This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve.
Sometimes, even I am stunned by the crazy workouts that I do. Working out on a Surfboard was something brand new to me. I have only been on a surfboard one time in my life as a teen and I failed MISERABLY. I mean, it was BAD.
I was invited to take a workout class at Surfset NYC on the Lower East side. It’s a pretty cool studio filled with surf boards that are really actually balance boards–the concept is pretty brilliant. The founders were also on Shark Tank–check out their story here!
In addition to an awesome class, we were also there to check out Summer’s Eve brand new product: Simply Summer’s Eve® Gentle Foaming Wash. They are perfect for your gym bag and are available in great smelling scents Coconut Water & Mandarin Blossom.
The surfboards are SUPER deceptive. It totally looks like a fun blue and white contraption that you can do fun things on. However, the board is really set up on a device that forces you to balance and use your core with every move. Our instructor warned us that we would be unsteady for the first 5-6 minutes until we got used to it. I heard her, but I didn’t listen. I got on and was immediately shaky. CRAZY Shaky. Thankfully we had a “lifeguard” who was around to stabilize us if we couldn’t recover.
He told me to take a deep breath and calm down. No, really. Apparently the more of a panic I was in the more unsteady the board got. I took his advice, drew my core in and I stabilized immediately. If only the rest of the class was so simple.
I was pouring sweat within minutes. We did all kinds of moves while balancing on this board. Lunges, planks, a “hot sand” move where you jump on and off the board, abs, balance and there were a couple times we had to “swim” and jump up into a squat. DUDE. After three tries, I finally got it.
The class was SO tough but SO good. It was nice because I had started to get really bored with my workouts lately and this was JUST the shot of adrenaline that I needed! I may be sore for days but I’m so glad I did it!
Another fun part of the event was having hand made mermaid crowns made for us by Crowns by Christy. I didn’t know how much I would love it! I think I have dreams of growing up to be a mermaid. Seriously. We got to choose all of the pieces and our crowns were handcrafted on the spot and they were gorgeous!
Summer’s Eve has developed the Simply Summer’s Eve® Gentle Foaming Wash – an innovative formula that instantly lathers to a rich, luxurious, ultra-soft foam that rinses away odor-causing bacteria without leaving any residue. I had a chance to smell the product and it smells so luxurious! The Gentle Foaming Wash will be available on in May for only $5.99! The cleansing cloths are also a perfect addition for your gym bag!
A crazy hard and good #workout at @surfsetNYC and the perfect new product for your gym bag! #SESimply
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Picture me on a surfboard! ?? I think I might have enjoyed this class a little bit TOO much. Such a great workout at @surfsetnyc ??♀️??♀️??♀️ it is crazy tough but you feel amazing at the end! ???? it was also great to learn about the new Summer's Eve cleansing clothes that are perfect for your gym bag! (And yes I am wearing a mermaid crown from @crownsbychristy and I may never take it off) ??? #sesimply #ad
Have you ever taken a surf board workout? Would you?
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Thursday 16th of March 2017
I don't think there has ever been a cooler fitness class! And those cleansing cloths...so convenient!
Monday 13th of March 2017
I have never done the surf board workout. But I am very very interested in trying the class. I LOVE to swim and scuba dive but I have never tried surfing ? it's top on my bucket list.
Saturday 11th of March 2017
Love the look of this! Now you got me signing beyonce song surfboard...I blame this on you
Friday 10th of March 2017
Looks good! I like their packaging. I have NEVER done this. I think it's a good idea, though. I'd love to see if I could and get better with it. And hey, maybe I'd get brave and try surfing too!
Friday 10th of March 2017
Looked like such a fun experience. I have never surfed in all my years believe it or not. But a part of me wanted to, but was still unsure and a bit scared in all honesty. That said, looks like you nailed it. Oh and I love the mermaid crown craft, too ;)