Get the Know: Where to Workout on Vacation

by CRNPilates on April 30, 2012

I think it’s about time to revisit the question of how to workout when traveling. It’s been a while since the post about vacation+workout and even longer since how to stretch in your airplane seat. Whether on vacay or not, summer’s coming up so (obviously) this is not the time to start slacking on those 100s.

(I should let you know that I am writing this from my airplane seat, so the subject at hand is very prevalent to recent experiences).

So, I was traveling out of town this past weekend and asked a girlfriend, who’s familiar with the city I was going, for a recommendation on where to take my Sunday yoga practice. Then it dawned on me: what if I was traveling to a place where no one I knew had the answer for my Sunday yoga? I’m not going to go without it but also don’t want to risk an iffy-minute-counting class. I know you know what I’m talking about. Here are my suggestions of what has worked for me:

  • #1. If you’re reading this, that means you know about CRNP. And if you know about CRNP, you have a wealth of world-wide studio/instructor knowledge just a phone call or email away. If no one at the studio has a suggestion for the city you’re traveling to, continue reading…
  • Utilize social media. I know that if someone traveling to Chicago tweeted, “Visiting #Chicago this weekend, where should I get my #Pilates on?!” I would respond with an invitation. You never know who might tweet you back. A Facebook status update can also work wonders.
  • Work the blog circuit. Your favorite fitness blogs are a fantastic resource. Dig through posts or comment to/email your favorite blogger!

Speaking for any instructor I know, we love knowing the best studios for the sake of being able to recommend them - not to mention practice at them, too! That being said, don’t hesitate asking your instructors for their 2-cents on the city your visiting and enjoy the best vacation workout you can get!

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