*This is a sponsored post for Fitbit and Kohl’s, all opinions expressed are my own. I was paid for this post and received the Fitbit as compensation.
Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend! I have been fortunate enough to spend the last several days with my family in San Francisco. I just love this area of the country! I was so excited to bring my children here for the first time. My only concern with the trip was taking them out of school for a few days. They were a little worried about missing their different sports practices too. I assured them we would get plenty of exercise on the trip. Of course, I don’t like to stray away from my training schedule either. However, after doing quite a bit of traveling over the years, I have come up with some great Tips for Maintaining Family Fitness on Vacation.
Tips for Maintaining Family Fitness on Vacation
1. Pack Your Snacks- It’s easy to fall into the junk food trap while traveling and those calories add up! I like to carry along convenient and healthy snacks like nuts, granola bars, and apples. I also have everyone bring along their own water bottle to refill as needed.
2. Make the Most of Your Accommodations- Check out what type of fitness facility the place you are staying at offers. Many places have at least a small weight room available to get in a quick strength session. If there is a pool available, going for a family swim can be fun for everyone!
3. Walk When You Can- It’s amazing how much exercise you and your family can get by choosing to walk to destinations that are close by rather than take a cab or a bus. I had fun seeing how many daily miles my family and I logged on our trip to San Francisco. It was super easy to keep track of our mileage by using my brand new Fitbit Charge 3 that I purchased at Kohl’s before the trip. I have to say my kids were completely flabbergasted when they realized they had pounded the pavement for 10 miles one day!
4. Choose Active Outings- Hiking and biking are great ways to check out new places while on vacation! We had a wonderful time doing a long nature hike at Muir Woods. It was fun watching our steps add up on my Fitbit Charge 3 that day as well. In fact, my kids were determined to hit 15,000 steps, so we ended up doing an extra long hike to achieve that goal. In turn, we enjoyed some gorgeous sections of Muir Woods that we might not have made it to without setting that ambitious goal.
I have been intrigued by the Fitbit for the past few years, but had never owned one. However, my old wrist heart rate monitor died and I needed a new one. So, when I started researching the best ones to purchase, the Fitbit continued to top the charts! I was so surprised about the numerous features the Fitbit 3 Charge offers. I had always thought it just kept track of steps, but it offers so much more! It also tracks distance, calories, and even flights of stairs climbed! I love the 24/7 heart rate tracking feature and being able to set daily goals. It has several smart features as well: apps (including one for weather) and it has alerts for calls, text messages, calendar, and apps. It is fantastic to have all this information right on your wrist! And did I mention that you easily can change out the wrist band? Since, I love wearing it so much, I like to keep it on all the time! It is fun to change out the band and dress it up a bit.
Of course, my favorite thing about the Fitbit Charge 3 are all the fitness features it has to offer. In fact, when we were on our trip, I decided at the last minute to participate in a 5k race. I did not have my normal running watch with me. Then, I realized that I no longer even needed it! My Fitbit Charge 3 keeps track of my pace and distance running when connected to my phone via blue tooth. I can also keep track of real time heart rate zones and set goals. I love that it has a multi-exercise mode and that it is swim proof. The Fitbit Charge 3 is a wonderful device to use for training!
Kohl’s is a great place to purchase your new Fitbit! In fact, they are running a sale through 10/26 on the Fitbit Iconic, currently $249.99 (Reg. $299.99), the Fitbit Ace for kids 8+ is $79.99, or the Fitbit Alta, which is regularly $99.99. You can also earn Kohl’s cash from 10/22-10/28 and redeem it 10/29-11/3.
So Tell me…
What are your favorite Tips for Maintaining Family Fitness on Vacation? Do you have active trips or are they more for relaxation? Do you currently use a Fitbit? Have you heard about the Fitbit Charge 3 or Fitbit Versa Ruby (the Fitbit smartwatch model) at Kohl’s?
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a Great Week!
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