Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Surf Girl Guide to Surf Fitness: An inspirational guide to fitness & well-being for girls who surf, is so much more than a book about women’s surf fitness. It is a really useful holistic guide to health and fitness that enables you to understand different approaches to fitness, how they compliment each other and enable you to design your own fitness regime. You could call this book your own home gym!
The blurb says:
‘This book will help improve your surfing, boost your health and increase your confidence. Surfing is a hard sport to learn but one of the biggest ways you can increase your performance, especially in the early days, is to get surf fit’.
Split into different sections, ‘let’s get going’, ‘get surf fit’, ‘surf-inspired yoga’, ‘outdoor workouts’, ‘get swim fit’ and ‘natural goodness’ – even those who aren’t regular surfers will enjoy this book and most definitely be inspired to go surfing more often. The pages of clear photography and instructions mean that you can pick and choose from the different techniques, including yoga, core work, strength, balance training and more according to your environment.
I particularly loved the inclusion of a swimming section which is so often missing from fitness magazines and books. In the pool we tend to swim one stroke for a number of lengths, rather than consider doing different workouts or drills. This chapter is perfect for those who say they get bored in the pool!
Finally the book contains some really great advice for eating well and creating a positive lifestyle. The Surf Girl Guide to Surf Fitness doesn’t just teach us about fitness, it teaches us about a lifestyle that is guaranteed to energise and inspire you to get involved.
You can buy The Surf Girl Guide to Surf Fitness at the SurfGirl Beach Boutique, £17.99