5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Galveston Vacation
If you’re like most of us, you’ve worked really hard to get into shape before your summer vacation. You’ve sacrificed sleep for early morning workouts, said no to second breakfast and the donuts brought in by your coworkers, and even made sure to drink the recommended eight glasses of water each day. You look great, feel great, and are ready to eat your way through Texas, sleep in late, and practice sloth and gluttony every day of your long-awaited vacation.
But what if we told you this vacation can be different, that those comfy pants you packed for the flight home may not be necessary at all? Our great staff at Sterling Realtors have compiled this list of activities that will allow you to stay fit AND still have second breakfast every day of your trip!
Spend a Day at the Waterpark
Everyone knows that adding an incline to your treadmill workout increases the calories burned. Well, climbing the walkways to the high slides at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island does the same thing! Count the steps it takes to get to the top; we’re going to bet it’s more than your average workout, which doesn’t have that cool slide down at the end of each ascent!
Take a Hike
Hikes in your hometown get to be a bit blasé after a while. How many times can you see the same rock formation without feeling like a hamster on a treadmill? Fortunately, your Galveston vacation offers new hiking trails and new adventures to conquer, including a hike through the 300-acre Challenger 7 Memorial Park in nearby Webster. Commemorating the heroes that lost their lives in the Challenger disaster, this park is a haven for woodland creatures and a great way to stay fit!
Go Fly a Kite
No, we’re not insulting you; kite flying is a great way to get in some extra steps while showing your kids that mom and dad are cool! Beach Pocket Park, located at 11102 Termini-San Luis Pass Road, offers the perfect spot for kite flying on windy days. If you don’t think it’s going to be much of a workout, see how those calf and shoulder muscles feel the next day!
Explore on Two Wheels
Bike riding is an activity the entire family can enjoy, and as in any beach town, there are plenty of places to rent bikes and explore. Follow the designated trails or simply ride around the downtown area feeling the sun on your face as you and your family dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle that’s fun and exciting-even on vacation!
Start and End Each Day with Laps in the Pool
Swimming for just an hour can burn off nearly 600 calories, and many of our Sterling Realtors vacation rentals come with a private pool or community pool access! Reserve yours today and prepare for a vacation that is unforgettable!