Do you workout when you go abroad on a holiday ?



  • GrumpyHeadmistress
    GrumpyHeadmistress Posts: 666 Member
    Absolutely. I research local pools and gyms ahead of times and make the most of any jet lag by exercising at odd hours when the facilities are quiet. I usually come back lighter than when I went
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,212 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Does anyone tend to workout while away?


    Almost 100% of my trips involve cycling and hiking ... and possibly also swimming and kayaking if we have the opportunity. :)

    Cycling in the Canadian Rockies last year ... for example ... :)


  • Dvdgzz
    Dvdgzz Posts: 436 Member
    Not every time but I plan to this weekend, I have a tough mudder event coming soon so a little extra calorie burn won't hurt.
  • VUA21
    VUA21 Posts: 2,073 Member
    I am currently on holiday. I go for walks and runs every morning and evening. It helps that I am in London and staying next to Regent's Park.
  • losergood2011
    losergood2011 Posts: 172 Member
    I walk my butt off literally - go out and explore - check out the area - see the old houses watch how people interact - enjoy the farmers markets and small bakeries. I usually get in over 20K steps a day on vacation!! Sometimes I will work out in the am if I think I need to do some lifting and weights are available - but mostly its walking or swimming in the pool. Good enough! Unless I am scuba diving! that always wins ;-)
  • inertiastrength
    inertiastrength Posts: 2,344 Member
    edited July 2018
    I spent 6 weeks in Italy and the UK in 2015 so I did train while I was there but when I went to Punta Cana for 7 days I did nothing but eat and drink.
  • Danp
    Danp Posts: 1,561 Member
    I don't tend to specifically exercise or work out while on holidays.

    That said I have a very sedentary job so 99 times out of 100 my incidental level of activity while on holidays is probably many times the amount of activity I get in my regular life even incorporating dedicated exercise.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,307 Member
    ALWAYS. It's my lifestyle and I'm a creature of habit whether I'm on vacation or not.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

  • VUA21
    VUA21 Posts: 2,073 Member
    I spent 6 weeks in Italy and the UK in 2015 so I did train while I was there but when I went to Punta Cana for 7 days I did nothing but eat and drink.

    I'm in London. It's 1430, and I have 17,562 steps in already (via my Garmin), I end up very active but I swear half of my "activity" is finding the best pint in London. So far the current winner is Camden Ink Stout.
  • urloved33
    urloved33 Posts: 3,361 Member
    yes <3
  • collectingblues
    collectingblues Posts: 2,540 Member
    I do not. The last vacation I was on, I walked 10-13 miles a day. The one before that, I was hitting 13 miles a day again. If I'm walking the equivalent of a half marathon in a day, I'm not going to fret about doing an extra workout on top of it.
  • vallenato1978
    vallenato1978 Posts: 10 Member
    Well, I never used to 😁
    Last spring I left town for about 10 days and I did some running and swimming which felt great. I'm about to head out again and purposefully chose a hotel with a decent gym so I can keep up the workouts. As for diet, I've been cutting for about 3 months now so I am going to take a diet break and switch to maintenance till I get back.

  • MonkeyMel21
    MonkeyMel21 Posts: 2,381 Member
    I usually don't but on cruises I do. Hubs and son sleep in and I'm up early, makes for a perfect morning. Then I don't feel as bad eating frosted flake battered french toast for breakfast.
  • passenger79
    passenger79 Posts: 256 Member
    Wow loads of replies thanks everyone 😁
  • walking2running
    walking2running Posts: 141 Member
    I only ever travel with kids, so the short answer is no, but I'd like to. I hope that the extra walking/ running around makes up for the extra eating. It usually doesn't, but whatever! It's usually the only time that my kids can be with me 24/7 for a few days in a row. My mind is not there.
  • Cbean08
    Cbean08 Posts: 1,092 Member
    I always bring running shoes and I find it fun to run in a new place. I'll usually do a test drive and kind of scope out a route by driving around the area. Then I also find a gym in the area and either get a temporary membership for the duration of my stay or pay a daily fee. I feel better when I exercise and I don't want to feel blah on my vacation.
  • makkimakki2018
    makkimakki2018 Posts: 413 Member
    edited July 2018
    I am going to Alaska soon and I plan on doing lots of hikes and indoor training at the hotel every day because I know im gonna be a piggy :smile:
  • karahm78
    karahm78 Posts: 491 Member
    12oz curls, and maybe a little hiking :-)
  • thelegendofsakura89
    thelegendofsakura89 Posts: 105 Member
    I go to alot of anime/gaming conventions, and me and my boyfriend always wake up early to hit the hotel gym before the festivities.
  • lizzy_satellite
    lizzy_satellite Posts: 112 Member
    Whenever I go on holiday I walk everywhere; it's unusual for me do under 20k steps per day (at home I average 13k per day). If I'm in a hot climate I don't want to eat as much either, so I usually come home a little lighter than I left (once the water bloat I get from flying subsides; my body does not like being in the air!). If I end up staying somewhere with a pool you better believe I take advantage of that too :)