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.

Brody Welte

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.

Brent Ackland

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 business Northern SUP as well as helping launch new businesses through teaching the PaddleFit certifications.

Dave Kalama

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.