This hidden gem, tucked away in Prince Edward County–only 2hrs from Toronto, is a sanctuary within a Sanctuary...literally! Airbnb host Tara, renovated this one room century church into a modern open concept haven! It has all the luxurious touches…King size bed (but of course, situated on the altar), bed side love poems, essential oils, soaker tub and epsom salts, living space with curated reads and fireplace, private washroom with beautifully scented apothecary, hammock, yoga mats, stereo, mini kitchen with artisan coffee and all the works for creating the perfect charcuterie. THIS SPACE… Continue Reading…
The beaches of the Mayan Riviera are some of the most beautiful in the world. When I first visited Tulum 10 years ago, it was just an up and coming yet “hip” spot that attracted experienced travellers from all over the world. It was quiet, people camped on the beach, as there were only a few boutique hotels. Now it is a international hot spot for all those seeking white sand, laid back vibes, but upscale bohemian lifestyle. Amansala Eco-Chic Resort Tulum encapsulates the spirit of beach life in Tulum. Peaceful atmosphere, minimal and comfortable rooms, open air commune spaces for yoga, working out, eating, pool hanging, dining, enjoying a bon fire or a mid day hammock hang, and more.
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Fitness bae and founder of #FitGirlGang Johanna Seier shares her tips on “How to Stay on Track with Fitness while Traveling”
Okay! So it can obviously be super easy to go into YOLO mode while on vacay.
We all know what that means… Ignoring exercise completely and eating
absolutely EVERY piece of food in sight. While travelling definitely is a time to
enjoy yourself and ditch the guilt, I am a huge believer in doing the little things to
help you still feel your best while away and actually maximize the enjoyment you
get out of your vacation.
Maybe back home you hit the gym for 1 hour 5x each week. Well, realistically
that is probably not going to happen on vacation. My best advice is to be efficient
with the time and equipment you have! Maybe that’s a fully functional hotel gym,
or maybe its just a pair of runners and your hotel room. No matter how restricted
you are on both time and equipment, you still have the opportunity to make it
- Get it over with early. The last thing you want to worry about while vacationing is having to fit in a late night workout in between all of the fun activities and events you likely have going on. Get up, get it done, and move on with your day!
- Know what you’re going to do! Plan out each exercise you’re going to do and for how long. Even if that’s just making a quick note on your iPhone, you’ll be WAY more likely to stick to it if you write it down and aren’t just wandering around aimlessly.
20-Minute Hotel Room Workout
This is a super-quick and effective workout to blast calories, increase your
muscle tone, and get in an awesome sweat without having to leave your room.
Push-ups x 15
*NOTE: To make this more advanced, do these with your feet on your
hotel bed. To modify, drop to your knees.
Single-leg Glute Bridges x 12/leg
*These are to be done lying on the ground with one heel pressing onto
your armchair or bed.
Mountain Climbers x 1 minute
Jump lunges x 20
Tricep Dips x 12
*Done with hands on the edge of your ottoman
Up and Down Planks x 1 minute
*Drop to your knees to modify
Complete each circuit 3x through with a 90 seconds rest between the two
Obviously while away, it’s so easy to give in to every single temptation and
completely disregard your health until you get back home. From personal
experience though, I can genuinely say that this is not going to make your trip
more enjoyable! I can remember going to all-inclusive resorts and absolutely
binging on junk food each meal to the point of being SO FULL that I honestly
didn’t even feel good. Yeah sure it was novel and exciting at first, but by the end
of the trip I felt lethargic, energy deprived, and just plain nauseous.
So here is my best advice: YES, enjoy yourself! But don’t completely disregard
health along the way. Try to choose one meal each day that you will allow
yourself to have whatever you want, and attempt to keep the others (as well as
the snacks you have throughout the day) more health conscious. Not only will
you FEEL better (and have wayyyy more energy) getting the nutrients your body
needs, but it is so much more satisfying to have the treats that you TRULY
WANT when the trip isn’t an absolute free-for- all at every single meal. Believe
me, I am all about “TREAT YO-SELF”, I just want to make sure that I’m going to
actually appreciate and enjoy all of the amazing things that I’m treating myself to!
Thanks Johanna! Seriously, this girl!!! I felt so inspired after our little afternoon, even I, and I’m borderline sloth lazy, felt I could do this after our meet up. Make sure you follow her on snap (@joseier) and insta (@johanna.seier) and join her #FitGirlGang. Stay tuned for our NEXT blog collab as we talk business and female empowerment!
Photography: Vanessa Mayberry
Tights – Lululemon
Shoes – Nike
Shirt/Sweater – Addidas
Tights – Titika Active
Bra – Titika Active
Shoes – Nike
Sweater – Titika Active