If you’re anything like me you go into the holiday season with high hopes of continuing your workout routine and eating as mindfully as possible. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and the Winter holidays shortly behind, I’m here to remind you of a few easy ways to fit your fitness in during the holiday season.
Take the show on the road: If you travel for the holidays and don’t have access to a gym, take a few portable pieces with you. I suggest the TRX suspension trainer, a small foam roller, and a yoga mat.
Work with what you’ve got: Hotel stays are no excuse to skip a workout. If they hotel has a gym, use it! If it doesn’t, refer back to my first bullet point or use the hotel as your gym. Run up and down the stairs doing body weight exercises in between flights or jog around the block if you’re comfortable with the neighborhood.
Get a guest pass: Several gyms offer guest passes over the holidays. My gym back home offers free days around the holidays if I come with my mom. Other gyms offer week free passes as a trial run, so take advantage!
Invest in your fitness: The holidays are a great time to try out a new studio in a new city (or your own). Check holidays schedules at local boutique yoga, pilates, barre, or cycle studios and try something new. First classes are often free or discounted!
Use the great outdoors: Easier said then done as I sit in 70 degree Texas weather. But this year I’ll be in Nebraska and if the weather is nice my mom and Aunt Joann always like to take a stroll around the neighborhood. Such a great idea!Hop online: There are countless online fitness video sites. Workouts range from yoga, to strength training, to cardio and everything in between. Here are a few sites to check out,
- Do Yoga With Me: http://www.doyogawithme.com/ – free online yoga
- Fitness Glo: http://www.fitnessglo.com/ – 15 day free trial and world class instructors
- Daily Burn: http://dailyburn.com/?s1 – 30 day free trial
Remember you are in control of your choices so choose fitness! Even a short workout is better than now workout. Get moving to feel better (and fight the delicious holiday food we couldn’t pass up!)!