A paddle boat (pedalo in British English) is a small human-powered watercraft driven by pedals turning a paddle wheel.
The paddle wheel of a pedalo is a smaller version of that used by a paddle steamer. A two-seat pedalo has two sets of pedals, side by side, designed to be used together. Some replicas, however, have three pedals on each side to allow a person boating alone to pedal from a centrally seated position.
The first version of a pedalo would be Leonardo da Vinci’s diagram of a paddle-powered craftsmanship driven by two pedals.
Pedalo looks easy because you’re comfortably and easily seated. Still, to move forward, you’ve got muscle work to do, since your small transportation mean is moved by pushing pedals with your feet.
Using a pedalo is excellent for your thighs, calves and bum, but also for your abs. Moreover, there are no tough movements. Thus, you don’t need to fear injury. The good thing about it is that it’s a stamina action in disguise!