Many can agree, going on vacation can make it difficult to stick to your fitness goals because you’re no longer following the same routine. When you’re at home, you can plan and prepare all of your meals. When you’re on vacation, you’re eager to try the local cuisine and enjoy the foods you normally don’t get to. Wherever you’re staying may not have the same workout equipment you usually use either. And after all, you’re on vacation, and you deserve to relax and unwind! Given some of these challenges, it’s still possible to have a good time and stay in shape on vacation, when you stay at Ramada Gateway! Below, we’re walking you through some tips on how to keep your fitness goals.
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming – When going on a vacation to Florida, many people plan to spend some time by the water. And while soaking up the sun at the beach or pool is relaxing, it can also be a good time to fit in a workout. At Ramada Gateway, we have two-resort style pools, meaning you can choose whichever one you’d like to fit in a few laps. If you prefer not to swim, give water aerobics a try. Simply treading water vigorously can zap 11 calories a minute!
Take advantage of our fitness center – If you prefer to stick to a traditional workout, we have a fitness center open seven days a week, just for our guests! Our fitness center features cardio equipment, circuit training machines and more! Did we mention we offer free wake-up calls, too? Just let us know what time you’d like to wake up to start your workout, and we’ll be happy to give you a call. Sometimes a reminder phone call is all you need to get motivated.
Shoot some hoops or play a round of mini golf – Playing sports is not only a fun way to bond with the people you’re vacationing with but can also be beneficial when looking to stay in shape on vacation. According to livestrong.com, “A 150-pound person will burn about 204 calories in 30 minutes playing basketball.” At Ramada Gateway, we have a basketball court on the property, a miniature golf course and plenty of room to play soccer or football! You may be thinking, “How am I burning calories playing mini golf?” Well, believe it or not, you can burn up to 300 calories in just one game of mini golf!
Skip out on a taxi – Whether on a family vacation or business trip, you probably have an agenda of activities planned. If at all feasible, try walking there. It may seem like a hassle, but with all of the attractions and things to do in Kissimmee, you’ll have plenty to look at. If you’re traveling with others, coming up with a game to play along the way can be a fun way to help pass the time, too! Don’t forget to pack tennis shoes!
Balance out unhealthy meals with light meals and plenty of water – While one of the many joys of traveling is trying the local fare, it’s difficult to know the nutritional information on those dishes (and most of the time, they aren’t the healthiest). Don’t worry! We don’t want you to skip out on enjoying yourself, so we recommend balancing out every “splurge” meal with two lighter meals. Andy’s Deli and Pizza, our vintage rock n’ roll restaurant located right on the property, serves up fresh, healthy eats such as homemade sandwiches, salads, soups and more! You can even request the calorie count on menu items. In addition to what you eat, it’s important to stay hydrated while on vacation, too. A vacation to Ramada Gateway in Florida usually means you’ll be spending some time outdoors. And when you don’t drink enough water, it’s easy to mistake dehydration for hunger, even though all you need is some H2O!
So, if you’re gearing up for your next vacation to Ramada Gateway, keep these tips in mind so you can stay in shape while on vacation. And remember, you’re probably getting more physical activity than you think on your trip, so don’t stress about it too much!