You can combine vacation time with exercise when you opt for fitness getaways. Even if you have children, you’ll find there are ways to merge the two. Packing a healthy lunch and dinner and spending a few days at Disneyland or other large theme park can pack in the walking and maybe even add to strength training when the youngsters are simply too tired to walk. There are other getaways that are great ways to workout while vacationing at the same time. Some are more child friendly than others are.
Spend a week at a resort devoted to fitness.
There are a number of different resorts and cruises where you’ll find fitness as the theme. Some are places to detox and focus on the “inner” you, while others focus strictly on a healthier lifestyle. Canyon Ranch offers several versions, with the 7 Days to Change program focusing on lifestyle changes. Biggest Loser resorts are aimed at a weight loss and fitness, too. These can run about $2,000 a week. There are options that run far more and some, such as a fitness cruise that can run about half that amount.
Become an explorer and shave off pounds at the same time.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic and exhale created a joint venture that lets you explore the islands Espiritu Sant and Isla Partida in the Sea of Cortez. Not only does it offer active outdoor things to doo, such as hiking the island and snorkeling, it also offers access to the Core Fusion Barre Bootcamp, Power Yoga classes, HIIT, SUP yoga and assisted stretching classes from exhale.
Create your fitcation closer to home.
If your budget is tight, it’s not a problem. You can plan your own fitcation time at home. One day could be fun, including hiking at a local park. Another day might include working hard and getting those jobs done around the house. There are so many active things to do in the Sacramento area that don’t cost a lot of money. You can even create your own spa and healthy menu. Plan a menu for the week and make it ahead so all you have to do is pamper yourself.
- The Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah offers fitness seminars, massages and personal training sessions. They even have wellness packages that focus specifically on topics like weight loss.
- There are a number of yoga retreats in beautiful areas where you’ll not only get to investigate the local attractions, you’ll get the benefit of healthy eating and yoga classes, body work and massages.
- Do what you love, but make it work for you. If you love dancing, find a getaway that offers nightly bands and dancing. Make sure it offers restaurants that focus on healthy foods. You’ll often find you can combine many different interests at some resorts, such as hiking, sightseeing and swimming.
- There are a number of fitness vacations you can take if you’re a marathon runner. Most of these locations have hotels that focus on fitness, particularly the week of the run and offer healthy menus for the participants.