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SUM 2018

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h o u s e c a l l s { summer 2018 } 31 Want to hit the water or stay on land? Which is music to your ears? Do you swim? Up for a monetary investment? Up for a challenge? SURFING. Hit the waves to tone your arms, strengthen your core, burn calories (roughly 200 in an hour), and test your limits. Newbie surfers: Folly Beach offers a few surf schools, including Isla (islasurfschool-charleston.com) and Shaka (shakasurfschool.com). BEACHCOMBING. Choose your favorite strip of Lowcountry coastline and get to scouring for shells, sand dollars, and other loot. Keep in mind that walking in soft sand burns almost twice the calories that covering the same distance on hard sand does. SWIMMING. Time to start! Zap stress as you net the benefits of aerobic exercise ... all without putting stress on your joints. Area pools offer swim lessons; if you suffer from a phobia of water, check out the local nonprofit SwimCalm (843/708-0846, swimcalm.com). KAYAKING. Explore local waters via kayak—rent either a single or tandem craft from Coastal Expeditions (coastalexpeditions.com) or Charleston Outdoor Adventures (charlestonoutdooradven- tures.com)—and your upper body and mind will thank you. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING. A 30-minute SUP session can burn between 350 and 600 calories. Not just an arm workout, SUPing seriously strengthens your back and abs. Need a rental? Try Charleston Paddleboard Co. (charlestonpaddleboardco.com). GOLF. Boost your balance and flex your focus (plus your patience) with a round of golf. Nicknamed "The Muni," the City of Charleston Golf Course (843/795-6517) welcomes drop-ins and offers classes; pass on a cart to get your aerobic workout in for the day. TENNIS. Free courts are sprinkled throughout the Lowcountry (visit your city's website for a list of locations), making tennis an easily accessible way to get your blood pumping, improve your hand-eye coordination, and socialize with fellow players. SPIN CLASS. Take a break from that scorcher with an indoor cycling session, offered at area gyms and a handful of boutique studios. The instructor-led classes are known for their motivating vibe and major calorie burn (like roughly 700 per class). BEACH YOGA. This summer, stave off stress while you soak up Vitamin D and stunning views. Beach yoga classes are led by Om Outdoors (omoutdoors.com), Serenity Tree Yoga (serenitytreeyoga. com), Studio 33 (studio33kiawah.com), and more. WATER AEROBICS. Score all the benefits of an aerobics class with zero wear and tear on your joints. Turn to page 14 for a full rundown on the perks of this summer sport. BEACH VOLLEYBALL. Bond with your fam as you work up a sweat (a 150-pound person torches up to 550 calories per hour-long match of the sport). BYO net or hit up a public court at Folly Beach or Isle of Palms County Parks. It's summer! Nothing too taxing. Bring it on. Rap, rock, or pop ... Bring on the summer hits! Oh, yes! Water, please! I have little ones to wrangle ... Let's stick to the shore. Ocean waves. Nope. Never found my flippers. Sure. Not a big one.

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