The Sandbox Fitness Quickie
Minna Herskowitz, owner of Los Angeles–based Sandbox Fitness, says that this combo of high-intensity aerobic exercise plus sand-specific strength moves burns calories and builds muscle fast. Be sure to really drag your feet through the sand during the strength moves to add resistance.
Do each of the following moves for 30 seconds, with no rest between moves. Repeat the sequence four times.
Sprint: Run all-out and perform the next move wherever you stop.
Squat Jumps: Get down into a squat, then explode upwards using both legs and using arms for momentum.
Sand Drag Mountain Climbers: This time keep your feet in the sand, dragging a bit of it with your foot as you go through the motion.
Sand Drag Side Shuffles: Start in a half squat. Keeping your feet in contact with the sand, shuffle your right foot to the right side followed by your left foot to the right side. Do four one direction, then go back the other way, keeping your feet in the sand the whole time.