Our number one guiding principle is to teach people how to paddle correctly so they can have a fun and safe SUP experience.


PaddleFit History

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 has morphed into events, certifications, adventure travel and most importantly a global SUP community.


We’re a fun loving, passionate group of humans that lives all things stand up paddling. We are events, we are education, we are adventures. If you need us we will be on the water paddling and we would love it if you would join us.

Founder - Brody Welte

Coach Brody Welte hails from Surf City, NC, where he lives with his wife and three sons. Brody works full-time as a paddling coach and the founder/creator of PaddleFit, a globally respected SUP coaching system. In addition, Brody coaches SUP with respected Hawaiian paddler Dave Kalama on the SUP adventure trips known as Kalama Kamps. Under Brody’s PaddleFit system, he has helped develop over 2500 SUP coaches in more than 35 countries around the world. Brody enjoys all aspect of SUP coaching from introducing neophytes to the sport to maximizing the abilities of elite athletes. Brody began Stand Up Paddling many years ago after learning to SUP as an adventure guide on the island of Kaua’i. In 2015, Brody worked tirelessly as the race coach for the Gold medal winning United States team at the ISA SUP and Paddleboard World Championships.