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The Original Paddelboard Company of Tampa Bay
Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons  Adventure Tours  Private Groups  Fitness & Yoga

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About The Instructors

Michael Conlee

Co-owner and & Co-Founder of Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Boarding 
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Mike is a driven passionate leader for stand up paddle boarding. He started Urban Kai with his wife, Aimee, from the ground up. By day, he’s a stand up paddling expert with emphasis on form and the fitness benefits that he carries into his athletic training background to broaden his client’s skills while having a good time.  By night, he runs the company, making sure to always find the best products for stand up paddling while incorporating fitness benefits and he organizes client’s routines so everyone has fun along with experiencing a challenging innovative workout.  His experience runs the gamut from training professional tennis and volleyball players to teaching young children and seniors the benefits of stand up paddling for their overall fitness.  He has over 100 clients who have either increased their personal athletic goals with his training assistance and/ or lost weight to become healthier physically fit individuals who happily credit Mike with their success.
 
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Mike has a background in Athletic Training he is N.A.S.M., Premier, A.C.E. Paddle Fit, CPR/AED & Wilderness First Aid Certified and has an extensive knowledge of the land and water having spent much of his life in Florida.  He also has an extensive surfing & ocean background having spent his teen and college years in the state of California where he paddled on Santa Barbara Outrigger Canoe Club and spent much of his time in the surf.

GPS Location

You can find Mike at Urban Kai SUP Shop on the Hillsborough River at 2305 North Willow Ave, Tampa FL 33607 and of course, out on the water!

 

Trevor Gribble

Yoga Instructor

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Originally a software engineer, I realized I enjoyed people and activity much more than computers and offices. I quit my comfy Southern California desk job and spent 4 years moving around the world experiencing anything & everything. This adventure included competitive endurance sports – multiple marathons and Ironman triathlons, an MBA degree, and 18 months as an entrepreneur in China. Before returning to the states from Shanghai, I spent the summer at Dol Ashram in the Indian Himalayas for yoga teacher training with Swami Govindananda of the Sivananda Saraswati yoga lineage. This experience provided me with an amazing toolset to spread a healthy and happy lifestyle to everyone I meet along my path. I enjoy teaching a modern blend of yoga, built strongly upon the Sivananda philosophy, tossing in elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, and Yin / Restorative postures. No matter their experience levels, I challenge my students to unlock new discoveries within their mind-body complex.

 

Sarah Lesch

Yoga Instructor

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 Sarah Lesch is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Her classes are an intuitive expression of movement and breath. She believes that through yoga and meditation, we can begin to move past limitations allowing our minds to flourish with creativity and joy.  Following the wisdom that the individual epitomizes the universe, she promotes self- awareness and personal growth. She leads adventures in movement with Yoga Rhythm Lounge, Stand-Up Paddleboarding excursions, and other workshops throughout Tampa. Her writing has been featured in Elephant Journal, Satori Report, and Mind Yourself Well.  She is mother of three boys and has said, “I keep practicing yoga for what it does off the mat. It allows me to be more present with my children and more awake in my life. I feel connected to the “rasa” or juiciness of life when my mind is less cluttered. Each day feels like a wonderful gift.”