Exercise Tips for Snowbirds

When I saw the snow flurries in the sky yesterday it felt official-- winter in Toronto has arrived.  Many Vintage Fitness personal training clients head to warmer places this time of year and I wanted to share some tips on sticking with your exercise program when you travel.

  • Plan ahead
    Include planning your exercise routine while you are away on your to-do list before you go.  Think through what exercise facilities are at your travel spot, what exercise equipment you need to bring with you and where you are going to fit exercise into your daily and weekly routines.
  • Create an activity goal
    Think through how long you plan to be away for an create an appropriate activity goal.  If you are going to Florida for 8 weeks you could plan to walk 3 times a week, swim or do aquafit twice a week and weight train twice a week.  You could also set your activity goal up as a challenge to yourself:  At the end of my 8 weeks in Florida I want to be able to walk 5km with ease.
  • Stay connected with your trainer back home
    Vintage Fitness has launched a promotion just for snowbirds to keep connected to their personal trainer back in Toronto.  The package includes
    • One in-home personal training session
    • A  “do anywhere” written and electronic customized exercise program
    • An exercise band
    • An exercise DVD
    • Four 30 minute phone or Skype check in's with a personal trainer who is an expert in 50+ fitness
    • The cost is $250 + HST but this program is valued at  $320 ($70 discount)
  • Book a tour before you arrive
    Call ahead to your snowbird destination and book a tour of the fitness facilities towards the end of your first week there.
  • Try something new
    Your body and brain will adapt and change to the challenges that you give them.  If you have been wintering at the same sunny spot for the last couple of years try a new activity this winter.  As long as the activity feels right for your body it will be great for both your body and brain health to try something new. 

If you have questions about our Snowbird promotion drop me an email erin@vintagefitness.ca.

Good Luck!Erin Billowits

Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise.

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