Sweat with a Cause: Better Beach Bootcamp
This weekend, if you’re in the mood to mix a little sweat with a good cause, you’re in luck. Surfrider Foundation — SF Chapter is teaming up with health enthusiast and trainer Caroline Murzin (@karomurz) to present Better Beach Bootcamp on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9am at Baker Beach. It’s a HIIT style workout on the beach followed by a beach clean-up to help protect Baker Beach from trash and plastic pollution.
According to the Surfrider Foundation, cleaner beaches means less trash making it into the ocean. Plastics are the worst offenders because they break up into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming microplastics. Those microplastics are ingested by fish, zooplankton, and invertebrates, then make their way back up the food chain. This is why we make an effort to clean up the beaches and to spread awareness about the problem plastic brings to our environment.
What to expect:
The workout is a HIIT style class with all body weight exercises (think: Squats, push-ups, sit-ups, etc). All you need is a beach towel, water bottle, and a good attitude.
After the workout, the workout crew will turn into a clean-up crew. From 10am - 12pm, feel free to stay as long as your schedule allows. If you have gloves and grabbers, bring them, otherwise the Surfrider Foundation has materials for you to use.
Together, the Surfrider Foundation and Murzin are bringing the community a workout with meaning. “Ever since I was young I’ve always been obsessed with two things- the ocean & being active. I have been working in the fitness industry for four years now and have realized how huge the fitness scene is in SF,” Murzin said. “On top of that, the people living in this city really seem to care about their impact on the environment. That is why I decided to combine the two into one event. It’s a perfect way to get outside, get in a good sweat, and help the community.”