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icon Jul 10, 2023 - Luke Whitburn

Staying fit while on holiday

Staying Fit While on Holiday

Holidays are one of the best ways to relax, unwind and create memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re flying out to another country or taking a road-trip through the countryside, it’s mentally and physically important to get out and about. What if we told you that you could enjoy your getaway and keep fit at the same time? In this article, we cover ways you can keep on top of your fitness while on holiday: making sure you keep progressing towards your goals, help you stay energised and feeling positive about making the most out of your break!

 

Walking

One of the best and simple ways to exercise and freshen up your mind is exploring the area on foot. Take in all your surroundings, explore the area and get your steps in! Taking public transport has its benefits too. Riding the train or bus can help you get more steps in walking to stations as opposed to booking a taxi directly to your location.

Using a pedometer app on your phone or a smartwatch is a great way to track your steps and pushes you to walk more. On average it takes 90 minutes to walk 10,000 steps, burning approximately 400 calories. This may seem like a long walk, but when factoring the amount you move all the time, it can turn to a walk in the park (quite literally).

Walking

 

Water Sports and Activities

Lots of resorts offer water sports for you, your family and friends to join in the fun. Activities such as paddle boarding, water polo and aqua aerobics are not only great fun but also keep your fitness levels at a high. We believe that fitness should be fun and holidays provide endless potential for enjoyable activities!

 

Resistance Bands Training

Resistance bands are great to bring with you on holiday: They’re light, mobile and perfect for training in your hotel room. Whether you spend This is a great opportunity to stretch and exercise before even having breakfast or after a day sightseeing. We’ve already covered a resistance bands workout which you can take on in wherever you are.

Resistance Bands Training

Bodyweight Training

Even without any equipment you can still train on holiday. There are an abundance of bodyweight exercises you can perform like push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges and much more. Spending 10 minutes a day doing a bodyweight workout can result in improved mood, your flexibility and health.

 

Hotel Gym Workouts

You may be lucky enough to have a gym on holiday! No matter if you’re going in there before reserving your sunbeds, pumping your body up before the day or testing your 1-rep max with your mates, utilising the gym can be the best way to begin your day.

Hotel Gym Workouts

 

Summary

Being in the fitness space we know there are people out there that are excited about their holidays but dread it at the same time due to the fear or undoing their hard work. Going on holiday does not have to derail your fitness progress. You can most certainly enjoy all your break has to offer while staying fit and we hope this article helped provide you some insight into how you can implement that. Let us know how you keep fit on holiday in the comments and for more tips subscribe to our newsletter.

 

 

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