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Sofa to Surf: Gear Round Up

Sofa to Surf: Gear Round Up

By Carly Truss

Get fit in style and incorporate equipment into your routine to maximise results and get you off the sofa.

You dont have to sign up to a years worth of expensive gym membership to get fit and healthy. With the right gear and the right attitude, your bedroom, garden, local park or beach becomes the perfect spot to get down to some yoga and exercise routines.

Whether taking it easy with a few gentle yoga stretches or going full throttle with a sweaty workout, incorporate the following gear and equipment items into your fitness plan and home routines to maximise results and eliminate excuses to get off that sofa.

SURF INTO YOGA WITH ROCHELLE BALLARD DVD

£14.99 from Beach Boutique

Rochelle takes you through five different yoga sequences, from Hip and Shoulder Openings, to Sun Salutation Vinyasasas to help you get mentally and physically ready to take on the surf.

YOGA MAD – HOLLOW BAMBOO YOGA BRICK 

£16.99 from Yoga Mad

This brick is hollow to keep the weight down and is made from laminated bamboo – a light, strong and sustainable material. Use in numerous standing and seated postures to provide lift or grounding. 

TOESOX FULL TOE BELLARINA GRIP SOCKS

£13.99 from Yoga Mad

Stop slipping around during your workout and on the yoga mat with these ballet inspired Ballerina ToeSox. The non slip sole secures footing on any surface, the heel tab provides  protection to the Achilles tendon and the fixe toe construction allows toes to move naturally and support the body through every movement.

NORTHCORE POWER STROKE

£18.00 from Beach Boutique

The Power Stroke Bungee Cord is a resistance training tool for improving upper body strength for surfing. Attach to door handles, posts or any stable fixture to give resistance and help improve the muscles involved in paddling.

INDO BOARD

£130 from Beach Boutique

Designed for all ages and abilities, ride the Indo Board as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground to improve balance, coordination and strengthen the core, leg muscles and ligaments.

THE SURF GIRL GUIDE TO SURF FITNESS

£17.99 from Beach Boutique

This Surf Girl Guide To Surf Fitness book covers everything to help improve your surfing, health and confidence. From yoga technique, swim training, exercise workouts, stretching and flexibility exercises to core strength and resistance training.

YOGA BELT, STANDARD 2M

£7.99 from Yoga Mad

Master yoga poses with the yoga belt, designed for extending the arms and legs to get a deeper stretch.

WARRIOR YOGA MAT II, 4MM

£19.99 from Yoga Mad

A Yoga Mad best-selling item, the phthalate free Warrior Yoga Matt II offers good cushioning and fantastic grip and is available is an exciting range of colours. Team with Yoga Mads Yoga Mat Carry Strap for ease when carrying your mat around.

FULL YOGA BLOCK

£6.49 from Yoga Mad

A versatile little number the Yoga Block is one of the most widely used yoga props, effective for cushioning, raising the floor, providing support to your head and neck during lying positions, balance during standing positions and to help deepen and strengthen your practice.

GRIP DOT YOGA TOWEL

£6.49 from Yoga Mad

An excellent addition to sweaty situations such as hot or power yoga, the anti-slip yoga mat can be used on its own or with the dot up on top of a mat for hygiene and extra grip. The towel eliminates the moisture hitting your mat and can be machine washed and dried after each practice.

ROXY SAFINY PANTS

£31.50 (was £45) from Beach Boutique

A versatile addition to your workout wardrobe with a vibrant coral print and a high yoga waistband that will stay firmly put, even in inverted poses. Soft flatlock seams are gentle on the skin and a pocket in the side seam will keep your key safe during sunset sessions on the beach.

PURA VIDA BLUE OCEAN LEGGINGS AND TOP

Leggings: £65.00 from Beach Boutique
Top: £45.00 from Beach Boutique

Designed to stay in place no matter what you do, this sporty and feminine Pura Vida top and leggings are functional and comfortable whether partaking in yoga, running, surfing or jumping on the SUP. Breathable and stretchy when you need to move freely, plus super eye catching in the gorgeous blue ocean print.

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