Certified by the World Paddle Association, co-owners Kathy Yorton and Angela Thomas started Over Board Paddle and Fitness in June 2014. Yorton and Thomas combine recreational paddling with fitness to provide a great workout on the water. Over Board Paddle and Fitness offers a variety of classes that include Open Level, Core & Oar, Yoga Paddle, and Fit Paddle. The board, paddle and lifejackets are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gear.

“As certified Group Fitness Instructors and certified PaddleFit Level 1 & 2 Instructors, we feel we have the experience to assist people in our area to get healthy while enjoying the beauty our county has to offer,” said Yorton. “Angela and I were born and raised in Dorchester County and honestly couldn’t imagine starting a business anywhere but here. Our goal is to merge our love of fitness with our love of stand-up paddle boarding and share it with our community.”

Showcasing their community support, Over Board Paddle will be attending the Chesapeake Paddle Festival on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The festival supports Special Olympics Maryland.

To learn more about classes offered and events, please visit www.overboardpaddleandfitness.com. Call 410.463.4350 or email overboardpaddleandfitness@gmail.com to reserve your spot.