Time for a Little R&R

Josh soaking it all in while on our last vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico. 

Josh soaking it all in while on our last vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico. 

Ahhhh vacation!!  Who doesn’t enjoy taking some time to relax, sipping on blended drinks and eating delicious food! Once vacation is over and reality sets in, we often find ourselves feeling guilty for not making it to the hotel gym.  We all have every intention to make it to the gym, we pack our gym clothes and then somehow those clothes don’t quite make it out of the bag.

I’m here to tell you that there is a way to find the time and enjoy a couple workouts while on vacation.  How you ask?  One word my friends….CrossFit!  Josh and I like to look for the closest CrossFit gym (“Box”) while on vacation.  The majority of CrossFit gyms welcome drop-ins and classes can range anywhere from free to $20 bucks a class.  Some just encourage you to apply the fee towards a gym shirt.  What’s better than a cool new shirt!?  You’re guaranteed to meet some awesome people, get some great recommendations on local restaurants and get a killer workout in.

Once you get back from vacation feeling relaxed and happy you made time to squeeze in a few workouts, you can tell your friends all about the awesome CrossFit gym you went to, while you sport your new shirt.  A couple folks in the gym recently vacationed in Hawaii...I know; tough stuff, right? Sarah and Keeley visited CrossFit Oahu Pearl City where they worked out, set some PR’s while they were there and brought me back a cool shirt. : )  Thanks guys!

Picture courtesy of Keeley while on a trip in Las Vegas, NV. This gym is just slightly larger than ours. Keeley got his workouts in while in VEGAS...that's dedication.

Picture courtesy of Keeley while on a trip in Las Vegas, NV. This gym is just slightly larger than ours. Keeley got his workouts in while in VEGAS...that's dedication.

Not only should you take advantage of other gyms while you are on vacation, but you should also try to squeeze in a visit while you are out of town for work.  I promise it will make your trip much more enjoyable.

I took a day off from work on Friday to spend the day in the city to do a little shopping and got up early the next morning to get a workout in at San Francisco CrossFit. I had a great experience at Diane Fu’s Olympic Lifting Class (FuBarbell Club).  I had lots of time to get in some practice on my Snatch and Clean & Jerk, watched some awesome lifters and woke up this morning feeling a little sore. Overall a successful trip!  Of course I have to thank my lovely fiancé, Josh, for holding down the fort at CCSC while I had a chance to go out and play.

Myself, Diane Fu and my friend Amber I was just a little excited to be there! :)

Myself, Diane Fu and my friend Amber

I was just a little excited to be there! :)

So the next time you think twice about packing your gym shoes, toss them in your bag, hop on ‘the Googles’ and go out there and kick some ass at a nearby box!

I follow Diane Fu on Instagram...I made it to her post yesterday. EEEEk...I know, I'm a nerd. 

I follow Diane Fu on Instagram...I made it to her post yesterday. EEEEk...I know, I'm a nerd.