We are in Florida this week which makes it a little challenging to keep up with my fitness routine. And while often I use my time away as downtime from my workout, sometimes it feels really good to move while on vacation. So I’ve rounded up a few ways to fit your exercise in no matter where you are.
1. Go for a run
This is what I love about running….you can do it anywhere and anytime! You’re not relegated to some class schedule that’s impossible to work with. I always pack my running shoes when heading out of town.
2. Go on a hike AKA walking
Perhaps not a high impact, sweat inducing option, BUT if you keep a steady pace – one that feels slightly uncomfortable- you will get that heart rate up to give your body a boost. In LA last month, I hiked for about an hour and felt sore the next day. It was definitely a workout!
Despite not being a good swimmer, I’ll still do laps when possible. In Iceland, when pool time was a huge part of the trip, I managed to do 30 minutes or so pretty frequently. It was a super way to mix family time with my workout.
Though I love biking, I don’t usually do it for fitness. (Except in Soulcycle.) It’s more of a way for me to get around. But in the city, it’s mostly flat, traffic filled streets I’m riding on. Put me on a hill and let me crank up the speed…I’ll count that as exercise!
I used to always pack my mat with me, just in case, when traveling. Now I don’t bother because it’s too big. But that won’t stop me from doing yoga. A rug is fine for a little routine, and when there’s no rug, the hard floor is okay too, particularly for a standing series. If you don’t do much yoga, a few simple poses will help balance mind and body which is a wonderful addition to any vacation.
How do you exercise when away from home?