Pre-BOP Gillian Gibree Standup Paddle Magazine Show interview podcast
Gillian is a Massachusetts native who always had a love for the outdoors, sports, and the ocean. She grew up competing nationally in swimming and represented the east coast in the softball world series. The summer before attending the University of Massachusetts to play D1 softball, Gillian started lifeguarding on Cape Cod which sparked a love for water sports–prone paddling, ocean swimming, beach running, surfing, lifeguard competitions, and stand up paddle boarding. With nothing but the ocean on her mind, after a season Gillian decided to trade in cleats for surfboards and spent as much time on the water as possible.
After graduating from UMass, Gillian worked as a lifeguard in New Zealand and traveled to different parts of the world to discover different cultures and new adventures. Gillian then moved to San Diego, where she could be in the ocean year round and share her passion for stand up paddle boarding and yoga through Paddle Into Fitness.
Gillian has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and completed Yoga for Surfer’s Instructor training with world renowned yoga and health expert Peggy Hall. She also completed training with Core Power Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Gillian has a decade of lifeguarding experience and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and Water Safety Instructor.