Gillian is a Massachusetts native who developed a love for the ocean while lifeguarding on Cape Cod. After graduating from college, Gillian worked as a lifeguard in New Zealand and then moved to San Diego to share her passion for standup paddle boarding and yoga through her business Paddle Into Fitness. Paddle Into Fitness offers a SUP Yoga certification program that provides Yoga Alliance CE credits and water safety training for aspiring SUP yoga instructors. When Gillian isn’t busy teaching, she can be found competing at SUP races and ocean festivals. Gillian placed first in the Quiksilver Paddle Festival, competed as a member of Team USA in the ISA World Championships in Peru and also shows her philanthropic side when she annually paddles 36 miles across the Cape Cod Bay to raise money for the Boston Children’s Hospital. Gillian has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, registered E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Gillian is sponsored by Roxy, Ocean Minded, Kialoa Paddles and 404 SUP. She is also one of the faces of Roxy Outdoor Fitness. She has been a presenting instructor at the San Diego Yoga Journal Conference and Wanderlust Oahu, recently taught the worlds largest SUP Yoga class on Lake Tahoe and was featured on the cover of SUP Magazine and Yoga Journal Magazine.
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