Monday, June 1, 2009

How to Balance Vacation with fitness

What a gorgeous weekend! Another fun sat of bootcamp! It's great to be back in NYC after a week in LA. Boy, are they extreme out there when it comes to fitness! Over the top in my opinion but it was good to shock my body going to the infamous Barry's Bootcamp, one of the original bootcamp instructors. Very militant and super advanced. I took 5 classes, different every time but always a challenge. Whether it's a 100 pushups, curls, jacknife, abs,boxing punches with weights in between sprints on the treadmill (NO rest by the way), or 1 full hour of legs...jumping squats on high step, jumping lunges, stepups, walking lunges (NO REST!!) was pretty brutal. Definitely not for the faint of heart! I can deal with it for one week but the people in his class obviously take it 5 days a week! Too much of anything is no good.

This was a much more fitness oriented vacation, but normally what do you do on vacation? We all like to work hard and look good when we go away, but you don't need to work out like a maniac either. Vacation is about enjoying your surroundings and of course the food! I always like to encourage people to take advantage of the recreational activities...swimming, hiking, walking on the beach, sightseeing, watersports, biking, whatever suits you. I love to eat, but I like to balance everything. You should definitely enjoy a good meal, but start off with a healthy breakfast filled with fruit, grains and lean protein. The great thing about traveling, especially overseas is that the food isn't genetically modified or injected with steroids. So fill up on the fresh fruits, veggies, and lean protein throughout the day.

Get your workout done in the morning! It can be a leisurely stroll on the beach or hike up the mountains, but make sure you find something you enjoy and earn yourself that meal! You can dance it off at night too. You can drink, but also drink plenty of water throughout the day. Find your balance, stay AWAY from the gym when you're on vacation. Don't forget the FUN factor! Life is too short to be confined all the time. Drink, eat, be merry, but fit your exercise in and you will be fine. You'll feel a lot better as well.

In the meantime, for those of you who overindulged over the weekend it's time to start fresh! Get your weights and cardio in. Stop doing the same old boring routine if you've been following it for the past year! If you want to shock your body, come to my bootcamp this week:

Tuesday 6/2 Central Park (South Side & Columbus Circle):
6p - Beg/Intermediate
7p - Advanced

Friday 6/5 West Side Highway (Charles Street Pier):
6p - Beg/Intermediate
7p - Advanced

Classes are normally Tuesdays and Saturdays. Intro class is complimentary.
Cancellation policy is 24 hours or you forfeit your complimentary class.
Email me for more details.

If you haven't already signed up, please reserve in advance.

See you soon! Get ready to WORK!!!!!

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