When you stay in a five-star hotel, you often have access to premium amenities including state-of-the-art fitness facilities complete with juice bars and a masseuse. When you camp, you don’t have those luxuries. That doesn’t mean that you cannot maintain your fitness routine at the campgrounds you’re staying at. It just means that you need to be a bit more creative in your approach.
The following suggestions make it easy for you to work on your fitness while spending time in the Great Outdoors:
Walk around the campground.
It may feel easier to drive where you’re going. Instead, burn some extra calories while exploring the area. You’ll see things you wouldn’t be privy to if you were driving. Walking is a great way to strengthen muscles, too, which is all the more reason to make it part of your daily routine around camp.
Do some yoga inside your tent or camper.
A yoga mat doesn’t take up much space and offers opportunities for you to tone your body. It’s a great stress reliever, helps you be more flexible, and makes you sweat depending on the intensity of it. If you have a favorite yoga workout that you do at home, download it to your phone or tablet and access it from the comfort of your temporary home at camp. You’ll be glad you were mindful enough to continue with your practice while you were away.
Your gym membership won’t do much for you when you’re in a remote area camping. That doesn’t mean that you can’t stay physically active while away from home. If anything, you’ll be moving your body more because there isn’t a desk job, Netflix or Xbox to keep you seated. You’ll be moving back and forth between your campsite, the general store, and other locations throughout the campground.