I had such a fun day being part of the Mazda cheer squad for Run for the Kids today! It was inspiring to see so many people giving the run a go. It got me thinking about all the fun fitness things that you can do with family and friends! We have a couple of long weekends coming up and it’s a great excuse to get away from city life and go on an adventure!
Being on holidays doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your fitness routine. You can switch it up by trying new activities and mixing up your work outs.
I’m lucky enough to be heading to the High Country on a horse riding trip. Even though I’ll be riding horses every day I’ll also be taking my runners so I can check out the breathtaking high country on foot at every opportunity! No matter what you’re doing for the long weekend, my main tip is to keep your workout gear close by- so that you’re prepared when the opportunity for a spontaneous workout comes up.
If you do feel like taking a break there are lots of active ideas that you can incorporate into a weekend getaway!
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For some active inspiration, the surfing at Bells Beach is sure to hit the spot. The comp runs from April 16- 27th and showcases the worlds leading surfing talent. Watching those guys is sure to inspire you to pick up a board and give it a try! (And it’s great for perving too!)
Rock climbing/ abseiling
The Grampians are absolutely stunning and there are so many things to do! It’s the perfect place to connect with nature and explore your adventurous side! There are lots of hiking and walking tracks (although some may be closed due to the fires earlier this year) and you can try the rock climbing and abseiling for a bit more of a challenge! I can recommend Marwood as a beautiful place to stay.
Why not take the extra time away from the office to reconnect with yourself? There are some fantastic workshops and getaways in Victoria that offer meditation and yoga. So you can go back to work feeling like you’ve had a really relaxing holiday.
Ok, I know this one may sound a bit silly… But we occasionally go for a hit and it’s a great way to spend quality time with friends and have a good catch up while wandering around the course. There are lots of beautiful courses all over Victoria, so if you’re going on a trip and want to give your body a rest from heavy activity, a days golfing is the perfect option! And there is sure to be a course nearby to where ever you are! If you’re down the Mornington Peninsula my favourite is Eagle Ridge!
Enjoy your time off and remember that exercise doesn’t have to be slogging away at the gym or pounding the pavement. Fitness is a lifestyle, so it’s important to be adaptable to achieve your goals and maintain your motivation!