Get surfing, girls!
Wednesday 23 June 2010
It’s summer time and therefore the perfect opportunity to hit the beach and catch some rays.
But if the idea of strutting around in your bikini is making you feel a little on edge then fear not – your body envy can be a thing of the past as The Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropic Girls Tour 2010 is hitting our beaches!
Get yourself - and your friends - down to Newquay on the 10th and 11th of July, or Bournemouth on the 13th and 14th to take the first steps to becoming a surfer chick!
Apart from being super-fun, surfing helps burn around 204 calories per hour and is an ideal way to tone up for that perfect summer bod. And what’s more, your beginners lesson at the Girls Tour is absolutely FREE! There's no excuse really!
Apart from riding the waves, there are loads of other fun activities to be enjoyed on a hopefully sunny beach, like the DJ workshops with DJ Elisa Do Brasil, who will teach you how to spin a tune for that chilled-out beach vibe.
And after a long, hard day down at the beach, why not indulge in the complimentary healthy fruit cocktails at the bar as the sun goes down listening to some of your favourite summer tunes?
But before you begin planning that vigorous surfing regime just yet, you might want to think about preparing your body a little bit.
As much as it is fun, surfing is also a full-on sport that requires strong arm muscles, blance and flexibility. Just think of all the times you have to push yourself up on the board and try to keep standing upright as your riding the waves!
Virgin Active have just launched a special workout to get you surf-ready and help you with that trim and toned beach body at the same time!
Especially designed for Virgin Active by Roxy surf pros, the 12-week programme is based on surf moves and aims to strenghten your core muscles as well as increase your fitness levels. Head to www.virginactive.co.uk for more information.
Still unsure? You can find out more information on The Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropic Girls Tour 2010 here: www.girlstour2010.com
By Patrick Morley
Fancy learning how to surf?