Vacations are a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, they’re often filled with too much food, too many cocktails and not enough exercise. Here are six tips from Team FitNice to help make sure your travel time is home to a Stay Fit Vacation.
Wear your runners. No shoes is no excuse to not get a run, jog or walk in while on vacation. It’s true that running shoes are heavy and bulky, which can make fitting them in an already stuffed suitcase can be a big challenge. Luckily, they’re comfortable, so even though they might not be part of your most fashionable travel outfit, carrying them on your feet will keep you cozy, and could save you a checked bag fee.
Bodyweight. Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats and burpees are a great way to get in a challenging, low maintenance workout on your Fit Vacation. Pick a few of your favorite exercises and try doing a Tabata routine with them for a quick, intense session that will get you right back to relaxing.
Look around. With the help of the internet and websites like Yelp!, you can search for and read reviews of fitness centers in the area you’re visiting. A Stay Fit Vacation can be a great time to try something you’ve never heard of before (spelunking, anyone?) or a class that might not be offered at your home facility. You can even help others out by reviewing when you’re finished.
Resistance Bands. Small, flexible and super portable, resistance bands can be just as effective as free weights without the hassle. Put a band or two to use right there in your hotel room, or even on the balcony if you have a view, and spend less time hunting for a gym and more time enjoying your Stay Fit Vacation
Take a breather. Forget a Stay Fit Vacation. Take a few days off. Let your mind and body relax, rest and recover. This is especially true at the end of a training cycle or when coming back from an injury, and it’s unlikely you’ll lose a lot of fitness. Be aware that jet lag and diving back into reality can make returning to your regular routine tough, so if you decide to stop exercising for a while, expect those first few days back home to be a challenge.
Stick with your fitness program on any Stay Fit Vacation using these 5 tips and it’s sure to be a success!
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