After hearing there was a new fitness craze that involved yoga, disco balls and core training, The Banker and I had to try it. We were lucky enough to get a private Surfset class at Sweat Republic SF and the experience was anything but ordinary. surfset workout
Neither of us are expert surfers, but we love to shake things up so we kicked off our shoes and bid adieu to stability for 45 minutes. Right away, I presumed Surfset was rather hip because there was a disco ball on the ceiling and our friend Jason, the instructor, was playing a ‘Coachella playlist’.surfset sf
We began with a series of yoga poses on the board — it took some time and gentle reassurance before my downward dog felt less like ‘drowning fish’. Once I composed myself, I kind of understood how all surfers seemingly have washboard abs. 

Next was a series of jumping, squatting and running. We mimicked running out to the surf, paddling out to a wave and riding waves to shore. If this doesn’t get your heart-rate (and imagination) pumping, I don’t know what will.

We ended with a ‘challenge pose’.

crow pose on surfboard
Back bends or crow. Surprisingly, crow was much easier.

*Huge thanks to Jason and Talia for facilitating this class and watching The Badger so we could surf! You guys are the best.

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  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    Nice Crow!!! I’ve done Surfset before and it’s super fun but also really challenging so I’m def impressed that you could hold that pose!

  • Samantha

    That looks so fun!! I’m using you as inspiration after this baby – your body is bangin!!
    Do you call Harlowe “The Badger?!!” I need to hear this story if so. 🙂

  • Cara Northcutt

    Want to try this stat… minus the crow because I will land flat on my face trying to do that on a board!

    xx Cara

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    My first reaction to this post was – Oh my gosh that looks so fun, I can’t wait to try it!

    My second reaction was, I can’t believe she went without me!! 😉

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I did a TRIAL RUN of this class a few weeks ago! SO MUCH FUN but also SUPER DUPER INTENSE!!!!!