I am busy planning my next holiday and it got me thinking; so many people go away and come back with added kilos, not only in their baggage, but on their waistlines. Going on a holiday vacation doesn’t have to mean you’re going to blow all your hard work. Holidays are a great opportunity to experience something new.
It might be the perfect time for you to try white water rafting, horseback riding or surfing. Walking and cycling are great ways to get around and you also get to see and experience different sights. Checkout if your hotel has a gym or a pool. Many larger hotels offer personal training or aqua fitness classes. A great way to maintain your fitness and to meet the locals is to check out nearby gyms, many offer casual visits to holiday makers.
It is amazing what can be utilized as “fitness equipment” if you take a look around. Replace the treadmill with trail or beach runs. Coconuts, logs, sandbags, chairs make great weights and stability equipment . You are only limited by your imagination.
Even in a small hotel room you can design a program which requires little space. A routine consisting of some cardio exercises such as high knees or jumping jacks and then add some pushups, wall sits, dips, crunches, planks doesn’t require much space and is a good workout to help keep you in shape. One of the best pieces of equipment you can bring from home which doesn’t take any room in your suitcase is a fitness band. Bands are great for stretching but also they can be connected to door handles or using your body weight for strength work.
Holidays are a time to relax, take some time out for yourself and revive your body. With sensible eating and having active fun, a new six pack might be included in your souvenirs.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013