This Labor Day weekend typically marks the last beach weekend of the summer, where families and friends alike head to the beach in droves. Umbrellas, towels, coolers, and bottles of sunscreen line the sandy shores as laughter and music fill the air.
What type of beachgoer are you? Do you love to lounge, lying in your beach chair for hours on end soaking in the sun’s rays? Do you prefer to float in the waves for hours on end, enjoying the salty water as it reacts to your buoyancy? Or do you like to relax beachside by being active, exploring the dunes, picking up shells, kayaking on the waves, or walking through the rising tide?
No matter what kind of beachgoer you are, it’s important to use the time surrounded by the sun and sand to relax. Take a few deep breaths, listen to the ocean waves, and let that beachside breeze soothe you. After all, what else is Labor Day for than to take time off work, forget all your worries, and ultimately enjoy some downtime?
Once you’ve had your relaxation time and a little ocean or lakeside fun, grab a quick beachside workout with this speedy routine brought to us by Pumps and Iron. Complete with butt-toning moves that will make you seriously sore tomorrow, this quick, 12-minute routine is the best way to end your day of beachside relaxation. Your muscles have enjoyed some serious downtime, and the end of Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to re-enagage them yet again – while still staying on the beach.
With a few simple, quick moves and a focus on both the lower and upper parts of the body, this workout does it all. It taps into each muscle group – particularly focusing on your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Best of all, this workout requires no equipment… all you need are some workout clothes (or a suit, if that’s comfortable for you) and a water bottle, and you’re good to go. Use your towel as a mat if you’d like to, or simply enjoy the sand beneath your toes.
This workout is the perfect way to get a little activity in after a long day of rest. Engage those muscles, tone your body, and enjoy a little Labor Day fun! After all, you deserve it.