Surf and tone with Tyler Wright
If you’re after a full- body workout, you should try hitting the waves - just ask champion surfer and Rip Curl ambassador Tyler Wright
She’s the reigning surfing World Champion and hella f it for it! After all, just one session in the surf can burn around 1250 kilojoules. Sign us up!
What are the things you do every single day?
‘ I surf once or sometimes twice, and I meditate as well. No matter where I am in the world, I f ind just being still for f ive minutes a day makes a huge difference.’
What is your exercise regimen? ‘ I like hikes and going out in Mother Nature. My regimen is to live a healthy life – get out and explore. When you get out and you go do something, you end up mucking around for over an hour in nature – and that, combined with actively making healthy life choices, is better than any exercise regimen.’
Why is surfing a great workout?
‘ Well, on average we burn about 300 c alories ( 1250kJ) in a 4 5minute session; if you do that twice a day that’s 600 calories (2500kJ)! It def initely keeps you physically f it, but when you’re doing something that you are passionate about, something that you love, it doesn’t register as exercise. It’s also great for you mentally because you’re out in Mother Nature and that is a very healing kind of environment. You don’t have your phone on you and you’ve got to be very alert, taking in signs from the ocean, the way it moves and f lows, and that’s a really nice, kind of peaceful, thing to do.’ What body parts do you work out while surfing? ‘ Surfing is a wellbalanced sport. You lay on a board and you need balance; you stand up and need balance. That’s working the core. You need strong legs to carry you through the waves; to paddle you use your shoulders and back; to duck dive you need everything. It’s an allround workout.’ How do you stay grounded and so chilled? ‘ I enjoy meditating. I think it’s very important in today’s society, where we’re constantly distracted by the outside world. It’s far too easy to stop paying attention to the way you feel about things. It’s important to understand what triggers you emotionally.’
SURFER BOD? YEAH, IT’S A THING, AND TYLER WRIGHT HAS IT!