Working out on a beach may seem like something a person just does for the summer, but it can also be a great way to get in shape without sacrificing an important part of your day. Here are some steps you can take today and next summer so that the beach workout becomes a habit!

How to do it

A 30-minute workout depends on what body part you would like to tone up. The three most common areas are legs, core, and arms. Sets, reps, and time vary depending on the body part being worked.

Legs: Choose a weight you can get 10 reps with. Do 10 squats, then 8 lunges, and then 6 squats back to starting position. Shuffle your feet up and down in between lunges to work your calves too. Continue this pattern until you can complete all 5 sets of 8 reps. Rest for one minute in between sets.

Core: Use a chair for this workout as you’ll be sitting down the whole time. Each exercise should take no more than 25 seconds. When you’re done with the circuit, rest for 1 minute and do it again 2 more times.

Arms: Choose a weight that causes you to fail at 12 reps. Do 12 bent-over rows, then 10 hammer curls, then 8 bent-over rows back to starting position. Rest for one minute in between sets.


Workout in the morning before it gets too hot, or at night when it’s cooler. Wearing a hat or covering your face is also recommended if you are planning to workout in the late afternoon or early evening.


If you aren’t a morning person, schedule your workouts better by scheduling them right after work and showering before dinner.

If you don’t feel like going to the gym and working out with other people, get outside! Grab your music and a small weight set and workout on the beach. Why spend money at a gym when you can workout outdoors for free?