As a fitness professional, it is important to keep clients on the right track when it comes to health and fitness. There is an excess of information in the media constantly bombarding people with information about how to lose weight, new fad diets, exercise regimes, etc. Whether this information is reliable or not is a whole other story. One thing that we as professional have to continuously do is stay away from unreliable sources and encourage our clients to do so as well.
However, when it comes to exercising, I have always believed that the more you talk to and watch people, the more you can learn about how to incorporate variation into your workout regime. The last thing you want is for your body to become complacent with a certain mode of exercise that you’ve been doing for years. If the body isn’t constantly being challenged, introduced to new movement patterns, or higher intensities, it will plateau and you will no longer see results.
In previous blogs I have outlined some great travel fitness ideas. To see my travel workout tips, check out Last Minute Vacations’ Travel Fitness Blogs: ‘Travel Fitness 101: No Equipment Workout’, ‘Beach Yoga for Intermediates’, ‘A Different Kind of Cardio’, ‘How to Sculpt Killer Beach Abs’, ‘Beach Workouts 101: The Skinny on Swimming’.
Like I said earlier, in order to keep your body guessing, it’s always good to introduce new exercises to your regime. So, tell me. What is YOUR favorite vacation exercise? Lets get a discussion going and help each other out so that the next time we’re on a vacation, the exercise room treadmill won’t be so daunting.
Looking forward to hearing your ideas!
Gillian Johnson, BA CSCS
Gillian Johnson is the blogger and editor for LastMinuteVacations.ca, Canada’s source for last minute vacations from Vancouver with great deals on packages.