The holiday break is a great opportunity to spend time with your family, yet it is also a time where most of us slack off during our workouts. With travel, family activities, and eating heavier foods it’s easy to lose track of the days and not get our workouts in.
Here are my three tips to help you stay active during the Holidays so you don’t fall off track.
- Plan Ahead – Finding a Gym
If you are traveling out of your own city and spending a large amount of time in another place, do some gym research. If you already have a gym membership, ask your gym if they have any locations in the place you are traveling to and if you can access that gym. If not, spend some time online and look for gyms that have holiday specials, weekly memberships, or daily memberships.
You can also talk to your family and see if anyone goes tot a gym that allows guest memberships, if so you can join up with them and be gym buddies.
- The Buddy System
Just like a gym buddy helps motivate you to work out, so will your family gym buddy. You probably are going to be spending a lot of time with your family, eating a lot of delicious but fatty foods, so chances are someone in your family is thinking like you. They want to get moving and workout.
Talk to your family and see if anyone has similar fitness or diet goals. If so, you can cook together and present healthier options at dinner or workout together daily while bonding as you share your different workout styles
- Use a Fitness App
No gym or gym buddy? No problem. One of the easiest ways to stay active during the holiday season is by using a fitness app that motivates you with daily workouts. Some apps have generic workouts but others, like The King Fitness App, has personalized workouts and diet programs. A fitness app, especially a personalized fitness app, keeps you committed to your diet and workout and offers a selection of workouts that you can do in or out of the gym.
With these tips you can stay onto of your fitness goals during the holiday season and not feel guilty when you reach for a piece of pie or your favorite holiday treat.