is a Massachusetts native who developed a love for the ocean while lifeguarding on Cape Cod.
After graduating from college, Gillian worked as a lifeguard in New Zealand, and then moved to San Diego to share her passion for standup paddle boarding and yoga through Paddle Into Fitness.
Paddle Into Fitness offers SUP Yoga certifications around the country, providing Yoga Alliance continuing education credits and water safety training for yoga instructors.
isn't busy teaching, she
can be found competing in some of the sport's high profile events.
placed first in the Waikiki Quiksilver Festival in the SUP Survivor Race and the Water woman Race, and also competed as a member of Team USA
during the ISA World Championships in Peru.
also shows her
philanthropic side when she
annually paddles 36 miles across the Cape Cod Bay to raise money for the Boston Children's Hospital
also designed her
own women's signature mermaid paddleboard through SUP Company
Gillian has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, is a certified Yoga for Surfer's and Core Power Yoga Instructor, and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
She has a decade of lifeguarding experience and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and Water Safety Instructor.
is sponsored by SUPCO
, Roxy, Ocean Minded and Revo Sunglasses.
Daytripping with Vanina Walsh and Gillian Gibree in Hawaii