Beach Body Over 40 – 10 Great Tips! (2023)


The summer is almost here, so it’s time to get your beach body ready!

With a little hard work and dedication, you can achieve the body you’ve always wanted.

If you’re a man over 40, don’t worry – it’s not too late.

Okay, guys, let’s prepare our bodies for a lovely day on the beach; here are some tips to help you get started:

12 Tips On How To Build That Beach Body Fast.

1- Start working out

Let’s do some muscle-building, guys. As a man over 40, you must start working out to create a beach body. Cardio is excellent for burning calories and fat, while strength resistance training will help you build muscle mass. But, of course, combining both is the best way to go.

To have an effective workout and create that beach body you desire, you need to do more than go to the gym and lift some weights. It would help if you had a plan dedicated to seeing it through. Try hiring a personal trainer or signing up for a class at your local gym. Whatever helps you with your motivation. Do it! That way, your fitness journey will be more fun and more manageable.

2- Eat healthily


To get the body you want, you need to eat healthily. Eating healthy will help your body slim down and tone up.

To maintain that motivation, try to find healthy foods you enjoy eating. Once you find a few good recipes, sticking to your healthy diet will be easy.

We also want to eat out once in a while. Even when we are on a diet. Ordering healthy food in a restaurant is possible, though. All you need is some planning and determination.

3- Try HIIT


Okay, guys, let’s prepare our bodies for a lovely summer at the beach – let’s try HIIT! Short on time? High-Intensity Interval Training will be your shortcut to achieving results fast.

Especially in combination with your healthy diet and your workout routine. Furthermore, HIIT training can be done anywhere. At home, in the gym, or outside in the fresh air.

Including HIIT in your fitness routine will help you burn body fat fast, so you can show off those toned muscles you worked so hard for.

4- Muscle-Strengthening Workouts

In addition to HIIT, you should also focus on muscle-strengthening workouts. These types of workouts will help you build strong, toned muscles.

Especially when we are in a “getting lean” stage to prepare our beach bodies for the summer, this will help to show off our muscle definition.

5- Respect the Recovery period

After a strenuous workout, it’s essential to give your body time to recover. During the recovery period, your muscles repair themselves and grow stronger.

To speed up the recovery process, you can do foam rolling, stretching, and taking hot baths.

As a rule of thumb, you should take one day off from exercise every two days you work out.

6- Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health, but it’s also crucial for getting a beach body. We read everywhere that 8 hours of quality sleep should be the average sleep quantity the average person needs. I think it varies per person, but 8 hours should be more than enough to reload your energy.

Getting enough sleep will help your body recover from workouts and keep your metabolism high.

When you are over 40, getting enough sleep can be challenging. But trying your best to get a good night’s rest is important.

Failing that, you can do a few things to improve the quality of your sleep. For example, you can avoid caffeine before bed and create a relaxing bedtime routine.

7- Drink plenty of water


Water is essential for good health, and it also helps you lose weight. When you drink enough water, your body can better flush out toxins and excess water weight. Try to drink a glass of water every 2 hours, and you’ll be fine.

Remember to avoid sugary drinks and juice. These drinks can add a lot of calories to your diet, and they won’t do anything to help you lose weight. Fresh fruit juices are healthy, though.

If you want to enjoy a nice cold beer, go ahead and have one. But try to limit yourself to one or two drinks a week.

8- Avoid fad diets

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s tempting to try a fad diet. But most of these diets are unhealthy and don’t work in the long run.

I think these diets are the cause of many people living the YOYO effect life, if you know what I mean.

Instead of following a fad diet, focus on eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. These are the two most important things you can do to lose weight and get in shape.

By sticking to a diet and exercise routine, you’ll get the lean body you’ve always wanted.

9- Take progress photos

Take progress photos if you want to see how far you’ve come. Every few weeks, take a picture of yourself in your swim trunks. You’ll be amazed at how much your body will change over time.

Progress photos are also a great way to stay motivated. You’ll be more likely to stick with your diet and exercise routine when you see how far you’ve come.

10-Take supplements

If you want to speed up your weight loss and build that beach body for the summer, you can take supplements. There are many different types of supplements on the market, but not all are effective. Good weight loss supplements include green tea extract, garcinia cambogia, and caffeine.


Before taking any supplements, it’s essential to speak with your doctor. Supplements can interact with medications, which may not be safe for everyone.

Beachbody or not. Your health comes first!

11- Set realistic goals

When trying to get a beach body, setting realistic goals is essential. For example, don’t try to lose 10 pounds in one week – it’s not going to happen. And even if you lose that much weight, you’ll likely gain it all back.

Just try to focus on the points discussed today, and you will lose the excess weight naturally. It doesn’t matter much if you lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. The important thing is that you’re improving your health and getting fitter and stronger.

Losing weight slowly may not be as exciting as dropping 10 pounds in a week. But it’s a lot healthier, and it’s more likely to lead to long-term success.

That way it will also be easier to maintain that beach body you created.

12- Stay motivated

It’s essential to stay motivated when trying to get a beach body. However, there will be days when you don’t feel like working out or eating healthily. On those days, it’s important to remind yourself of your goals.

One way to stay motivated is to find a workout buddy. Having someone to work out with will make the process more enjoyable, and it will help you stay on track.

Another great way to stay motivated is to set small, achievable goals. For example, if you want to lose 20 pounds, set a plan to lose five pounds first. Once you reach that, you’ll be closer to your ultimate goal of having a toned beach body.


Getting a beach body when you’re over 40 is not easy, but it s possible. With hard work and dedication, you can achieve the body of your dreams.

Remember to set realistic fitness goals, stay motivated, and focus on healthy eating and exercise. Just do the things described earlier, and you’ll be well on getting the beach body you’ve always wanted.

Do you want to share how you prepare to show that beach body next summer?

Any tips that you would add?

I hope you liked reading this article, my friends, and if you have any comments or questions, just leave them in the comment section below.

Stay healthy and strong!

Meet Ezra, a former model and actor turned founder of GymTrends365. His no-BS approach to fitness helps men over 40 achieve their best shape. Ezra believes in empowering individuals to take control of their health and fitness through practical, sustainable methods. At GymTrends365, he's committed to providing the resources and support necessary to help everyone achieve their fitness goals.