I took my first paragliding lesson this Sunday, and it was both fun and exhausting. The lesson lasted about 6 hours and the main objective was to get used to setting up the paraglider and launching it into a light wind from a small slope.
The wind was unusually light which meant that we had to run faster than usual in order to generate lift. Everyone ended up spending a few exhilarating seconds in the air; just enough of a taste to entice us to take the next lesson. That being said, I ended up with quite a few minor bruises and enjoyed collapsing into my couch to watch Federer win the Wimbledon final.