For me, it’s a time to relax, take a break from the usual routine and get away from a busy schedule. However, it is also about having time for myself and I like to come back at the end of the vacation feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I want to feel rested, but I feel like I have more energy again, so for me it’s about finding the right balance. It’s a real treat for me to have some time to train a bit and do more of my other passion which is running. We get to visit beautiful places and for me there is nothing better than practicing Pilates outdoors and running in beautiful surroundings. I like to exercise in the morning, which leaves the rest of the day for different but equally relaxing and enjoyable activities, like reading, going to the beach, sightseeing, or eating out.
Should we or should we not?!
Most of us like to eat and drink too much on vacation, so maybe all the more reason to find a way to exercise…otherwise we might come home less healthy than we were back home. our arrival !
Exercise and Pilates are a great way to spend some alone time, calm down and relax before joining the crowd! You may want to exercise more at home but feel like you don’t have the time. Therefore, getting into a holiday routine could be a great way to motivate yourself and start a good routine. You may then find that you are making more of an effort to save time on your return.
If you like to exercise, then there’s no reason not to continue on vacation, because that’s what vacation is all about…fun!
However, you may need complete rest, and it’s important to do what’s best for you. Our culture makes you feel the need to burn calories to enjoy more treats! You might be doing it because you think you should, not because you enjoy it…and after all, vacations are about doing things that we enjoy and that make us happy, so I guess it’s It’s good to have free time too.
But there’s still no escaping the fact that exercise is good for us and important! It’s not a good idea to sit or lie around doing nothing. Our body is designed to move and movement is good for us. As Joseph Pilates famously put it, “By all means, never fail to get all the sun and fresh air you can.” but he also said that “change happens through movement and movement heals”.
3 tips to keep exercising during the holidays
- Take advantage of the local activities on offer and maybe try something new. There are often a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking or maybe you prefer water sports like kayaking, swimming or paddle boarding?
- Bring a kit. That way, there are no excuses! Take an iPad or laptop as there are plenty of online and on-demand exercise classes. A towel on the beach or on the grass would be nice. You don’t even need a mat…
- Visit the hotel gym if it has one. Just 20 minutes on the treadmill or the elliptical trainer will help you feel better and if you can follow that up with a dip in the pool, you’ll feel even better!
Try to find a balance. Surely, it’s nice to have the best of both worlds!
Mixing cardio work like walking, swimming or water sports with Pilates stretching and relaxation exercises would be the perfect combination, so why not take me along as practicing Pilates on vacation can be very relaxing.
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