My kayak outing!

My kayak outing!

My kayak outing!

P1150860.JPGEvery summer, my church plans some sort of camping/boating outing for many reasons but mostly to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. This year was no different. We ended up on the hills of Heber City at Heber Valley Camp. Knowing I worked for Lifetime, I had several requests to bring kayaks for our day at the lake. So, I checked out the trailer with 12 Lifetime Monterrey Kayaks and we spent all day Saturday paddling around. Needless to say, Lifetime kayaks were a hit! I heard nothing but positive compliments about the boats.

578077_10151178981883135_1026453268_n.jpgMany people were amazed at the stability of the kayaks. A lot of people who had never tried kayaking expected the kayaks to feel like canoes that can tip with any sudden movement. But, they’re not! Kayaks have a much wider, flatter hull than a canoe so they are a lot more stable – especially Lifetime kayaks which are designed with increased stability for beginners. After everyone realized how stable and easy the Lifetime kayaks were to use, it was only a matter of time before they decided to start a relay race around a buoy to see if the boys or girls could paddle the fastest. I’ll let you guess who won.

P1150861.JPGThe other misconception several people had was thinking kayaking is a serious and/or an expensive sport, which it doesn’t have to be. Lifetime kayaks are sturdy and affordable for beginner and moderate kayakers. They are intended only for recreational use, not whitewater kayaking (which is an extreme adventure sport). In fact, one of our leader’s wife who had been very apprehensive about trying the kayaks finally decided to go out with her husband and can I just say… the look on her face once she started paddling away was priceless—pure bliss!

Apparently, our outing gave more than a few people the kayaking bug. The next Sunday at church, four people asked where they could purchase Lifetime kayaks because they had such a fun time! Since then, I’ve had another request to use the kayaks for an end of summer gathering on the lake, this time closer to home. I’m anxious to see what kind of things come from our next adventure. I think I’ll start a game of kayak rugby... that’s always fun on kayaks!




Name: Tonnie

Position at Lifetime Products: PR/Communications Coordinator—it consists of planning fun events, talking and meeting with great people, brainstorming and executing creative ideas, etc. etc. How can I not love this job?!

How long at Lifetime Products: Since January 2010

My favorite Lifetime Products: Daylite Kayak, Ace Flyer Teeter Totter, Contoured Stacking Chair, Double Shot, Composter, 30” Personal Table, last but certainly not least the Wiggle Car

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8/25/2012 8:28:47 PM

Our Lifetime Kayak has been a hit all summer. My boys asked if they could take it up North with us when we went to the cabin with the extended family. Wow, everyone wanted to use the kayak all day...and we only had the one. lol My sister-in-law, had THE hardest time getting her out of it. Then all the boys cousins took turns going across the lake. Last week I asked my youngest if he wanted to go to the beach. All he asked for was to take the Kayak. =)


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