Studies show that working out on sand is better on the joints and delivers a higher heart rate and burns calories at a faster rate. For your next beach getaway, check out these luxe resorts that double as workout playgrounds in paradise.
ZEMI BEACH HO– USE AT ANGUILLA’S EAST END
Workout Feature: Work out with local favorite Big Joe’s Epic Beach Boot Camp on one of the world’s best beaches, Shoal Bay East.
Celeb Sightings: Instagram influencer Camila Coelho (4.9 million followers) recently stayed here.
W RETREAT & SPA AT VIEQUES ISLAND and W SOUTH BEACH
Workout Feature: At the Vieques Island location, take a sunrise run
along white sands with breathtaking views of Puerto Rico and Culebra
Island on the horizon. At the South Beach locale, work out at the Beach Boot Camp with celebrity trainer Simone Cavalletti (part of their FUEL wellness program).
WYNDHAM GRAND RIO MAR BEACH RESORT & SPA
Workout Feature: Train for your next triathlon by swimming, hiking, running, or biking on this resort situated between a mile-long section of golden beach and El Yunque National Rainforest.
Extra perk: The resort offers guests complimentary Garmin vivofit 2 activity trackers and a VIRB Action Camera gear-lending program.
By Sari Beth Rosenberg