By Christine Bibbo Herr
Take your training to the sand this summer! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the different muscles you can work and new moves you can perfect— especially yoga tricks! This shoot was in the tropics on a wellness trip I took to scout out new locations for upcoming fitness retreats. (HINT, HINT: Fit & Fly Girl retreats… more deets on that soon!) But even if you’re not on a paradise island, you can totally get inspired to get outside and get fit.
If you have the chance to ditch your sneakers and get your toes in the sand to mix things up, I highly recommend it. You can do anything from cardio, to cool-downs, and everything in-between, without even lacing up! Weekend trips to the beach are my fave during the summer season, so that’s where I take full advantage of using different muscles and moves to elevate my fitness routine. After a winter of running on the streets in NYC and crunching calories indoors on the eliptical, I welcome the soft sand for a sweat-sesh— any day! I like to do intervals of running, walking and HIIT moves on both wet and dry sand to make my workout more challenging than it would be on a flat surface (like the treadmill or pavement). But be careful not to jump into new terrain too fast if your legs are used to more stable conditions.
For a go-to beach burn that I love to do when I get to the ocean to blast off extra calories visit NYCPretty.com.