For most, vacation is a time to unwind, disconnect and refresh. But for fitness lovers, going away also means looking for new ways to stay active. Working out on a treadmill at the hotel can get mundane, so here are some hot spots that offer exhilarating alternatives to that normal workout routine.
The Mountain Retreat
A great way to diversify your fitness routine is by hiking or biking outside, and this luxurious location provides fit fun in all seasons. Glacier National Park in Montana is the perfect getaway that provides trails for hiking and biking, white-water rafting and fishing for the family. Work up a sweat while experiencing breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful national parks in the US. You can dive into nature and camp in the great outdoors, but you also have the option to stay in quaint chalets on the mountainside. No matter the sleeping arrangement, Glacier National Park provides endless, stress-free fun that keeps the family active and exercising all day long.
If you are afraid of heights, there are other ways to vacation outdoors while staying active. Lake Placid in New York offers endless opportunities ranging from golf to rock climbing.
If you are looking for a beach getaway, Turks and Caicos is the destination for you. Business Insider recently called the island vacation spot the “best island for health fanatics” and it is no question why. Resorts on the island have fresh fruit and fish to maintain a healthy diet, offer yoga and spa treatments to ease the stressed-out mind, and activities like kayaking, windsurfing, running and cycling to keep you engaged and fit throughout your stay. No need to worry about the bikini body at this location: the resort will maintain it for you.
The winter months are chock full of fitness activities for those who do not mind bundling up and braving the colder temperatures. Ski resorts like those in Colorado or Switzerland (if you prefer to vacation abroad) offer great fitness activities like skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hockey. It does not need to be warm to work up a sweat, so enjoy the winter weather and burn off that winter weight while enjoying the pristine snow-covered mountains on vacation.
We get it. Nobody wants to sacrifice trying ethnic foods from exotic locations while on vacation. Our solution? Boracay, an island located in the Philippines. This vacation hotspot is not just for laying out on the beach, but for people looking to get their butt kicked through martial arts training. There are classes for people of all ages and experience levels, so you don’t need to be a fitness freak to enjoy this exercise-filled vacation.
Vacationing should be about letting loose and having a good time, so you shouldn’t have to worry about keeping a healthy lifestyle. In choosing one of these great vacation locations, you can enjoy the balance of work(out) and play!