WEEKAWAY: How to plan a fitness-friendly vacation

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Going on vacation does not have to mean slacking off from your fitness routine. In fact, with the right destination and itinerary, you can explore new ways of staying fit and have fun doing it. An island vacation is the perfect opportunity to try new activities and enjoy your favorite exercises in beautiful surroundings. Here is a closer look at the ways you can maximize your fun and fitness during your next island vacation.

Explore local attractions on foot

Take a break from the car and visit areas on foot while you are on vacation. Walking is excellent exercise, and the weather is always right for a walk when you are in an island environment. If you are looking for a higher intensity workout, try taking a morning jog or walking along the sandy beach for more resistance.

Try new activities

Vacation is a great time to discover activities that you might not normally try. Kayaking and fishing can get you out on the water to burn calories like an island local. If you don’t live near the water, take advantage of the unique opportunity to swim, kayak and waterski.

Rent fitness equipment

You don’t have to stay in the gym when you are in an island paradise. Renting a bike can allow you to discover areas that are inaccessible by foot. For a more thrilling adventure, you might rent a kiteboard and hit the water.

Royal Shell Vacations can help plan your vacation on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, with upcoming events like the Hobie International Kayak Fly Fishing Expedition in May. Call 800-656-9111 today to start planning your island getaway.



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