Everyone looks forward to their vacation, wherever it may be, and whatever it may involve. Generally however, people tend to gravitate towards vacations that offer the most in terms of rest and relaxation. This is where seaside vacations come into play, offering not only the relaxing proximity of the ocean, but also a chance to laze about in the sun.
There are, of course, also those who like a bit of adventure in their vacations, and will choose locations that offer activities such as bungee jumping, or perhaps the thrill of spending some time in a swanky casino. Neither of these choices is better than the other, but why not take a look at a new vacation trend that is gaining popularity, referred to as a Fitcation!
What is a Fitcation, you might be wondering? Simply a vacation that also aims to get the holidaymaker fit; in as fun a way as possible. So, when you get back from your holiday, not only will you be relaxed, you’ll also look like a million bucks. Sound like your cup of tea?
Popular Fitcation Activities
The trick of a Fitcation is to choose a holiday activity that really interests you. It doesn’t help if you throw yourself into an activity that doesn’t really excite you. But, given how many excellent exercise options there are out there as far as vacations go, at least one of them should peak your interest. These are just 2 of fitcation options that have become increasingly popular in recent years:
- Surfing Fitcation
Surfing may still just be seen as something beach bums do, but it happens to be one of the best ways to get fit too. Sure, surfing isn’t as easy as it looks, but sure is a thrill ride when you finally get on that board, and manage to ride a wave.
A Fitcation based around surfing is an excellent choice, and certainly a good way to give yourself an excellent workout. And the best part? You’ll be on the beach so you’ll still have plenty of opportunity to work on your tan.
- Yoga Fitcation
If surfing isn’t your speed, maybe yoga is. It might look elegant and beautiful, but yoga happens to be an incredible workout as well. There are a number of yoga retreats around the world, and all of them are all but guaranteed to have you looking and feeling great when the vacation is over.
Don’t be fooled, yoga is a lot of work, and will put anyone through their paces as far as fitness is concerned. One major benefit of yoga is that you can do it anywhere too. You can take yoga back home with you, and keep doing it indefinitely, even when not on a mountaintop or overlooking an island paradise. The Fitcation might just be the introduction you needed.
Get Started Planning Your Fitcation
There are a few travel agents that will plan a Fitcation out for you, which is very convenient. But you can arrange your own Fitcation just as easily. All you need to do is pick a destination, plan a schedule, and you’re well on your way. But there are a few things to keep in mind when planning a Fitcation:
- Book In Advance – Better value for early bookings
- Don’t work yourself too hard – Starting off easy is okay
- Be sure to pack your workout clothing
- Drink lots of water, and get plenty of sleep
- Choose activities you enjoy
- Plan routes that let you walk or cycle rather than use transport
- Remember that many hotels have their own gyms
- Have fun!