There’s no better place in the world to get your surf legs than Surf City, USA. But if you aren’t ready to brave the cold waters or take on the breaking waves, than shake things up on shore with a SURFSET® Fitness class at G60Fit. The surf-inspired workout simulates the exercise a surfer would get while catching waves through the use of a 7-foot plastic board attached to an instability system that’s resembles balance balls.
“It’s a fun way for people who like the idea of surfing, but might not be ready for the real thing, to challenge themselves,” says Aaron Gendle, surfer and co-owner of G60fit.
Classes are intimate, with anywhere from 2 to 10 participants, and although they only last about 35 minutes long, they really engage and challenge your core and smaller stabilizer muscles.
My personal advice: Forget the fact that you are trying to balance on a board, and you’ll naturally stabilize. It’s like being a cocktail waitress with a full tray of martinis: just keep your focus forward, and you won’t spill. Also, don’t forget to just let go and have fun. It’s really quite a unique, blast of a workout.