Fitness should be fun; not a chore. Local (Delray Beach) fitness guru Megan Hurdman believes just that. She strives to make exercising enjoyable and anything but boring.
We asked her a few questions about SutraFit Adventures, which she owns with her husband Andy Hurdman. Megan also is teaching yoga at a new yoga studio in Delray, Bamboo Garden Yoga.
Tell us about SutraFit Adventures.
SutraFit Adventures is a concept that brings fitness out of the structured gym setting and into a fun active lifestyle. [We] host events like ‘Full Moon Paddle Boarding’ and ‘Paddle and Pint’ (happy hour) socials, and stand-up paddle boarding yoga and boot camp as well as beach and outdoor classes and activities. This year, SutraFit Adventures plans on introducing destination active retreats, including kite boarding, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding and other fun adventures to island and coastal destinations.
Stand-up paddle boarding yoga looks intriguing. Could you describe it for our readers?
Stand up paddle boarding yoga...is an amazing way to really help you ‘stay present,’ one of the main goals and hardest challenges in any yoga practice. Any Asana (pose) practiced on the boards is basically rediscovered, as the element of instability is added. When the mind wanders you get pulled back to the moment to stay steady on the board. Imagine some of your favorite poses done in the sunshine and on the water, add the challenge of focus and stability and you have a very rewarding and effective workout and work-in!
What are you doing at Bamboo Garden Yoga? Tell us about the new studio.
Bamboo Garden Yoga is a new yoga studio located [at 88 SE 4th Ave. Delray Beach], just half a block south of Atlantic Ave. [It features] an intimate indoor setting and an amazing outdoor platform surrounded by bamboo for outdoor practice. Bamboo Garden Yoga plans to add Ariel yoga (suspension yoga on Ariel silks) to its schedule, mid-summer. Bamboo Garden Yoga is teamed up with Performance Fitness and Nutrition (95 SE 4th Ave., Delray Beach, 33483) to offer a variety of other classes, including spin and total body circuit and boot camps. Together, Bamboo Garden Yoga and Performance Fitness and Nutrition are creating Club Fit Delray to create group within the local community that enjoy events such as mud runs and obstacle races and other outdoor activities. Club Fit Delray members will have special events and training opportunities just for group events.
For more information check out www.sutrafitadventures.com. Stand-up paddle boarding class prices vary from $15 a class, if you have your own board, to $35, should you need a rental. Package pricing is available. If you have specific questions, you can call Megan at 954/703.0892 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Bamboo Garden Yoga, go to bamboogardenyoga.com or call 561/665-1770. Single classes at the yoga studio are $18, with package pricing available.
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