Beach Burn Workout

Outdoor full-body blast

Beach Burn Workout - Outdoor full-body blast
It’s that time of year again— things are starting to warm up and it’s time to take your workouts outdoors! There is no better way to get in a great workout than at the beach, listening the sound of the waves crashing. For some reason, the sound of the waves makes every hard rep seem a bit easier!

Beach Burn Workout - Outdoor full-body blastIf you don’t have access to a beach, you can still do my “beach workout” at a gym, park or even at home. This workout targets your entire body, hitting your glutes, hamstrings and quads with the walking lunges; core and upper body with the push-ups; inner thighs with the crossover lunge; and obliques and quads with the side star plank. By the end of this workout you will feel worked, yet amazing! So give it a try and let me know what you think.

Gina’s Beach Workout

5-minute sand run

10 lunges down the beach and back
15 sand push-ups
10 lunges down the beach and back
15 sand push-ups

Rest 3 minutes

10 crossover lunges
30-second star side plank, each side
10 crossover lunges
30-second star side plank, each side

Beach Burn Workout - Outdoor full-body blast5-minute sand run.

Rest and enjoy some quiet beach meditation!

Walking Lunges

Stand upright with your feet together and hands on your hips. Take a controlled step forward with one of your legs, keeping your hands on your hips. Lower down towards the sand and bend both knees (almost at 90-degree angle). The back knee should come close to touching the sand. Your front knee should be directly over your ankle. Push off with your front foot and bring your back leg forward, back to the starting position. Repeat motion with other leg.

G-Tip: Be sure to keep your chest out, abs tight and with each step put the weight emphasis in your heel.

Sand Push-Ups

Start in a plank position (top of a push-up), with your arms straight and shoulders over your wrists. Keep your legs and back in a straight line and lower your body until your chest actually touches the sand. Press back up to the starting position and repeat.

Beach Burn Workout - Outdoor full-body blastG-Tip: Be sure your body stays parallel to the ground, keeping your core and glutes tight during the entire exercise.

Crossover Lunge

Stand with your arms on your hips and feet shoulder-width apart. Keep one leg anchored into the sand and with your other leg, lunge across your body and dip into a deep lunge. Use your heel to stand back up and return to the starting position and repeat with your other leg.

G-Tip: Keep your chest high and back as straight as possible. Keeping your core engaged will help you keep your upper body straight and focus on your lower body.

Side Star Plank

Start in a plank position (top of a push-up), with your arms straight and shoulders over wrists. Roll over to your right side so you are balancing on your right hand and the outside edge of your right foot. Flex both feet and once you feel strong and stable, lift your left arm in the air. If you would like to move on into the full “Side Star Plank,” lift your left leg up as high as you can. Hold this position for as long as you can, then lower your leg back to the your bottom leg and repeat on the other side.

G-Tip: This is an advanced movement, so feel free to modify it as necessary. Stay in a regular plank position, side plank or just lift your arm and not your leg in the side plank, if needed. Take this exercise in layers and move on as you feel ready.

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is the owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness and co-founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a professional Figure competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people how to stay devoted to living a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are in their journey. Since having her two kids, Gina has adopted NO GYM workouts, proving that it doesn’t take a gym to reach your goals.

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