This just-add-sand circuit builds strength, power, and stability.
Next time you head to the shore, consider fitting in a workout. “The instability of sand requires more core activation and creates resistance as you pull, push, and jump, so your body gets fit fast,” says Stephanie Vitorino, Beverly Hills-based regional director of group fitness for Equinox. “Since sand is so forgiving on the joints, it really allows you to take your training to a higher intensity.” The surface makes your muscles and lungs work harder than they would on solid ground.
Do this workout as a circuit, completing all five exercises back to back with little to no rest in between. Rest for 2 minutes, then repeat for a total of 2 to 3 rounds.