Acqua Dolce Paddle (pronounced AHK-kwah DOL-chay) was created in 2019 by Holli Harvey, a long-time water sports, & movement arts enthusiast. Acqua Dolce means “fresh water” in Italian and is a nod to our beautiful fresh water lakes & bay that we get the privilege to experience here in Traverse City.
As a mobile lesson and recreation business, Acqua Dolce Paddle is committed to introducing people to the fun and fitness benefits associated with Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP). Through her own SUP journey, Holli has learned that when you consistently combine the art and science of paddling, proper technique, and on-land exercises, you get results and have a great time doing it. Holli is PaddleFit Core and Pro Certified and is grateful to be bringing this fun and effective programming to Northern Michigan.
Through our lessons – both group or private – we emphasize fun, safety, technique, and fitness. Whatever your desired goals are, we hope that through our lessons you will develop a love for SUP and fitness and make it a part of your lifestyle.
Holli is a wife, mom, certified Pilates and fitness instructor, and PaddleFit Coach. She is passionate about helping others enjoy the beauty of nature here in NoMI through stand up paddling. She has a heart to see people continue to come together in community through the sport of SUP and live a healthy lifestyle – mind, body, and spirit.