Your Crew at Paddleworks!
Jess: Manager, Product Specialist, SUP Instructor, SUP Fitness & Yoga Instructor, Tour Guide
Jess loves paddling because it allows her to combine a lifelong love of the outdoors & the water with a passion as an athlete and a yoga instructor. She started with Stand Up as a SUP Yogi but as she grow as a Paddler she finds herself seeking more adventures Paddle Surfing and Distance Paddling. The best part about Paddling for Jess is sharing her passion for the sport with her 3 kids.
Abby: SUP instructor since 2013; Social Media Coordinator; Tour Guide
Abby grew up here in Clinton, CT, and has always had a love for outdoor water activities and boating. SUP allows the perfect mix of relaxation and fitness, depending on her mood. She loves the ability to go for a long distance paddle for exercise, or just anchor in the sound and relax. Abby's greatest paddling experience was a 5 mile paddle across the Long Island Sound with her father & sister.
Callie: Data Management Specialist; SUP Instructor since 2014; Tour Guide; Youth Programs
Callie grew up living on Chalker Beach in Old Saybrook and has always had an appreciation for the ocean and the beach. Before she began working at Paddleworks, Callie had never paddle boarded before but states that learning to paddle has been one of the best things she's ever done! Having the opportunity to paddleboard everyday in the summer allows her to stay in shape while doing something she really enjoys. Greatest paddling experience was waking up early to paddle for FOX 61's special on the shop; watching the sunrise was gorgeous!
Jason: SUP instructor since 2015; Tour Guide
Julian: SUP Instructor since 2015
Michael Painter: SUP Race Coach
Mike F : SUP instructor since 2016
SUP Fitness Department:
Diana Elwood: SUP Fitness Instructor (Sculpt & Tone)
Dianna has been teaching a variety of group fitness classes ranging from strength training to boot camps for over 30 years. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Barre Above Instructor. She has also worked as an AFAA Examiner, training and certifying new group fitness instructors nationwide. Dianna motivates participants of all fitness levels with workouts that are fun, motivating and rewarding.
Erin Bartolome: SUP Yoga Instructor
Erin has always had a passion for the ocean. She grew up in Hawaii fishing and surfing. For the past five years she has been taking yoga trainings internationally and at Kripalu. and teaches SUP Yoga classes at Kripalu in summer while leading workshops, classes and retreats locally. Currently a 500HR and working towards 1000HR. Certified Life Coach and Reiki Level II. For more info visit: evolvewitherin.com
Jess LaVigne: SUP Yoga & SUP Fitness/Bootcamp Instructor
Certified Paddle Sports Instructor, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and 500 hr RYT Yoga Instructor. Jess has taught various forms of fitness since the early 90's. Her classes always have a friendly but thorough approach to meet the needs of each individual student. As a mom, athlete and outdoors enthusiast she creates a unique holistic approach to fitness combining strength, endurance and mobility for a lifetime of health & wellness.
Kat Pielli: SUP Yoga Instructor
Nataly Cardona: SUP Yoga Instructor
Nataly received her 200 RYT certification in Embodyoga in Newington, CT. Her personal teaching style is lighthearted, upbeat, and therapeutic. Having always loved being in and around water since childhood, swapping her mat for a paddle board on the water was a very smooth transition. Her classes on the water are playful and focus on embracing the new watery surroundings. New yogis and first- time paddle boarders welcome!
NEW 2017 SUP's in Stock...Best selection of the Season!
Paddleworks was founded as a division of Harborside Marina in 2011 and can be found inside the main building at the marina in Clinton CT. Harborside Marina is a full service marina offering Summer & Winter Storage plus full time Service Department for all of your boating needs! Harborside also offers a full Yacht Brokerage for both new and used boats, specializing in Chris Craft and Bennington. Harborside's beautiful waterfront property is right in Clinton Harbor and is less than a mile from Historic Clinton Center.
Clinton Harbor is located in a protected bay nestled in behind Cedar Island and Hammonasset State Park which makes for the perfect place to launch a Stand Up Paddleboard or Kayak!
Paddleworks offers easy access to the open waters of the Long Island Sound...OR! There are many scenic places to paddle without ever leaving the protected waters of the Harbor between the beaches of Cedar Island, Hammonasset Nature Preserve, Hammonassett River and the Clinton Town Beach.
Paddleworks Waterfront Paddle Shop offers a great paddling Experience in the protected area behind Cedar Island & Hammonasset State Park!
May Hours of Operation:
7 Days Per Week 9am-5pm
Retail Shop Open Year Round
Rentals, Classes & Programs Run May-Oct