Summer Holidays are a chance to get away from day-to-day life and enjoy a well earned break.
In previous articles we have looked at getting in shape for Summer; in this post I am looking at what exercise you do when you are actually on holiday if, indeed, any at all. To highlight this I thought I would share my experiences on a recent holiday to Spain:
In recent times I have never exercised during a holiday abroad, but I am gradually changing my view on this and during a holiday in Spain, earlier this year, I actually exercised 4 times in one week!
We all work really hard most of the year and your holidays are a time to relax, eat, drink and be merry. During our Spanish holiday I started to think that part of my relaxation would be to hit the hotel gym and also go for a run in some warm weather for a change!
During my working week it can be really difficult to find time to work-out and I actually work in a gym, but being on holiday means that you actually have more time for doing the things that relax you and maybe that includes exercise?
So, instead of cramming in a quick 30 minute workout as usual, I found I had plenty of time to go the gym or have a run under the Spanish sun and with this extra time came a more enjoyable workout. I wasn’t thinking about my next client turning up or if I had time to actually sit down for lunch, or will I get to the bank before it closes; I actually had enough time to really concentrate on my workout.
Also, having our little girl with us on holiday is obviously a joy but every now again you need an hour to yourself, don’t you?
Mrs Summers also had a bit of down-time for her swims so it wasn’t just all about me!
So, let me know your thoughts on this subject; do you find exercise more enjoyable when you are on holiday or do you think that you work hard enough at home and just forget about exercise altogether on holiday? You can email me at the usual address firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website www.bodylinestudios.co.uk