Holidays are here and so are the long weekends! And before you decide to allot these precious weekends to Netflix, here’s something you need to read.
But before that - what does a weekend getaway mean to you?
For some, it's an escape from reality - a time to reconnect with friends or family while others may view it as a chance to relax and do absolutely nothing. But some love to consider these as the perfect opportunity for some fun fitness activities as well!
If you belong to that clan - looking for the perfect way to combine exercise with some fun and relaxation, we've got some great ideas!
Here are some of the best (we believe) fun fitness activities that you may consider doing while planning for your next weekend getaway.
There are few things more rewarding than taking in the beauty of nature while getting your heart rate up. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and work up a sweat at the same time. Depending on the difficulty of the hike, it can also be a great workout activity!
There are plenty of amazing treks all around India that you can take on for a weekend getaway. Some of these includes:
- Roopkund trek in Uttarakhand
- Snow Leopard trek in Ladakh
- Uttari Betta trek in Karnataka
- Hampta pass trek in Himachal Pradesh
These hiking trails and treks offer views of mountains, waterfalls, lakesides, etc. that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed for a measurably long time (until your next trip).
And if it's your first time hitting the trail with no experience, don't worry! All you need is a good pair of shoes, either a set of reliable sports track pants or 2 layer sports shorts and items like water bottles, first aid, etc.
Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercising in the world (for all good reasons). It can help increase your flexibility and strength without straining muscles or joints.
If you're looking for a way to relax and retreat yourself on your weekend trip, a yoga centre may be the perfect place fit for you. There are many yoga centres in almost all the famous travel destinations, surrounded by nature and calmness, that you can consider going to.
Some of our top picks include:
- Kaivalyadhama Ashram in Maharashtra
- The Isha Centre in Karnataka
- Ananda in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand
- Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh
- The Art of Living Ashram in Pune
These yogic centres offer classes that cater to all experience levels. It will help to boost both your physical health as well as mental health.
Now, although yoga doesn’t demand aggressiveness as much as trekking, you still need to carry a pair of some comfortable cotton apparel with you. Our high-end built core technical yoga and training tee could be your perfect shot!
Nothing can beat running! Yes! You go to beaches, mountains, forests, countryside or your nearby location (in the same city), running remains to be one of the great ways for getting in a cardio workout. Though every ‘known’ destination has its most-loved running points, you can also consider something really close if you can’t manage a getaway for yourself!
Some of the many running trails and tracks that you can do this weekend:
- Lalbagh Lake in Bangalore
- Connaught Place Outer Circle in Central Delhi
- Nariman point in Mumbai
- Aravalli Bikers Trail in Rajasthan
When we say running, know that we are talking about some really high-quality shoes, sunglasses (depends) and a kickass running shorts (for which we are super famous)!!
If you're looking to increase the intensity of your run, try incorporating hills into your route or adding in sprints. Don’t forget to listen to your body and take breaks if you need them.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this is FOR YOU!!
Rock climbing is an intense full-body workout that guarantees to burn hundreds of calories in just a few hours. It's also a great way to improve your grip strength, agility, and balance. Given that, rock climbing can be done both indoors and outdoors at a variety of difficulty levels.
If you're looking for a fun but challenging weekend, rock climbing has to be on your list. Here are some of the coolest rock climbing places in India that you consider:
- Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra
- Hampi in Karnataka
- Lado Sarai in Delhi
- Shey Rock in Kashmir
- Miyar Valley in Himachal Pradesh
Things to carry?
- A water bottle, yes!
- Snacks and sunscreen (in case it’s outdoor)
- Performance t-shirts (made of soft fabric)
Remember that your clothes’ selection does matter a lot when it comes to rock climbing since it takes a lot of your strength, stamina and body movements. Our reflective dry t-shirts are made of soft fabric and have antibacterial qualities that saves your skin from infections caused due to sweat. And the performance mesh back ensures that your body gets rid of sweat really quick.
Think! Plan! Pack!
We live in an era where even fitness demands something out of the box! Activities like mentioned above not only excites enthusiasts to keep trying new things but also encourages people to consider adopting a fitness oriented lifestyle. In fact, keeping the whole ‘fitness’ glamour aside, even if it’s just about finding a way to relax and de-stress, there's an activity out there for you!
And TRUEREVO has got all your fitness apparel collection taken care of. So get up now, think, plan, pack, and do not forget to add us to your ‘getaway’ cart!!