I don’t know about you but, if I don’t workout the first day of vacation, it is not going to happen. Set the tone for your trip, and get that first workout in! Once you get into mimosas at breakfast mode, you are not going to be getting in a workout during this vacation. I keep it simple, and usually go for a run my first day. This way I can explore where I am staying and get a lay of the land.
Tip 2: Take a Class at a Local Fitness Studio
Research the local fitness studios in the area and try out a few of their classes. I love using the MindBody app to explore what classes are available in the area. They offer Last Minute deals as well as Intro Offers, which are great if you are going to be staying somewhere for a few days. Fitness studios are great places to meet other fitness minded people who usually have awesome recommendations of other fun things to do in the area (not just fitness related). Also, sign up! This is built in accountability.
Tip 3: Find a Workout Travel Buddy
Like I just mentioned in Tip 2, accountability is key! If you are traveling with someone make workout dates each day, just like you would dinner reservations. Once it is in your itinerary, you are much more likely to get those workouts in! I also prefer to do my workouts in the morning, so they are done and we can enjoy the city the rest of the day.
If you are not traveling with someone, no worries! You can make always use a remote workout buddy. Make a commitment to workout with a friend at home or you can join an accountability group, like my Studio Lifted Facebook Accountability Group. There will be an entire group of likeminded fitness friends posting pictures and videos of their workouts and you can all hold each other accountable.
Tip 4: Walk, Hiking, Bike the City
One of my favorite ways to see a city is by foot or bike, and as a bonus you getting in a workout as well. Last time I was in Berlin, we went on a bike tour of the city, with Fat Tire Tours. We were able to learn all about the history of Berlin, see the city, meet people, and get our cardio in.
Tip 5: Use an Online Training Program
I love being able to access all my DIY workouts when I am traveling. These workouts can be done in my hotel room, at the gym, or in any airbnb…which means you have no excuse not to workout on your vacation. Plus you get access to my private accountability group and me as your trainer! All my clients can access their workouts and meal plans directly from my app and/or their desktop. Want more information about my Online Personal Training and Meal Plans?