February, 22 2017
Tips & Tricks
Beach Destinations, The World

It’s pretty clear that I love to eat. I’ll never say no to a snack or an extra app or a bite of your entrée.

So…

I work out.

Every so often I’ll fill you in on a quick workout or fitness class to fit in during your travels that will make you sing, girl look at that body. I work out…

I LOVE to be lazy AF when on a beach vacation. I can lay out for hours without moving a muscle, except maybe lifting my head to sip on a margarita that the pool boy brought me.

But, lounging around and drinking can also be exhausting. Life is so hard!! You just might need a little pick-me-up to start your morning and there’s a huge bonus – you’ll feel hotter and stronger in your bikini. So your butt jiggles in all the right places, but your stomach doesn’t.

So I asked my super star, protein powder loving, physically fit, fitness instructor and sister, Kimberly, to write up the amazing beach workout she leads when we’re on vacation together. It’s SUPER quick, easy to do on your own, you’ll feel amazing, and I promise you’ll be back to the lounge chair in no time.

Warm up

Jog down the beach for about 2 minutes

Exercises

Walking Lunges – With your arms down by your side, (with or without additional weight) pull your shoulders slightly back with your shoulder blades down to engage your upper back muscles. Keep your abdominal muscles engaged and step forward so that your front leg is at a 90 degree angle. Your back leg should be bent with your knee hovering just above the ground. Take a large step forward so that your back leg becomes the front leg. Continue to “walk” in a lunge position. While this is part of my beach work out, you can do this move almost anywhere. Walking to a bar, out of a restaurant, or during a walk of shame (for all the spring chicken readers out there)

Burpees – Start standing with your legs hip width distance apart. Drop down to the floor and use your arms, abdominal muscles, and dat ass to slide into a push up position.  Bring your feet towards your hands to stand up with a small jump as you clapp your arms overhead.  Be sure to maintain a neutral spine.  Make sure you get your stomach to the floor and your feet off the ground to complete one rep!

Sand Sprints – It’s running. But on the sand. As fast as you can. And it’s hard.

Side Plank Hold – To start, get on your side. Lay there for a bit. Reflect on life. Just kidding, get to work. Keep your hand and shoulder in one line with your legs stacked. You can also do this exercise with your elbow on the floor.

Jump Split Lunge – Keep your hands either on your hips or over your head. You can add an additional weight over your head if you wanna get cray. Start in the same lunge position as you did with the walking lunges. Jump up and switch legs mid air so you land with your back leg in front. Repeat this move at a beach party later tonight, it’s like a magic trick.

Perform each exercise for 60 seconds, then a second round at 45 seconds per exercise, and a third round at 30 seconds per exercise.

Want that extra taco later tonight??

Then “climb” back up! Repeat all exercises again. First round at 30 seconds per exercise, then 45 seconds, then 60 seconds.

Okay, now back in formation.

"Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more"

-Unknown

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