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Meet The Instructors

I love the ocean and fell in love with the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. It's great being able to earn a living while doing something I love.

Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor, CPR, AED, First Aid and water & safety certified.

  Aileen Bell
Fort Lauderdale SUP Owner




Mileto Allemand


Mileto Allemand has been paddle boarding for over 5 years. Sports are in his blood: Martial arts, professional fire knife dancing, Gymnastics and weight training are all under his belt, however the ocean is his biggest passion. Snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, competitive paddle racing are some of his water specialties.

SUP is Mileto's way of life and he loves to share his experience and knowledge with everyone willing to learn

Jules Gennari has certifications in personal training, group aerobic classes, kick boxing, TRX, Spinning & Pilates. Her love for fitness is obvious. However she shares another love.....the water. When you give this amazing trainer a paddle and a board there is no telling what kind of class she will come up with. Her creativity combined with her experience and knowledge makes her classes at Fort Lauderdale SUP guaranteed to be the best part of your day. Whether an experienced SUPer or just a beginner you will feel energized, challenged, and probably sore....all while having a fun time on the water!
  Jules Gennari
Certified Fitness Professional
Paddle Pilates Instructor

Don't cry for me Argentina... I'm your latest export! Mariano is my name and stand up paddle boarding is my game. When I'm not paddle boarding, wake boarding or boating - I am a practicing Reiki and Hypnotherapist (degrees as a Master Reiki and Clinical and Holistic Hypnotist). I keep my lifestyle (not just my board) in balance by embracing Feng Shui and a vegan diet . You will feel safe with me as I am CPR, AED, First Aid and water & safety certified and a Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Come see with me all the possibility out there in the water.......

  Mariano Figueredo
Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor
David Kaplan has been professionally guiding water-based eco-tours for 11 years. As a lifelong waterman in South Florida, he is an accomplished paddler, kayaker, surfer, former competitive swimmer/diver and a certified SCUBA diver. He also fishes, spearfish, free dives, sails, bikes and climbs. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University and has taught college level courses, has lead adventure based seminars and programs and has traveled internationally to paddle and surf in exotic locales. Growing up in South Florida, he began exploring the tropical outdoors of his childhood home as soon as he could. He knows the water, the wild life and the Florida environment.
  David Kaplan
Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor

Hi I'm Bruce Vanaman a recent arrival to South Florida via Colorado where I have been exploring the great outdoors since I was child. Some of the sports I've been involved in include Hunting, Fishing, Diving, Biking, and Kayaking. I am also a Former Professional Snow boarder, Mountain Biker, and Back Country Guide. I am now on the water enjoying the sport of paddle boarding and helping others discover this exciting sport that can be enjoyed by all. Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor and Swift water rescue and CPR Certified.

  Bruce Vanaman
Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor
Alex Pollitt
Paddle Surfing Instructor

Hey guys! I’m Alex and would love to get the opportunity to work with you here at Fort Lauderdale SUP. I am a surfer from Los Angeles, California and have been doing so for over 10 years. I have won many surfing and paddling competitions and was Captain of my surf team at Palos Verdes High School. I’m always in the water doing some kind of activity seeing how I could swim before I could walk. Recently moved out here to pursue a career working with people. I am CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified. Come out and enjoy the beautiful water and a great workout!

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Janelle Smiley
Yogaboard Instructor
Certified SUP Instructor

Hi, my name is Janelle Smiley. I am a Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Enthusiast (student in training), and CPR certified. I was born and raised on the sunny beaches of Hollywood, FL and the water calls to me. I have been a part of canoe and kayak excursions all over Florida, both fresh and salt water. Paddling in the ocean makes you feel one with it – and I can’t get enough. I detest boring exercise so I am always trying to find new ways to challenge myself and my clients. When the opportunity presented itself to mix paddle boarding and other fitness modalities such as yoga, core training, resistance bands, swimming, and boot camp, I couldn’t help myself I had to teach this class. I can’t wait to evolve this new style of fitness with you, so come out and play.

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Paddle Pilates

Paddle Board Fitness
Paddle Board Snorkel Tour

Rita Cortez
Paddle Yoga Instructor

Rita only discovered yoga in her 30s, and thanks to it, she is
now in the best shape of her life. She is the mother of four children. She believes that our bodies were created to be healthy and happy and if we treat them right it is possible to grow healthier and stronger with each passing year. Rita has been doing yoga for ten years and teaching for six. She has a Master’s in Business Administration and is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal Trainer. Rita teachers private and group lessons at Yoga Parkland and at the Parkland YMCA. She co-teaches handstand workshops with Craig throughout South Florida.


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Beginners Yoga on the Board

Craig Bassett
Paddle Yoga Instructor
Craig has been an athlete all his life. He was a gymnast at Illinois State University, where he competed in the all around. He finished the Los Angeles Marathon in 2:45. He has been practicing yoga for eight years and teaching for five. Craig teaches vinyasa flow yoga and yin yoga at Yoga Parkland. He also teaches handstand workshops throughout South Florida. Craig provides students with expert advice on how to improve their handstands, inversions and arm balances. He has a Master’s in Business Administration, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Yoga Teacher.

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Beginners Yoga on the Board


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