INTRUCTORTRAINING

NOW THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN!

Ready to learn to share the fundamentals of how to have a great time? There is a growing demand for people who want to SUP worldwide. If you like it and are good with people, why not become a SUP instructor? There are many paths, so…if you’re with us, then… Prepare to get wet!





BECOME SUPPAMA INSTRUCTOR

Teach the basics of SUP at an outdoor location. Start from enclosed bodies of water and help somebody stand up on their board for the first time. You will learn how to organize classes, small tours, and share the wisdom of how to maintain balance. You will receive expert training about the correct techniques and methods to manage clients safely.

You can always check to see if we have an instructor training in your area. If there isn\'t any just invite us, and we will happily come!

SUPindoors

An instructor training that we are most proud of – our Suppama on-water fitness classes

There is probably a pool near you right now. Imagine what would happen if you take a traditional fitness workout from a gym and place it on a floating platform. That’s what we did and what came out was an effective workout combined with pure excitement and fun. It’s a unique program that hits your core muscles, and engages the whole body. The great thing about it is that it’s not a dull or boring “give me 20 squats” routine. If you can’t keep it up with the moves you might find yourself in water. This can be a great opportunity to learn something new and cool. It can be done both in indoor and outdoor pools, SPAs, activity centers, schools, gyms etc. Why not learn this trendy thing, then contact your local pool and set up your first class? We provide not just the training but also all of the necessary equipment.

Supercool concepts

Begin with standard SUP lessons or dive straight into exciting SUP Fitness or SUP Yoga. Learn supercool concepts like Suppama HIIT and Suppama Yoga.

Licence to teach

We will certify you. You will be capable to teach others the basics, organise events and teach ultra-cool activities. Be a proud owner of the Suppama® license to teach.

Marketing support

From your website, to the business know-how. We will help you organise your first class and we will keep providing marketing support.

Equipment

Only the best equipment for the best experiences. Try our unique Suppama inflatable Fitmat, the best floating fitness platform for your on-water workouts.

Becomemore

Become a part of franchise

All our courses have something different to offer. However, if you want to know all, why not go one step beyond and become a part of our franchise? If you love stand up paddle boarding as much as we do, we invite you to share SUP with your community, municipality or even with your country. Turn your passion into profit. Watch the short video describing the details about this unique chance. When ready, fill in this short form and let's start!

TEACH SUP YOGA

Start your path of joy, peace and balance today!

Yoga, promoting calmness and stability. What other way to enhance its properties if not to practice it on water. Water is one of the four elements of life and practicing Astanga Yoga on our Fitmats adds an interesting twist to the classic approach. There are no pre-requests for this course. If you didn’t practice SUP or yoga, that’s completely fine, as we will make sure to cover everything you need. Once you finish you will get a solid understanding of Yoga poses modified for SUP and a list of SUP Yoga poses from beginner to advanced levels.

OUR FITMAT

For static pool trainings like SUP Yoga we have developed our own floating exercise mat – FITMAT. It is designed for broader range of fitness exercises on the water. Its stability and durability are greater than on a regular board. You can use it both indoors and outdoors.

FAQ

Common questions

  • I WANT TO ATTEND TO SUPPAMA® SUP TRAINING BUT THERE ISN\'T ANY IN MY AREA; WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    If you don't find a training near you, request to be notified of a future training by filling the "Notify Me of a Training" form in the training search, and check the website often as we are constantly adding trainings. If you know of a facility that might be interested in hosting a Suppama®Instructor Training, ask the potential host to visit suppama.com and submit a form with all their information. If there is adequate demand in the area and if the facility meets the minimum requirements, they will be contacted by a Suppama Team member.

  • IS THERE A DEMAND FOR SUPPAMA® SUP INSTRUCTORS?

    Yes! Not only is there a demand, but you can easily create more of a demand. Many Suppama Instructors created a demand in their area simply because there were no SUP activities available in their area and people wanted to try out SUP. When the buzz spread, these classes were suddenly in the high demand.

  • HOW DO I BECOME A SUPPAMA® INSTRUCTOR?

    The first step is to attend to one of the Instructor Trainings. To view the dates and locations of upcoming Suppama Instructor Trainings, visit our Instructor Training page. There are no prerequisites to becoming a Suppama Instructor, although a fitness or yoga background is always a plus. Anyone 18 years or older may attend a Suppama Instructor Training.

  • ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

    Anyone 18 years or older may attend a Suppama® Instructor Training. There are no prerequisites for taking the Suppama® HIIT Aqua or Suppama YOGAFUNC Aqua Instructor Training. However, it helps if you have previous experience in teaching group exercise classes. Not to worry; many of our well-known and successful Suppama Instructors were former students who did not have any teaching experience. While it may take them longer to practice and get started, many of them have been equally as successful.

  • MY FACILITY WANTS TO SET UP AUTOMATED SUP STATION OR HOST A SUPPAMA® INSTRUCTOR TRAINING; HOW TO PROCEED?

    If you represent an organisation that might be interested in hosting a Suppama® instructor training or setting up SUP-Station by Suppama, submit an inquiry via the Contact Us section of the page. If there is adequate demand in the area and if the organization / facility meets the minimum requirements, You will be contacted by a Suppam Team member to set up a training or SUP-Station.

  • HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR AN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING?

    In order to sign up for an Instructor Training, go to “Training” page on suppama.com and locate your Instructor Training of choice. Then fill out the form with your billing and participant information as well as your credit card information. (Note: If you do not have a coupon code, please leave it blank.) The username and password you choose will be what you will use to log in to the website. If you are having trouble signing up or have special circumstances, just call the Suppama Team for that Instructor Training. Also, when you type in your email address, please be careful and make sure it is accurate. Your receipt and all correspondence will be sent to this address. In addition, make sure your name is typed exactly as you would like it to appear on your instructor certificate.

  • AFTER I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR AN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING, THEN WHAT?

    After submitting your registration, you will receive an email confirming that the registration is complete. Expect a second email about a week before the Instructor Training from our team member. He or she will explain any logistical details such as parking, lunch, schedule, etc.

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING? WHEN CAN I START TEACHING?

    After completing the Instructor Training, you can begin teaching whenever you feel comfortable and ready. Every instructor is an independent contractor, which gives you the freedom to set your own schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. at any facility you choose. Although the Instructor Training shows you how to teach as well as how to create routines for a Suppama class, you may need to practice on your own and take time to choose the right selection of music. You may consider borrowing from the playlist you received at the Instructor Training to get started.

  • WHAT SHOULD I BRING AND WEAR TO THE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING?

    Wear normal gym / workout gear that you don’t mind getting wet. You should bring a change of clothes, towel, drinking water, a healthy snack and lunch. Although we provide an instructor manual, bring a notebook and pen to take additional notes.

  • I REGISTERED FOR AN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING BUT I HAVE TO CANCEL. WHAT CAN I DO?

    If you cancel your registration 21 or more days (i.e. 21, 22, 23 days) before your training date, you will incur a $25 EUR cancellation fee. Since our team is travelling to various countries with high costs involved then no refund is provided within cancelling 21 days or less (i.e. 20, 19, 18 days) from your training date or any time after your training date.