Awesome ways to enjoy the water in Virginia Beach

1. Testing your strength and balance with SUP Barre

Virginia Beach is home to SUP Barre, the first-of-its-kind workout that combines yoga and barre exercise with balancing on a stand-up paddleboard. SUP (the classic version) may be the fastest-growing watersport in the country, but this takes it to the next level. Whitney Lee, the creator of the phenomenon, is a Virginia Beach native, and found her inspiration for the practice right here.

Sign up for an hour class (it includes board rental) and try it out — though it’s wise to give a pep talk to your core beforehand. And while you’re discovering your inner zen and burning some calories, you’ll be floating along a secret beach known to locals as “The Narrows.”

Pro tip: Once in a while there’s a “SUP with Your Pup” event, so be sure to look for dates when you can bring your furry companion with you (and you thought it was a balancing challenge before).

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Sweet tea, scrumptious eats, and Southern hospitality aren’t the only great finds of Virginia Beach; the bustling coastal city in southeastern Virginia is also the home of the next trend in standup paddling: SUP Barre. Created earlier this year by VB local, Whitney Fulton Lee, the activity blends our favorite watersport with the popular ballet-inspired workout, barre. Lee, an SUP enthusiast and barre instructor certified by Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, conceptualized the idea of SUP barre after getting into standup paddling just last year. Growing up on the water at Virginia Beach’s Crystal Lake and surfing at the oceanfront, SUP came to Lee naturally. And, as her paddling progressed, she began yearning for a different type of workout that combined SUP with her other passion, barre.

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SUP Barre for Beginners: The three SUP Barre moves from SUP Barre creator, Lee.

When it comes to SUP Barre, we’re all beginners. The new niche in SUP—created by Whitney Fulton Lee of Virginia Beach, Virginia—just hit the water in early June, and‘s contributing editor, Shari Coble was onsite to give it a whirl.
Lee’s SUP barre class took students through an introductory workout that started with entry-level moves and advanced with increasing challenge. Despite being completely new to barre, we were able to tackle it pretty well, according to instructor Lee (…or maybe she was just being nice?). Besides the fact that it’s a great full-body workout, SUP barre is also a low-impact and fun activity that just gives us another reason to get out on the water with our boards and paddles.

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