Happy Wednesday from the west coast! While we are off enjoying ourselves for a few days here I wanted to chat a bit about working out while on holidays and how we still stay active during our vacations.
First thing is that it really depends on where we are and what we are doing as to what workouts or activities we do. For example when we went on our honeymoon cruise since it was a lot of laying around on beaches etc we tried to hit the gym every other day. But then in NYC since we stayed in a little boutique hotel, in December and walked probably 10km or more a day we did no official workouts. I do like to meet somewhere in the middle though. Here are the top ways we like to stay active while away:
1- Running or walking. It is a great way to site see too! We both loved running along the ocean while in San Francisco and not sure I would have passed up on it one morning. And to start your day off with a run make all those treats later way more forgiving 😉 If you cannot run or chose not to, walk! It is just as good and cheap transportation.
2- DVDs. You’ll need to make sure your hotel room has a TV/DVD player or bring a laptop, but this is a easy thing to pack and do anytime during your holiday. I usually stick to ones that are 30 mins or less and require no or little equipment. My yoga map does almost always come with us though! My favorite is Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown.
3- Find fun, new and local activities to do. Scope out those activities that at home you maybe cannot do. For example, going to a lake or the ocean, try stand-up paddleboarding – something I hope to try this week. Going to somewhere with trails and mountains? Go hiking, this is a favorite of ours:
Another favorite of ours is to go golfing. You may have to rent clubs, if yours are not packed but you can find great deal but golfing last minute or later in the day.
In San Francisco we rented bikes to ride across the Golden Gate bridge:
4- Check out your hotel gym. i find that these are really under used lots of the time and while they may be small and your equipment choices are limited you will be able to get in a decent workout still.
5- More importantly, Don’t stress about it. Nobody loose any fitness after a couple week holiday. It is all about that balance, so have fun and enjoy yourself and you will be active not even realizing it.
What was the best workout/activity you’ve done on holidays to stay active?