Whether you’re over the river and through the woods or just across town, take your workout routine with you this holiday season. Holidays are the easiest time to lose track of your routines lose sight of your goals. Before you pack up for grandma’s house, take a few minutes to create a training schedule for your vacation. Here are a few ideas for fitting in your workout while you’re out of town.
Use streaming services.
Take your workout wherever you take your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Streaming services like Daily Burn and Hulu specialize in providing at-home training videos for all experience levels and intensities. From fast-paced cardio to zen yoga, you’re sure to find just the right exercise to fit your training schedule. You can read about a few of our picks for at-home workout streaming here.
Visit local fitness studios and gyms.
There’s nothing quite like a great group workout. If you’re a die-hard spinner or a functional fitness fanatic, you’ve probably already scoped out studio locations near Grandma’s house. Visiting local gyms while you’re out of town is a great way to infuse new energy into your routine. Traveling allows you to train with new coaches and teachers. A new perspective is often helpful, especially when you’ve hit a plateau. Many franchise studios offer discounted class passes for members visiting from out of town. Many local gyms and aquatic centers also offer visitor passes.
Explore the area by foot.
One of the best ways to make the most of your visit to a new place is to explore the area by foot! Walking, running, and even bicycling allow you to see the world in new and exciting ways. Slowing down the pace allows you to reconnect with nature and experience all the sights, sounds, and even smells an area has to offer. Think of it as hitting the “reset” button on your running view. Look for hiking trails, walking paths in historical areas, and even downtown areas that offer bicycle rentals. Don’t forget to bring your family along for the fun!
Pack small, lightweight equipment or try bodyweight exercises.
Resistance bands, circuit training routines, and bodyweight exercises should be in everyone’s travel plans. Small, lightweight equipment like resistance bands, yoga mats, and light weights can be easily stashed in luggage. Circuit training and bodyweight exercises rely simply on your own bodyweight to make you break a sweat. For circuit ideas, check out this blog post for our top fitness app picks. If nothing else, look for functional and practical ways to incorporate fitness into your daily activities.
Whatever you do, don’t stop.
Don’t let an extra plate of turkey at dinner or three days relaxing by the fire throw you off your game! Research has proven that for those who exercise regularly, even a few missed workouts can start to have a negative impact on your body. More than that, it’s much harder to get going again once you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. Make a plan this holiday season and stick to it. It’s important to always keep your sights on your personal fitness goals!