How long does it take to strike out on a paddleboard of your own? According to LondonSUP, most newbies are at home on the water after just 60 minutes. During lessons, instructors help students to find the "sweet spot" on their board, which is the place where they can balance most steadily while eating an entire chocolate cake. Groups then practice basics like proper stance, safety techniques, and correct use of a paddle, including different paddling methods for navigating smooth or choppy waters. Once they've mastered the basics, they can set off with rented boards to explore the surrounding waterways with family and friends. The aquatic environment makes for a fun, safe workout, strengthening the core and arm muscles and helping to improve balance.