What it works: Arms, shoulders, back, legs, butt, and core
Why it’s cool: While you may not have a sky-high calorie burn after chasing waves, don’t think you won’t wake up feeling all sorts of sore the next day. Surfing is a total-body workout that requires endurance, balance, and explosive power. And if your abs aren’t prepared for a flab-blasting session, forget it—all the power you need to paddle out, pop up, and ride the wave comes from your core. Try this seven-minute surfer’s workout from Rosante, then get ready to hang ten (and endure a few wipeouts—hey, it’s all part of the fun) and Burn Serious Calories.
Calories burned: 185