I’m doing the “I Love Kickboxing” classes. I bought passes a few years ago, and only used about half of them, so I’m going to try and use them up. It’s basically a glorified aerobics class with bags and gloves, but it’s a good enough workout for me, and it’s close.
The Delphin reassuring comment, it’s a boat that takes care of you even, you could take your hands off the paddle and it won’t dump you, but it’s still super responsive. Compared to something like a Nigel Foster Legend, which is highly responsive, but will buck you if you’re not on your A game.
KB is a good all around HIIT workout. Pretty good carry over to surf zone, short of actually paddling through the surf zone 2 or 3 times a week (I wish for such consistent surf opportunities!). LOL! The trick is to work yourself in and to not get over-done in a class when you overdo and end up hurting yourself. “High Intensity” is relative and should be measured against one’s own level of anaerobic and muscular skeletal fitness. Sometimes, in classes, one can overdo by trying to keep up (unconsciously compete) in output with others more advanced in the class. Be careful with that. If you work in rounds, you can vary intensity by the length of rounds, the number of rounds and the duration of rest periods. It’s good to track these and work up length, number and intensity in a planned gradual manner.
I do HIIT heavy bag workouts 3-4 times/week and teach application KB class once a week. If you get into it and want some pointers, let me know.
In terms of the Delphin being “reassuring”, I find most paddle crafts are compared to my waveskis. B)