Month 4 of trying out new things all in the name of fitness and we’re hitting the surf board. Say what?!? That’s right. A class involving a surfboard…in a gym. Here’s what we thought.
What is it?
It’s a workout on a surf board! The surfboard mimics a real one meaning that it’s an unstable surface. You do traditional exercises like planks, squats, and crunches as well as those that mimic surfing like paddling and popping up onto your board to squat and “ride the wave.”
What do I wear?
Any workout clothes you are comfortable in, but no baggy clothes as that may inhibit your movements on the board.
What gear do I need?
Just a water bottle!
Overall I thought…
B: It is definitely a creative way to work out and spice up the typical routine.
T: I had fun trying it out and balancing on the surf board. It was definitely difficult to do exercises I normally do on solid ground (like squats) on a wobbly board.
I was surprised by….
B: How hard it was to balance on the board! Granted I don’t have much experience surfing, but I do dance and feel I have fairly good balance. This definitely challenged that!
T: How quickly the class went by. There were lots of different exercises you can do on the board and the variety made it go by pretty quickly.
I wish I had…
B: Worn a tank top and shorts as I was very hot and sweaty by the end of it. I also wish we could have worn sticky socks as I slipped a few times, but socks/shoes aren’t allowed.
T: Done the exercises even slower. I tried to keep up with the class, but I’m not sure I had proper form so some of the soreness afterwards was not a “good” sore.
Would you do it again?
B: I’m on the fence. It was fun and the class flew by, but I felt I was focusing more on how to keep my balance vs. my form in each exercise.
T: Probably not. It was a gimmicky class to me and I’d rather work on proper form for those exercises.