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Paddle Training Plans

You'll find training plans built specifically for paddlers on the PaddleNinja.com platform. I've expanded on what I'm able to offer by co-coaching with Danny Ching, Johnny Puakea, and Paolo Ameglio. By signing up for ongoing training plan delivery in Paddle Ninja, you are also signing up to have access to all four of our brains when you have questions about training, coaching, and paddling. 

Head over and give it a look. You'll also find add-ons like strength programming, nutrition coaching, and video analysis available from myself and the other coaches. You won't find a better deal for paddlesports training!

However, if you're looking for Custom Elite Plans or Coaching which is 100% built for you, around your schedule, factors in all of your abilities, weaknesses, and attacks your goal with a vengeance, then I'm happy to talk.

Prices for Custom Elite 8-week blocks of pre-built training start at $250. This includes an assessment at the end of the 8 weeks with recommendations for future training. 2 Video Technique analyses, and weekly phone/email check-ins. 

Prices for Custom Elite coaching start at $350/month, a 4 month minimum is required. This includes weekly performance assessments with feedback and adjustments along with unlimited coach contact via phone, email, video, and text.   

Phone consultations are $40/30min and I can help you build your own program, or answer specific questions about racing, skills, or training. 

For your Group

All LESSONS and GROUP CLINICS can cover a wide range of topics and will be customized to your club, environment, and goals.

Some examples include: 

  • Open Ocean Paddling

  • SUP Surfing

  • Race boards in the Surf Zone

  • Paddle Technique

  • Race Strategy & Preparation

  • General Fitness

All clinics can include Video Analysis if desired!

New to Paddling?

First, head over to YouTube and figure out what kind of paddling you want to do! Ocean, flat, downwind, surf? You need to set some goals and visualize what you want. Then, check out my "New Paddlers" shopping list on Amazon to get some of the basics you need to start paddling and practicing on your own! Then, when you feel ready, come take a lesson with me :-)  Although, I'm always happy to take brand-new-beginners out as well!! 

Other Inspiration

Hire me to Speak!

I love public speaking! If my story speaks to you and you have an event where you would like for me to share it with others, please don't hesitate to contact me

Check out what I'm working on when I'm NOT paddling
 

What some happy paddlers say:  

I so much enjoyed April's teaching style...knowledgeable, light-hearted, passionate, and fun (and funny!). Would recommend April/this workshop to paddlers of all levels. 

Hands down some of the Best coaching I've received. April is ahhhmazing! Broke it all down on land (Surfset) & after the weather cleared, we took it to the h2O... what a huge HUGE difference! One of many--> Big take aways "kiss my bicep". Luved it! Be back for round two!

You are such an inspiration. You are a good coach and teacher and can "reach" people and communicate effectively. You aren't stuck in one mindset of it has to be this technique or not at all, you are still growing and excelling physically and mentally in the sport and are open to adaptations. You are an awesome resource!!!

For some reason I woke up last week and decided it was time to do an ocean race. I am a short course girl and 10 miles is a big deal to me. I would NEVER have thought I could do this race without your influence. Not just your clinic a few weeks ago that got me so hooked and feeling comfy on the ocean, but your coaching of "Jane Doe". She and her Graveyard race motivated me to set a goal. April, it was the coolest thing I've ever done! The 8 miles up the coast were awesome. My mantra was 'Bury your paddle!' I finished and earned my first top 3 on a 12'6. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your passion and skills.

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