Summer summer summertime! Finally right?! You worked hard by showing up for all your workouts, and now you get to show off. Your bikini is dying to be tied up and sported all summer long– so don’t throw in the beach towel now that you have finally arrived to the land of beach bodies. Staying fit on vacay is not only possible, but super fun and easy. Don’t believe me? Celebrity nutrition, fitness expert and New York Times Best Selling author of The Virgin Diet- JJ Virgin has given me some hot tips, so read this and get ready to pack those sneakers along with your sarong this vacay season.
Double Your Fun On A Fit Vacation
Want to try yoga and increase your flexibility, but your inflexible work schedule wont allow it? Or do you want to train for a 5K, but your only “running” friend lives on an entirely different coast than you? Well double your fun and plan a fit vacay. This trend is taking both the travel and fitness industry by storm as many fitness loving wanderlusters are trading in their frequent flyer miles for muscle loving excursions. The ladies at Sweet and Thrasher have beautifully blended their love for pilates and yoga with their love for the beach in their “Fitness + Foolishness Retreats.” Like to run and like visiting new places? Well next time you see a race in a city that you have been dying to visit, recruit your bestie and make it a bonafide sweaty girl’s weekend!
Take A Seat…On A Bike
You can sign up for that guided tour or your can design your own. Hitting the town on two wheels can be the best fusion of adventure and fitness, so grab your map, rent a bike and pedal your way site to site. Plus, leisurely biking is great for getting a little Vitamin D and fresh air. Want to intensify your sightseeing fitness fun? Seek out some hills and stand up. Pedaling hard and fast gives your tush some great toning action and your inner thirteen year old self will appreciate the thrill too! Now go….get out there a pop a wheelie already!
Make A Big Splash
The pool is so cool. In between chapters of that juicy new novel ditch your lawn chair and take a dip. The resistance of the water makes for a great toning tool so do a couple of laps, jog in place, do some push ups on the edge of the pool, or even throw in a few crunches off the side of your inner tube. Or if you have some beach buddies around, reinvent fun in the sun and play a quick game of tag, beach volleyball or engage in an old fashioned race of laps.