Vacation Workouts?

Vacation Workouts?

Vacation Workouts: Get active while traveling

Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? This is literally one of the hardest things to do when you are trying to relax, enjoy yourself, and recharge. I recently just returned from a little getaway and boy did I have a hard time getting in my exercise (not to mention watching what I chowed down on).

Vacation Workouts – Really?

Yea, I tried to get up early and go for a run on the beach, didn’t happen!

I tried to get an afternoon workout in between the site-seeing, didn’t happen! It’s so hard to take the time or get up 30 minutes early to exercise, but there are a lot of other ways to get in a little blood pumping that doesn’t require morning runs or afternoon fitness room adventures (those are great though).

Vacation Workouts?

1. Don’t expect too much:

don’t expect to actually run 3 miles every day. Your expectations should be to have fun but try to get in a little exercise while you do it. Don’t be disappointed with yourself if you don’t get a workout in everyday.

2. Explore on foot:

for example, we walked the boardwalk (about 2 miles round-trip) and that was great. We saw some awesome boats, a beautiful bay, and got a different view of the area.

3. Know the area:

if you know the area and do your homework you can plan accordingly and take a snorkel or running gear with you. Come prepared.

4. Exercise with friends or family:

This is probably the easiest way to get in some exercise. Nothing is more motivating then having someone by your side. Not only will you burn a few calories you will have more fun doing it!

5. Working out doesn’t have to be your typical workout:

If you can’t make it to the fitness room it’s okay!

Exercise in the pool, swim/snorkel in the ocean, bike the country side, or hike the hills!

6. Get up early (if you’re a morning person):

If you are a morning person, go ahead and get in a little exercise early so you can enjoy the rest of your day! Maybe a quick HIIT session?

vacation workouts

7. Drink water:

This isn’t really a workout tip but nothing is worse to me then being on vacation and not having enough water around. For example, you are on a 5 hour road trip and you didn’t bring enough water or you’re in a hotel for 4 days and their tap water is terrible so you don’t drink nearly enough water! Dehydration fatigues you and you won’t run at 100%, come prepared!

8. Screw it, you’re on vacation:

If you don’t get your 12 vacation workouts or much exercise in at all, it’s okay! You can mentally and physically recharge you batteries and come back with a hunger for the gym or your job!

Enjoy it, you’ve earned it!

Wrap-Up

Be sure to use these vacation workouts and tips next time you are on vacation or even if you are on-the-go!

Josh Anderson
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