We’re showing five workouts to get you sweaty and sandy.
Working out in the sand engages more muscles and gets your heart rate up faster than doing these exact moves on a hard floor. Another benefit to this workout is recovery time, because sand is soft on the joints it puts less strain on the ligaments and your body won’t ache as much post workout.
Watch the video for a how-to of each workout in the sand.
Side Lunges: This move is an amazing lower body toner. It works every muscle in your legs with an emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings. For an added bonus in the sand, drag sand with you for an even deeper inner thigh burn. Try 3 sets of 12 reps on each leg.
Windshield Wipers: This move will work your core like crazy, it uses the sand as resistance to help you build strong oblique muscles as you move from one side to the other. Try 3 sets of 12 reps.
Squat Jumps: Explosive movement in the sand makes you work 3 times as hard as you would on a hard surface. Squat jumps are a great way to build strength in your legs, core, and even arms. Try 3 sets of 12 reps
Oblique Tucks: These are “abtastic”. this move focuses on the lower obliques and shoulders. Try 3 sets of 12 reps.
Burpee Sand Tucks: Burpees are the best full body move you can do. This move adds resistance as you jump in engaging the legs and lower abs even more with the sand. Try 3 sets of 12 reps.
Thanks to Onzie for the fitness attire!
Triangle Sports Bra, Onzie $48
Elastic Tank in Black and Deep Royal, Onzie $46
Graphic Capris, Onzie $68
Circle Sports Bra, Onzie $48
Glossy Flow Tank in Neon Rose, Onzie $35
Slit Capri in Heathered Denim, Onzie $64
Alison & Minna Herskowitz of Sandbox Fitness
So you may have noticed my sand socks. They protect your pedicure in the sand.