This month POP is highlighting Kristen Holly, an ambassador of the brand that owns Urban SUP. Kristin was nice enough to engage in a casual Q&A with us which we wanted to share with you.
When did you first try paddle boarding?
“It all started on a cold day in December. A friend had talked me into going paddle boarding with her, so I threw on my Uggs and met her on the lake. That was three years ago and I have been hooked ever since.”
Where’s your favorite place to SUP?
“I Spend most my time on Folsom Lake here in California because it’s beautiful and the water is so warm!”
Favorite board to paddle?
“I’d have to say that my favorite board would have to be your multi-colored throwback. It’s stable, lightweight, and glides across the water.”
How long is your average SUP session?
“I love to load the throwback on my car and head down to the water for a quick one hour workout in between teaching my fitness classes at the gym.”
How did you turn this lifestyle in a business?
“The lake is only 5 minutes away so I started taking my clients out on the water to introduce them to the sport. I found that everybody I took out loved it also and wanted a board of their own! I then went in search of the perfect paddle board. After experimenting with several brands I finally found POP! I love the company and the laid back vibe it represents! I started Urban Sup in June of this year and have been busy selling POP boards all summer! If your ever up here in the Northern California area feel free to give me a call and we can schedule a ride! Oh and did I mention I am only an hour from beautiful Lake Tahoe?!?!”
Urban SUP is a paddle board fitness and sales operation located in Folsom, CA. Give them a ring if you’re ever in the area to get on the water and see what she’s all about. With a waterway like that, it would be a crime not to.