This photo slideshow was first published in 83 Degrees on Jan. 19, 2010.
Brody Welte, owner of Stand Up Fitness, is teaming up with USA Today writer and fitness author Pete Williams to produce a book about his efforts to teach fitness by offering paddle tours of the scenic waters around Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Welte moved to St Petersburg in 2009 from Hawaii to carry out his vision for Stand Up Fitness
His journey to find the perfect spot to launch took him from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, through North Carolina and along Florida's watery coastline before he threw out an anchor in Tampa Bay.
The youthful entrepreneur's tours of Tampa Bay now often include trips along the Hillsborough River. Julie Busch Branaman is managing photographer at 83 Degrees. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.