Jamaica man trains paddle boarders

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BRATTLEBORO — Jonathan Bischof, of Jamaica, Vt., held a paddle board training camp in Aruba from Jan. 16 to Feb. 1. He was there to get ready for the upcoming race season and to test his new technique program.

The program allows a stand up paddle board beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and even a racer to learn efficiently, easily and to have fun. Being out on the ponds, lakes and rivers in Vermont on a paddle board are a great way to exercise and see nature, according to Bischof.

"Also, it's a great way to get really fit without being in a gym, and the similarities to downhill skiing are remarkable. The Aruba conditions were amazing, even though the daily offshore wind from 15-25 knots were very challenging," noted Bischof. "The fact that my technique improved immensely was a testimony to the Paddle First TM stand up paddle board program created and developed in Vermont."

For more information on lessons and how to get started in this exciting sport, call 802-258-0282 or email info@VermontSkiand Sport.com.

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