Summertime is rapidly approaching, which means school is out and summer travel is in! And although this change in season and mindset may seem like a reason to abandon your fitness routine, it’s quite the opposite. Sticking to your fitness goals all while having fun is easier than you might think!
Here are some tips to get your fitness on the go in the summertime.
Utilize Transit as Hydration Time
In order to avoid fatigue and dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your trip. Staying hydrated, especially when flying or spending long amounts of time in a car, is essential to an effective workout.
Here’s a tip: contemplate snagging an aisle seat for those frequent bathroom breaks!
Use the OTbeat App Outdoors
Luckily for travelers or outdoor fanatics, the OTbeat app can record out of studio workouts. With this feature, you are able to easily monitor your workout goals. Be sure to use this app for hiking trails, walks/runs in a park and more. Think of this as your vitamin A or B to your 60-minute multivitamin, aka your Orangetheory class. You can bet your time in the studio has prepared you to take on any summit or excursion you want to conquer in your travels. That’s how you’re getting more out of life!
Be sure to schedule these outdoor activities early in the day to not only beat the summer heat, but to kickstart your day in a healthy, energetic way.
Take Turns Watching the Kids
This summer, it may be difficult to find a babysitter during your 60 minutes of personal time at the studio. However, you and your significant other, friend, or family member can take turns watching the little ones. For instance, while one parent takes the workout, the other can take the kids to lunch at a restaurant nearby. After the workout is over, you’d switch!
If your child is of age to take a class alongside you, you can take this opportunity to solidify the importance of personal fitness that undoubtedly leads to living longer, more vibrant lives. Think of it as two hours contributing to your family’s health as well as a family outing. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Use Wearables as Friendly Competition
On the go, you have to fit in activity wherever and whenever you can. This includes walking instead of Ubering or public transit. Luckily, our new wearables can track exercise functionality, distance, steps and more! What better way to prove that you’re improving? Friendly competition with those who can walk the furthest makes strolling and checking out the local scene more fun. Plus, you’d be surprised at how many miles you will log.
Utilize Other Studios
With almost 1,000 Orangetheory studios in both the U.S. and in other countries, there are plenty of opportunities to stay in shape while traveling! In fact, you can add an Orangetheory workout to your travel itinerary and visit with family and friends. Many members love the opportunity to check out other studios in other states and countries to experience their unique culture and local flare. But rest assured, the workout you know and love is consistent across every Orangetheory location. By using our booking app, you will be able to conveniently book classes when creating travel arrangements. How’s that for accountability?
With locations open in Australia, Canada, UK, and Japan and several other countries, you might as well add an international workout to your bucket list. Plus, you may make some new friends in class that you can see the next time you visit.
Consider a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel
Eating healthy on vacation can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. With a kitchen nearby, you can be sure that you and your family stay on track with fitness goals. One way to do this is to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel. Not only will you be able to eat and cook healthily, but you could also save money on expensive hotel fees.
With Orangetheory’s EPOC or “afterburn” effect that keeps your body torching calories long after your workout is completed, you can strike the perfect balance between eating feel-good foods in moderation, while maintaining your level of personal fitness.
Orangetheory makes it simple to stay fit at home and on the go for the summertime. So what are you waiting for? Schedule time in for class on vacation and get pumped for that afterburn!