VANCOUVER, Canada – Most people jump on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) to reap the benefits of being outside in nature, getting their heart rate up and having fun. I know that’s why I started! Just being out on the water is a huge part of the allure of Stand Up Paddling, but what if I told you there is also a big gain to your core simply by standing on your SUP?! By simply balancing on the water and paddling through the water and waves, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a huge core workout. To get a bit more into this we have to learn a touch about our core muscles.