Staying Fit While on Vacation

Written by
Andy Hayford
On
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

You go on vacation to get away from it all. You want to leave all the work, noise, jam-packed schedules, and meetings behind. There is one thing that you don’t want to leave behind though, and that is your fitness routine. You work hard to get and stay fit, so taking a week off from exercise can leave you feeling down, and that’s the last thing you want to feel while on vacation.


That’s why you want to make sure you incorporate fitness into your vacation. It will help you to stay on track with your goals, and it can help make your trip more fun. Plus, a little vacation exercise will help you justify those additional travel calories.


These tips can help you make your trip more active and enhance your travel experience too!

Choose a Fit Hotel

hotel gym

Location and price are probably the two biggest factors in deciding on a hotel for a vacation. Another thing you can add to your hotel requirements is a fitness center. Most hotel websites list the amenities they have available. If a hotel doesn’t list a fitness center, look for other options. Even if it’s just a little room with a few treadmills and free weights, you can make it work.

Make a Fitness Plan in Advance

When planning your trip, you look at the local attractions and activities you want to check out, so make fitness a part of your vacation planning too. Think about when you will want to take some time to work out and what you will need to bring.


Activities that don’t require much packing are obviously the best for travel. You can pack some running shoes and clothes, or maybe a yoga mat. To keep up on your boxing workouts, you can ask your trainer for a good shadow boxing routine for your trip. That will really help keep you on track.

Get Outside for Your Workouts

family on vacation outside

Even though a fitness center is a good option, get outside to workout if possible. You can explore your area on a run, or do yoga or a boxing workout on the beach, in the courtyard, or wherever you find a good, safe area to workout.

See the Sights on Foot

One of the best ways to stay fit on vacation is to opt for walking instead of driving. If at all possible, take walking tours and go from place to place on foot. This will save you the madness of driving in a new place, and it will give you more time to take in the sights.

Choose Restaurants within Walking Distance

When you book your hotel, try to find one with eating options nearby. Walking to your meals will give you a little extra exercise. It also feels good to walk off a big meal on your way back to the hotel.

Explore Local Exercise Options

couple riding bike on vacation

Try to incorporate local attractions and activities into your vacation exercise. If there are a great hiking or walking trails nearby, get out and explore them. You can workout on the local beach. You can also try new activities like local sports to get in some exercise.


With a little planning and enthusiasm, you can add a great fitness routine to your next vacation and add more fun to your trip. Remember to ask your trainer for some tips before you leave. Register for a class with Legends Boxing and get ready to exercise on your next vacation.

Written by
Andy Hayford
On
Wednesday, February 20, 2019