1) Bike Tour
Instead of taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour, try a bike tour! This is a great way to explore new territory and cover a lot of miles in a short amount of time. It’s a budget friendly activity that keeps you moving without being stuck in a gym or on public transportation. I would recommend booking an organized tour through a quick google search or check out Airbnb Experiences. A local guide will be able to show you all the best spots in town and you might meet some other travelers along the way. We have included bike tours on many Ketanga Fitness Retreats in the past (Mallorca, Montauk, Cape Cod, and Nashville to name a few!) Check out Ketanga’s recent trip to Nashville, and some of the photos from our bike tour here!
2) Water Sports
Many vacations include visiting a body of water at some point or another. Instead of lying in your beach chair all day, try taking some snorkel gear, signing up for a surfing lesson, joining the locals in a beach volleyball game, or simply taking a walk along the coast. This little bit of blood flow can boost your energy and mood for the day. Check out our upcoming Costa Rica trip for surfing and more!
3) Pack a Mini Band
No gym? No problem. Only have 20 minutes? Don’t sweat it. A mini band is cheap, easy to pack and can provide an effective, quick workout. Ketanga Coach Sarah Gawron shared a great mini band workout with us on Instagram recently. Check it out here! Some other portable pieces of workout equipment you could easily throw in your bag include gliders, a jump rope or a resistance band!
4) Try a Local Activity
Do as the locals do, right? Traveling to a new place often means trying new foods, navigating new terrain and getting out of your comfort zone. When I travel, I try to book at least one activity that is completely new to me. Oftentimes this is something that is active and gets me moving. Need some ideas? How about Flamenco dancing in Spain or Horseback Riding in Ireland? I also love finding a local trail or hike to connect with nature and the local area. I would suggest using MeetUp.com to find other hikers/travelers if you need a buddy!
5) Sign Up for a Ketanga Fitness Retreat
What better way to refuel and recharge than signing up for a Ketanga Fitness Retreat? (Of course we had to throw this on the list!) Ketanga offers international and domestic retreats that combine adventure, fitness and relaxation. You can check out our full retreat line-up here and explore some of our past retreats here. If you are a studio owner or fitness instructor that would like to put on your own retreat, contact us at email@example.com to see how we can fully customize a fitness retreat for your clients!
At the end of the day, get out and get your body moving! You will return home feeling accomplished and recharged versus exhausted and burnt out. Have other suggestions for staying active on vacation? Tell us in the comments below!
10/18/2021 10:21:15 am
Hi y'all! I think I definitely needed this reminder, haha! After a long time without a vacation, sometimes fitness really is the farthest thing from my mind! But I think it's great to frame it as, just a part of your activities, not really a strict workout. I love the ideas you offered here like bike tours and water sports; they're such a great way to see the area and have fun without feeling like a workout! Maybe one of these days I'll even round up a few friends and go to a Ketanga Fitness Retreat :) possibilities are endless!
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