Even though gyms and fitness classes are tentatively beginning to reopen, there's plenty of people who don't feel comfortable with indoor fitness just yet. Perhaps you've taken up trail running or hiking instead (and we recommend you check out our best trail running shoes or best shoes for walking guide, if so).
Alternatively, paddle boarding is about as socially-distant a sport as you can get. On the water, on your own board, in the fresh air, it's a great, low-impact way to stay active that works your core, arms, back and legs.
Walmart is offering a very convenient way to get started in the sport: a blow-up paddleboard which doubles as a kayak, complete with paddle and pump. Collapsible for easy storage, this set would originally sell for $409.99, but it's on sale right now at $239.99 (opens in new tab). Check it out below:
Get the paddleboard deal here:
Bestway Hydro-Force White Cap Inflatable SUP set | was $409.99 | now $239.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Get a collapsible paddleboard with three fins, traction pad, and an optional seat to use as a kayak. It's easy to collapse and store when not in use thanks to a quick deflation valve, and comes with its own pump, travel bag and pressure gauge.
Why get this paddleboard deal?
Summer may be drawing to a close, but COVID is likely here to stay, and there's nothing more serene than drifting down the river at sunset after work. Plenty of clubs have thrived as a result of the pandemic, and so will be offering plenty of beginner's classes.
Thanks to its non-stick traction pad, it's a great way to get started – it can hold a surfer up to 209 pounds and is a great way to get up, sit down, and explore the water.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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