5 beach exercises to get fit (and show off your hot bod!)
Work and flaunt your summer body with these five exercises to heat up at the beach.
What’s better than working out? Showing off your hot bikini body while you work out! There’s no better way to prove that your hard work has paid off than by hitting the beach, but there’s no need to put your efforts on halt. You can still workout at the beach and look like a knockout while you’re at it.
Be the life — and body — of that summer beach extravaganza with these five super-fun beach exercises. With activities this enjoyable, we guarantee you won’t even feel like you’re working out at all.
This traditional beach activity is a great way to exercise while you bond with your friends. This fun team sport requires more than one person, and is a simple but productive way to get you moving and burn calories.
Running on the uneven sand makes the activity extra hard, but you’ll be toning and shaping up those leg muscles as you go. Throwing the frisbee also strengthens your arms, back and abs. Seriously, is there a better way to exercise?
Beach volleyball is like a fitness routine by itself. You’ll be jumping, sprinting, diving and working out those arm strength a lot. All these while on the sand? We say it’s a legitimate HIIT training workout.
It’s also another activity that requires teamwork, so get social, gather your people, and crank up your heart rate and that beach party.
Take your jogging from the treadmill to the beach, and get worked twice as hard. The uneven sand surface can gruel your leg muscles, causing you to use up more energy and burn more calories in the process. It’s also good to note that the soft sand, as compared to the treadmill, causes less impact on your soles as it acts as a natural cushion.
If you’re a first-timer, try jogging close to the water on the wet sand as it provides a harder surface, making your run a little easier than on softer sand.
Building sand castles
Yes, this childhood activity can be a calorie burner, and a total arms and upper body workout too. According to Chicagotribune.com, you can burn up to 200 calories just by building sand castles.
You’ll also be kicking up some strength training with all the bending, lifting and carrying of your sand buckets — it’s exactly like lifting a kettle bell, except that you won’t feel the dreadful pinch with this beach activity.
How can we miss out on some water action while at the beach? We’ve ruled out the usual suspect (read: swimming) and opted for stand-up paddleboarding instead — and we have good reasons. A full-body workout that requires balance, core strength, flexibility and endurance, unlike surfing, stand-up paddleboarding is great for the masses.
Paddleboarding also requires calm, flat water without the waves, so all you really need to do is to stand on your board and paddle through the water. But then again, what’s fun about a water activity without getting wet? Turn this into a game with your friends and see who can stay on their boards as long as possible.
Which beach exercise(s) are you looking forward to try this summer? Sound off below.