Going on holiday doesn’t have to mean lounging by the pool all week and watching all of your hard training back at home go to waste. Make the most of your precious holiday time and return home in better shape than when you left as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in healthy holidays worldwide, share their top tips on how to maintain your fitness on holiday. From exploring your new surroundings with a fitness boosting activity to setting yourself a healthy goal, return home with the kind of healthy glow that will long outlast your holiday tan.
Keep fit whilst exploring your surroundings
Explore your new surroundings and maintain your fitness by going for a jog or a walk around the area. Ask the concierge for the most picturesque route and discover the beautiful scenery whilst upping your heart rate. Why not challenge yourself on an exhilarating climb up Gros Piton in St. Lucia, go white-water rafting in Costa Rica, or rock climb the infamous Red Mountains of Utah.
Find support with group classes
Maintaining your fitness isn’t always easy; you need support to help you keep going when your body tells you that you can’t. With many healthy resorts now offering group fitness classes, join in and meet like-minded people on the same journey as you, so that you can encourage and support each other. This teamwork will help you get results and reward you with new friendships from around the world.
Set yourself a goal
Utilising your precious holiday time to reach a goal will leave your feeling happy and proud of a holiday well spent. With healthy holiday options offering everything from fitness bootcamps to triathlon training escapes, set yourself the challenge and prove to yourself that you can accomplish any goal.
Swim for your life
Swimming is full of health benefits and is a holiday staple when you're in a hot country, so make the most of this activity and fit in a few swift lengths in the pool or ocean before breakfast. Get your heart pumping and benefit from the relaxing effects of being in the water.
Add variety and try something new
Keep yourself 'fitspired' by trying out new activities that will stimulate and excite you to keep active on holiday. Swap lounging by the pool for a surfing lesson, kick-start your motivation during a kickboxing class, or learn the art of yoga.
Refuel with healthy nutrition
We all like to indulge on holiday but by limiting these treats and choosing to fuel your body with healthy nutrition on holiday, you’ll be able to perform to your best when it comes to keeping active. By eating the right foods, maintaining your fitness will be less difficult and you will see results faster.
Fitness isn’t all about squats and tears; it's about finding out how you enjoy keeping active, whether embracing yoga, tennis or circuit training, the possibilities are endless. Whether with friends old or new, group fitness classes and team sports are a great way to enjoy physical activity whilst having a bit of a laugh!