While we often post images of paddling whitewater and exploring the aquatic world face first, the Bellyak is a phenomenal craft for the lake. Anyone who has paddled a kayak or a SUP knows that getting a heavy craft from the car or boat into the water, and then trying to get in or get on is quite a challenge.
The Bellyak is perfect when you want to swim around with your friends, have fun and get some exercise on the side.
Easy to carry, easy to get on, lightweight, and super fun.
1: Swim on, Swim Off
A perfect platform for snorkeling, or just getting in to cool off.
2: Power Lounging
Floating lounge chair, aquatic tanning platform
3: For the Dog who Has it All
Durable EVA pad and rotomolded construction designed for the rigors of whitewater holds up to dog claws.
4: Easy to Transport
In a car, on a car, on top of the pontoon, Bellyak’s lightweight portability makes getting them to the water a snap.
5: For Kids of All Ages
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Last week I brought one of my personal training clients and her son to workout on my Frequency Bellyak for the first time. Gretchen has been my client since June 2016 and we train consistently two times per week. Our workouts are strength based and typically full body. In the past year, Gretchen has done it all: TRX bands, battle ropes, tractor tires, resistance bands, kettlebells, barbells and more! As trainers, a part our job is to make sure our clients enjoy the workouts and that they don’t get bored. With the Bellyak, it’s a win-win!
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“My workouts are boring!” Said no one ever that owns a Bellyak. My first time on the Bellyak was an unforgettable experience. And by unforgettable, I mean my muscles felt the workout for days so I literally couldn’t forget about it. To be honest, I haven’t stopped talking about it either. So, I bought a bellyak. Since I can walk out my front door and go 10 miles in any direction and run into a lake, I bought the Frequency bellyak because it’s best for open water – and let’s be honest – it has a built in hatch to hold a couple cans of my favorite beer.
A New Kind of Workout
I’ve been a personal trainer for over 10 years and I was amazed by the number of muscle groups involved when using the bellyak. While paddling down the French Broad Section Nine River in North Carolina (first time ever on a bellyak!), I told myself how thankful I was that I incorporate Pilates into my fitness routines. I found myself engaging certain muscle groups that I would in prone Pilates exercises on the bellyak. The only difference was that the next morning I felt as if it was the first time ever doing Pilates. Hell, I felt like it was the first time I’ve ever worked out! My muscles ached, specifically my core muscles. It brought a smile to my face and I thought to myself…”I have to be a part of Team Bellyak, and I need to do so immediately because the world needs to know about the bellyak”.
Mixing Up Exercise Routines
I get bored easily with workouts and even the classes I teach, which is why I’m certified and able to teach so many different fitness formats; Yoga, Mat Pilates, PiYo, Barbell, Kettlebells, TRX, Water Aerobics, HIIT are some, but not all the formats I teach on a weekly basis. The bellyak gave me new hope that there IS something out there for me that will keep my workouts fun, fresh, and different. My goal going forward is to show you all, the Bellyak users, different fitness routines you can incorporate into your life to not only help with being better at the Bellyak and possibly surpass the man himself – founder Adam Masters – but to increase your overall strength, help with posture, decrease risk of injury and to spice up your workouts!
I look forward to putting on fitness challenges, creating workout videos, and writing blogs. If there is anything specific you’d like me to write about please e-mail me at email@example.com!
Psst – have you completed my first fitness challenge? The bellyak burpee? Check it out below!
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