Sand for Workouts and Exercise

Sand Workouts

Bay Point BeachYou have probably heard it before from someone whether it be a friend, a family member, a personal trainer, or even a post on this website! Working out on the beach can make you get in better shape than if you were working out in a gym or at your own home. The beach will tone you up quicker than you can imagine, along with helping you get a nice tan. How can you do it though? What are some of the best workouts for the sand? I’ll explain down below and help you get in shape because beach weather will return soon enough. Don’t let winter discourage you and make you think a healthy body is not achievable.

Getting in Shape

Step one is to ditch your shoes when walking. If you decide to run you will need them, but I will talk about that in a minute. For casual walking no shoes feels great and is better. You will grip the sand with your toes, which triggers all the small muscles in your feet, therefore building muscle. When running, you need to wear shoes to support your knees and hips. Sand is uneven so it can be really rough on your body, but with supportive shoes your workout will be a breeze. Try to incorporate sprints with your running or jogging. Try to do a full on sprint for around 10 to 15 seconds every 10 minutes or so. Within no time your body will be toned. Okay not really in no time, but working out on the sand can cause you to lose up to 30% more calories. So maybe a few months of working out on the beach and you will be happy with your results.

Bay Point Water Sports

We all know it can be exciting to vacation in Panama City Beach, but you need to really get out on the water to enjoy it the most. Come to Bay Point Water Sports and rent a jet ski, kayak, or pontoon boat if you’re feeling up to it. Remember that life is about the little things. Contact us today or stop by for a day of fun!