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Stand-up paddling classes for seniors start Tuesday in Innisfil

Located at Leonard’s Beach, the shallow and calm water of the bay is a perfect location to learn to SUP
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INNISFIL — The water temperature on the lake is warm and with the stand-up paddle (SUP) season in full swing, Northern SUP is excited to offer its newest programming, ZOOMER SUP.

Designed for active seniors, it is a great way to stay active on a hot day.

Located at Leonard’s Beach, Innisfil, the shallow and calm water of the bay is a perfect location to learn to SUP.

“My parents are in their 70’s and they learned to sup just a few short years ago and they are hooked” – said Brent Ackland, Owner and Head Coach of Northern SUP. “SUP has helped them improve their strength, balance and their overall health”.

The first class is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00am. Reservations can be made by calling Brent at 705-718-2408 or email The cost is $45.00 per person, includes all equipment and instruction by certified PaddleFit Coach.

Northern Stand Up Paddle (Northern SUP) has partnered with the Town of Innisfil to enhance its community offerings for the waterfront activities for both residence and visitors.  

This season, Northern SUP will be offering various programming for all ages. Board rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment.

Rentals will be available for any of the programs offered as well as temporary parking permit for non-residence.

About us
Northern SUP Social Paddle/Team Training is a weekly community event. In Barrie, it offers a social paddle every Wednesday evening for any level of paddler to meet and socialize.

In 2018, once the season starts, every Tuesday morning it will be offering a complimentary 60-minute SUP Fitness/training session, guided by Brent Ackland, PaddleFit® Director of Education and Pro Certified Coach. The morning training is Fitness training on the water.

Participants must bring own equipment (board, paddle and personal flotation device), a smile and enthusiastic attitude. All level of paddlers are welcome. Bring a friend or come solo and meet new ones.

Northern SUP is Barrie’s original stand up paddle company, created in 2011 by Brent Ackland. In 2013 Northern SUP
partnered with PaddleFit® as their Canadian Affiliate. The company offers retail sales, Jimmy Lewis Boards and Infinity
SUP, lessons, and rentals for recreation paddling. Lessons include; Intro to SUP lessons, Progressive Technique Training
(SUP Club), Kids SUP.

For 2018 the multi-dimensional company is bringing the Infinity SUP brand to Canada. With the potential to have stand
up paddling in the Olympics in the near future, they felt partnering with Infinity SUP to offer the most progressive
shapes to the paddling community was a must.

Brent Ackland is a full-time fitness coach. He is a tireless ambassador for stand up paddling and loves introducing new
people to the sport at his location on Centennial Beach in Barrie. He is well respected in the industry – and living proof
that SUP is a lifestyle and not just a sport.

PaddleFit® is a SUP and outdoor fitness coaching and training system. Its programing helps clients achieve their SUP and
fitness goals through an integrated system, a path to a healthy lifestyle