SUP Yoga on Today Show Health’s list of FADS to get rid of in 2014

Today Health came out with the top fitness fads that should go away in 2014 and guess what? SUP Yoga was on the list between pole dancing and gas-mask training. Granted, it's listed as a Yoga Mashup, in other words, things people impose on yoga because it isn't hard enough on its own.

"Yoga mash-ups. “Yoga’s not good enough on its own any more,” says Stanton, a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians or ACEP. “Now you have to turn up the temperature or do it on a paddleboard.” Or do it naked while suspended from the ceiling in a white “anti-gravity” bundle. Aside from being just plain silly, some of these yoga mash-ups can be risky. Stanton says he’s treated people who’ve passed out in hot yoga classes and warns that the practice can be dangerous for people with heart disease. Stand-up paddleboard or SUP yoga also carries a risk — of ending up in a video like this."

Read the whole article here: http://www.today.com/health/fitness-fails-workouts-you-need-stop-doing-2014-2D11792111

I've actually watched this part of the sport from afar for a while. I have no comment, except that it's getting better. For years, I cringed when non-yoga instructors taught yoga on paddleboards, or when non-paddlers taught anything on a SUP. Also, having people do anything on a board that they can't do on land, from a fitness POV, is always an interesting proposition. As an adjunct to a fitness workout on a paddleboard, SUP yoga is awesome—especially in places where there is yoga instructor who is also a paddleboard instructor on calm water, not above a reef, sharks or pihrannas and unaffected by the wind. Where I live, the currents, wind and boat wakes make SUP yoga a challenge.

The bottom line: Do what you love. Don't worry about what others say. Except for me: I don't think you are like prancersizers. I think you're having fun, practicing and enjoying life. Keep at it.

I'm still laughing at the prancerize. Sorry all of you prancercizers. I had never heard of it before. Awesome.

 

On the short list with pole dancing, gas mask training, backwards running, stilletto training

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