May 09, 2018
Regina Hotels with a Gym Offer 3 Ways to Keep Fit While Travelling
Now an extinct species, one of the earliest predecessors to humankind was homo erectus. Otherwise known as upright man, he was said to walk the earth 1.8 million years ago.
Today most of his ancestors sit for a living. And they sit even longer while driving cars and travelling in airplanes.
As you can imagine, all this sitting is not good for us, so it’s a relief when you travel, whether for work or pleasure, to find a way to stand up, stretch and get some sort of exercise.
When visiting the capital of Saskatchewan, why not book into one of the top Regina hotels with a gym, and try some of these fitness tips to help relieve stress and increase health and productivity.
1. The Best Way to Start Your Day
Keeping fit is not just about exercise; it’s also about fuelling your body with proper nutrition. If you are watching your calorie intake, it may not be wise not to eat out for every meal.
Not only does the Comfort Suites hotel in Regina offer a complimentary free breakfast buffet that includes your option of fruit, yogurt, cereal and hot selections to get your day going, you can also prepare your own foods, as all of our Regina hotel suites feature a fridge and microwave.
2. The 40-Minute Workout
If you don’t have time to head out on an hour-long walk, or if the weather isn’t cooperating, why not spend just 40 minutes to do this simple workout in your Regina hotel with fitness center.
Start with a 5-minute warm-up of dynamic stretches, such as side-to-side and forward lunges, to warm your core, then do 5-to-10 minutes of maximum-intensity exercises or power moves that will get your blood pumping. Squats and plyometric pushups are good ones to try.
Next, work on strength training to better your posture and increase your metabolism. Pair a lower body exercise with an upper body exercise by using our free weights.
While you’ll want to feel a bit of a burn while doing repetitions, do not exceed the weight if it causes pain or extreme discomfort.
The next 20-to-30 minutes of your workout can be spent on some sort of steady or interval cardio exercise. Hop on our Cardio Centre treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike to get your heart rate up and burn off those calories.
Don’t forget to cool down with a few stretches, or a walk, and if you’ve booked into our Regina hotels with a hot tub, why not massage those aching muscles?
3. Feel Weightless in Water
One of the best ways to relieve stress and get a non-impact form of exercise is to swim. Comfort Suites is one of the Regina hotels with pools that actually have a separate space for patrons to swim laps.
A non-stop swim for 20 minutes gives you a whole body workout. Your heart rate increases, without the impact that can cause injury and sore joints. Besides your cardiovascular fitness, you also increase your muscle strength and endurance, causing you to breathe a little easier when tackling those daily chores.
Looking for a way to keep your kids entertained and active while visiting Regina? Read our blog on 5 Ways to Get Away with the Kids to a Regina Hotel.