Paddling Through the Pain Part 1 - Stand Up Paddle



Welcome to the river family!

In this episode of WhitewaterTV, we exemplify resiliency and talk about something you don’t often see in adventure sports.

None of us are born adventurers.

It’s a process. We try and “fail” along the way. We make progress and lose momentum until one day we succeed. This is how vulnerability looks. It’s not pretty, but it’s beautiful to witness. And we hope it inspires you too.

“The benefits of outdoor recreation are physical, mental, and social. And the black and brown communities are missing are not participating in outdoor recreation in large numbers. We are missing out on the health benefits of outdoor recreation. For example, I have used archery, kayaking, rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, and climbing to recover from a traumatic brain injury and a broken back resulting from my military service.

And you can use adventure sports to manage whatever challenges you’re facing in life. Get outside and adventure!” —Host Antoinette Lee Toscano

📍Filmed on the ancestral lands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute, and Ochethi Sakowin peoples.

LEARN TO STAND UP PADDLE You can learn how to stand up paddle on WhitewaterTV. Check out our new stand up paddle instructional series, What SUP? and join the stand up paddle or sit and paddle community. Learn more here.

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Welcome to the river family!

Executive Producer Writer + Host: Antoinette Lee Toscano, MBA

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