Now, when millions of people are going on vacations all over the world, many people start thinking about doing some workouts, even during the vacation, but it seems like we always forget about doing them. This is true even for people who love to workout. Depending on what kind of vacation you are going to (active or not-so-active vacation), you will have to spend some time planning ahead. However, you should not be discouraged, because it may be easier than you think it is.
We have prepared some travel tips for you, which should make it easier for you to workout while traveling:
Choose carefully where you are going to stay
When we choose the hotel or any other type of accommodation, we tend to forget to look for fitness-related features – like, whether the hotel has a gym or a swimming pool? If not, do they have a gym that they recommend? Is there enough space in your room to do some yoga or bodyweight exercises? These are just some basic questions that you need to ask and based on the answers you get, you can choose whether the accommodation is right for you. If you like to run outside, you can always use apps like Google Maps to search for a nearby running trail or if you’re going to the seaside, whether is there a path by the sea, which could be great for running?
Install some fitness apps on your smartphone or tablet
There are now more apps than ever (for both iPhone and Android devices) that enable you instant access to amazing workouts, fitness tips, diet tips and even recommendations on restaurant and bars in the area you’re currently in. For example, if you are looking for a restaurant in the area, Yelp is a great application, that you should already have on your smartphone. Runkeeper is amazing for tracking your runs or walks. There are literally thousands of applications that you can use while on vacation and they should make it easier for you to find the perfect workout or a place to eat a healthy lunch.
Think carefully what you are going to pack
First of all, when packing you need to think about moderation – you don’t have to pack everything fitness related piece of clothing you have, while, on the other hand you shouldn’t pack only your regular clothes (and go on vacation without sneakers or a sports bra). If you are going on a longer trip, it would be the best if you could learn how to hand wash some of your clothes. Having this skill could prove to be very valuable in the future.
These are the three basic steps for having a perfect vacation if you would like to workout. However, while working out is important and it would be the best not to stop with your routine, you should remember that vacation is also about relaxing and taking time for yourself, so while finding time to workout, make sure that you find the time to relax.