CRYSTAL, Minn. -- Digging your heels into the sand sounds pretty good as a long Minnesota winter keeps us in its grip.
At Hidden Beach Volleyball in Crystal, the sand is available year round, and not just for volleyball. The warehouse-sized facility houses league play, a sand boot camp and even zumba in the sand.
Fitness expert Chris Freytag visited Hidden Beach Volleyball to check out the benefits of a sand workout. Trainer Jake Marshman pointed to the resistance sand can add, pushing your workout to another level.
The sand also forces a body to constantly stabilize the core muscles, which adds another layer of difficulty.
For aching joints, sand can cushion a fall, and make plyometrics less damaging for knees.
Check it out at Hidden Beach Volleyball and BarefootBeachFitness.com.
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