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Meet Eric Vandendriesche of B-Board in Castle Heights Avenue

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eric Vandendriesche.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Eric. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a French coming from Biarritz (very well known surf spot). I’m a personal trainer and fitness professional for 17 years and founder of the most innovative aquatic workout based on stand up paddle boarding and fitness: AQUA STAND UP. AQUA STAND UP is a full body workout accessible to everyone regardless of age and inspired by Pilates, Yoga, HIIT and muscular conditioning. Angelenas and Angelenos can practice this innovative workout at the West Side JCC:

Now, I’m also the Founder of a new workout based on balance for the ground: B-BOARD is born in the same time of AQUA STAND UP and will be the next fitness workout in LA! Based on Pilates, Yoga, HIIT, tubing, this new class is for all the people who want to have a lot of physical benefit with fun! Very interesting for golfers, tennis players or surfers and supers, this new tool will be the exact solution to prepare the body for those activities. Here is our very new video:

For further information, feel free to contact us and enjoy your first FREE session with friends or only for you!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Create a new workout is not so easy! A lot of pressure and doubt are in the way but it’s finally interesting to provide something that works for everyone’s health! B-BOARD and AQUA STAND UP are 2 amazing activities focus on balance and core conditioning! Who is ready for having 6 packs?

Please tell us about B-BOARD.
I created AQUA STAND UP in 2011 and was the first one having thought to place a stand up paddle board in a swimming pool! Surfers looked at me thinking that I was crazy! But the workout worked with my private personal training customers who liked this new way to practice fitness. Now, a lot of (not) “new” activities like AQUA STAND UP arrive on the market and a lot of companies copied our program.

The difference is that we’ve got a lot of experience and that we want to provide a real solution for customers who practice the program with very good equipment (which is most of the time not the case for the competitors) and routines included in the package.

Our equipment is versatile and can be used in swimming pool and on open waters (lake, river, ocean).

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Take my time! We trusted people from others countries (China, Russia, Italy…) because we thought that they were honest but not! They tried to copy our program but the quality is definitely not there!

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Image Credit:
Matthew Polizzi

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