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September marks the start of a new term, and it’s the perfect time to press the reset button and make some promises to yourself. With added momentum that comes at this time of the year, setting new goals and making changes seems all the more achievable without the entire duration of a new year in front of you. So, why not take advantage of all the perks that this new month has to offer...

More ‘me’ time

Spending more time at home? Kids back to school? More ‘me’ time means indulging yourself in the activities you’ve been promising yourself all year and haven’t got around to. Pick up the pace in your working week or simply destress with some local escapism. It’s all too easy to fall into a routine that doesn’t prioritise healthy activities and lose the boundaries between work and personal life. Living close to the water means you can experience the joys of paddleboarding with a lunchtime SUP taster session or challenge yourself with a post-work SUP yoga session.

Keep yourself motivated

Darker mornings and evenings can leave even the most avid exercise fan reaching for a comforting cuppa, over a pre- or post-work activity. But accomplishing a new skill can be one of life’s best motivators. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is typically harder to do when working from home in Winter, so why not sign up to a course that lets you fully embrace the great outdoors, gets you well and truly away from your desk, and is a commitment that leaves you less likely to opt to stay inside?

And once you’ve mastered one skill, such as the art of stand up paddleboarding, you’ll want to keep that momentum going and learn something else. 

Meet like-minded people

Working from home may mean less social encounters. Joining a SUP social group can allow you to put any newfound SUP skills into practice, and meet a whole community of local Cardiff SUPers who love to get out on the water every Wednesday evening. 

Set up your September to SUP

Access paddleboards near you, at CIWW. With all the equipment sorted, all you need to do is browse our range of SUP activities and decide which one is for you.