While Oceanside and San Diego County offer many local gyms to help increase strength and fitness, many like to supplement their workout routine with exercise on the beach. Spend a morning on the West Coast, and you’re bound to come across at least one of many beach workouts. Dumbbells, jumping jacks, pushups: you’ve probably witnessed groups doing these exercises and more on the beaches of Oceanside.
While sand has more resistance than a flat surface, according to Jonathan Graves, founder and owner of Baja Body Athletic Club, it also takes the pressure off of joints and lowers the risk of injury. Graves had such success with sand workouts that he decided to create a fitness club experience that is one of a kind in Oceanside CA: a beach workout without the beach.
Baja Body Athletic Club
Sand Training Studio
Located at 1220 South Coast Highway in Oceanside, Baja Body offers the only sand studio in a fitness club setting. While elite athletes may use similar studios for indoor sand workouts, Baja Body makes the workout accessible to all of their club members. Owner Jonathan Graves also states that sand workouts are not only more effective due to sand’s natural resistance, but that sand provides a lower injury risk than other training surfaces and has less impact on joints.
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Less impact on joints doesn’t mean the workout will be a breeze. The sand training studio provides a challenging cross-training experience for the mind and body that will work muscles with high-intensity exercises in Olympic-grade sand. It’s an indoor workout area like no other!
Baja Body also offers AntiGravity Fitness classes that allow you to get a workout with your feet off the ground! Using strong silk hammocks, this comprehensive workout shapes up members without the compression of gravity. A hybrid workout technique to enhance stretch and strength, AntiGravity Fitness classes help decompress the spine, tone muscles, and bring about greater mental awareness. Unique exercises will challenge you with moves to fine-tune your body on land and in air.
Overall, Baja Body Athletic Club offers unique workouts in a one-of-a-kind facility. Their sand workouts will feel like a beach workout, without the need to reapply sunscreen! If you’ve been browsing local gyms in Oceanside CA or wanting to try a beach workout, Baja Body Athletic Club is definitely worth checking out. Click here for more Sports and Recreation opportunities in Oceanside.