Holiday Workout Tips From Northwest CrossFit Greenlake
November 20, 2017|Posted in: Green Lake
Maintaining a balanced diet, finding quick holiday workouts that don’t require a gym, and committing to workout goals are great ways to maintain your holiday workout schedule. It can be easy, however, to let your gym routine fall by the wayside over the holidays. Whether you are looking for some holiday workout tips, holiday health tips, or travel routines that don’t require a gym our coaches at Northwest Crossfit are here to help. From finding ways to motivate yourself to get to the gym even when it’s dark and cold, to enjoying holiday meals without overindulging in sweets and treats, here are some holiday workout tips from Tyler Searle, Lead Trainer and Manager at Northwest Crossfit Greenlake.
Holiday Workout Tips From Northwest CrossFit
1. Enjoy holiday meals, but commit to healthy eating otherwise
There’s no doubt the holidays can be a time of temptation, even for athletes with the strictest diets. Don’t get caught up in being perfect! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a special meal now and again. The trick is to commit to maintaining your diet outside of these special occasions. The more you start slipping on a regular basis, the harder it will be to get back on track.
2. Set aside specific times to workout over the holidays
Getting to the gym is half the battle. As much as it can be a challenge to leave the comfort of a cozy bed or get off a nice warm couch, once you’re able to commit to getting to the gym, your coaches are there to get you motivated and get you moving. Don’t think about the workout itself; instead, think about how great you’ll feel once the workout is over!
3. Improvise when you don’t have a gym
Many people struggle to maintain their workout routine over the holidays because the don’t have access to a gym or equipment when they travel. Instead of skipping a workout for lack of accessible gym, there are plenty of quick holiday workouts that require little to no equipment (see below for examples). Have a handful of bodyweight workouts with you and you’ll be able to work out anywhere. If you prefer the motivation of a group setting, do a quick search online of the area you’ll be traveling and there’s sure to be a gym available.
4. Remember the mental benefits of working out
The holidays can come with a lot of mental trials: gift buying, entertaining family and friends, travel headaches and more. Working out is a great way to relieve stress, to work out the kinks of a long trip, or to make time for yourself to decompress. Seeing working out not only as a physical benefit but also as a mental benefit can be great motivation to get yourself to the gym during the dark, cold winter months.
5. Commit to your goals to avoid the holiday hangover
Have fun during the holidays! There’s no need to feel guilty about it. We work out and eat well so that we can enjoy life. Outside of special meals and events, commit yourself to staying on target with your fitness goals and there will be no holiday hangover to worry about.
Why is it important to stay fit and active over the holidays?
The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family, which often involves big meals, fancy desserts, and an extra cocktail or two. It can also be a time of stress for a lot of people and may include quite a bit of extra travel. All of these are important reasons to stay on track with your fitness. Consistency is the number one key to successfully maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The holidays are sure to throw off your routine, but the more you can find the time to stay active the better you will feel!
Quick Holiday Workouts: Vacation Workouts With No Gym
If you are looking to take these holiday workout tips one step further with specific workouts to try we’ve got you covered. Coach Tyler has shared 15 of Northwest CrossFit’s holiday workouts that require little to no equipment. These travel workout routines are great full body workouts that will enable you to stay fit over the holidays or during any type of travel!
10 Rounds For Time:
200 Air Squats
5 Rounds For Time:
10 Push Ups
3 Rounds For Time:
3 Rounds For Time:
10 Handstand Pushups
20 Rounds For Time:
100 meter sprint between each set
Spend a total of five minutes in a handstand
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