Katie McLean has been gazing at the Santa Barbara Channel Islands on the horizon all her life. It’s this uniquely pristine natural oasis only an hour off the coast, just waiting to be explored that left Katie always wanting to kayak the enchanting sea caves and live out her mermaid fantasy for a day. She finally took a trip out there to breathe in the wilderness and get her fitness on with the family.
On the chilly early morning boat ride out to the islands, Katie was prepared with her Roxy Outdoor Fitness windbreaker and comfy pink Get Faster Capri Tights – that worked great for kayaking too. Katie loves when her clothes have double uses so she can pack lighter: ‘My tropical [Ready Steady] sports bra also doubled as cute swim top for kayaking’. Also in Katie’s favorite quick-drying backpack? A hat, bikini, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, water, a healthy snack, and hydrating coconut water for a day on the sea. All the essentials for an outdoor fitness adventure.
Kayaking is a great workout for your arms and core- and you don’t even realize it till the following day when the soreness sets in! You are so captivated by your surroundings and enthralled exploring and appreciating nature. Navigating the seascape, watching the wildlife, and smoothly stroking through water creates calmness and reduces stress. With this one-two punch, you reap the benefits of both a workout and meditative time spent in nature. So you’ll look and feel better, have clearer skin, along with more energy and focus!