Strengthening your core is so much more than just getting abs; it’s also about improving your balance and stability. This will help with your posture, mobility, and range of motion. A lot of physical activities depend on stable core muscles to be performed properly. Lucky for us, some of the most effective ways to tighten your core are also the most fun!

If you’re looking for something to do at the club, swimming is a great cardio workout that also builds core strength. Not only will it cool you off, but it will help define and tighten your core. Just 25 minutes in the pool three times a week will give you major results. You can also check out a yoga class, which offers countless benefits. In addition to muscle toning, it helps with stress relief and weight loss. If you don’t have time for a full class just grab a mat and do a few poses. Just five minutes helps!

If you live near water or plan to take a vacation, stand up paddle boarding is a great way to improve core strength. It also helps your balance, focus, and coordination. It’s truly a full-body workout, plus it’s just a lot of fun! If you are near sand, beach volleyball is a tough workout in disguise. Passing the ball targets your arms and core, and all the jumping in the sand gives your leg muscles a serious toning session. This fun-in-the-sun activity can burn a lot of calories!

Whether you are at your club or enjoying the outdoors, working your core can be easy and fun. Consider trying one (or all) of these activities to create a well-rounded fitness routine!