Workout Travel Tips
I do have to apologize for being a day late on this blog post, family celebrations had me tied up pretty much all day. Moving forward this week’s blog post we are going to look at what to do when you are your vacation and not losing all your hard work throughout the past year.
Yes, I know you are on vacation and the last thing on your mind is to think about the gym but just bear with me because what I am about to say is not that bleak and dreary.
The following post will give you 3 scenarios, one for the beach, one for the city, and one for the middle of nowhere (like a cottage).
Scenario 1: The beach. Just because you can become a beach bum (guilty pleasure) there are activities that you can do on the beach that will keep you active and give you a great workout. Some of these include beach volleyball, swimming in the sea, paddle boarding, beach badminton, sea dooing, the list goes on and on. So, you have no excuse to be a beach bum, unless you have done all the activities and you are exhausted to the point where you need a nap. Just remember to bring your sun protection sun screen or it will be a painful couple of days.
Scenario 2: The city. Let’s take this scenario, you are in another city, in another country, on a different continent. Your gym does not exist here so there is no gym that you can go to and the gym in your hotel simply does not have the equipment to service you. Do not worry all is not lost, in fact the alternative is promising. So, what do you do? Simple, talk to the concierge at the hotel and ask them to go on a guided tour (they usually know some good ones) learn about the city that you are in, or go out for a very long walk (leave in the morning and come back in the evening), talk to some of the staff ask them where their favorite places are and go and visit them. Just a word of warning: just be careful not to venture into areas that could get you into trouble, the best way to avoid this is to talk to the staff and ask them where to avoid. Oh, and don’t forget your camera and get some really nice shots!
Scenario 3: The middle of nowhere. I haven’t done this one…yet. But it does have some very interesting opportunities for physical activities like kayaking, hiking, camping, fishing, off-road cycling, swimming in lakes or rivers, to be honest the activities are really endless, but if you do just remember to smart and bring some things with you that can help you just in case you go too far into the woods like a GPS locator, extra water or water purification tablets, a knife, a lighter, a flashlight, if you are going camping in the middle of nowhere a tent, some sort of self-protection tool against wild animals, a cell phone that works anywhere. Like I said just be smart and safe about this trip it can be exhilarating but it can turn deadly very quickly. Oh, and don’t forget your camera! Sunrises and sunsets can be amazing in the wild!
You see just because you are leaving a gym doesn’t mean that you have to leave behind boring monotonous workouts, mix and match the above depending on the bravery of your character of course. If you go to a beach location take a bus tour of the main city and go for a walk in that city. Or get a group of people in your hotel and go for a camping trip in the woods. Or sign up to one of the many group vacation companies and pretend your Indiana Jones for a week, just have fun and stay active.