What are 3 pieces of equipment I should have for a beginner/intermediate boot camp that is literally on the beach?
I teach a boot camp that is relocating the ocean front. We used to be in a crossfit gym but I'm heading out on my own. I have about 5 women who vary in ages and activity levels, so I need to be able to offer modifications. Also, what are some good exercises for the beach?
It you have access, kettlebells and medballs go a long way on the beach!
And that doesnt wokr there are endless bodyweight exercises when performed with proper form will kick their asses! Good Luck Coach Briody
First off, I would ask what are your City's restrictions? Do you have a permit? This matters either way as if you are not going the "legal" route...the less you want to bring attention to yourself.
I myself, would not do this without a city permit; but it is not for me to judge other's choices.
I will check back....with some ideas if you are indeed within the City's code.
I'm assuming you've followed all the necessary procedures in order to use that area for your boot camps.
Look around the beach and use what is available... are there stairs, benches, maybe a recreational area with monkey bars?
As far as equipment, bands and tubes are inexpensive and travel/pack well.
Why not bring beach balls to toss and catch while doing crunches?
How about pool noodles to use in place of a body bar for forward reaches when doing squats or overhead extensions and then side to side.
You could always do circuit stations if you don't have enough equipment.
I use my TRX at the beach and you'll definitely attract those onlookers while using it!
1) Resistance bands
2) Stability balls
3) Aerobic steps
So much versatility can be accomplished with just these 3 items. Most don't take up much space but take a little prep work to have ready. (ie. blowing up the stability balls)
Between some sand bags and bands you should be able to do a pretty good boot camp workout.
You could also buy some empty 5 gal water jugs and fill them up for farmer walks on the sand..that would be a great workout.
Battle ropes, extra fun to swing side to side in sand and they can take some serious sandy abuse.
I like the pillow case idea as a quick cheap option, but I like duffle bags as a sturdy reusable option personally.