As summer moves into full swing, that upcoming summer trip isn’t too far behind. You’re planning your fun-filled week, or more if you’re lucky, with your family. You’re ready to check out from the stresses of daily life. Before you completely punch out, do a little research to make sure that you won’t completely checkout from your workout routine. It is tough to fit your full workout in, but with a little planning there are a few things you can do. After all, doing something is better than nothing at all.
Change Your Workout Routine
You are on vacation, plan on cutting back or modifying your routine based on what the amenities are available to you. You just have to know things will be different while on vacation and be okay with not getting it all in. A little break is not such a bad thing.
Before you head out on your vacation, do a little research to find the closest gym. Check to see if your hotel has workout facilities or classes. If you haven’t booked your stay yet, find a hotel that has a gym. If you are feeling ambitious and your hotel does not have a gym search for a gym nearby.
Pack a Workout
Workout tools like resistance bands and jump ropes are easy to pack and offer a great quick workout. Use the bands for strength training and your jump rope for an underrated cardio workout. These exercises won’t take long, and you can do them in the middle of your room, so there’s really no extra planning involved.
Find a Hike
If you are on the road for your summer vacation, try to include a pit stop for a day hike. It is not only a workout, but it also offers a break from the car and allows you to explore more of the place you are visiting. While on your hike, work in some self-limiting movements against a rock or bench, or lunges, to ramp up the activity level.
Take your family on an adventure. It could be a good hike or find a place to rent a bike to ride. This is not only an excellent way to see the sites; it is a great workout. Other adventures could include, if you are near water, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding or surfing. It is an excellent way to burn calories and create lasting memories.
The bottom line when planning for your summer break is to have fun! You are on vacation after all. Planning a little exercise will make your transition back to reality a little easier.