Wehr , Germany
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As a professional Stand Up Paddler myself, I work also as a coach especially for SUPers of all levels. I can help you achieving your objectives with a customizable plan or a personal training. You can also visit one of my training workshops to connect with others. No matter if you are new into paddling or a pro, whether you want to finish your first race or take part at an ultradistance race or or simply want to increase your fitness and health – nothing is impossible.
My name is Tanja Ecker, born in 1992 and raised in the southern Black Forest, I have always been very close to nature and sports. That’s why I also studied sports science. Stand-Up Paddling is a passion that has now become a profession. As a professional stand-up paddle athlete I’m part of the German National team and could win already several national and international titles including 8 German National titles and a win of the SUP 11-City Tour in 2022. Besides being an athlete I have also built a career as a successful coach. Since March 2023 I am on the board of the SUP committee of the German Surf Association (DWV) together with Paulina Herpel. I want to help paddlers reaching their individual goals with specific training and finding the right gear.
Always open to new things, I tried stand-up paddling in 2013 during my bachelor studies in Munich. After playing handball for almost 10 years, SUP was love at first sight, so to speak. The connection with nature, being outside, for me the sport is the perfect balance and full body workout. Since 2018 I’ve been doing SUP as a competitive sport, still a young sport but growing very fast. I love the versatility of it. You can do it on any type of water in any weather, from flat water to surfing, nothing is impossible. The sport creates a community with athletes from all over the world.