Lakes Pace LLC

Stand up paddle boarding & yoga on the water at Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Vergas lakes

Lakes Pace was founded in 2012 by Jess Stuewe. After getting on a board for the first time in 2010, Jess wanted to make stand up paddle boarding a big part of her life along with her other passion, yoga. 

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), is a Hawaiian sport that has ancient ties to surfing. Known as “hoe he’e nalu” in Hawaiian, standing on large surf boards was a way for surfing instructors to have better visibility on the ocean and manage large groups of surfing students.

The sport offers athletes a strong core workout and a fun way to cross-train. Combining upper body paddling with lower body balancing also makes for a great work out. It is a family friendly sport, available to a wide range of fitness levels and ages.

Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome & can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. 

Naturally these two practices are made for each other. Together they benefit your entire body, physically and mentally.

While the lakes remain frozen, Jess also remains teaching yoga at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center.

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