Happier & Healthier Employees
What we offer
Paddle Sports Center offers corporate wellness plans allowing local employees to come paddle at either of our convenient locations, Santa Barbara Harbor and Goleta Beach. Paddle Sports Center has a wide variety of kayaks, SUP's and surfboards along with all of the essential gear and equipment to safely paddle on the water. We believe getting hardworking individuals outside in nature and moving their bodies is extremely beneficial for mental and physical well-being. Through a variety of methods we have different plan options for local employers to add a unique employee benefit to their employment.
Why do we think this is a good idea?
Here in Santa Barbara we are very lucky to live in a climate that enables year-round outdoor fun with the ocean and mountains right outside our door. We, at Paddle Sports Center, believe that the ocean is a natural playground. Our goal is to help you and your employees get outside and explore our coasts through ocean fitness.
Today more than ever people are paying closer attention to their mental and physical health. Sitting inside & staring at computer screens can really wear on your dedicated employees and create 'eye strain' & 'text neck'. Breaking up the day for a lunchtime paddling exercise, starting your day on the right foot before work, or unwinding after work, can really aid in the productivity of your employees.
Finding time to get a healthy dose of fresh air and fit in a good workout for the day can be a tricky balance with busy schedules. Ocean fitness allows you to get on the ocean, get some vitamin D on your skin and get in a nice sweat for the day.
Positive effects of time on the ocean and daily exercise
Health and wellness can be something the whole company works toward together and has FUN while doing so. Whether it is a team gathering for the whole company, just a few friends after work or a time for some solo-mindfulness, it doesn’t matter who you’re paddling with you can still be experience all the benefits of ocean fitness. There's more to exercising than just getting in shape.
Need a pick me up? 20 minutes of exercising outside is equivalent to the energy boost you get from one cup of coffee.
Feeling forgetful? Exercise is proven to increase the chemicals in your brain that help support your hippocampus, the part of your brain that is responsible for memory and learning functions.
Stressed out? The sound of the ocean positively effects the waves in your brain, making you feel more relaxed and allowing your mind and body to rejuvenate.
Feeling down? Paddling makes you feel GOOD! An exercise outside has a 50% greater positive effect on mental health when compared to an exercising inside.
Outdoor exercise like paddling is linked to stress reduction, a decrease in feelings of tension and anger, and less symptoms of depression. Plus you spend enough time inside, bringing your workouts to the ocean is an easy way to decrease your screen time and explore new areas.
“We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken” - Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist & author of Blue Mind
“Being on the ocean makes me feel at ease. The waves, the wind and the marine life all make for a serene place to go when I’m not at work or school. Paddleboarding is a real treat for me to be able to spend time outside and exercise. Working out in a gym doesn’t give me the same peace of mind I get from the ocean. LuLu Management gives us a pre-filled visa card to be used monthly for wellness. The guys at Paddle Sports make it easy for me to use my credit for a monthly fitness plan.”
- Lena Higgins, lululemon employee & PSC Member
Pay $99 for cards loaded with 10 punches that your employees can use to go paddling whenever they choose for up to 10 paddle sessions. You can buy this at anytime, corporate membership required.
Create a company account with Paddle Sports Center and we will bill your company directly any time one of your employees comes in to paddle with us. $15/Kayak & $25/SUP for a 2hr period.
Discounted Monthly Plans
Sign-up 5 or more employees and receive discounts on group monthly plans. Plans give employees the opportunity to paddle 2hrs a day, for every day of the month.