Looking for a fresh location to workout and lose weight? Have you tried the beach? Patrick Dixon, founder of Eagle Eye Fitness (and our very own personal trainer) gives us some tips on how to change things up.
Summer is a great time of year. The sun is out, the weather is warm and the weekends are long. It can also be an easy time of year to lose motivation to work out, I mean you’ve worked hard all year for summer, why shouldn’t you be able to just enjoy it?!
If this is happening to you, mix things up to keep your fitness improving. Change your workout environment. If you are in the ‘holiday mode’, move your workouts to a different setting as if to create a holiday workout environment.
The beach is a personal favorite. I find if I can drag myself out of bed early enough, I can get a quick run along Bondi and reward myself with a swim afterwards before the peak hour traffic kicks in. The beach is great because there are different levels of difficulty when running. You can run on the path overlooking the water, you can challenge yourself by running on the harder sand closer to the water, and if you want a real challenge, you can run on the white sand.
I recommend sand running because it activates ankle and knee stabilizing muscles while you run. This not only strengthens your stabilizing muscles around your ankles and knees (which prevents injury and pain in the long run), it also creates a higher cardio vascular workout.
Give our work out below a try, you will be breathing heavy but it will be worth it!
Ultimate Beach Workout by Eagle Eye Fitness
- 1- – 3 km wet sand run
- Follow with 12 walking lunges each leg
- 30 deep body squats. Break these squats into 3 sets of 10 if you need to.
- Bonus! Add five 10m white sand sprints. Before each sprint complete 5 push ups.