The staff members at Cape Ann SUP take a slightly different approach to paddleboarding than most. In addition to navigating the neighboring harbors and inlets, they push the limits of their paddleboards with paddleboard-yoga classes and nighttime excursions guided by paddleboards equipped with lights. More traditionally, the staff of professional paddlers leads novices and experts alike on tours of the scenic waterways and imparts technical skills during paddleboarding lessons. They also offer paddleboard rentals, which frees customers to venture off on their own or bribe a pod of dolphins to pull them to the Caribbean.
Newcomers need have no fear of strain or overstretching at HotCore Yoga. Founder Peter Sklivas designed the 33-posture series to lengthen and strengthen the core while protecting the muscles from injury. Long, slow ujaya breaths help call up the body's healing faculties, and the warmth of the heated studio helps increase range of motion and free tension from the limbs. This attention to detail makes his 90-minute classes as appropriate for grandparents as they are for elite athletes or aspiring pretzel impersonators. As popular music from one of over 350 playlists fills the room, students of all levels move into ever-deeper poses, freeing the mind and fostering a sense of connection to the soul.