Staying In Shape On Your Minnesota RV Travels

Staying in shape can be a challenge on any given day; staying on track with a fitness plan while traveling in your new or used Minnesota motorhome can sometimes seem next to impossible. But with a little determination, you can work out (with no need for fancy equipment) and keep fit for those fun, outdoor activities.

Here are four ideas:

1)    Plan a few challenging hikes along your trip route that offer a break from the road and get your blood flowing.

2)    Choose a variety of workout DVDs ranging from aerobics to yoga, and leave your favorites in the RV. Pop one into the DVD player and you’re set.

3)    Load a workout app on your phone (like Nike Training Club or P90X).

4)    Or create your own workout using any combination of these moves, whether inside the RV or outside by the picnic table: 100 jumping jacks, 50 crunches, 20 tricep dips, 15 squats, 20 lunges, 70 Russian twists, 20 calf raises, 5 push ups, 30 second plank, and 10 lunge split jumps. How many sets can you do?

There are plenty of excellent workout monitors out there, like Bodybugg, or apps for your phone to track your progress and keep you on the right path. Once you get in the habit of logging your food, caloric intake and output and exercise, you can really begin to see how your daily progress affects your goals, and those RV travel days won’t slow you down!

If you’re feeling ambitious and ready to take your fitness to the next level, check out Minnesota’s upcoming race schedules and sign up for one that sounds like a good fit. You might be supporting a philanthropic cause or just joining up with some other fun folks to get sweaty! If you need a kick-start, find a local training group or running buddy to keep you motivated.

Try these race schedule websites for a complete list of what’s happening near you:

How about White Bear Winter Frolic 5K or the 100% Irish for a Day 5K & 10 Mile in Minneapolis? For whatever your fitness, lifestyle or goal, you can find something to get your heart pumping!