POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 3, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 10:55 p.m. HST, Sep 3, 2013
If you go to the beach only to grab some sun, you’re missing out on a great fitness opportunity: The sand and water provide fantastic natural resistance for a cardio and strength workout.
The moves should be done at the beach in the order listed without resting between exercises. After completing one circuit, rest for 1 to 2 minutes before repeating it one or two more times.
First, grab two water bottles and fill each with 1 gallon of water. Fill them with sand to go heavier. If the sand is rough, you may need a towel to protect your knees.
1. SAND SKIPPING: For a cardio warm-up that also targets your shoulders, abs and thighs, start by skipping through soft sand, raising your arms and legs as high as possible. Go for eight paces in one direction before turning around and skipping back to your starting point.
Story by Danielle Braff of the Chicago Tribune