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New Water Sport Trend: Paddleboarding

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Paddleboarding is a hot trend on the lakes.

“I’m encouraging everyone to get out there,” said Alex Linnell of UAO Paddleboarding. “I’ve had tons of different people, from little kids to the elderly — my grandmother actually came out.”

And it’s great exercise.

“With balancing and everything, you’re working all those little muscles your legs,” Linnell said. “It’s a good full body workout.”

It may appear intimidating, but it’s easier than you think. As for Linnell, his name may seem familiar.

“I was the first person to stand up paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River, and set three world records,” he said.

Linnell rents out paddle boards and teaches people how to do it starting at $15 an hour.

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