Essential Holiday Packing for Fitness Fanatics
Although our holiday priorities are usually more tanning, less toning, when you enjoy living a healthy lifestyle working out doesn't seem like a chore and it can feel good to exercise whilst travelling. This handy packing list will help you keep up your fitness game when you jet off to the sunshine, without having to bring half the gym in your suitcase...
Gym Kit and Trainers
This one probably goes without saying, but you’ll need a couple of gym outfits and a pair of trainers to make sure you're dressed appropriately to get active on holiday! Leave your thick winter leggings at home and pack lightweight tops and shorts to be prepared for the summer heat.
This might be the world's smallest piece of equipment, but it can really pack a punch. Pop it in your luggage and use it to activate your glutes before a run or create a leg burning circuit to do in your hotel room or on the beach.
Remember, refuelling post workout is important no matter where you are in the world! Pack some snacks in your suitcase, such as healthy bars or protein balls, to have on hand for when post exercise hunger strikes. You could even make some at home to take with you, like these Go Go Goji Berry Protein Balls.
Sometimes a quick, simple, no-nonsense workout is exactly what you need, and having a skipping rope with you on holiday means it's easy to do just that. Skip for 40 seconds, rest for 20 and repeat until you're really feeling the heat!
Staying active on holiday doesn't necessarily mean working out. Try going for a walk around the local town, hiking up a hill to see the sunset, or going for a bike ride in the sunshine. A fitness tracker or watch is great for checking on your activity levels throughout the week... don't forget to get in those steps!