How can You maintain Fitness during Vacation


Vacation is an excellent time to unwind and rejuvenate. Many of us eagerly wait for a vacation and it’s always easy-peasy to motivate yourself to exercise when you are waiting to look your best for your vacation. But, what happens when you leave for a vacation? Are you one of those who think that you may eat anything and go hell with your regular fitness routine because its a vacation? Or you are tensed about piling on the extra pounds during vacation? On reading further you can find out how can you maintain fitness during vacation!

See ‘I’ is the only difference between fit and fat. So it’s all about I. It’s my body and health and I must take care of it and maintain it’s fitness throughout the year, be it during vacation or a normal day, so that every day you are vacation ready 😉 Being healthy and fit is not a craze or a trend, instead it’s a way of life. Grab each and every possibility you get in life, be it during vacation, towards your fitness. A superb workout on the go can be adjusted smartly in your schedule, either you are travelling for pleasure or business however, fitness during vacation may look slight different from your normal routine.

Here are some tips to maintain fitness during vacation and incorporate healthy options so you can have an enjoyable vacation and can simultaneously stay on track:-

1. Take Stairs


Wherever you stay during vacation, try to take stairs as much as possible instead of escalator.  I was on one of my vacations about 3 years back when I started to do this. The best part of taking stairs is that you don’t have to take out a special time for it in order to maintain fitness, it’s on the way to the room. However, if the room is on too high floor for you, you can always take the amount of stairs you are comfortable to walk through.

2. Make Reservation Wisely

When making reservation for a hotel during vacation, you may choose wisely the one with fitness center. These days all modern high standard hotels provide fitness center and swimming pool. If you know how to swim, it is an awesome way to maintain fitness. Whenever going for long vacations, consider to book the hotel whose room provides an access to a kitchenette in order to prepare your own healthy meals at least once a day which will help to maintain fitness and lessen the damage of vacation snacking. With such minimal planning, there are no fitness excuses.

3. Going for Dinner

When you head to dine in a restaurant during vacation, be it for pleasure or work and have company of your business associates, it’s best to search the restaurant online and have a look on the menu before you leave and pre-order whatever you have to eat in your mind. This will help you to avoid overindulgence once you reach there and you will surely order a healthy meal, thus maintain fitness.

4. Prepare

If travelling during vacation via car, one may always carry fresh fruits, flavoured yogurt, sandwiches, nuts and can also pack several of your best loved dry fruit items. Whether I am going for my vacation via car or plane, I always stack my bag with the above mentioned healthy treats to maintain fitness. Apart from these you may carry protein bars, protein powder in a shaker cup.

5. Explore


Well this might not be possible while on a business vacation but, for a pleasure vacation, it is surely possible. Try to explore different possibilities instead of the hotel fitness center. Certainly, its always great to have a gym in the hotel, but try to have some more fun and enjoyment during vacation and seek for new adventures. Check with the hotel concierge which may provide you with numerous options ranging from mountain hiking, mountain biking, yoga, river rafting, scuba diving and opt for the ones that you will love to do.

When I am on vacation, I wake up and go for a run that really gives an amazing feeling, try to rent a bicycle and explore new places thereby maintaining fitness. On airline terminals, I walk as much as I can instead of sitting and waiting for boarding or the next flight.

Let’s give every day, be it a vacation or not, the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life by maintaining the fitness of your body!



  1. What I love about most trips is that you don’t have a car to use and you’ll often walk and take the stairs. These are great tips for people who would like to be active while on vacation.

  2. When I first started my whole 30 diet last year, I was super afraid I’d stray from my diet when we went to Europe for a vacation. I’m glad I didn’t because I tried my best to research where I can get meals that fit my diet and where I can buy ingredients in case we had to cook!

  3. Now this is a topic I’m very familiar with. Everytime I go on vacation I make sure to explore the local area near the hotel by foot and get lost for kilometres upon kilometers as I become acquainted with the area and also StumbleUpon hidden gems.

  4. We always walk a lot more during our vacations. We spend most of our time outside and often meet many new and interesting people. I find it easier to stay in shape on vacation than I do on a normal workday.

  5. thank you for the tips! much needed . My biggest struggle is overindulgence in the local food . I love food and I love trying new dishes , which makes vacations pretty dangerous for my line

  6. I tend to be unhealthy too while on vacation, meaning on foods. But I don’t have problems with walking, since I walk a lot while exploring, but sometimes, not all the accommodation we chose/choose does not have a gym, so we just end up walking a lot 🙂

  7. I am keen on walking, always was so every time I am in a new city, I walk. I hate crowded buses or subways from the bottom of my heart and again, a good stroll keeps my mind clear. Make reservation wisely it`s a good advice and this is something I look into when booking a hotel.

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