Take Your Training to the Beach

Woman stretching before a run on the beach
July 7, 2017

Next time you hit the beach, skip the sunburn and try burning a few calories instead.

“The best workouts for the beach are full body, high intensity, and most importantly, fun,” says NYHRC 23rd Street Personal Trainer, Luis Pertuz. “Digging holes in the sand is a great exercise for your arms and back, and sand sprints following the patterns of the waves is an energizing and effective workout.”

NYHRC 13th Street Personal Trainer, Moe Widdi, loves these beach-approved, fun in the sun workouts.

  • Aqua jog
    Standing upright in shallow water, run in place for about a minute to a minute and a half. Be sure you’re lifting your knees as high as you can. The water resistance is great for a full body workout.
  • Bicycle
    The strength needed to balance on your bike in the sand will give you the lower body pump you’re looking for.
  • Leg criss cross
    Lying on your back in deep water, cross your legs to create an X. Hold that position for 10 seconds while circling your arms inwards and outwards. Switch legs and repeat for a minute.

Looking for more beach workouts? Book a session with one of our personal trainers.

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