Not Your Mom’s Beach Workout

I love the beach. There are so many activities to do, like fitting in a workout. And bodyweight exercises are perfect for any sandy waterfront. There are a few bodyweight routines that I usually do at the beach, but I planned something special for this workout, so get ready to sweat!

Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere. However, the beach sand offers extra resistance during the workout, which is always fun and a little more challenging. You can also try a sand volleyball court or just about any other surface.

Start this workout by measuring a distance of about 100 meters. You can roughly determine this by sprinting 15-20 seconds and then marking distance with a line in the sand (or any marker for the non-beach-goers).

Not Your Mom’s Beach Workout

  • 100 meter sprint
  • Lunge back
  • 20 squat jumps
  • 100 meter sprint
  • Broad jump back
  • 20 pushups
  • 100 meter sprint
  • High skip back
  • 20 burpees
  • 1 min plank

Complete the circuit 4 times.

Exercise Notes:

Broad jump: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees, explode up and jump as far forward as you can. Repeat.

High skips: Drive off your back foot, skipping as high into the air as you can. Alternate feet as you would in a regular skip.

If you’re using a volleyball court, sub a sprint from baseline to baseline and back for a 100 m sprint. Then lunge down and back.

Have fun!

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Lindsay is Registered Dietitian and writes about food and fitness at The Lean Green Bean. She shares healthy recipes, fun workouts, and snapshots of her life. She lives with her husband in Ohio and enjoys traveling and spending time outside with her dogs.