Be honest…how many of you take your gym kit on holiday with you and never even unpack it? And then go home, feel a bit softer and vow that next time you WILL go for a run each morning to work off those cocktails… Am I right?
Don’t worry, even the best of us may not feel choose to hit the hotel gym or go for a morning run over a sleep in or a laze by the pool. However, there are still ways to keep your fitness levels up without feeling like you’ve forced yourself into a workout.
Here are our ultimate tips for holiday fitness and ensuring that you aren’t neglecting your exercise routine throughout your travels:
Utilise the Pool
Swimming itself is a great workout, but if you’re not one for lengths, then try this quick water holiday fitness workout:
– High knee jog on the spot
– Star jumps
– Jumping lunges (stand with one leg forward, one leg back and then jump up and change)
– Jumps side to side
– Standing kicks
– Tuck jumps
– Keep your arms straight and open them all the way out and then clap them in front of you
– Tap the opposite elbow and knee together, alternating sides
– Cycle your legs for the whole count without touching the floor
See the Sights
Walking is so good for you, and if you’re out on a hike and seeing the local area it won’t feel like a cardio session. Take in some hills, cross some sand or quicken your pace to vary the intensity and incline – and don’t forget to stretch those legs out.
Go for a Bike Ride
Again, cycling is a great workout and if you’re taking yourself on a new adventure it won’t feel like work (make sure you wear a helmet!).
Do Some Morning Yoga
Whether it be a few poses and stretches on your balcony or you can find a local class, you’ll feel refreshed and energised to start your day with a yoga session and give both your mind and body a workout – plus it won’t really feel like you’ve dragged yourself to the gym.
How long has it been since you played some frisbee, or a game of rounders, or threw around a football? You don’t have to be a budding sportsperson, just have a play about to get your heart rate up and add some fun into your day. You’d be surprised how many people will want to join in!