Paddle Fused Fitness Certification

Would you like to learn and get certified to teach Paddle Fused Fitness? (Stand and Paddle by Fusion Fit's fun unique SUP fitness workout?

Are you a trainer, coach or fitness enthusiast looking for a different type of workout to offer your current clients or new ones in your area?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, I have something for you.

I will be offering a certification course later this year, likely it will be available within the next few months.

I am working to have it CEC approved too, so Personal Trainers and coaches who need CECs to recertify may take the course for credits.

If this is something of interest to you, send and email with your name and email so I can send out the deets as soon as they’re available.

Why Paddle Fused Fitness?

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports activities. It’s simple to learn and progress, enjoyable, and works the entire body and mind. What’s so great about paddle boarding is it’s versatility and application. You can be in various positions - sit, stand, kneel, etc. Paddling works various systems including strength, endurance, coordination, balance and stability, core, and mental focus.  Being thrown into a paddle board is a sure fire way to not get the most out of the sport, put yourself at risk of injury, limit your abilities, and keep you from having fun. Paddle Fused Fitness is a SUP Fitness Certification and Program created to train and increase your confidence and fitness in stand up paddle boarding. You get to have fun, be outside, AND get in an effective workout.  The program structure will take you from land to board and beyond by teaching you the proper movement patterns, exercise progressions, and technique through various exercises done while on your paddle board. This carries over into other sports and activities of daily living as well as makes you better at SUP itself.


Fusion Fit’s mission is to provide you fitness and training not only in the gym but outside of a traditional weight training environment.  We do this with Adult Gymnastics and Paddle Fused Fitness.

Paddle Fused Fitness provides a fun fitness experience on the water standup paddleboarding. 

Working out and staying fit can be fun and not feel like a workout, but you feel and reap the benefits of getting stronger, fitter, better performance, and even body change.  You’ll forget you are even working out!


What you will gain from this Course/certification?

This course will teach you the basics of Stand up paddleboarding and the Paddle Fused Fitness program. 

Upon completion of the course you will be able to run your own Paddle Fused Fitness classes, and increase your clientele and business through a fun fitness oriented activity.


What you will NOT get:

This course does NOT include the liability insurance, more advanced SUP education or provide you with a formal SUP certification.   Liability insurance, a business license (with jurisdiction in you designated area of operation) and safety plan are required to operate a SUP business or fitness class.  SUP certifications are recommended. 

You will be provided resources to contact to acquire these areas not covered.

Course objectives

  • Be proficient in demonstrating, explaining, and teaching exercises on standup paddleboard

  • Be able to put together and instruct a workout on standup paddleboard

  • Effectively and efficiently run and operate a paddle fused fitness class from start to finish including set up, land introduction, and water portion

  • Understand and instruct basic standup paddle boarding

  • Understand and explain standup paddleboard equipment

  • Be proficient at SUP water safety and able to rescue

Course Structure and Content

Course will be live, in person, with hands-on education on how to perform skills, exercises, drills, etc.  These will be recorded live as well, then provided to attendees for access.

2022 Courses:

Registrants may choose from three scheduled Course dates this year at our location in Bluffton, South Carolina. Alternatively, they may schedule to have the course brought to their location in person.


  • 4371 Bluffton Parkway, and Stand and Paddle at 75 Wharf Street and Coastal Gymnastics Center


  • May 21-22

  • September 17-18



Follow the link below to pay and register.  Email with the Course dates you will be attending. 

Host a Course

Interested in hosting a course in your town?  Would you like to have your whole team of coaches, instructors, or trainers certified in Paddle Fused Fitness? We will coordinate and travel to your location to hold a course and certify groups!

Contact us to inquire or schedule a course >>

Instructor Bio

My name is Rachel Cantore.  I am the founder and owner of Fusion Fit and Stand and Paddle.  I currently reside in Bluffton, South Carolina where I operate my business which encompasses a Small Group Training Program, Adult Gymnastics Program, Paddle Boarding Lessons and Paddle Fused Fitness SUP Fitness Class Program, and Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching.


I was born and raised in the Chicagoland suburbs.  I grew up doing competitive club gymnastics from age 3 to 18 years old.  I then went on to coach gymnastics at the competitive level for another 12 years.  I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Movement Sciences - concentration in Exercise and Fitness, and Nutrition. 


I have been a personal trainer and coach in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years.  I lived for one year in California where I was director and personal trainer for Los Alisos Apartment Community.  I moved to South Carolina in September 2014 where I built from scratch a personal training and fitness program out of a Physical Therapy facility, Wellness Institute.  I launched Fusion Fit, in 2018 initially focused solely on Small Group Training and Nutrition Coaching.  That same year, I became PaddleFit certified and began collaborating with a local Stand Up Paddle Boarding business to hold Paddle Fitness classes.  Through these classes I developed the Paddle Fused Fitness program. I became sole owner of Stand and Paddle in 2020, and have since expanded on the Paddle Fused Fitness classes, as well as teaching SUP 101 lessons, racing and technique coaching and training, paddle tours and group outings.


In 2019, I launched the Adult Gymnastics Program out of Coastal Gymnastics Center, our local gymnastics club.  Within a year, I have been able to add classes to our schedule, start a local Adult gymnastics competitive team, and teach adults of all ages from 16 to over 65 years old how to do gymnastics.


I have always been passionate about gymnastics, training, fitness, and living a healthy, balanced, active, and fun lifestyle.  Members themselves will share that they experience these same things through Fusion Fit’s programs including Adult Gymnastics and Paddle Fused Fitness.



  • BS Movement Sciences (concentration in Exercise and Fitness) and Nutrition, minor in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago


  • NESTA Wellness Coach, Nutrition Coach, Fitness Nutrition Coach

  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Metabolic Effect Certified Personal Trainer

  • Metabolic Effect Level 3 Nutrition Coach

  • Next Level Human Metabolic Female

  • PaddleFit Certified Coach

  • Moderation 365 Certified Nutrition Consultant

  • IDEA World Fitness convention 5 time attendee



  • Personal Trainer, over 15 years

  • Gymnastics Coach, over 15 years

  • Competitive club gymnast, USAG level 9, for 15 years

  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coaching, cooking instruction, since 2008

  • SUP racer, 3 time 1st place winner