Kayaking can be a very relaxing experience or you can be a calorie burning energy busting experience as well. It's up to you. Once you have received your kayak we recommend that you become familiar with all of the features. Your first time pushing out on the water and you will know exactly what we are saying. Many people like to make their way across the lake or around the shoreline. Others like to just take it out a bit, perhaps swim a little, and lay back on the front bow of the kayak (10 foot models only). That is all up to you.
Your first kayaking experience me leave you with a few tired muscles in your arms and upper body. Know your limits. Rowing machine at your local fitness gym and other rowing workouts will certainly help prepare you for that. The second time is always easier provided you give your body time to heal.