SUP Fitness Instructor Level 1 & Level 2

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Course Information


This combined Level 1 & 2 course is designed for fitness professionals.   It provides the knowledge and skills to safely deliver and design fitness exercises on a SUP Board in the water.

It’s an exciting way to work out.  The SUP board challenges and intensifies even the basic fitness moves improving your balance, core stability, strength and cardiovascular system.   Challenge your clients by using resistance bands and SUP fitness circuits.


Conduct stand up paddle fitness sessions with basic to intermediate-advanced exercises, including using resistance bands.

SUP fitness locations are defined as:

  • inland waters or coastal locations with flat water, no swell or breaking waves
  • miniminal or no wind
  • free from hazards
  • no more than 50 metres from shore
  • water depth no more than 4ft 

Career outcomes:

Stand Up Paddle Fitness Instructor within the stand up paddle industry or outdoor recreation industry.

Topics covered:

       Level 1 SUP Fitness

  • SUP fitness locations, hazards & risk management
  • Client safety management techniques
  • Emergency processes and response
  • Learn a range of fitness exercises -  cardio, core, strength, toning, balancing modified for basic / beginners SUP fitness
  • Develop SUP fitness programs to suit your client base
  • Demonstrate delivery of SUP fitness programs
  • Identify suitable SUP fitness equipment, including anchoring systems
  • Evaluate own SUP fitness instruction techniques

       Level 2 SUP Fitness

  • Learn a range of fitness exercises modified for intermediate-advanced SUP fitness.
  • Learn SUP resistance training exercises with the use of resistance tubes/bands.
  • Provide SUP cardio moves giving you that aerobic workout
  • Develop a range of high end SUP fitness workout programs including: SUP circuits, SUP tums bums, Resistance training, Interval training SUP Abs
  • Create intermediate-advanced core workout sessions with the use of resistance tubes and paddle
  • Demonstrate delivery of intermediate-advanced SUP fitness programs.

Entry requirements:

Before enrolling, you must:
  • hold a recognised fitness qualification.  (eg Reps Level 2  or  Certificate IV in Fitness issued by an RTO or equivalent).
  • have completed a minimum of 40 hours on water paddling
  • have basic paddling skills and be able to paddle safely, with confidence and correct technique in enclosed flat water locations. 
  • understand English equivalent to IELTS 6

VIDEO - ASI Forward Paddle Stroke

What we provide:

ASI SUP Fitness Instructor Level 1 & Level 2 manual
Access to ASI correct paddling technique video (16 mins)
12 months membership

Certificate issued:

ASI Stand Up Paddle Fitness Instructor Level 2 certificate
(Valid for 12 months from date of workshop)

Delivery Options

The ASI Level SUP Fitness Instructor L1-L2 course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop

Delivery option - Workshop:

Workshop course requirements:

To receive your ASI SUP Fitness Instructor certificate you need to:

  • Complete workshop theory and practical assessments.
  • Complete the ASI SUP Instructor Water Safety Rescue course (half day)
  • Complete ASI SUP Wise Foundation Skills Clinic (Enclosed Flat Water) course (3 hrs)
  • Provide a Senior First Aid Certificate (no more than 3 years old).  
  • After the workshop, submit paddling video demonstrating correct paddling technique (free assessment)
  • After the workshop, complete 10 hours assisting in SUP Fitness instruction at an ASI accredited or other approved SUP school. (Exemption: recognition of previous experience can be provided).
  • Provide personal identification (e.g drivers licence or passport)
  • Provide a Working with Children Check (as applicable to the country are working in. Information)

Note: You can enrol in the ASI Rescue and ASI SUP Wise courses at the same time as completing this SUP Fitness Instructor course.

Demonstrating competency:
If you are not able to demonstrate correct paddling technique, you can resubmit additional video for assessment (US$50 per assessment)


2 days  (16 hours)
plus post workshop practical hours work experience
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.

Bring to workshop:

SUP clothing
Suitable flat water SUP board to demonstrate enclosed flat water paddling skills.


Annual renewal.  See requirements


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