Jun
28

ROXY OUTDOOR FITNESS: PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE other

Gillian Gibree #ROXYOutdoorFItness How to Pivot Turn on a Stand Up Paddle Board

No matter what body of water you’re near— fresh or salty— grab your SUP board, get outside, and practice your pivot turns on a sunny day! Make sure to wear comfortable, sun-protected clothes like the Roxy Outdoor Fitness Dawn Running Tee and the Enhance Capris. Plus, they’re super flexible for the wide stance maneuvers!

Roxy Outdoor Fitness Stand Up Paddler Gillian Gibree demonstrates how to get down a pivot turn (for a regular footed paddler, but of course if you’re goofy-foot, just practice on the opposite side!).

1. Step your right foot back towards the tail of the board so that the nose rises out of the water. You can stagger your feet on opposite sides of the center line to keep the board more stable. Engage your core for balance and a nice ab workout!

2. Use a sweeping stroke starting at the center of the right rail towards the tail, which will turn you board counter clockwise. You should start turning 360 degrees! As you progress, you can bring your back foot closer to the tail for a faster pivot turn.

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3. Use your paddle to ‘slap’ the water (called bracing) for added support if you find yourself off balance. Try and wait for a warm day to practice this in case you fall in!

Gillian Gibree #ROXYOutdoorFItness How to Pivot Turn on a Stand Up Paddle Board

Gillian Gibree #ROXYOutdoorFItness How to Pivot Turn on a Stand Up Paddle Board

Jun
14

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Recipe for Minimizing Gym Time and Maximizing Summertime

#ROXYOutdoorFitness Recipe for Minimizing Gym Time and Maximizing Summertime

We caught up with Sierra Blair-Coyle this week, and she showed us how to take advantage of summertime while minimizing gym time. Here are her ingredients for summer fitness success:

Recipe makes a 12 pack

1 Roxy Outdoor Fitness Cross Back Sports Bra, fit for comfort
1 pair of Roxy Outdoor Fitness Bump Set Shorts, flexible
1 outside location with space for (4) stations.
1 stability ball
1 all-purpose foam roller
1 10 lb dumbbell
1 fitness band

 

1. Preheat muscles to a warm temperature with light jog and stretching

2. Lay on the ball while slowly rolling upper body and pausing at the top. Repeat this 25 times or until you reach a burning sensation that gives your abdominal muscles solid definition (or close to that). Add reps for a more solid texture.

3. Squat with the dumbbell between your legs. Straighten your legs and stand up powerfully while swinging the dumbbell to shoulder height. Make your legs do the work.  Repeat motion 15 times, or until legs are nicely-toned. Add weight as needed.

4. Perform a pushup with one hand on the foam roller. Repeat this motion 10 times each side for a full body benefit. Make sure the reps are even to avoid an unbalanced result.

5. Stand with one or both feet on the band.  Grip the handles of the band with both hands. Slowly raise your hands, palms up to your shoulders, keeping your elbows tightly against your sides. Slowly lower, squeezing triceps on the way down. Repeat about 25 times while the body is still heated, or until it’s ready to move on.

6. Mix the ingredients for a less repetitive workout or perform in order to get focused. Try this recipe as often as possible, and focus on working multiple body parts in one exercise for a sweet summer workout.

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Jun
07

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Reach New Heights In The Flexible Pant Collection

#ROXYOutdoorFitness Ambassador Rachel Moore wearing the Enhance Capri Pants &  Dawn Run Tee

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside with your new goals, revitalized spirit, and fresh Roxy Outdoor Fitness essentials. Take on new outdoor challenges while rewarding your body with fresh energy, a renewed mind, toned muscles, and sunkissed color! Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador Rachel Moore thinks there’s no better way to celebrate Summer than to slip into the comfiest of Roxy Outdoor Fitness pants and tone those legs with a climb of any level.

Rock climbing works the whole body, but the leg muscles are used most for climbing. The quadriceps are the four biggest muscles in the front of the thigh that are used to straighten the lower leg from a bent position when stepping from hold to hold. The two muscles that comprise the calf, the soleus and gastrocnemius, are used to raise the heel. When you stand on your toes to reach for a higher hold, say hello to these muscles you never knew you had! Focus on using your quads and calf muscles to make sure you are not only strengthening and toning the right areas, but you are also using the correct technique so you don’t wear out your arms and shoulders unnecessarily. Your Roxy Outdoor Fitness Enhance Capri Pants will thank you for it!

Climbing will not only tone those legs, but will make sure it leaves you feeling sore! Be sure to stretch before and after every climb, as well as incorporating a warm up and cool down jog to get your heart rate up and break up the lactic acid. Happy Summer and happy climbing!

May
24

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Stand Tall and Stretch it Out!

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Staying active and eating right are the staples we think of to maintain good health. While this is completely true, there are other aspects to complete the health triangle: flexibility and posture. We underestimate flexibility and its importance in allowing us to stay active. Flexibility and correct posture go hand in hand and work together to help your body maintain a fit, injury free life.

Being flexible allows your body to function and move the way it was designed to. Without it, the body tries to work around inflexibility in ways that are very detrimental to our muscles and joints. Here are some tricks to make sure you stay flexible enough to maintain an active lifestyle:

1. Stretch for at least 10 minutes a day, no matter what. Slip into something comfortable like the Standard Yoga Pants and Spin Bra to stretch with ease and look cute doing it!

2. Stretch IN bed. Stretching in bed sounds nice so you’ll actually want to do it.

3. Incorporate yoga into your life. Hot yoga is great, because it loosens you up that much more.

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4. Use a foam roller to loosen especially tight areas and make it easier to stretch.

Correct posture is also overlooked, and it’s extremely important in injury prevention. Correct posture increases core strength in large muscles such as your abs, glutes, and thighs, allowing your body to work the way it is supposed to without straining your shoulders, neck, and calves. Here’s a couple things you can do that help put your body into alignment and work your large muscles:

-Don’t slouch! Pulling your shoulders back and down out of your ears will take work out of your shoulders and get rid of that awful neck and back pain.

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-Abs, abs, abs. Strengthen and Lengthen should be your new motto! Strong abs puts out of arms and legs and everything that seems to just ache after a while. Abs are like great shock absorbers.

-Stick that booty out! By sticking your butt out, you turn on your glutes all the time. This will lift and firm your behind… and what girl doesn’t want that!?

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May
17

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: How to Pack All Day For Mexico

How to pack for your next #ROXYOutdoorFitness SUP adventure
When traveling to Mexico for all day SUP adventures, there are a few things you can’t leave home without!

We highly recommend plenty of Roxy Outdoor Fitness gear, so you know your suits will be comfortable and stay on during long hours on the water. Bright, festive colors are here just in time for summer, and the Hot Competition Shorts are fun and cheeky for any season . The GoPro camera is ideal for snapping SUP surfing or yoga videos anywhere.  And of course, never leave home without your favorite paddle and passport in hand!

How to pack for your next #ROXYOutdoorFitness SUP adventure

May
16

ROXY Outdoor Fitness: Sayulita, Mexico with Let The Sea Set You Free winner Katie McLean

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

We caught up with Let The Sea Set You Free winner and Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador after her recent trip back down to beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. She went down south to continue her community work with Project Save Our Surf and attend the Roxy Stand Up Paddle in her and Longboard competition where she met up with fellow team riders Izzi Gomez, Vanina Walsh and Chloe Calmon and Jen Smith.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

 

In Katie’s words:

Although we were all of different ages, from different places, and with different ways of surfing from shortboarding to longboarding to SUPing, we all immediately clicked. As soon as we anchored at the surf spot Burros, all in our Roxy bikinis, we jumped out of the boat into the pool warm water and paddled into the line up. Our local female water photographer flippered behind us capturing our snaps and smiles on every wave. After we sat by the crystal clear waters and stuffed ourselves with fresh shrimp ceviche, guacamole, and chips. Nothing tops Mexican food post-surf, except that post-scarfing siesta. Sleepily we drove back to Sayulita, stopping in San Pancho for a quick surf check and street vendor shopping. Then we performed a minor Cola-Loca surgery to the fin cut on my ankle (AKA we super glued it shut!).

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

The next day, I was reunited with Coste Verde International Elementary School. I was stoked to see my mural, students from last summer, and the progress the school had made with Project Save Our Surf’s contributions. We had blast reading to them from the books that PSOS brought to donate. After that the school, PSOS crew and I, built a playground by reusing old tires. To step it up from observation to interaction, provides a whole other level of learning and experience.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

After a long, rewarding day at the school, I raced off to join the Roxy girls for some autograph signings at Puerto Vallarta’s two Roxy stores. We were then let loose to raid the store and shop till we dropped, literally. We all passed out on the hour drive back to Sayulita and barely made it to the PSOS benefit dinner at a beautiful estate tucked away on a private beach past the point.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

In the morning, we donned our favorite new Roxy Outdoor Fitness swimsuits for a shoot at the beach cabanas. We hung in hammocks, sipped from fresh coconuts, and sat in the sand while snapping shots. After, I walked down to the surf contest to participate in a PSOS beach cleanup. I shared a trash bag with a few little Roxy-loving surfer girls I had met at the school last summer. It was awesome connecting with the kids and showing them what a difference we could make.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

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May
10

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Cinco de Mayo in Mexico! 5 reasons to get on the water this May

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Summertime is just around the corner, and what better way to get in shape for bikini season than to be out on the water, paddle in hand?! The travel bug hit us just in time for Roxy Outdoor Fitness Athlete Gillian Gibree’s SUP Yoga Retreat in Punta de Mita, Mexico.

Here are 5 reasons to jet set on your next adventure on the water:

1. Bring on the colors. Get festive and make your workout fun with bright, summer tops. We love the stripes on the new Onshore top.

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2.  Get your feet wet. Go somewhere new, and try something different.

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4. Soak it all in. Our favorite waterproof pieces are lightweight for packing, and quick to dry.

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4. Explore more. Taste new flavors and walk along the way to boost your cardio.

#ROXYOutdoorFitness5. Meet new friends. Make your workouts more enjoyable with a fitness buddy.

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May
03

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Prep your body for your next outdoor adventure

Yoga outdoors with Amy Murphree #ROXYOutdoorFitness

As fitness and adventure fiends, Roxy girls continue to push boundaries and exceed limits. But it’s important to find a balance, listen to our bodies, and honor it without pushing it over the edge. Whether it’s trailblazing through the woods or taking on beach bootcamps, our muscles experience a tremendous amount of pounding, shortening, and tightening. When we do not restore, elongate, and stretch these muscles, imbalances and injuries occur. Yoga is a powerful tool that will not only help us develop better body awareness and balance, but it’s the best way to prevent muscle overuse and injury.

Yoga outdoors with Amy Murphree #ROXYOutdoorFitness

 

Roxy professional surfer and athlete Amy Murphree has had scoliosis most of her life, which has challenged her throughout her surfing and training career. Her tools for surfing success and injury prevention include yoga and stretching on a daily basis.

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Checkout Amy’s Roxy Outdoor Fitness tips for yoga success:

Just breathe.

Breathing is one of the most important parts of yoga. Remember to consciously breathe into your muscles as you stretch into each pose. Try the four-count breathing- four counts breathe in, hold for four counts, four counts breathe out. Feel your belly rise and fill your lungs at the same time for a deeper breath. If you can, set aside 30 minutes a day to be calm, find your center and clear your mind.

Anyone can do it.

Yoga isn’t a chore as some people think. You don’t have to be Gumby to get a good stretch in. Downward dog is an easy pose that is great for lengthening your hamstrings and extending your vertebrae. Simply plant your hands on the ground while pressing your hips high and yearning your heels for the mat.

Yoga outdoors with Amy Murphree #ROXYOutdoorFitness

You can add lifting one leg high up behind you keeping your hips squared to the mat for three-legged dog. Breathe in to lift, and out to lengthen while releasing your shoulders down from your ears. This will deepen the stretch and sets you up to move into half pigeon or runners lunge, which are great hip-openers.

 

Yoga outdoors with Amy Murphree #ROXYOutdoorFitness

Once you start making yoga or even just a few quick stretches a habitual part of your day you will notice an increasingly heightened state of awareness as well as a nice reward for all the hard work you put into your outdoor workouts.

Not only does my practice elongate my muscles and strengthen my core, but I also find inspiration and peace, which puts a positive spin on my day. Practicing in great gear makes it even better. Roxy’s new Outdoor Fitness line allows us as athletes to have the best equipment available to perform in with style and ease.

 

 

Apr
26

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Take the Long Road

As the days draw out and get warmer, why not take the long road to the beach? Roxy ambassador and blogger Devon DeMint of ‘The Mermaid Chronicles” looks for diverse trails to bike because the various terrains help work a variety of muscles. Plus, surf spots and beaches that require an effort to get to are usually less crowded and lead to more quality time with Mother Nature.

Here’s how to prepare for taking the road less traveled:

1.    Wear layers.  I Always include a quick dry bikini, form fitting pants that won’t get caught in my bike chain, a tank top like the Perfectly Seamless Tank with built in ventilation, flexible boardshorts and a top with long sleeves just in case.

2.    Pack smart. Bring only what you think you’ll need and distribute the weight of these items evenly to balance out the load. Bring a wet bag to carry your sea-soaked suit after you get out of the ocean.

3.    Plan ahead. Know what to expect before you get there. Of course, Mother Nature likes to keep us on our toes us, but checking surf and weather forecasts before you go will help you know what you’re in for.

4.   Be resourceful and utilize the environment around you. Driftwood found on the beach makes for a great shelter or changing room!

5.    Don’t forget food, water and sunscreen! When I’m packing a snack, I love to bring something light and high in vitamins like kale chips.

Here’s a basic recipe you might want to try:

 

Kale Chips

Serves: 2

  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and dried well
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A few pinches of Himalayan sea salt
  • Preheat oven to 300º F.
  • Tear large pieces of Kale off the center rib. Place the leaves in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss until coated.
  • Place the kale on 2 baking sheets. Arrange it in a single layer and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until crisp. Place in a container you can easily seal and transport in your pack. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Scott DeMint | themermaidchronicles.com

Apr
19

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Exercise your appreciation for mother nature this Earth Day

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Earth Day is on April 22nd, and we’d like to celebrate it by exercising in nature and caring for the earth the way it has taken care of us! Running sprints on the beach while picking up trash not only cleans the beaches, but it helps the sea life like pelicans and sandpipers have a cleaner, safer home. It’s not their fault there’s a hair clip and a lobster trap line on their dinner table.

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Here’s a fun Earth minded workout routine:

Start by picking two trashcans on the beach that are at least 100 yards apart from one another. Sprint all out from one trashcan to the other. On the way back, do a casual jog, giving yourself time to recover while bending down to pick up any pieces of trash you see on your way. This will help the beach and your beach body. The squatting motion you adopt while picking up trash will help work practically every muscle and the sprints are a great cardio exercise that will benefit your heart and give you noticeable results in a shorter amount of time than long distance running would. Once you arrive back at the first trashcan, dump your trash. Repeat this at least five times until you are exhausted and the beach looks clean.

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Once you’re done, cool off with a swim, do some cool down stretches and maybe add in a few crunches while lying in the sand, if you feel like taking on a full body workout.

Earth Day Beach Sprint Gear:

Roxy Outdoor Fitness Ambassador and blogger for The Mermaid Chronicles Devon DeMint likes to take on her Earth Day workout in form-fitting clothing like the Hot Competition Shorts and the Dawn Run Tee, because they won’t slow her down. If you’re planning on going for a swim, Devon recommends wearing a sports bra that can double as a bathing suit and is quick to dry.

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#ROXYOutdoorFitnessPhotos courtesy of Scott DeMint.