Keeping up with your fitness routine while you’re on holiday probably couldn’t be any further from your mind, as the time spent away from the hustle and bustle of city living and the stress of your daily tasks at work should be spent on the beach catching rays and sipping on cocktails – right?
However, by taking a couple of weeks off from your fitness routine or normal exercise regime, you will find yourself feeling very much unmotivated.
You will be glad to hear that exercising on holiday does not mean that you have to sacrifice an hour or two of sight-seeing, or give up precious time with your family or friends in order to go to the gym and get sweaty with strangers, as there are a number of fun ways to stay fit and healthy while you are away instead. In this article we are going to explore four ways you can exercise while you’re abroad and feel happy about it:
Use the Facilities at your Resort
Almost each and every resort in the UAE comes equipped with an array of different exercise facilities that usually include gym equipment, fun exercise classes, swimming pools and specialised gear to cater for all of their guest’s wants and needs when it comes to their fitness routine.
Atlantis, The Palm – a luxury hotel in Dubai – is just one example of one of the well-equipped resort that will undoubtedly impress any fitness fanatic. Some of the services the fitness centre include personal training session, that are customised for each and every guest which helps them to focus on all of their specific strengths and needs while keeping them motivated and up-to-date on any feedback needed in order to get the most of their workout.
However, if guests would prefer to take part in a fun exercise class instead, the resort offers ShuiQi Move (a functional Training that engages stability, movement patters and muscle chains), ShuiQu Train (a high intensity interval training programme), and ShuiQi Play (a motivational workout experience that helps improve cardiac function, strength, mobility and metabolic efficiency) – meaning there is an option that will appeal to everyone.
Fitness Workout on the Beach
For those holidaymakers who like to spend every waking moment on the beach, they can take part in an amazing fitness workout on the golden sands of the UAE by simply getting up off of their beach towel and joining in.
There are companies who hold weekly fitness sessions that are an hour long, including Haddins Fitness, where members of the class take to the beach in order to take part in a workout that gets their hearts pumping before. Afterwards there is the opportunity to take to the glistening waters to cool off – sounds like the perfect workout to me!
Try Something Different, like Martial Arts
A holiday gives travellers the ideal chance to try a completely different fitness option they have never taken part in before, this might be because they are too shy or embarrassed to try out that particular exercise with their friends at home, for example.
But, by opting to take a belly dancing class surrounded by strangers, some of which may be newbies too, travellers give themselves a chance to experience something they would not have imagined signing up for at home (where they know everyone).
Companies like Cobra Fitness UAE offers members jiu-jitsu and kick-boxing classes for children (meaning they can exercise at the same time that you do), as well as martial arts classes specifically for women. What’s more, the first class is free, meaning that if it is not what they expected or find that it is not the correct form or exercise for them, there is no obligation to go back.
On the other hand, guests might find a new passion that you continue to build on when they return home from their holiday.
Take a Yoga Class or Two
There are a number of diverse yoga classes you can practice while on holiday in the UAE. Named the “yoga-lution”, the ancient art of yoga has exploded in the region and has come to include the likes of Facial Yoga, Alfa Gravity, Yoga Tune-Up, Yoga Sculpt, Booty Buster Yoga, and MMA Yoga.
All of these options are available throughout the city at a number of locations, meaning that they are easily accessible to tourists.
Regardless of how you choose to exercise during your holiday, it is a decision that will contribute greatly to your fitness routine and overall wellbeing, helping you to stay in shape and keep up with your regular routine.