By: Kevin Helliker
Rating: **** (out of five)
This article details the rise of the new sport, stand-up paddle boarding, and its fitness advantages.
In the article the author talks about the new, total work out, sport that is becoming more and more popular with each coming year. Paddle boarding is a cross between canoeing and surfing, and a great form of cross-training with generally low impact. It is similar to yoga in the way that is focuses on balance and tones in keeping the position. Ideally if done correctly it should tone the arms, shoulders, back, and abdomen. The original market was almost exclusively in Hawaii and California, but more recently has spread to places like Chicago, Boise, and Austin, Texas.
I really liked this article because it included the characteristics of this new sport, like how big the paddle and board should be, how much they generally cost, including some stores where they are sold, and getting started information. It was very informative for someone who has never heard of the sport and piqued my interest to such a point where I’m interested in investing in the sport. The article is really well written effectively answering the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how, while keeping the readers interest.
For those that are even mildly interested in this I suggest that you read this article, as it is a five minutes well spent.
HELLIKER, KEVIN. "Stand-up Paddle Surfing: All the Rage - WSJ.com." Business News & Financial News - The Wall Street Journal - Wsj.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 June 2012. <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014