Sarah Williams- Owner of Desert Paddleboards/ AZ Goat Yoga
Based in Mesa, AZ we began Desert Paddleboards in 2011. Sarah majored in Exercise Science at ASU and has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. She is Registered Yoga teacher and certified Pilates Instructor, Crossfit & Crossfit kids trainer, a level two Parkour coach certified by World Freerunning and Parkour and a USA Weightlifting Coach. Her love for water started as a synchronized swimmer. Competing and coaching at several National-level competitions. Over the past two decades, she's facilitated various swimming programs throughout Arizona. Her love for open water swimming led her to swim around Alcatraz Island & the Hudson River 10K in NYC. She's presented at Fitness Fest for 4 years as paddleboard fitness instructor.
In 2011 we started Desert Paddleboards. Stand-up paddleboarding proved to be a great way to connect with friends and enjoy a challenging yet invigorating workout in nature! We have over 50 rental boards ranging from clear hard boards to inflatable. Kayaks are available if you prefer to sit! We offer Mermaid Paddleboard Bootcamp classes at the city pools throughout the Phoenix area. These classes combine Synchro, Crossfit Swimming workout and paddleboard yoga- you'll workout like a mermaid! Have a dog? Sup pups connects you and your pup on a paddleboard, set up a private lesson or join a group outing! We have recently become THE ONLY AUTHORIZED DEALER for Rollerblade in Arizona!
As paddleboard classes slowed down in the winter, she realized Arizona needed another unique way to do yoga and workout. Teaming up with April Gould, Arizona's Goat Whisperer, they started Arizona Goat Yoga, its now a pop culture phenomenon!
In 2018 we partnered with Tahitian Adventures for Adventure trips around French Polynesia and Iceland. We do Ladies ski trips to Montana and Colordo, a great way to connect with friends and ski or snowboard!
Plogging- A hot fitness trend that is good for your body and the Earth! Picking up trash and jogging is a fun way to meet friends and make the Earth a little cleaner. Rollerblading club meets once a week for a fun workout cleaning up trash as you go!
Reality Shows-Sarah appeared in 2013 America Ninja Warrior Show on NBC in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2018 she competed on the Emmy award winning season of Amazing Race. The Williams family also won a BYU TV show, Survivalist, set in the rural mountains of Idaho- we won $10,000! PBS Startup, featuring unique women owned businesses. Running Summer will air July 2023. We even auditioned for Americas Got Talent May 2022. We've been featured on various local news programs with children’s yoga classes, paddleboard fitness classes, Witches Regatta, In-line skating and even on the cover of Phoenix Magazine.