3. Take your gym with you.
This is one of the reasons why I found myself loving TRM rings more and more as I travelled. You can always find an outdoor workout station, balcony, scaffolding, tree, awning or anything horizontal that can support your body weight to hang your rings. And the versatility with this age-old piece of fitness genius means you can nearly replicate your entire gym… on the road. Adductor/abductor machine, behind the head lat pull down, smith machine squat, chest press, pec deck machine, ab curl machine and more, they can all be replicated with olympic rings.
4. Let the location inspire you!
Get re-inspired with your workouts. What training setting could honestly be any better than a tropical island? Or the park next to the colosseum or the Eiffel Tower, or Central Park in New York or looking over rolling hills in wine country as you push out that last rep? Let the location inspire you to train more, harder and better. Mixing up your workout experience will change the way you train at home too. Try new training methods unique to your location. Whether it’s a new form of combat training, a re-invented spin class, or a new gym, connect yourself with like-minded people of the area. You’d be amazed at who you might meet, and what you could learn.
5. Test yourself.
By choosing locations like Yosemite, you’re in an adventure capital of the world. Make the conscious decision to test your fitness limits; tackle that hike, ride that track, paddle that lake. By spinning your holidays around adventure, you’ll maintain the level of activity your body needs to keep fine-tuning, while also gaining the mental clarity which comes from once-in-a-lifestyle experiences.
6. Get Nutritiously Educated.
Understand the culinary culture of your destination. The simplest rules are to cut the sugar, reduce the meat between two big bits of bread, and opt for better balances of salad or veggies with a source of protein. Eat fresh and seasonal, find the local markets, meet the people, learn new foods, love your fuelling. Just don’t forget your 721 approach; 70% clean, 20% sensible, 10% relaxed.