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Category: Paddleboarding

Hilton Head OutfittersTo help you with your Hilton Head Island vacation planning, we recently updated the Hilton Head Outfitters website to make reserving your equipment rentals in advance even simpler. Now, you can book everything from Hilton Head bike rentals to beach chairs with just a couple clicks of the mouse.

Go to the home page of our updated website at www.HiltonHeadOutfitters.com, and on the right hand side, you’ll find our new reservation system. Simply choose from bike rentals, kayak or canoe rentals, surfboard or paddleboard rentals, or beach chair and umbrella rentals. If you select “equipment” in the system, that will show you items, such as bike baskets, helmets and tag-a-long bikes for kids.

Select the dates you’ll need the items and the length of time, and you’ll be able to see what’s available and at what price. Then, you’ll add the items you’d like to reserve to your online shopping cart and then check out.

Reserving items like bikes ahead of time is important, especially during weekends and busier seasons on Hilton Head Island when we sometimes sell out of some rentals. Not only will you be assured a bike or kayak or beach chair will be waiting for you upon your arrival, but it’s one less thing you’ll need to worry about on your vacation.

You can also reserve your bikes via our mobile site if you’d prefer to do your booking on your smart phone or tablet device. Simply text BIKE to 843-627-0007 to get a link to the mobile booking site. One more tip for you: if you “like” us on Facebook, you can get a special promo code to save 15% on your total bike order.

Try our new site to book your next Hilton Head Island rentals and let us know what you think! Visit www.HiltonHeadOutfitters.com to give it a try.

 

Here at Hilton Head Outfitters we provide you with all the gear you need to do a range of outdoor activities here on Hilton Head Island. For those of you who are fitness fans or looking to drop a few pounds, we thought it would be fun to take a look at how many calories are burned per hour doing these various activities, so you can strategically select your adventure.

Here are some of the calories burned for our most popular outdoor Hilton Head Island activities:

  • Stand up Paddleboarding – 250
  • Surfing – 214
  • Kayaking – 357
  • Canoeing – 500
  • Riding a bike 12-14 mph – 571
  • Running 10 minute/mile – 714
  • Water Skiing – 446
  • Tennis (singles) – 571
  • Swimming laps – 500

Are you surprised at the calories burned for any of these? Are there any you thought would be higher or lower?

The next time you’re on Hilton Head Island give one of these activities a go and give yourself a pat on the back for not just the calories you’re burning, but because you’re being healthy while enjoying a beautiful destination.

For more information about Hilton Head bike rentals and beach rentals, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or call us at 866-650-4132.

Have you ever heard of SUP, otherwise known as stand up paddleboarding? This growing watersport involves balancing on a surfing-type board while using a paddle to navigate your way through a waterway.

As you can imagine, this activity uses a lot of muscles – just think of the core muscles required to keep you balanced on that board! Because it’s such a full-body sport there are many health benefits. Here are 6:

1)      It uses almost every muscle – SUP literally uses almost every muscle in your body at some point! Get ready to be sore the next day J. But if you want a true full-body workout, you found it! It’s also great for cross training.

2)      Vary your workout intensity – Depending on the type of waters you choose to navigate, you can increase or decrease the difficulty of your workout. Choose to venture into the ocean surf, as we do here at Hilton Head Outfitters, for a more intense calorie burner, or choose a calmer area, such as a creek or inlet to keep it from being so challenging.

3)      Low impact – If pounding the pavement while running is too hard on your shins or hips, SUP can be a great low-impact alternative. When paddleboarding, you are much less likely to injure joints or muscles.

4)      It’s peaceful – SUP offers mental benefits, as well. Paddling your way through the water takes focus, which relieves your mind of all those stress-inducing thoughts. Plus, you’re making your way through a natural environment like Hilton Head, full of beauty at every turn from birds to fish to live oak trees.

5)      It’s a calorie burner – Because you have to use your whole body, SUP is a serious calorie burner. It’s a great activity to take up if you’re trying to lose weight. You may not even notice you’re working out with the natural beauty all around you!

6)      It improves balance – You must learn to stay balanced on the paddleboard lest you find yourself in the water! Many athletes would benefit from a greater sense of a balance and SUP can be a fun and fit way to improve in that area.

What looks fun about stand up paddleboarding to you? Would you be willing to try it?

To rent a stand up paddleboard, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or give us a call at 866-650-4132 and we’ll get you on your way to SUPing Hilton Head!

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