Beach Fitness trainers and group classes can be your way to the best beach body ever this year! Make a dedicated plan, stick to it, and exceed your goals! These simple 4 steps will get you to the fitness level you want before this summer’s here.
The human body is made of about 60% water. In order to maintain normal bodily functions, including digestion and muscle building, we should be drinking roughly HALF our bodyweight in ounces of water every day. While water doesn’t have direct effects on weight loss, changing your usual high-calorie beverage for it can definitely help. When it comes to exercise, water is essential. Our muscle cells diminish when not given adequate balance of fluids and electrolytes, causing muscle fatigue. Looking for faster results because summer is just around the corner? Well it’s simple, drink MORE water!
The best way to a beach body is by working out. Challenge yourself each and every time you’re in the gym for best results. High intensity training will shed fat mass and increase lean muscle quicker than traditional resistance training. Short bouts of intense, complex exercise with minimal rest will spike your resting metabolism and help burn off fat just in time for summer! Lift stronger, faster, and more frequently for a leaner, toned beach body.
There’s no workout that outweighs a bad diet, plain and simple. Supplement your hard physical work with proper nutrition, and your efforts won’t go to waste. There are plenty of ways to research what percentages of your diet should be proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Following a “macros” diet is a great way to be specific in your eating, however simply recognizing what’s good and bad will also help. My personal go-to meal for weight loss includes fish or chicken (great sources of protein), along with adequate vegetables (broccoli, brussel sprouts, and green beans) and some healthy fats mixed in (coconut/olive oil, almonds, avocado).
With increased physical activity levels, your body needs an increased amount of recovery time. You’ll be amazed and how much energy can be added to your day with 8 solid hours of quality sleep. Shut all electronic screens off an hour before going to sleep, and mentally prepare yourself for rest. Our bodies don’t simply turn-off when we get into bed. Often times our minds are still working while our conscious checks out, provided poor quality sleep and low energy and motivation for the next day.
Alex Cox, B.S.
Born and raised in Long Beach, Alex earned his degree in Kinesiology from CSULB. He is a CrossFit Level 1 coach, NSCA certified personal trainer, and Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard. His athletic experience started as a small child playing soccer and has developed into a well-rounded athlete that enjoys running, swimming, surfing and basically all outdoor activities… (Don’t get him started on fishing.)