Virgin Active Health Clubs have teamed up with Roxy to bring the UK the ultimate beach body workout!
The workout focuses on four components of strength, balance, flexibility and power which are all fundamental for surf take offs and will condition surfers’ and non-surfers’ bodies alike, ready to hit the waves. It was created exclusively for Roxy by Virgin Active and is made up of 3 elements; warm-up, circuits and yoga. The sessions uses music synonymous with long summer days in Ibiza, sending floods of glowing memories, with songs such as 9pm (til I come), Sandstorm and Pjanooo.
The main workout is made up of drills, aerobic routines and equipment based circuits with props such as BOSU, ViPR or Gliding Discs. Each session will be made up of a different combination of elements to ensure variety and maintain interest. A unique element of yoga has been included into the workout to allow for relaxation and wind down.
Available to members in all Virgin Active Health Clubs nationwide, more info at virginactive.co.uk
The Roxy Beach Body Workout at Virgin Active is the best way to get in shape for the summer but why not put in some extra work with these exercises that you can do it home? Perform the following regularly in three sets of ten repetitions.
1. The Squat
Place your feet hip widths apart, push your bum back, bend your knees and keep your heels pushed into the floor then come back up and repeat.
2. The Hip extension
Place your hands and knees on the floor and lift your leg up at a 90 degree angle, squeezing your buttocks and trying to move as little as possible through your torso, then lower your leg slowly and repeat.
3. The Side Lunge
Step out to one side, bend the knee of the leg that you stepped out with and push your bum backwards then return to your original position and repeat.
For each of the following do 15 repetitions, have a little rest then repeat this twice more.
4. Tricep Push Up
Start lying on your front with your hands under your shoulders and your elbows pointing up. Engage your abdominals a lot by drawing your naval in towards your back. Breathe in and as you breathe out push your whole body up in one piece and balance on your hands and toes. Slowly lower down making sure you maintain a long straight line in your body.
5. Oblique Twists
Lay on your back with your feet off the floor and your knees bent. Keep your arms out in a low V shape by your sides and engage your abdominals before your start. Keep your shoulders down throughout and move your hips and legs over onto one side towards the floor. Hold your legs off the floor then bring them back to the centre and repeat on the other side.