5 Calorie Shredding Workouts You Can Do on the Beach

5 Calorie Shredding Workouts You Can Do on the Beach

We've all been told about the health benefits of regular exercise. Of course, if you are like most of us we try our best to keep to a workout regime while on vacation, but it isn't easy. This week we have a few great workouts that are simple and can be done anywhere, especially the beach. So whether you are trying to get in shape, stay in shape, or maybe just trying to stick to a routine, we have everything you need in this post. 

High Intensity Interval Workout (HIIT)

HIIT is hot in the workout world and for good reason. It's a high power cardio and strength training workout all rolled into one. High Intensity Workout Training is a natural choice for a beach workout because it doesn't require any special equipment and it conditions your entire body, combining both aerobic and anaerobic elements. What would you expect in a typical HIIT workout? Good question! You'll find a mix of exercises like planks, jumps, push-ups, mountain climbers, lunges, squats and sprints to name just a few of the many hard-hitting and powerful moves to sculpt and tone your body. Check out this video for some great HIIT workout ideas. 

We even have houses perfect for staying in shape

Did you know that we even have homes that have spaces perfectly tailored for working out. Below you'll see one of our featured homes, Forever and a Day This beautiful oceanfront homes is loaded with amenities, including a spectacular kitchen, hot tub and a workout room! This workout room (shown below) is perfect for yoga, high intensity workouts, and so much more! The best part, is you can work out while overlooking our pristine beaches. Do a little yoga, open the door, and you can take a run on the beach. Give us a call at 800-497-5463 to learn more about this property.

Biking on the beach

Biking on the beach is a challenging workout, but what better way to see the Topsail Island shoreline than to pedal your way along the sand? Feel the sun on your face, the salty breeze filling your lungs and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. It's a strong leg workout, obviously, as your glutes, calves and quads are doing most of the work. It's also a high-calorie-burning exercise that tones well beyond just your legs. Your whole body will feel it! If biking on the sand is too challenging, you can still bike around town, on local bike paths and explore the bike trails as alternatives. You'll get an instant energy boost, it's easy on the joints, good for the heart and you'll certainly feel it in your muscles.


With miles of great beaches and quiet streets, Topsail island  is a walker's paradise. Walking offers a ton of health benefits. Since it's a weight-bearing exercise with low intensity, walking is perfect for building and maintaining muscle as well as for weight loss. The cardiovascular benefits are great for your heart and lungs. Adventuring around the Island on our beautiful beaches makes for an interesting walking experience. The typical walk burns around 150 calories per mile. Walking on the beach offers even more, since the resistance of the sand burns more calories. An easy way to incorporate walking into your day is to walk to the local store or beach access instead of driving. 

Enjoy Yoga

The benefits of yoga have been known for centuries and yoga has been gaining more and more popularity here in the United States. Don't be intimidated by this exercise. With so many benefits it is hard to name them all, but, since you asked, here are a few; lower blood pressure, weight loss, increased flexibility, reduced risk of stroke, reduced joint pain and it provides strength training. In short, yoga offers a whole body exercise. Yoga is great for the traveler, since you can do it virtually anywhere and with no equipment.  All you need is a little space (and a possibly a yoga mat) and you are ready. 

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Perhaps one of the newest trends and one of the most fun that we have come across is Stand Up Paddleboarding. This sport combines all the great benefits of cardio, strength, and agility training into one awesome water activity. Just the act of balancing on the SUP engages your core and requires you to use more stabilizing muscles than many other more traditional exercises. The upper body gets a great workout with each stroke of the paddle and you are sure to see toning in your shoulders and arms in no time. For those looking to work the lower body, SUP has you covered there as well. The standing requires you to use and strengthen your lower body. Perhaps the best benefit is the cardio aspect of paddleboarding, building heart health and burning calories all while enjoying the waters off Topsail Island. 

Well, now that you are in beach ready shape, all that's left to do is to call one of our friendly reservationists at 800-497-5463 or click the button below to see all of our 2021 inventory. Whether you are looking for a large home or a condo we have the perfect vacation home for you here at Coastline Realty Vacations. 

5 Calorie Shredding Workouts You Can Do on the Beach

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