I want to give you some tips on how to workout on a vacation without going to the gym! This is what I do when I am traveling. The purpose of going on vacation is to let go of your regular routine, relax and work on your health. We get so caught up with stress, working and following a routine that taking a ‘time out’ is so important. There’s nothing wrong with throwing your hands up to your regular routine, but keeping up with your health is still important even when you’re on vacation. A friendly vacation workout can really be beneficial! I want to give you some tips on how to workout on a vacation without going to the gym! This is what I do when I am traveling.
When I go on vacation, I don’t want to be stuck in the gym. Hell, I don’t even want to be at the gym when I’m not on vacation! But I still want to be active while also working off the cocktails and delicious food I’m consuming. I have a few ways to add a workout into your vacation, without actually feeling like you’re working out.
Next time you’re away and you’re feeling a little glutinous, try these:
Go for a morning jog or brisk walk on the beach
Insider tip: You burn an outrageous number of calories when you go for a jog on the beach. You can thank the sand for that! If you’re not into running, take the cliché ‘enjoys long walks on the beach’ and put it to good use. A long walk on the beach is both eye-pleasing and relaxing…but still offers a little workout.
Go for a long semi-strenuous hike (the more hills, the better)
When I go somewhere, I always look for good hikes in the area. No matter where I am, there has to be somewhere to hike. I do this for two reasons: For the workout and for a different perspective of the area. You often get to witness beautiful views on a hike.
Try paddleboarding or kayaking
I have a paddleboard, so naturally, I love the idea of paddleboarding while on vacation. But paddleboarding and kayaking are fun activities while vacationing in a warm climate, or a place that has great views from the water. You can get a really great arm and core workout by doing both these activities, and if it’s hot out, you can even go for a quick swim!
Go for a swim
Speaking of swimming…swimming is an excellent cardio workout and more often than not, you don’t realize you’re getting a workout in. It’s fun, it keeps you cool and you can add some snorkeling gear to see what’s below!
Take surfing lessons
If you’re feeling ambitious and brave (and you know how to swim) sign up for a surfing lesson (depending on where you are vacationing). It’s always fun trying something new, and trust me when I say surfing is an intense workout. Your entire body will feel it the next day.
Take a yoga class
Yoga is everywhere! The great thing about yoga is that it’s relaxing, so you don’t have to feel stressed while you’re practicing it. Try it in the morning before you go sight-seeing so you can feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Your muscles will be engaged and loosened up for any walking and activities you have planned for the day.
Sign up for a cultural/traditional dance class
Step out of your comfort zone and learn more about the traditions and culture of your destination. Many cultural destinations have traditional dances and will often offer classes for visitors to learn them. It’s a fun cardio workout and you will get the opportunity to learn something new about the place you are visiting as well!
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