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riseSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Lisa Volpe








riseSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding instructor George.


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Lisa -
Adventurer, Fitness Instructor, Stand Up Paddle Instructor, Owner

Lisa has always had a love for the outdoors, sports, fitness and water.  Although she grew up athletic with a  love for competitive sports, Lisa found herself spending more time on the water.  Her journey into the world of stand up paddle boarding began on the beaches of Orange County, California.  It was then that she found the combination of her passion for fitness and water combined into one.  riseSUP enables Lisa to share this passion with others.

Lisa is one of the most highly certified instructors in the Pittsburgh area.  She currently holds the PaddleFit Level 1 certification from the renowned Brody Welte program, Level 1 WPA instructor certification, and TRX suspension training instructor certification.  She is also water safety and CPR certified.  Lisa is currently studying for her NASM CPT.


George -
Water Sports Enthusiast, Barefoot Water Skier, Adventurer, Athlete

George has enjoyed water sports his entire life.  He is a boater and competitive barefoot water skier actively involved in the sport.  George will be competing this summer in the regional barefoot water skiing tournament.  George is a member of the American Barefoot Water Ski Club, US Water Ski Association, Golden Triangle Water Ski Club, Columbus Barefoot Ski club, former advisor to the Ohio State Water Skiing team, US Water Ski tournament boat driver and safety advisor.  He is also water safety certified and a WPA member. George's passion for water sports has carried over into the sport of SUP. 


Katie -
Yoga Instructor

riseSUP welcome Katie Lascola to instruct SUP Yoga classes.  Private SUP Yoga instruction is also available


Abie -
Outdoor Enthusiast

Abie Livesey, outdoor enthusiast, will be instructing lessons at North Park Lake this summer.  riseSUP welcomes Abie aboard!


Heather -

You'll find Heather Deem at Fox Chapel Yacht Club this summer leading SUP group lessons.  Heather will also be at the helm of riseSUP's SUP Academy.



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