers and to newcomers to the sport alike. The benefits of paddle fitness are numerous: it is a total body, high intensity, low impact workout with enormous cardiovascular benefits and a considerable muscular conditioning component. It is also an ideal rehabilitation method for people with injuries and a great way to cross train. The tropical Miami weather can be challenging at times and definitely very unpredictable. At SUPtheworkout you are sure not to miss a workout with our combination of land/indoor based workouts in our Central Coconut Grove location and our outdoor programs based at Dinner Key Marina.
SUPtheworkout is an indoor training program done on the SUP Ergometer. The workout combines different paddling techniques and their applications on many of the different conditions that we may encounter when we paddle on the water. The stability of the board and the resistance on the paddle are adjustable. The console display allows us to measure the performance of the participant. We use Heart Rate training and interval training methods. It is a total body cardiovascular workout with strength elements and emphasis on core development. The intensity may vary according to the level of the class. SUPtheworkout is another new way to fitness and it is great for the regular gym goer who is looking for a new way to sweat, break the monotony of the treadmill or elliptical or even a Spinning class, the recreational athlete looking for a way to cross train, the SUP enthusiast who is looking to improve stamina and technique and for anyone who wants to start stand up paddling but wants to eliminate that initial fear factor of the water. Join us for a fun and effective 45 minutes and get in the best shape of your life!