As you make plans to go off on holiday and relax and unwind after a few months of high-stress, it’s important that you don’t completely abandon your fitness program altogether.
Not only will maintaining some degree of a workout program while you’re away help to reduce the chances that you start to gain weight, but it’ll also make it that much easier to carry on with your program upon your return.
If you take a complete week (or longer) off your workout, you’re going to find that when you get back to it, you’re incredibly sore and just feel ‘out of it’ overall.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of the top workout tips to remember for your vacation.
Bring Some Equipment
The very first thing that you’ll want to do is make sure you go prepared. Bring a few of your own pieces of workout equipment so that at the very least, you can do a quick workout in your hotel room.
A skipping rope is the perfect option for your cardio training session and a resistance band will help you keep the strength component in place.
Both of these are incredibly lightweight and will easily fit right in your suitcase.
Call Ahead To Check On Gym Facilities
The second thing that you should do is call ahead to wherever you’re staying and see what gym facilities are available.
If you can find this out ahead of time, it’s going to be that much easier to plan a workout that you can do using the equipment there.
It’s very important that you go in with a plan. If you don’t have a plan, the chances that you skip over the workout will be that much greater. If you do, you’re one step ahead of the game.
Keep The Workouts Short But Intense
When it comes to the actual workouts you do while away on holiday, intensity should be the name of your game.
You can cut back on the volume of your standard workout by up to 2/3’s as long as you maintain the intensity of the session. This will allow you to maintain your fitness level so that you can pick right back up as soon as you return home again.
This will also make it easy to perform short workouts that don’t eat up your vacation time, making it that much easier to get them in as well.
So there you have the most important tips to remember as you go about your hotel workouts while on vacation. If you take some time to prepare yourself for them and stay committed to leading the healthy lifestyle while you’re away, when you arrive back home it’ll feel as though you’ve never skipped a beat.