A holiday is a time to relax and to forget your troubles but many still want to maintain their fitness, especially if they are away for a considerable period of time. August seems to be a favourite month for holidays. Currently there are InstructorLive Instructors on holiday in Spain, Australia and Italy (we’re not jealous at all!)

While on holiday your priorities should very much be spending time with your loved ones and unwinding. However, keeping up your fitness while you’re away doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Here are some tips to keep you fit as a fiddle!

Reset Your Expectations

It’s not likely that you will be able to keep up your full workout routine while on holiday. So, don’t set unrealistic expectations for yourself. Planning to do some exercise while away is much better than doing nothing at all.

Motivation

You should be relaxed and revived while you’re away. Give yourself a couple of days to settle into your surroundings and then go and explore. You can go for a walk or run and this will keep you motivated to get moving for the rest of your holiday.

Workout in the Morning

Some people have preferred times of the day to be working out but it’s best while on holiday if you wish to do some exercise it’s best to do it in the mornings and get it out the way. This means exercise won’t interrupt any of your afternoon/evening plans – happy hour shouldn’t really be compromised.

High Intensity Workouts.

High Intensity Interval Training can cut down your workout times down dramatically. See our previous article about HIIT to find out a bit more about what it is, its benefits and how you can add it into your current exercise routine.

Don’t go Barmy at the Buffet

We’ve all been there, thoughts begin to surface when faced with a holiday buffet such as ‘we need to get our money’s worth here.’ However, this doesn’t mean you have to choose every unhealthy option there. Enjoy your food but try and keep in control, take advantage of the fresh fruit and vegetables where possible.

Get Adventurous

A holiday is the perfect time to rent a bike, kayak or surfboard. Try something new and burn a few calories while you’re at it!

We hope you have found these tips useful and they will help to keep you physically active and motivated while on your holiday. They will help you to avoid the classic holiday belly bulge and come home feeling even more revived.