29 Feb Take your workout outdoors
Feeling the pressure of the working week? Ditch the gym and head to the coast to combine your workout with some one-on-one time with Mother Nature. Exercise done in natural surrounds can improve mood and boost mental stimulation, not to mention the health benefits of Vitamin D and that sun-kissed glow.
Make the most of the extended daylight and balmy evenings while they last with these coastal workout options. Whether you like to be up before the sun or are more of a late-afternoon mover, we know the perfect way to begin or end your day.
Coastal Walks (or runs)
Coastal walks are a great way to get your heart rate up and cleanse your mind with fresh sea air. Chances are you’ll be so distracted by the incredible views that you barely feel the burn in your legs. And the best part is that once you’ve worked up a sweat you can head down to the water for a cooling dip.
Ocean pools combine the refreshing and rejuvenating feeling of a beach dip with the ease of swimming in a lap pool – the best of both worlds. Suitable for all levels of ability, ocean pools are a calming and accessible alternative for those who like to incorporate swimming into their weekly workout regime.
Sign up to a yoga class taken on a headland or in a beachside park or nature reserve. The sea breeze and the sound of rolling waves will further relax your mind and body, helping you to get more from your session.
Beach Boot Camp
Join an early morning boot camp at your local beach and be among the first on the sand to reap the rewards of a gruelling workout. Lacking motivation? Arrange to go with a friend each week – that way you can’t back out at the first sound of your alarm.