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Kayaking as a Workout Routine

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Have you considered kayak rentals as a way to start working out?

Exercise isn’t always hitting the gym or throwing on a pair of running shoes, and a workout routine doesn’t have to be something to dread. In fact, kayaking offers many benefits to those wanting to tone their upper body or even lose weight. It requires as much effort as any other workout routine, but with an activity as fun as kayaking, this exhilarating method of getting in shape may not feel like work at all.


To keep your kayak moving, you have to constantly paddle. The more the water pushes against you, the more you have to push back. It can be a strenuous effort and an excellent cardio workout. The more you paddle, the more your capillaries in your muscles are worked, strengthening the muscles in your arms, shoulders and torso. One way to get your cardio workout in is to do sprints with your kayak rental. Paddle out about 25 feet, then turn around and paddle back. Rest for 30 seconds to one minute and repeat.

Weight Loss

Looking to slim down a bit in time for summer? Kayak rentals on 30A can help. Much like the cardio workout, how many calories you burn depends on how much you push yourself. A slow and leisurely ride is not likely to burn very many calories very quickly. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it, but that’s not to say you have to over exert yourself. Kayaking at 5 miles per hour burns about 400 calories in one hour. If you kayak for four hours, you’ve burned 1,600 calories in one day. The size of the kayak contributes to the amount of calories burned as well.

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Stress Reduction

Exercise is more than just a way to get in physical shape. A good workout should be easy on the mind, as well. It can help you sleep better at night, help to balance out your hormones, and reduce stress. A workout that requires kayak rentals is no different, and in some ways, it’s even better at reducing stress. For one thing, it’s fun. People who kayak enjoy kayaking, or they wouldn’t do it. The sight and sounds of the water can be calming. As a solitary sport, it can give you the chance to clear your head. When you kayak with friends or family, you can get in a few laughs and not feel so isolated.

Kayaking two or three times a week can be an excellent workout routine, but even if you just kayak for fun, you’re sure to enjoy some of the benefits. That’s just one other reason why The Rental Shop 30A is proud to offer kayak rentals on 30A with free delivery to beach towns along 30A or the surrounding area. We offer new, brightly colored, and comfortable kayaks from a number of brands and styles. You can rent daily or weekly and we specialize in fast delivery. If you’re interested in kayak rentals, whether for a workout routine or just a day out on the water, call us at (850) 260-0001.