Envisioning a voyage would illustrate one laying on the beach lounger wearing a brown hued hat, in front of the tranquil, turquoise beach and holding a daiquiri in one hand and a magazine in the other. Holidays are always meant to enliven the jaded souls tired from the humdrum life. But for fitness fanatics, a sojourn with all fun and no workout is a big turn off, which is why folks are increasingly planning on fitness vacations unlike before.
Locations encompassing adrenaline gushing activities that burn calories are a driving force for fitness enthusiasts. To break the monotony of regular workout sessions and to rejuvenate yourself, an action packed trip is a must. Who said one always puts on holiday weight when they can lose some at the below mentioned places by indulging in some fun-filled activities.
Abundance of beaches encircling the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica is woven around nature. Running sheets of crystal clear water on the serene beaches, fenced by verdant forests, clear sapphire skies and waters, multi-tinged keel-billed toucans and other exotic birds and animals, Costa Rica qualifies as a paradise for a holiday to unwind and relax in the tranquil vicinity.
But it’s a treat for the fitness fanatics as it holds a plethora of activities to burn those extra calories you consumed on the holiday. Initiate with surfing that provides you with an upper back and shoulder workout and can burn around 200 calories/hour and then jump to canoeing which when tried at 4 mph for 60 minutes can eat away 735 calories from a 175-pound person or indulge in Kayaking to burn whopping 454 calories/hour when tried by a 200 lb person. Loose 415 calories an hour that targets your back, core, and legs.
Koh Samui, Thailand
White sandy beaches hosting parties all night long, astonishing rainforests spread as sheets over the mountains, coconut groves and beaches lined with palms as well as spas for that relaxing massage, Koh Samui is one place to unfurl as well as revitalize. But it’s not just limited to this. It’s a treat to indulge in exercises there and experience the splendid views.
Kick start with some yoga classes on the beaches and exercise in the most picturesque land. All types of Yoga classes are conducted here including Hot yoga and restorative yoga. Also learn a new sport, quite popular in Thailand- Muay Thai, also referred to as “the art of eight limbs”, making use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes. As you are done exercising, indulge in a rejuvenating spa and experience heaven on Earth.
Azure blue waters drawing you towards the splendid beaches lined with palm trees, Miami is jovial, famous for its multi-tinged art deco. Vibrant and flamboyant, it houses amazing architecture, people and splendid beaches. The fine white sand of South Beach captivating you in the daylight and the flashing disco lights keeping you up all night, ,world-class boutiques and its delectable cuisine, Miami is a panacea.
With so much enthusiasm encircling you, it’s not difficult to find inspiration. Take part in the boot camps on the beaches and shed some pounds. Also, sign for some yoga classes at the oceanfront and learn the different asanas of yoga and befriend some locals on your way out of class.
Encircling majority of Southern Rocky Mountains, layers of mountains and lakes at the foothills makes Colorado a majestic place to witness. Snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and verdant green hills in the front, serene sunset leaving behind cantaloupe tinged skies and the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, Colorado is truly majestic.
Glide down the slopes while snowboarding and skiing at the various ski resorts. Indulge in recreational as well as intense skiing and burn 400 calories/hour and around 1000 calories while uphill cross-country skiing. Also experience river rafting at ‘The Arkansas’ amidst astonishing mountains and canyons.
Prince of Wales, Island
One of islands of Alaska, Prince of Wales has plenty to offer. Coarse and remote, the island has 990-miles of unexplored coastline, sprawling forests, beers and wolves feeding on the salmon, astounding wildlife and over 600 caves makes the land brimful with mystery waiting to be explored.
The rugged unexplored land makes it a perfect spot for fishing, camping, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and hiking as well as delving into the clusters of caves residing there. Lose those extra pounds as you delve into the mysteries of the caves and go hiking examining and staring in amazement at the beauty of nature.
Scrap the monotonous exercise regime and gratify yourself and your body as you indulge in adrenaline gushing and exciting workouts while on trip, restraining you from putting on that holiday weight. SO, forget about holiday weight and start losing some with exciting fitness vacations.