Exercising While Travelling

Exercising while travelling

GET FIT & MEAN IT! with World Champion Kate Bramley

As a coach and teacher, I’ve heard many different excuses as to why exercising is hard to fit in. One of my favourites is “I’m on holiday and out of routine – it’s too hard”. Whilst it is true, that exercising on holiday can be a bit harder, often you will be in a new and exciting location. One of my favourite ways to see a new place is to bring my bike or hire a bike and ride around. Sometimes I take a map with the main tourist attractions & good eating spots marked, sometimes I just ride and explore. You could do a similar thing running or walking. Many European cities also have cycling or walking tours. They will often be at a gentle pace but that doesn’t stop you doing a bit extra before/afterward. Resort pools or local open water swim spots are good to keep the kids entertained and you can sneak in a few laps.

The key point is, be organised. Do a little research, incorporate exercise into your sight seeing or as a way of keeping the kids entertained. It’s worth mentioning, that this is also a good way to see your local area on the weekends. I bet, there is a local “tourist attraction” or natural area near your home you haven’t explored. Get out for a walk or ride and check out a new area. You might even find a new exercise location!

Happy sight seeing!

MONDAY
60min power walk – find a new location!

TUESDAY
60min run – all running!! Try not to walk at all. If struggling slow down the pace.

WEDNESDAY
45mins stretch/yoga/pilates or home gym program

THURSDAY
60mins swimming – find a new pool, beach or group or swim buddy. Variety helps you to stay motivated

FRIDAY
Day off

SATURDAY
90mins cycling with a friend or kids in a new location

SUNDAY
90min hike or power walk

 

MONDAY
30mins easy walk with kids, dog or friend

TUESDAY
60mins swimming – focus on mixing up the strokes every 4th lap

WEDNESDAY
45mins stretch/yoga/pilates or home gym program

THURSDAY
60min running.

FRIDAY
Day off

SATURDAY
60min cycle class or 60min cycle outside with some hills or off road (MTB)

SUNDAY
60mins recreational activity or something new – try indoor rock climbing, paddling, skating or a new group class at the gym etc.

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