4 Beach Exercises To Be A Fit Drift Babe
At Drift On Island, happiness and good vibes are always part of the equation. And to achieve such a happy lifestyle, it's important to nurture all aspects of your life--you are more than just your gorgeous new Drift dress! In order to feel as beautiful as you truly are, we encourage nourishing your body with the nutrients it needs (like our Very Berry Smoothie) as well as getting your body moving and appreciating it for what it can do.
Working out and getting your heart pumping are natural processes for your body, and everyone should work on incorporating some type of movement into their lives, no matter how much or little. Just get your heart pumping, maybe break a little sweat, and let the endorphins flow. You don't have to try to be a fitness model (trust us, we are far from it!). All you need to do is make the effort. You'll be amazed at how much your mood improves with a little bit of fitness!
We like to keep our workouts pretty simple and tailored to the things we enjoy. Below are four of our favorite beach exercises that can also be completed pretty much anywhere.
Good 'Ole Jogging
Duration: 30 minutes minimum
How-to: Proper running form is essential to preventing injury! Do not hunch or tense your shoulders. Drop your shoulders and "run proud," which means head up and stand tall, but stay relaxed. Make sure your arms are moving too; try not to completely clench your fists.
Going for a run on the beach is one of our favorite things to do. Not only are you getting in some great cardio, but you are also taking in the scent of the salty sea and enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer. Running is both relaxation and awesome calorie-burning, and that's why it will forever be a Fit Drift Babe suggestion.
Arms & Abs
Activities: Paddle-boarding or tennis
Workout: Do 1-3 sets depending on your fitness level
*Remember to engage your core and draw the belly button into your spine. Breathe in through your nose and out through the mouth.*
- Spiderman Push-ups - 15 reps each side
- 1 minute plank
- Pilates Roll-up - 15 reps
- Bicycle Crunches - 30 reps each side
- Inverted Push-ups - 10 reps
If you're trying to tone up your tummy and get your arms in shape to last you until next winter, you'll want to continuously target those areas. Just roll out your towel on the sand and try a set of these arm & arm workouts. Do 2 or 3 sets as you build your strength! If you like sports and activities more than workouts, we also like to go paddleboarding or play tennis. Both are fun activities that double as workouts!
Workout: Do 1-3 reps depending on your fitness level
- Squats - 20 reps
- Walking Lunges - 15 reps each leg
- Calf Raises - 15 reps
- Jump Lunges - 15 reps each leg
It's all about that booty. Lift and tone your booty with some of our favorite leg exercises that will definitely make you feel the burn. These are all quite basic, yet they work the muscles you'll want toned for bikini-ready legs. Trust us on this one!
Dancing & Stretching
Duration: 30 minutes minimum dancing
To us, there's no better cardio than grooving to some of our favorite tunes. As long as you continue moving for at least 30 minutes, there are no real rules on dancing. Just move as you see fit! And always spend time stretching. We recommend taking at least a day or two off a week from hardcore working out to make sure you are stretching out your muscles and treating them with some TLC.
Bonus Social Media Challenge!
When we are out running on the beach or doing other fitness activities, we try to challenge ourselves to take a photo of something that we find beautiful or inspires us. Here are some of them below.
We challenge our fellow Drifters to take photos of their surroundings while they are working out--whatever it is that catches your eye or inspires you. Then, tag it #FitWithDrift and we will repost our favorites! You might even get a shoutout in one of our follow-up posts. So, get to exercising and get to snapping! Can't wait to see your #FitWithDrift photos.