Last weekend Jessie Benson, founder FloYoFit came over to Amsterdam and thought these sup and yoga ladies a week of FloYo Fit and got them their certification! FloYo Fit is a sup yoga training and also has some fitness elements in the class which means it's not just 'Om' and does some serieus muscle work. Well done ladies. We have got another group of certified sup yoga teachers. See you all in 2017! We will for sure add these classes on our schedule next to the regular sup & yoga classes at Blijburg and our new spot in Amsterdam!
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Even if season almost comes to an end we are always working on new ideas and getting ready for season 2017! Next year we will open a second location in Amsterdam at the newest hotspot Amstel Boathouse right at the Amstel river that leads into town. Last week we already did some exploring around and found some great quit sup yoga area's and also a couple of fun routes we can do tours. And finally we are able to offer the Friday Night Amsterdam tours again!
We will also stay at beach Blijburg and there we will ad a couple of weekly beach yoga classes next to our sup and sup yoga classes.
More info soon! Check out this page and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mmsup or insta @mmsupamsterdam
Last week Amsterdam was filled up with all kinds of Urban Sports throughout the city and M&M SUP filled up the waterpart. We organized a fun Friday Night paddle with a couple of friends and paddlers we have known for some time and Sunday we offered free clinics at the venue.
The perfect way to show Amsterdam is a great city for all kinds of urban sports by using what the city offers, for free running, wakeboarding, skateboarding and stand up paddling is also one of the best activities as we have so many canals we can use freely and enjoy and explore the city in a different way. Also interested in exploring the canals on a paddle board? We offer some tours, for a canal tour we do ask some stand up paddle experience or recommend to attend at least two classes., The Amsterdam canals can be very busy with boats and water traffic which means you need to be able to steer, stop, turn and be able to control yourself on the board.
As there are so many sup schools, rental locations and sup locations opening in the Netherlands at the moment it is about time we start adding some quality to them and connect. M&M SUP is part of the SUPCLUB Netherlands group. About seven connected sup schools are combining their strength and know how in this group. All these schools are working with certified teachers (ASI, HSA, WSA etc) to make sure they know how to teach and work according to safety standards.
We are also collaborating and all have our own area';s we work in, as we these schools are located throughout the whole of Holland and we has a school in every area. In the near future more schools will be added to this great initiative that will guarantee quality and offers a wide range of sup classes, sup courses, sup tours and sup events locally or together. One of the first collars is the SUP & YOGA weekend in Eindhoven organized by M&M SUP (Amsterdam) SUPCLUB Eindhoven and PURA SUP (Roermond) the 9th and 10th of July. We believe that working together makes us stronger and offers much more for us and for you.
More information and an overview on all connected sup schools www.suplubnederland.nl
Check out the weekend in Eindhoven http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-supnews-com/2016/7/9/sup-yoga-weekend-eindhoven
A couple of weeks ago the famous German vlogster Linderella called us as she wanted to try out some sup & yoga really bad for her blog with us. As weather was really bad and chilly that time we had our doubts but she had planned her Amsterdam trip already so, fingers crossed. All our sun dances where heard and the morning Linda came for her class with the crew the clouds opened up and the sun welcomed us!
Linda had a great time, even though she struggled a bit with the cold weather and water... So happy that we could offer her one of our brand new Zhik wetsuits that kept her warm and also thanks to reacher Ambre van de Berg by keeping her warm with some challenging poses.
We fell in love with the Glogglz sunglasses last season and are proud to announce we became official re seller of this good looking water sports brand! What makes these sunglasses special is that they are the only patent water resistant sunglasses that go underwater and perform like a goggle! Add the fun looking models and colors and you have a sunglass everyone paddling in summer time must wear! The Glogglz sunglasses are also offering 100% UV protection and provide superior glare reduction. Makes us even happier as we spend many hours on and in the water in the season.
As we spend so many hours on our paddle boards we like to have some stuff with us; such as an iPhone, money/creditcard, keys and some other personal belongings. These all fit in the colorful Glogglz waterproof cases which we sell in sizes S (fits an iPhone 5) and M (fits an iPhone 6). The best thing about these cases is the leash that is easy to attach on your board rack or leg leash which prevents the case from falling in the water and sinking :(
Come check out the colorful Glogglz sunglasses and/or cases while going for a paddle tour, class or sup yoga session.
After a long cold and windy weather we are open again! Yesterday we celebrated this very first day of spring and the opening with a fun sup tour around the beach! Still getting ready for the season and getting our floating sup studio ready. We are so happy to see have seen you all again and share this super fun night on the water together. Also huge than you's to ZHIK for the new wetsuits, Glogglz for the sunglasses and waterproof cases, Island Tribe for the sunscreens, Lifeproof for saving my iPhone and Blijburg for being such a lovely place to be!
As the new season is about to start we are cleaning up our school and showroom and found some boards we can offer for a special price.
What about this brand new 2014 Classic 11' board? Never used and we can now offer this board for €850,- A prefect all-round board for tours, yoga and offers enough stability to take a kid or dog with you on the nose.
We also have a Tiburon 11' (orange nose) for sale that has been used as a demo last season. A great board for anyone who is up for some longer tours and wants to go faster then on a regular board. This boards takes up to 80 kilo's. We can offer it for €600,-
Up for some sup yoga and looking for a stable board then you might be very happy with this classic BOGA YOGA board. We can now offer our last one from 2015 for €899,-
Do you like to go out for paddles and take the kids along, or let them paddle on their own? The BOGA soft top 11' is a very nice and durable board that isn't that sensitive for cracks and is a perfect play around board for the whole family. As it has a bit more rocker then our other boards this one also works good in little waves and choppy waters. We have one demo for €550 and a new one from 2015 for €850 available.
For anyone who is into racing and longer distance tours we still have two Typhoon 14' x 27.5 editions for sale. A super stable board with enough volume to keep you going through choppy waters and still maintain speed and feel comfortable. Both boards are still new, 2015 models, and we can offer these for €1400 each.
For more information or a bestride send an email to email@example.com
For the fourth time M&M SUP and Hans Schouten organized the HISWA SUP tour for the HOSWA boat show. This year we changed the route and started in the city centre at Hannekes Boom and paddled with about 150 paddlers to the HISWA boat show. The racers started ten minutes before the tour. We paddled in the canals and saw lot's of Amsterdam highlights like the Carré, Red Light district, zeven bridges, Magere Brug. It was a super fun and colorful parade on paddle boards. Hopefully we will kick of the SUP season like this again!
Ambre took her sup and yoga masterclass course with Rachel Brathen (a.k.a. @yoga_girl) and BOGA YOGA brand ambassador. Ambre fell in love with this way of practicing yoga and contacted us immediately and has been part of our team since season 2015. We are happy to have her on board again.
Ambre explains what her classes look like: "What do we do during a sup yoga class? We bring power, balance and an overload of fun together during this unique practice of yoga. During the course the boards will be anchored to prevent drifting off and to complete the course without worrying. Yoga helps you to relax, not to get stressed ;)"
For the new sup season we are looking for an extra instructor to help us out with at least a weekly sup start up class and a weekly sup & yoga class. Next to the weekly sup classes we would also love to have some extra sup hands on busy days or when we have big groups coming over... If you are up to some time on the Amsterdam city beach blijburg aan zee and sharing the fun on a paddle board you are the one we need! Would also be great if you could teach an occasional beach yoga class too... We do require some teaching experience. If interested in joining our fun team on beach Blijburg let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and if any more questions call us or send us an email.
Never underestimate the importance of a good warming up before you go out on the water for a paddle surf sup session, paddle race training or sup long distance tour. Warm up your body with a couple of simple yoga poses demonstrated by BOGA teamrider and yogi Jeramie Vaine. It will help you perform better on your stand up paddle board and engage your core during your session on the water. Take your time for this warm up and don't forget to focus on your breathing during these poses. After this session grab your BOGA paddle board and hop on the water for a fun paddleboard session!
As we already posted the new load of BOGA boards for season '16 are almost ready to be shipped and will arrive in Europe in a couple of weeks. Check them out via http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-bogaboards-com/ on this website and let us know if you need any advice, shipment prices or if you are up for a BOGA bestride. For all your early bird deciders we offer you a free set of BOGA tie downs and am exclusive BOGA curled leash as a gift. Hope to meet you soon at our showroom, on the water or online.
The only board designed and shaped with the leaders in the SUP YOGA industry. Designed for the ultimate balance and stability for YOGA on water. Beautifully designed pad is extra long (for those downward dog poses!) and is soft and comfortable on the feet, hands, and head! Made with quick water wicking material. The yoga mat type pad is super soft yet has a great grip. The official SUP YOGA Board of the Wanderlust YOGA Festival and SUP YOGA leaders such as Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl. M&M Stand Up Paddling has been using these great boards for yoga classes and regular start up classes as the boards are super stable and also great fun to practice your balance. Off course you are always welcome for a test ride and purchase your own BOGA YOGA paddleboard; the regular blue one, a bamboo version or (if you are a traveller yogi/paddler) the inflatable BOGA YOGA paddle board. M&M SUP has all on stock.
Last summer the VAART TV crew came for a stand up paddle experience and to film their 2016 TV show trailer at M&M Stand Up Paddling in Amsterdam. We had the best weather, some M&M SUP friends came out and joined the crew and host Laura had a great first paddle board experience. Everyone loved the good-looking and stable BOGA YOGA paddle boards and even an occasional handstand was tried... We get in the mood when watching this sunny trailer filled with fun paddle board moments. Come join us this summer for sup lesson, sup tours, sup courses and sup tours.
Just before the Amsterdam Light Festival is finished we paddled it with another group of enthusiastic (winter) paddlers. This time we had much better weather then December when we enden up blown and rain away... Amsterdam by night on a paddle board is a beautiful experience, especially with all these Light art objects along the Amsterdam canals and on the Amsterdam canal bridges. Next time we will probably paddle a Sunday afternoon tour through the center of the Amsterdam city and have a break for some hot choco or teas along the way. Sat announced soon!
Since winters are not winters anymore we at BOGA paddle boards are able to keep stand up paddling all year long. As the water is colder you do have to be aware that you go out on the water and stay safe! Dress properly: wetsuit, neopreen pants and top or wear a drysuit and thick surf boots. Take an iPhone along, in a water proof case or bag and do always wear a leash attached to your paddle board. We also recommend you to have a look at the weather forecast before you go out and check if the winds will stay calm. Now you are set to go and explore winter sunrises, sunsets or go out with some friends for a fun ride if the colder weather frightens you. It;s much more fun then your local gym on a sunny wintersday! Enjoy and share the stoke.
Been thinking about getting your own paddleboard for a while? At M&M SUP we have a couple of demo and second hand BOGA paddleboards for sale. If interested in your own board; race, BOGA YOGA or an allround cruise board let us know and we can set up a test to get you the board that fits you and your paddle activities. Send us an email to set up a BOGA paddleboard testdate.
As we have so many of our students asking for indoor classes, sup & yoga mainly we are now looking for a pool in Amsterdam to start teaching SUP & YOGA once a week. Prefer to start in January and continue untill March as we go and play out again in April. We'll keep you posted and will let all of know as soon as we have a pool where we can fit ten BOGA YOGA paddleboards for some fun sup & yoga classes.