As beach girls age, they become increasingly aware of the dangers of falling into bad habits and falling behind.
But can they do anything about it?
Read more Victoria-based model and fitness instructor, Victoria Loomis, started a new fitness program called Victoria’s Beach Girls, to help beach girls reach their full potential.
“I’ve always wanted to get into fitness because it was so important for me and for my kids, but I never really thought about it that way,” Loomiscz said.
“A lot of girls don’t know what they’re supposed to look like and what they need to do.
So I think there’s definitely room for improvement.”
Loomis started the program after she and her husband went to a beach and saw that girls were having so much fun in the sun.
She noticed that their daughters were doing a lot of running, dancing and other activities, and they also were enjoying their time out and enjoying the sand.
“We were just really happy, but we wanted to do something else,” Lomis said.
The Loomistes decided to start the program with a new idea in mind.
“When you’re on a beach, the sun really is the best,” she said.
“The best thing is the shade, the sunlight.
It’s the best time of day to get out there and enjoy it.
And the girls are just getting more comfortable with that.”
Victoria’s Beach Boys program, which started in May, includes yoga, dancing, swimming, yoga classes and even a new swimwear collection.
They are now taking their first wave of girls to their local beach in Victoria, and will be hosting more events in the coming weeks.
The Lomisczes say the program has been a success.
They have more than 50 new girls signed up since they launched the program, and Loomiss is excited to see how much more they can do with the program.
“It’s great to have these girls, to have a group of them, it’s really nice to have that camaraderie,” Lompiss said.
The program has taught the Loomists a lot about what they can and can’t do in their lives, but they say they still want to give their girls something different.
“We don’t want them to do what they did in high school,” Lommis said, “because they’re not ready yet.
We want them in high heels, we want them into makeup and we want to make them into a model, not a bikini model.”
Victoria Beach Girls is just one of many fitness programs in Canada and across the globe offering beach girls and young women a chance to become better and healthier.
Some have even been found to have positive effects for their female participants.
In 2016, researchers in the United Kingdom discovered that women in their 30s who underwent a six-week program of Pilates improved their mental health, while the women who participated in a two-week training program also improved their physical fitness.