27 Jul 2020
Beach Workout Tips To Keep You Fit on Your Trip
Staying in shape during your vacation doesn’t have to be a struggle. There are numerous ways to exercise at the beach while having fun with your friends and family. Whether it’s sunrise yoga, running along the coastline or carrying buckets full of sand as you make sandcastles with your kiddos, here are some tips for staying fit on your next vacation.
Recharge Your Mind and Body with Beach Yoga
Whether you want to flow solo or join a group, yoga is a popular way to exercise at the beach. There are several companies along the Gulf Coast that offer classes throughout the week, such as Destin Beach Yoga , or you can bring your own mat to the beach. There’s nothing like a sun salutation sequence on the sugar-white sand to start the day!
Get a Full Body Workout by Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to exercise at the beach. It involves upper body training, legwork and core strength. Best of all—it’s fun! You’ll get to paddle across the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Mexico, look for dolphins and other sea life and soak up the Florida sunshine all while working out. There are several places in Destin and on 30A where you can rent and/or purchase stand up paddleboards including:
Go Running on the Sand
Take advantage of the beautiful scenery and go for a run along the shoreline. This is a classic way to exercise by the beach and you don’t need any special equipment. Here are some beach running tips that will help you have a safe and pleasant workout.
Set Up a Relay Race with Yours Kids
Get creative with your beach workouts! A relay race can be exercise for you and entertainment for your kids! Try filling up plastic buckets with sand or salt water and running from the shoreline to your beach chairs. Add in some bicep curls or squats to really give your muscles a workout!
Just Keep Swimming
Whether it’s in the Gulf, bay or pool, swimming is a wonderful full body workout. Plus, it allows you to cool down after being in the Florida heat! If you choose to swim in the Gulf, be aware of rip tides and the current conditions. Click here to learn more about the beach flag warnings.
Take Advantage of the Fitness Room at Your Vacation Rental
Many of our vacation rentals have community fitness centers where guests can run on treadmills, lift weights, play basketball and more. Beachside One and Two , Westwinds and Bahia are just a few of the condominium complexes that offer complimentary fitness centers. With this convenient amenity, it’s easy to squeeze a workout in before relaxing by the beach or pool in the afternoon.
Have a Workout Partner
It’s much easier to workout when you have someone to keep you accountable! If you’re traveling with a friend or family member who also wants to exercise while on vacation, create a plan together for staying active. Maybe you go running at the same time every morning or take a class together. Beach workouts are much more enjoyable with a friend!
Add Variety to Your Beach Workouts
With endless options for beach workouts, you don’t have to do the same one every day. Keep things exciting for your mind and your muscles by trying something new. Whether it’s running, sand circuits or yoga on a paddleboard, mix it up while you’re on vacation!
The most important thing to keep in mind as you exercise at the beach is to stay hydrated! With the warm weather, high humidity and constant sunshine, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Drink plenty of water and bring a water bottle with you that you can refill throughout the day. Eating foods that are high in water content, such as watermelon and cucumbers, will also help keep you hydrated. Still feel a headache coming on? These clever tips will make sure you get plenty of fluids before, during and after your beach workouts!
Ready to take your workouts to the beach? My Vacation Haven can help you find the perfect house, townhome or condo for your next Florida vacation. Whether you’re traveling with a large group of friends or going on a solo getaway, we have a variety of vacation rentals to choose from. Plus our guests have access to exclusive health and wellness specials thanks to our Added Fun Partners . We look forward to seeing you by the beach soon!