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Signature service: Paddle-boarding

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Stand On Liquid Paddle-boards

Pro Tip: Have fun.

Q&A with Emily, Co-owner

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?

Emily, co-owner, is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Paddle Fit Certified. One of our staff is a Personal Trainer.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

Wear a swim suit and / or comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Only bring what you need for paddle-boarding with you, since we don't have a place to store any other belongings.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

About four years ago, I was introduced to paddle-boarding and have been an avid paddle-boarder since. I love teaching kids and adults paddle-boarding and seeing the joy on their faces when they stand up and paddle for the first time. I enjoy being able to put all my passions together with Why Not Paddle and offer paddle-boarding for people of all abilities.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Why Not Paddle is excited for our first season. We look forward to meeting you at Weaver Lake Park in Maple Grove, MN. Be sure to check out our website, www.whynotpaddle.com, for details on our wide range of opportunities (rentals, lessons, fitness classes, and camps). Come visit us. Why not?

8401 Dunkirk Ln. N
Maple Grove,
MN
US

After beginning martial arts in 1980, two karate students earned seventh-degree black belts and eventually went on to become masters and open their own schools. They wanted to share their love of karate and other martial arts with even more people, so in 2011, they created Go2Karate.com. Go2Karate is a website that connects people around the world with martial arts schools in their communities. It also helps users learn about the various styles of martial arts?teaching them the differences between karate, Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, and mixed martial arts, for instance?as well as helps them find a class based on their individual goals.

On the easy-to-use website, parents can find a karate school to successfully teach their child self-confidence and respect. Kids' karate classes acquaint students with others their own age, and also build skills that help them deal with schoolyard bullies. For women, karate and other martial arts do double duty as a fun and confidence-building fitness regime while also equipping them with essential self-defense moves. Karate and martial-arts classes for men help them not only hone fighting technique, but also reduce stress and drop pounds while chiseling stronger bodies. Users simply enter their location information and the style of martial arts they're interested in, and the website shows them a bounty of schools conveniently located nearby, many with a class schedule and news about recent events.

9775 85th Avenue North
Maple Grove,
MN
US

Grandmaster Byung Yul Lee founded World TaeKwonDo Academy in 1969 after emigrating to the U.S. from South Korea. Today, his legacy continues to shine at the academy, now run by his son. At their 12 locations, instructors teach traditional and sport taekwondo, unlocking the secrets of the discipline’s signature kicks and strikes. Teen and adult classes incorporate self-defense, tension exercises, and cardiovascular workouts, and little dragons lessons teach focus and coordination to students aged three to five. After-school taekwondo combines daycare with martial arts; after grabbing a ride to the academy, students pair homework sessions with confidence-building taekwondo lessons. In addition to the academy’s namesake martial art, students of all ages can also expand their combat knowledge with jiujitsu, cardio kickboxing, mixed martial arts, or kumdo sword training, or enroll in a yoga class to balance body and mind.

6493 Sycamore Ct N
Maple Grove,
MN
US

Narrow, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and a flowing creek that dips in and out of play make Elm Creek Golf Course more challenging than its nearly 6,000-yard length might suggest. The balanced difficulty means golfers of all ability levels can enjoy an afternoon on the course.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 70 course (par 71 from the red tees) * Total length of 5891 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 69.0 from the back tees * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

19000 Highway 55
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard?inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.

Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.

12605 Rockford Rd.
Plymouth,
MN
US