THE BEACH BUM WORKOUT
So after all that, you’re still not keen on getting your hair wet? Fine – you can get a great waterside workout without dipping your head beneath the surface. This routine, by lifeguard Tayla Faulmann, uses the sand you’re lying on as a resistance tool... along with the water – but only waist-deep, we promise! “There’s a number of biomechanical and physiological benefits to exercising barefoot on sand,” explains Faulmann. “You’ll be training your calf and foot muscles, with reduced impact on your joints, plus you’ll burn around 30 per cent more kilojoules when compared to road running.” Perform this workout whenever you can – warm up with a 500m jog on the sand, then get sweating. Each group comprises two exercises that must be done back-to-back. Once you’ve done both exercises, that’s one set. Do four sets of each group.