Keeping Festive Fit

Your social calendar may be full, but that’s no reason to skip your workout. Prioritise your fitness with these simple steps:

Morning workouts

When you’re on holidays it’s actually easier to workout at a more reasonable hour. The earlier you get your workout done, the less chance you’ll have of skipping it altogether. Research proves this. People who exercise in the morning are more consistent, compared with those who exercise at other times of the day. Put your shoes and active wear next to your bed and get moving before the day gets the better of you.

Family fitness

School holidays can be long so why not make fitness part of a fun family routine. Circuit training is a great all-rounder fitness training which incorporates cardiovascular and strength exercises. Best of all it’s fun and a great way to spend quality time with one another. Try a mix of hopscotch, hula hoop, jump rope, catch and a game of tag.

Life’s a beach

If you’re lucky and get to spend some time at the beach, why not make it an opportunity to fit in some fitness. Try soft sand running, treading water, playing frisbee on the sand (great lower body workout). Feeling more adventurous? Try water sports like stand up paddle boarding (SUP), surfing, kayaking or windsurfing are exhilarating ways to step up your workout and have a laugh at the same time.

Something new

Use the holiday break as an excuse to try a new, fun activity. Whether it’s rock climbing, sailing, or long hikes through the mountains, challenge yourself to try something different while you’re away and break out of your usual workout rut.