Planning a Fitness Holiday on the Gold Coast
22 September 2012
There is no better way to kick-start your fitness than by heading off on a holiday somewhere gorgeous, where it will be easy to motivate yourself to start getting into shape. Of anywhere you could go, there is nowhere more conducive to a fitness holiday than the Gold Coast, but you had better come prepared. The following is a look some of the things you should consider when planning your Gold Coast fitness holiday.
Get ready to run
Running can often play a major role in helping to improve fitness, and so if you are coming to the Gold Coast with fitness in mind, there is no better place to go running than along the magnificent beaches. Running on sand will also be better for your body than hitting the pavement, and you won’t find it hard to get motivated to head off for a run several times a day when you are staying in paradise.
Stay somewhere with fitness equipment
By choosing the right place to stay on your holiday you can make it easy to focus on fitness, because by staying at serviced apartments with a gym or holiday apartments with a lane pool, you will make it extremely easy to focus on fitness rather than food. When you are choosing your hotel, don’t just assume they have the precise equipment you will need or want — ask about the facilities before you book anything.
Do some surfing
Surfing is extremely good for your strength, agility and fitness levels, so if you surf, make sure you bring your board along on holiday with you. If you don’t know how to surf, take the opportunity to learn on this trip, and spend some time every day practising, because apart from being a lot of fun, surfing will help get you into shape quite quickly as well.
Take daily swims
Any fitness holiday has got to include a large amount of swimming, because there is no better activity to help with your fitness and overall health, and you won’t find more beautiful beaches anywhere in the world at which to swim than the Gold Coast. You don’t even need to swim long distances to see the benefits, because just playing in the surf and getting tossed about by the waves will help improve your fitness significantly.
Apart from being a fantastic place to come and get in shape, the Gold Coast is also home to some of the country’s best restaurants, hippest bars and hottest clubs, so if you are coming with fitness in mind, you will have to make a big effort to control yourself. You should by all means partake in some of the treats up here, but try to limit your indulgences and avoid undermining all your hard work.