Our studio at Ketchum street, above, and in the courtyard at 575 Riverside below, overlooking the river.
15 Ketchum Street, Westport CT 06880
We have a beautiful space shared with the
Ketchum is the street next to the Mobil station - just over the road from us. It's under construction, so access is from Franklin (enter between Tarry Lodge/TD Bank, and it's the first street on your right. Park behind the dance center).
Don't think you can paddleboard or surf? Would like to try, but don't want to chance getting wet/falling off?
Want a unique workout that will keep you engaged and result in a surfer physique?
Wish you had better balance?
Fitness Therapy/ Rehab/Ease into Fitness
You have to start somewhere... our Fitness Director will gear you to a class and share modifications that will support whatever your physical condition or challenges are. We take pride in ensuring that you have a successful experience that is not only effective, and safe, but FUN! Consider some private sessions to get you going!
CORfit and the COR board
This is where it all began! Fall of 2011 we saw a long winter looming ahead of us, and not fancying donning a wetsuit to continue our paddling fun and exercise... we created a fitness program you can do indoors. With the aide of our custom designed COR board we're able to replicate the workout you would get from paddleboarding.
January 2012 we were introduced to SurfSET and the Ripsurfer RSX - the board on the right of this page that looks like a surfboard. It's a beautiful complement to our COR program - so much so that most of our classes are now taught on it. And for the Surf oriented we offer the original SurfSET program designed by SurfSET and taught by our certified instructors.
Purchase Our Innovative CORfit Package
The COR board, Bosu Ball, and Body Bar are available for purchase as a package for $275, includes a free vimeo so you can take the class at home!
Individual pieces: Board $79.95, Bosu $129, Body Bar $39.95 (9lb).
FITNESS PROFESSIONAL SPECIALS
We want you to be able to offer our programs in your own practice. As the designers and developers of CORfit and the COR board we can offer you discounts when purchasing 5 or more boards or equipment set-ups. We can train you in our own CORfit program and SUPnSURF. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
"I have done a lot of exercise classes - I exercise every day - and I can tell you that this is a whole body workout, I love it." Corrinne
Check out this video of Karen Jewell, Master Instructor, in action in one of her advanced classes. More to follow...
ASPIRE Fitness Challenge July 2012
Featuring our own Craft Butcher - Ryan Fibiger in the middle
Staples Middle School - 50 young women challenge one another on-water and off
Recipients of a Best Offshore Yoga Award, Downunder has been offering island yoga since 2007. Our professional yoga instructors are also fully trained kayak or SUP guides, first aid and CPR certified, in addition to their yoga specialty.
Yoga Parties, on-water and off
The yoga offering is remarkably popular for adult parties – groups of friends, families (yes, dads have been known to give it a go), bachelorettes, and/or bridal groups. We have fitness groups come with their trainers for a bit of cross-training. Paddle out to an island, enjoy a class, and then come back for lunch (or cocktails!). Price varies dependent on the numbers of participants.
Paddling environment: Both the Saugatuck and Five Mile Rivers are ideal paddling locations for yoga - protected waterways with creeks and inlets out of the wind. Head out to the Sound for more challenging conditions, and a maze of islands and tributaries to paddle.
Private – groups and instruction by appointment
Sweet Waterwear - Leaders in the Industry for performance waterwear
Proudly worn by World SUP Champions, Downunder Instructors and Team Riders
SurfSET (as seen on Shark Tank) - a simulator that enables you to surf/sup indoors year round and get the same great workout, without the salt, sand, and water! Most effective and safe all around fitness program available.
Totally cool, and FUN!
Class Descriptions & Pricing
Change up your old fitness routine and develop balance, confidence and core! The SurfSET program replicates the workout you'd get if you were surfing, with all the traditional moves such as carving and popping up. If you do it often enough you 'll have that awesome surfer physique! The program incorporates core training, cardio, and strength. No experience is necessary just a good attitude and desire to have fun! 45 minutes.
A unique combination of SurfSET and CORfit - SUPnSURF. The use of body bars is included to learn paddle boarding skills and develop muscle memory - so when you get out on the water, you'll rock it! The best of both worlds, it's the ideal way to stay in shape and hone skills. 45 minutes.
Instructors tailor these programs to each individual to ensure it's safe and supportive of any issues they might have.
SUPnSURF Club Membership:
Coming this summer...
Downunder is becoming an Affiliate of PaddleFIT. This is the program we will use for our land/water fitness classes. SUPnSURF and SurfSET will still be offered - but at this stage just indoors. In July/August we are expanding and will be able to offer it in our store.
PaddleFIT Complete - 1 hour class
Westport - Schedule
Rowayton - Schedule
Land warm up, paddling, sprints, on-water workout. Per class $35. Must have SUP experience.
Add a kayak/SUP paddling pass* and get 10% off it
*Paddling passes can be used anytime outside of peak hours - 11-3 weekends and holidays, up to two hours a day, for kayaks or SUPs, in Westport or Rowayton.
TAKE IT HOME!
COR Board, Bosu & Bar $275 FREE VIMEO WITH EVERY PACKAGE PURCHASE
SurfSET RSX Board $480
CORfit or SUPnSURF vimeo $14.95
Private Classes $100 in-house, + transport
Approved by Gillian Neff of Channel 12
(starting at $25 for 45 mins, parties $35 for 1.5 hours!)
Kids LOVE paddle boarding and most want to learn to SURF
They can do both at Downunder - year round, with our new indoor classes that teach SUP & surfing skills, complete with the health benefits - something that's fun, good for them & that they'll WANT to do!
In our unique kids program, we introduce the fundamentals of stand up paddle boarding and surfing. Kids learn how to do it, then put their new found skills to action on the equipment. Games and exercise that engage and entertain while including a healthy workout. The kids LOVE it, and we love helping them feel successful and capable - so when they actually take to the water, they'll rock it!
$20pp, 45 min class, 3 person minimum, 10 maximum. Packages coming!!!
SUPnSURF with the addition of games and time for cake. 1.5 hours, $35pp, ages 8+. Party Favors starting at $10. Saturdays after 3pm, Sundays all day, school breaks... anytime!
In your home - add a $100 local transportation fee.
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In October two of our SUP and Surf instructors headed to Long Island with clients eager to learn to surf on a SUP. They had a blast, complete with a bonfire, hot drinks and lunch!
We'll be back out there in the spring! Sign up for the newsletter to keep abreast of what we're up to.
In 2010 we started offering SUP Yoga
Yes we do yoga on a paddle board on water!
It's much easier than you think, a great workout, and surreal! Our fleet boards are ideally suited to yoga. Much larger than a yoga mat! Poses are geared to ensure you stay on the board - with as much or little challenge as you want.
Think about it: Yoga is all about balance. In this class, our instructor takes you slowly through a variety of yoga moves chosen carefully to help you be successful – no-one likes a wet down-dog! What’s really cool is that it encourages you to slow down and really focus on your form, as well as settle into that yogi frame of mind, being in the elements, breathing the fresh air.
SUP Yoga $45 1.15 hour: includes stretches and basic SUP instruction, 50 minute (approx) class and a short paddle.