Balance and Stability Exercises in Sand

While you may not have a big indoor sand box, you can take these balance and stability exercises in the sand to your local beach. Or slip on sneakers and try these fitness moves at home or in your backyard. All you need are hand weights or a weighted bar to increase the challenge.

Try holding these moves for 30 seconds or more. Holding in your stomach and focusing on something to look at helps.

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Same suggestion for this move- focus on your core strength, look at something at your eye line to help keep your balance and when you’re with a friend try to make them laugh first.

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Yes, we are silly. We dance and jump to stay motivated. And those black socks in the sand are aptly named sand socks and help keep your pedicure from being ruined.sandbox fitness workout

Balance and Stability Exercises

Our moves in the sand can be done just about anywhere  and include:

Single Legged Dead Lift

Start by holding a weighted bar or hand weights. Bring one bent knee up to hip height then straighten leg out in front. Bend that knee again and bring that leg back to extend straight behind you while you lower your body and straight arms holding the weight down to nearly touch the sand.  Try ten of these and then switch to other side. then dance it out.

Single Leg Pole Climb

While you stand on one leg with the other leg bent, lift the weighted bar in front of you with bent arms. Start climbing your hands up the bar hand over hand. Try for a 30 seconds on each leg.

Single Leg Side Hops

Since we aim to be in sync for all the fitness moves we share on video this was the hardest one to do – and we’ve done a lot of exercises together.

With the weighted bar in the sand, bend one leg and hop over bar with the straight leg back and forth ten times. Then switch legs. The sand helps remove some of the impact, but also makes it harder to accomplish.

Reverse Lunge to Side Lunge

We all know how to lunge by now and this one combines a step back or as we say, reverse lunge followed by a little jump and then a side lunge while you reach down and lightly touch the sand with each lunge. Do this ten times on each side. And then dance it out and star over.

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Style Expert Alison Deyette is TV + Digital Host and Los Angeles stylist who happens to be a fitness enthusiast as well. She and Minna Herskowitz create short fitness videos for specialty moves each month from Sandbox Fitness.

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