Dive into fitness & the fresh adventures all around you. Change is in the air – full of new beginnings and new chances to push ourselves to the edge. Whether we’re charging up trails, stretching into sun salutations, or paddling out over glassy waters, we live to be outside channeling the strength that comes with movement. Our beauty radiates from within but we pull off sweaty with style! As far as we’re concerned, the possibilities are endless. Let’s go!
Experience our latest in ROXY Outdoor Fitness, but first, enjoy this vid straight from the likes of Waikiki, Oahu, Maui and all over Hawaii with Sally Fitzgibbons, Gillian Gibree and Sierra Blair-Coyle. Love Sally’s pants? Yep, us too…here they are!
Climbing is a sport that involves every single muscle of the body, so it is important to be well rounded in workouts. Professional climber and Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador Sierra Blair-Coyle knows this better than anyone and demands exercises that prepare her body for difficult holds in climbing.
Here are Sierra’s 6 easy stretches that will get you ready for any workout! And what better way to enjoy your workout then have the technical benefits of the Ready Steady Top that doubles as a swim top and sports bra and the Spike Shorts that are fit to flatter and beat the heat both in and outdoors.
1. Rows in Prone Position (10 reps per arm)
Benefits: Full body exercise.
-Start in push-up stance with feet shoulder width apart, handles balanced on dumbbells. Alternately pull up elbow behind your back and lower onto ground without moving your body.
2. Pistol Squats (15 reps per leg)
Benefits: Works abdominal and leg muscles.
-Start standing with one leg lifted in front of your body. Slowly lower yourself as if you are sitting in a chair, while keeping your leg extended in front of you. Return to standing position and repeat.
*Pistol squats can be completed with or without weight.
3 & 4. Overhead Shoulder Press (15 reps)
Benefits: Works shoulder muscles, upper back, and core.
-Start with elbows by your sides, dumbbells in your hands, palms facing away from you. Push arms above head until they are straight, but do not lock out your elbows. Return to starting position and repeat.
5 & 6. V Ups (25 reps)
Benefits: Works abdominal muscles.
-Start laying flat on your back. Lift arms and legs at the same time to create a V position. Keep moving until your hands and feet touch, while keeping your arms and legs straight. Lower into starting position and repeat.
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.
Roxy Outdoor Fitness athlete and professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle takes us through the ropes of rock climbing, and even explains how to stay safe without a rope! Knowing the proper terms in rock climbing is always important so you can communicate with your fellow climbers, stay safe, and have fun.
Beta: advice on how to climb a problem/route
Boulder problem: what you climb when you boulder
Boulder(ing) : climbing without a rope above a crash pad
Crash pad: what you fall on when bouldering, similar to a small mattress
Crux: the hardest part of a problem/route
Flash: completing a problem/route on the first attempt with beta