Tips for a fitter vacation!

I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately and I still have a couple of destinations to tick off my list before the end of the year. My next stop is the Peak Health wellness retreat at The Capra, Saas-Fee Switzerland. During my stay there, I will be starting each morning with a personalized smoothie for energy, followed by targeted strength training sessions and a healthy breakfast by the Capra’s award winning chef.  I’ll also engage in daily hikes on the Saas Fee mountains, guided by an Olympic trainer. The rest of my day will include a healthy gourmet lunch, relaxation time, spa treatments, yoga, a wellness consultation and a mindfulness workshop before I’m treated to a magnesium bath to help reduce inflammation and boost better sleep. This will be my routine for 7 whole days and it will be so heavenly. If you want to join me? Head to peakhealthretreat.com to book your spot, please reference my name at checkout to let them know I sent you. 

Now that’s the perfect vacation, however I’m not always that healthy while traveling. As a matter of fact, sometimes I pretty much border on couch potato. Have you ever tried going back to gym after a vacation of being completely inactive? Believe me when I say the pain is real. The thing about holidays is that there is a thin line between having good time and maintaining your fitness, but here are a few tips to help you stay in shape: 

Plan Ahead
You know that hotel booking you just made, does it have a gym? or are there any gyms around? Alternatively, maybe there is a park close by you could dip into for a quick run. A quick google search could be the key to planning your fittest vacation yet. 

Keep it simple 
Create your own workout by combining any of your favorite HIIT moves for a total body workout i.e Burpees, Jump Squats, Push-Ups. Pick 7-10 moves and do them for 45secs each. Repeat 3 times. Warm up with a run or some skipping, but try to keep your workout within 30 mins, short and sweet is key here. 

Get Creative
Gym is everywhere. Take the stairs, do a walking tour, cycle around the city. Use your hotel bed for chair dips, hang a pull up bar in your hotel room door. Try any and everything, there are no limits just move!  

Bring your own equipment
Now carrying a 20kg kettlebell is not feasible but you can get as much work usinglighter equipments like training cones, bands and the humble jump rope.  Watch this video to see how I used my training cones from sunandsandsports.com  

Relax
Down time is an important part of a fitness regimen, so enjoy your days aways and refuel before heading back to the bustle of regular living. 

 

Gbemi Giwa