Fresh Start to Fitness: Beach-themed workout

Fresh Start 2 Fitness - Beach-Themed Workout
The summer months are here, which means it is time to start enjoying the warm weather outside and getting into shape. Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, recommends that you complete the following full body workout using various items you would take to the pool, beach or park a few times per week and start melting away waistline inches while also having fun.

1) Pool Noodle Figure Eights: Squat with feet hip-width apart, holding a pool noodle in front of you with both hands. Bring the noodle down and to the right, circle it up, bring it down and to the left, circle it up, and bring it down toward the right again to begin the next rep. The noodle should be forming continuous, fluid figure eights. Do this for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds and repeat a total of 3 times.

2) Beach Ball Extensions: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, holding a beach ball with both hands. Raise your right leg out to the side while bringing the ball up behind your head. Keeping pressure on the ball, extend your elbows to raise the ball above your head. Keeping your leg lifted, complete 10 reps and then switch legs. Do 3 sets of 10 reps per leg.

3) Frisbee Twists: Begin sitting with knees bent and feet on the ground in front of you, holding a Frisbee with both hands. Keeping knees bent, tighten abs and lift feet. Rotate the Frisbee to the left while simultaneously twisting your knees to the right. Pause for a moment. Straighten your legs, then bend your knees, return to center (feet still lifted), and repeat on the other side; that’s 1 rep. Do 10 reps and a total of 3 sets.