keeping fit on vacation

Healthy On The Road :: The AM Workout

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{Editor's Note :: Happy early Easter. In celebration of the upcoming holiday, we'll be taking Good Friday and Easter Monday off, resuming our regularly scheduled content on Tuesday, April 10th. In the meantime, check Trip Styler's Instagram (happy day; now available on android devices!) for pics from my current trip in Thailand.}

The early morning workout. Some people swear by it, others swear at the thought of it. My husband, for one, is not a fan; he claims that he’s not designed for morning exercise and is adamant he feels way more energetic and motivated at pretty much any other time of day.

But here’s the thing, regardless of when you feel most able to summit your highest peak, most of us will face an increasing number of demands as our day moves along. And once you're poolside with a bev….exercise???...maybe tomorrow.

So allow me to give you some inspiration to accomplish this life-giving daily discipline BEFORE anything else, making it the first thing on your daily travel itinerary. I guarantee it will make your vacation 100% more satisfying. Why? Because it’s a part of our most primitive nature: wake, hunt/gather, eat, rest. Your metabolism will be kicked into gear, your blood will be pumping giving you more energy and clarity, and you will feel better in your bathing suit.

Tips: Make The AM Workout Happen
  • Don’t torture yourself with the “when will I workout today?" question. If you’re at a resort, find out when the gym opens and what classes are offered {cardio, aqua, yoga, pilates}. A plan is empowering and so worth it.
  • Lay out your workout clothes the night before.
  • Pack some energy bars such as the whole food energy bar by Vega, to have a simple pre-workout breakfast before you leave your room.
  • Accountability. If you’re traveling with a friend or a partner, ask them to commit to a morning workout routine with you.

{When she’s not training clients or being trained by her dog Zuzu, Leah writes Healthy on the Road, published the first Thursday of every month.}

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[photo by @tripstyler taken in Palm Springs' Indian Canyons trails]