School is out and vacation time is finally here! Clear, blue ocean waters, lounging by the pool with your refreshing, tropical Mai Tai in hand, and basking on the beach all await. So who’s thinking about exercise?  We all look forward to this time of year when we can escape the daily routine even when it comes to exercising. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean you need to abandon your workout regimen. It’s the perfect time to try something new and adventurous that you might not otherwise normally do. Challenge those different body muscles to new heights!

The next time you are traveling, check with the concierge desk at your hotel for some of these fun filled fascinating excursions!

Take the plunge

There are endless options for outdoor water activities while on vacation, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding or even aqua cycling. Enjoy the tropical surroundings from above and below the water.  Give yogaquatics or swimmercise classes a try – perfect way to tone up while minimizing the impact on your joints.

Climb a mountain

Explore the local hiking trails; a great activity for all ages and abilities.  Many are paved with walkers while others may be rugged, rocky and off the beaten path. Depending on what you are in search of and the age of your children, there is something for everyone. Not only will you be getting an aerobic and overall body workout but you will also encounter some breath taking views and diverse wildlife.

Hit the road

Many cities offer a guided walking tour through their historic town. The best way to explore the sights is to get out on foot! Experience the culture through interactions with the locals, discover trinkets and treasures that are unique to the community, all while moving at your own pace and achieving the recommended 10,000 steps per day.

By Lillian Lee. Lillian Lee is the local franchise owner for Baby Boot Camp, serving families in Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Contact lillian.lee@babybootcamp.com or call 925-353-6193 for more info, or visit www.babybootcamp.com.