work in a way you wouldn’t have to otherwise, raising awareness of core and intrinsic muscle activation.
While working out on the sand has its benefits, it isn’t perfect. The pliable texture is great for protecting the joints, but it can cause or worsen plantar fasciitis, especially with barefoot workouts. If practicing poor form in running or landing, there’s a chance of injury in the form of a twisted ankle. There’s also a chance of sharp objects lying around, increasing the risk of injury.
The beach isn’t for everyone, and luckily there are options for those who would rather sit in gum than workout outdoors. Gyms and studios across the country are adding indoor sandboxes to their spaces. If you saw a giant adult-sized sandbox in your head after reading that last sentence, then you have the right idea.
I was just getting used to the traditional gym spaces I had been working in before accepting my position at Sandbox Fitness in Sherman Oaks, California. I’ve been a group fitness instructor for Sandbox Fitness for over two years now and what I love most about it is that the sand continues to inspire me. Each week I have the opportunity to create new workouts and experience the workouts designed by my colleagues.
The sandbox is a wonderful idea for those who want the benefits of sand workouts without actually having to