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Staying fit & getting active while traveling

For many people, a vacation can signify a break in an otherwise healthy life style the moment they arrive at the sandy beaches of an all-inclusive. In the last few years, the travel industry has seen a significant shift toward offering healthier options from food choices  to in-room workouts and activity specific vacations.

Thankfully, the upward trend of people striving to stay active and healthy has increased the many ways we can enjoy travel. Activity-specific trips are not the only things that have changed in the way of travel, but many chain hotels have started to focus on health and wellness opportunities and programs for their guests. Some resorts are 100% dedicated to health and wellness – all-inclusive has a different meaning at these resorts.

Healthy hotel programs

yoga relaxation on a beachThere are a large number of people that must travel for business and in the not so distant past it was hard for those always on the go travelling to maintain a healthy diet or regular exercise regime. Not any longer.

Healthy has never been so easy, thanks to hotels like the Trump Hotel Collection that now offer enhanced in-room dining options such as vegan, gluten-free and organic selections and their TravelFit program that provides guests with in-room work-out equipment such as yoga mats, stretch bands and light weights. Many other chains, such as Fairmont, Hyatt, Westin, Sheraton and the Four Seasons have introduced similar programs. Each offer something a little different and many will even supply forgetful travelers with work-out apparel, footwear, pre-loaded MP3 players and even complimentary bicycles.

Competitive events while traveling

If you’re a runner, triathlete or cyclist how amazing would if feel to compete at an event in an international destination? Travel family firness adventureagents (like myself) that work with athletes and weekend warriors can help you achieve these goals. From registration into events, accommodations, flights to extending your stay and exploring the region, all you need to know is answered by one person.

Before choosing your next challenge to start training for, consider an event like the Paris Marathon, Ironman Asia-Pacific in Melbourne Australia or cycle the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide Australia.

Active travel

try active adventures while travelingWhether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior or an avid traveler that just wants to get out and explore, there are many active holidays that might be perfect for you. Most active travel trips are small intimate groups with like-minded travelers at similar fitness levels. Most of my clients come home with not just experiences of a life time but new friendships from around the world; many plan future trips to meet up again. Some of the amazing adventures you can stay active on and experience the world include kayaking Belize, Hike, Bike & Kayak Vietnam, Trek Machu Picchu, and Downhill Mountain Bike in Nepal.

No matter what your fitness level, your needs or wants for your health and wellness while traveling there is something perfect for you so no need for sacrifice. Get active and explore the world.

Do you work with a travel agent to get insider tips before you travel? Tell us in the comments! Find us on Twitter or Facebook and let's start talking!

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