YOLO Board is thrilled to announce the addition of SUP/Pilates expert Karen Mirlenbrink of Dunedin, FL to the roster of YOLO Board Elite Team Riders. Mirlenbrink will compete in national SUP races and assist the company in new program offerings. She joins a growing team of over 13 elite SUP athletes representing the brand from coast to coast.
“Karen’s extensive background in Pilates will be a great asset to our YOLO Board family as we expand our fitness offerings in 2013,” said Jeff Archer, co-owner of YOLO Board. “She is a first-class waterwoman with an amazing and positive approach to both work and life. We look forward to seeing what she accomplishes as a team rider.”
Mirlenbrink has been paddling competitively for many years in an array of sports from SUP to surfski to kayak and outrigger canoe. She is the founder of Dunedin Pilates Studio in Dunedin, FL where she serves as both a Pilates teacher and a wellness coach. Notable SUP achievements in the last year include first place in the Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity (Women’s 12’6”) in Deerfield Beach, first place in the C2C Causeway 2 Causeway Challenge (Women’s Overall) in Cocoa Beach, and second place in the Chattajack 31 (Women’s SUP). She was recently named an Athleta 2013 Featured Athlete.
“I am more than excited to join the YOLO Board family. With their “You Only Live Once” mantra, the company represents the true spirit of paddling, which is something that I hold close to my heart,” added Mirlenbrink. “I am honored to work alongside such wonderful people, amazing paddlers, and great athletes, as well as share my combined passions of paddling and fitness. I very much look forward to races and new adventures with YOLO Board!”
Check out Karen’s website HERE.