How Your Fitness Plan Should Shift As You Age

How Your Fitness Plan Should Shift As You Age

Many adults slow down or even stop their training regimen as time passes, thinking that rest is the best thing for them or that it is too late to start their road to a more active lifestyle. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Lack of exercise can lead to an increased risk of injury and health problems, so it is important that you take the steps and make the adjustments you need to have a fitness plan that ages as gracefully as you do. 

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Retreat Workouts: Balance, Boot Camp & More

Retreat Workouts: Balance, Boot Camp & More

I was talking with one of our guests a few weeks ago as we were finishing up our beach hike. She mentioned that some of the workouts and movements we had done were things she wanted to remember so she could do them at home. I don’t post a lot of our actual retreat workouts here on the blog but it inspired me to add them here. A lot of our guests will jot down notes after class or on their phones during a break so they can remember certain sequences or moves. I figured why not post a few of the favorite workouts each week right here so our fitness retreat guests can come back and reference them and so can all of you.

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Build Your Own Workout

Build Your Own Workout

It’s time to workout. You’re all suited up, ready to hit the gym and tackle this thing. You walk in and head over to your favorite machine that you always do. It’s getting kind of old and monotonous but you go anyway — day after day. Sound familiar? This is exactly what most of our boot camp vacation guests have a problem with too. One thing we hear all the time is that it’s hard to know what to change or how to mix it up.

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6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

Head to a group fitness class to keep your workout routine interesting, challenging and fun. You’ll get the best of both worlds — an fun workout with the structure and guidance necessary from a qualified instructor. There are so many options out there now for group classes. Choose from aerial yoga and rebounding to underwater spinning, pilates reformer classes and so much more.

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Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Total Body Boot Camp Workout

A few weeks ago we did a really great bodyweight workout at the beach during one of the morning sessions of Vita Boot Camp. Everyone agreed it hit all the right spots, challenged them in a number of ways and they felt that fatigue that feels good and bad all at the same time. I like to share the actual workouts we do in Vita Boot Camp every so often. Not only is it a great way for our fitness retreat guests to replicate the workout and do it at home but it also gives all of you a chance to experience some of the real workouts we do at the retreat.

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The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

When it comes to fitness, getting comfortable is not always a good thing. In fact, our bodies change the most when we push harder and push ourselves beyond our limits. A change in pace and setting can be good, too. Moving our workout outdoors is a major priority for Vita Vie Retreat, as it can introduce us to unfamiliar environments, effectively challenging us to work harder.

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19 Ways To Increase Your Activity Level (Without Working Out)

19 Ways To Increase Your Activity Level (Without Working Out)

Ready to increase your activity level without actually working out? You might be surprised to find out there are a number of ways to get active without hitting the gym. Now, we’re not saying that traditional workouts aren’t important because they are. However, for those people that need or want to increase their activity level or have a hard time getting workouts in, we’ve got some ideas for how you can move a little more.

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How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

It seems like everyone is talking about balance when it comes to physical activity. I talk to people daily who are looking to have a more balanced exercise routine. Fitness coaches (including myself) talk about creating balance in workouts but what exactly does this mean? Creating balance really means drawing from a few different components to round out your daily/weekly/monthly fitness regimen. 

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