The idea of working out at the beach is so blissful: the breeze, the waves, the early morning calm. The reality? If you’re not prepared, it can be kind of a sandy mess.
How to have an awesome beach workout
These are the products you really need to enjoy working out by the shore.
The first rule of outdoor workouts? Covering up is easier than remembering to reapply. This colorblock rashguard looks cool and has a zipper for ventilation, all while shielding you from the sun. And – bonus – it can go straight into the water for a cooldown.
Buy it now: Roxy Zip-It Rashguard, $68
Like a giant yoga mat, but better, this bonded leather blanket is designed to be indestructible. Sweat, spill, plank and play all over it, and it’ll look good as new. What might seem like an indulgence will soon be your ultimate summer essential for beaches, parks, concerts and more.
Buy it now: Midi Stripe Mat, $119
Double-insulated stainless steel keeps your drink cool for up to 20 hours, an absolute must when you’re working out far away from a water source.
Buy it now: Contigo Autospout Sheffield Water Bottle, $20
This stylish, ventilated hat is ultralight and wicks sweat away, keeping your hair in place and your head in the game while you work out.
Buy now: Lululemon What’SUP Hat, $28
Buy yourself a beach towel that’s really big enough to wrap yourself in. You won’t never regret it, except when someone tries to claim yours for their own.
Buy now: Oversized Stripe Beach Towel, $25
Beloved by triathletes and marathoners, designed for lifeguards and swimmers, this sunscreen is tough enough for whatever sunshine-y workout you throw at it.
Buy now: SolRX Sunscreen, $12.99
This multi-terrain sneaker is the ultimate off-roader. Light, porous and totally streamlined, it’s ideal for beach running. A rugged sole protects you from rocks, pavement and rougher terrain along the way.
Buy now: Vivo Ultra II Sneaker, $85