Ever wasted a perfectly good weekend or holiday doing absolutely nothing? Fitness holidays are an increasingly popular way to spend time off work. You can also go surfing, cycling, or hiking instead of lazing around the house eating potato chips and watching TV? The leisure and travel industries are only now starting to respond to the demand for holidays that maximize opportunities for physical activities over the holidays and even over weekends.
Online booking has revolutionized the way we spend our leisure time. Now it’s starting to change how we exercise and lose weight. A weight loss holiday combines the fun and adventure of a trip overseas with the rush of physical activity. It’s now easier than ever to bike that obscure trail, catch that perfect wave, or climb that faraway mountain.
A weight loss holiday program can be configured for different needs and price ranges. On one end of the spectrum, you have custom packages tailor-fit to your needs by a personal trainer, with a mix of recreation and exercise. On the other end, there are group packages that offer a more general approach at more affordable prices.
A fitness holiday will generally aim to make losing weight more fun than it normally would be with a regular exercise and diet regimen. This makes reaching your fitness goals much less of a hassle than it would normally be.
There are several reasonable weekend activities that aren’t just fun, but help you lose weight as well.
Swimming, whether at the beach or pool, is one often overlooked activity that could be done even on short weekends. Swimming, when done properly, is a total body workout that is as fun as it is healthy. If you don’t know how to swim yet, this might be the perfect time to try it.
Hiking in a nature trail your area is another low cost alternative to foreign getaways. Try to learn more about native flora and fauna and take up nature photography to make things a little bit more interesting. Who knows? You might find all the adventure you’ve been craving right in your backyard.
Urban hiking is a much more accessible alternative to nature-trekking. While admittedly not as refreshing as a walk away from the city, urban hiking has its own charms. Try documenting historical sites, or other places of interest in your town or in surrounding areas. Try to make a list of things you might recommend and outsider might want to do in your town, purely as an exercise. Take it from us, you WILL be surprised about how much of your own neighbourhood you didn’t notice.
Cycling is another fun activity you can do almost anywhere. Try to explore parts of your hometown you haven’t been to. You can also try biking to the beach or a nature trail further away from your hometown. Bikes were made for affordable weekend getaways like these!
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Fitness Holidays and Alternatives by Steve