Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman
1026 Pete Williams, sportswriter, author, "Paddle Fit"
Oct 6, 2018 · 20 min
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I live very close to Tampa Bay and every day brings at least two or three opportunities to experience it via Coffee Pot Bayou near downtown St. Petersburg. I can see a lot of wildlife if I periodically glance out to the beautiful blue waters of the bay – manatees, dolphins, sea birds of every kind, kayakers, canoe enthusiasts, pleasure boaters and lately, stand-up paddle boarders. Pete Williams podcast excerpt: "In standup paddleboarding, you're challenging your body from a core standpoint -- your hips, your midsection. You're pulling, you're generating rotational movement. You're challenging your balance by working on that unstable surface. It's as effective as anything." The first dozen times I saw them out there, feet planted on what looks like a surfboard as the gentle paddle along, it looked like one of the nuttiest things I’d ever scene. Although, I have to admit, it’s a lot more inviting than para-sailing! This is not a sport for me, but when I learned that my friend – and frequent Mr. Media guest – Pete Williams, had helped standup paddle board expert Brody Welte write a vook – an ebook with video – about the subject called , I thought it would be fun to talk about it here. And stick with us – we’re not going to just talk; Pete – the author of and co-author of the book series with Mark Verstegen – is going to go out there in Coffee Pot Bayou, and give us a demonstration of paddleboard exercise tips. Pete Williams • • • •
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