A vacation is surely a stress buster, but it can also bring an unexpected pause to a healthy fitness routine. Even some of the most die-hard exercisers find it difficult to stay fit when away from home. Sure, sometimes we may have good intentions and pack our workout attire. But unfortunately, these clothes don’t make it out of the suitcase until you get back home. If you struggle with similar issues, here are some simple tips that can keep you fit during a vacation.
As the famous quote says “A goal without a plan is only a wish” one of the simplest ways to stay fit during vacation is to plan ahead. Find out what kind of workout facilities you have in your accommodation, or whether you can access a nearby park or track to get your workouts done.
When booking hotels, choose ones with fitness centers. You can check these facilities on the hotel website or call and inquire. If you can roll out of bed and get into a gym minutes later, you can give yourself the best assurance that you’ll stay fit during the vacation.
Scope Out For Local Gyms
If your hotel or accommodation doesn’t provide workout facilities or a gym, then inquire about nearby local fitness centers for their rates. Most gyms will have day passes for minimal fees which are perfect for tourists and travelers to stick to their workouts while away from home.
Engage In Watersports
If hitting the gym sounds troublesome while traveling, then just simply opt for watersports to enjoy your summer vacations. On average many medium-high intense watersports can burn roughly 160 calories per 150-pound person with just 1 hour of activity. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to engage in boring activities like swimming to stay fit, try exhilarating watersports like jet skiing or a flyboard session.
These two are extremely beginner-friendly watersports that anyone above 18 can try. They are refreshing, calorie-burning, and most importantly is an exciting way to explore beautiful landmarks on your vacation. You can also try a combo ride that includes both jet ski and flyboarding to get a taste of both and find out which works for your body much better.
Practice Your Travel Workout Routine at Atleast Once
If you’re planning a travel workout that’s different from your usual routine, then it’s best to practise it at home before you actually do it on vacation. Remember that a new routine requires some preparation and it takes time for your body to get used to it. Trying it at home can also let you know which workouts might be difficult to do within the time you set to work out while on holiday, and adjust any reps or workout steps as needed.
Opt For Stairs And Sight-See By Walking
Whether it’s in your hotel or high-altitude spots, always try to take the stairs. This goes a long way in helping you get your daily 10K steps in easily without having to hit the gym. Similarly, always opt to sight-see by walking instead of taxis and trolleys. Apart from helping you stay fit while on vacation it is also a great way to enjoy your tour while experiencing the joys of cultures.
Pack A Resistance Band
A resistance band is a very versatile workout equipment that comes in handy and can even fit in your pocket. Besides being travel-friendly, it allows you to do countless exercises just in a small space, which makes it perfect for vacation workouts. Bicep curls, triceps dip, lat pulldown, front raise, push up, abductor life, and abductor splits are some common vacation-friendly exercises you can do using resistance bands. Research shows that strength exercises done using resistance bands are similar to training done using dumbbells and weight machines.