I absolutely love working out on the beach! Coming down to our early morning Bondi or Coogee bootcamp sessions is a very inspiring thing to do. Even if it is just to soak up the active lifestyle. Outdoor training in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs has become very popular. At 6am our beaches are getting filled with lots of people who are doing bootcamp, personal training, walking, running, surfing, … you name it!
Although Exercising on the soft sand is great, it is equally challenging. This means that you need to give yourself some time to get used it.
Not convinced yet?
Check out some of the benefits of beach training.
Better for your joints
Landing on soft sand results in the fact that the overall stress and impact on your lower joints is a lot lower. On top of this, running on soft sand gives your calf muscles a great workout without the risk of any impact injuries. It can also reduce the risk of shin splints.
You’ll burn up to 30% more calories
Training on the beach will definitely add some intensity to your training. Each strike or movement that you do, your feet sink in the sand. This forces you to exert more energy than you would on hard surface. Training on a beach can help you burn up 30% more calories.
Running barefoot on sand makes smaller, stabilising muscles in the knees, ankles and feet work harder than running on the road with shoes. Training on the beach will strengthen these muscles and prevent common road injuries.
Go for a dip afterwards
Where there is a beach, there should be water. There is nothing more refreshing than jumping in the water after a great workout. Even if the water is a bit cool, it is still worth it and you’ll feel amazing afterwards!
Enjoy the sceneries
We are very fortunate and should be very grateful to be able to train at Coogee and Bondi Beach. Training on the beach while watching the sunrise, has a lot more to offer than running on a treadmill while looking at a television screen.
Although we live in a big and sometimes hectic city, spending time on a beach is a great way to reconnect with nature and to switch off.