5 Essential Beach Exercises

Happy Friday, Lavenderettes!

Summer is in full swing and there's no better time to start working out than now. There are so many benefits to working out in the heat and what better place to exercise outdoors than at the beach in the summertime? 

Here are five easy exercises that you can do the beach! 

1) Jog in Place
(warm up) *targets full body
It's important before every workout to warm up your muscles. An easy warm up exercise is to jog in place for 30 seconds to a minute. 

Super tip: If you want to challenge yourself, you can jog in place with ankle weights! 

2) Side Lunges *targets legs
12 reps x 3 sets
Start in a standing position with knees and hip slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and chest up. While staying low, take a slow lateral step to one side while engaging your core, and then bring the leg back as you return to standing position. Repeat the same movement and alternate the legs. Both sides will count as one rep.  

3) Jump Squats *targets legs
10 reps x 3 sets
Stand shoulder-width apart. Begin with a regular squat and while engaging your core, jump up with strong force. As you land, resume squat position and repeat movements.  

4) Tricep Dips *targets shoulders and triceps
10 reps x 3 sets
This beach exercise requires you to be creative because you will need to use your surroundings! 

Using a ledge for balance, position your arms shoulder-width apart. Extend your legs forward so that as you bend your arms (like a dip), you will lower your body with control. Be sure to engage your core as you raise and dip your body. 

5) Russian Twists
*targets abs
20 reps x 3 sets
In sit up posture (your body should be in a V-shape), twist your torso from side to side while your hands touches down each time. This will complete one rep. Make sure to engage your core!

Getting fit and healthy should be simple and fun! We hope you like these five easy beach exercises! 

Till next time, Lavenderettes! 

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