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Elyce’s Top 5 Tips for Staying Active Whilst Travelling

Posted: 13 December 2019 by Annemarie O'Donnell

Team Derma is deep in 2020 planning mode, which for many of us means lots of travel, for both work and play! We turned to Elyce Wintle (AKA @elycefit), owner of Thrive Athletic, dermaviduals fan and ultimate fitspo to get her help with staying active while we’re away from home exploring. We had recently watched Elyce with envy on her amazing Europe adventure (where she married her love in Greece!), so we knew she was the perfect person to ask! Her practical tips are just what we need to help us prioritise our wellness when we’re away, plus she threw in an aerobic workout to get our hearts racing!

 

1) Don’t rest as soon as you get to your destination.

“The first thing my partner and I do when we arrive at our destination is go for a run around the city! We feel our excitement levels rise and just get an instant boost of energy. It also helps keep us in routine so we don’t fall into instant holiday mode.”

 

 

2) Get your workout done early.

“I always set my alarm early to get my workout in before my day starts. That way it doesn’t cut in to my day and it leaves me feeling energised!”

 

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Them post run feels in Positano 🤩💙 It’s getting in to the warmer months now, and what better way to get your body moving then to run 🏃🏼‍♀️ It’s free, you can enjoy the outdoors, it’s your time, and you can do it whenever you like. If you’re someone who wants to get better at running but doesn’t know where to start, then here are a few of my tips! . 1. Just start. People too often say they want to get better but don’t actually do anything about it. The first step is to just start! Yes it’s hard at the beginning, but once you get past the hard part, it’s so worth it! 2. Start slow. Going from 0-100 can lead to injury (can put my hand up here). Slowly build the volume up in your legs. I suggest a 10% increase each week for beginners. 3. Incorporate interval work on the treadmill. Speed work will help improve your pace over long distance. I incorporate a variety of running sessions such as fartlek, hills, speed endurance and aerobic power. 4. Heart rate training. Heart rate training is a great way to keep your pace consistent and avoid you from going to hard. It also allows your to train specific energy systems. Training and improving your aerobic energy system is vital for endurance running. The MAF method can help you calculate your target heart rate. 5. Just keep running. Running can be more mental than physical. Our minds can often give up when we still have so much more to tap in to. If you’re on a 5km run and you feel like stopping at 3km, try to push through the next 2km. Even if it’s slow, don’t stop! The reward at the end is always worth it. Beat the voice in your head that is telling you to stop, and you’ll build an even stronger foundation for next time. Don’t become resistant against discomfort. 6. Strength training. Focus on building strength in your glutes and legs. Work on single leg exercises such as split squats, walking lunges, bulgarian split squats, single leg deadlifts etc… compound movements such as hip thrust, back squat and deadlifts. All the fun stuff 🤪 Remember, you’re the only person who sets limitations upon yourself. Start small and aim big ✨

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3) Explore the cities by going for a run or hiring a bike!

“No better way to get familiar with your surroundings than running or riding! You’ll see things from a totally different perspective. Being active outside, I always made sure I was wearing my dermaviduals suncream which the beautiful Emma at Em’s Skin Boutique sorted me out with prior to my holiday!”

 

 

4) Maintain a good balance of healthy food and treats.

“Just because you’re on holidays, doesn’t mean you should entirely throw out your good eating habits. The worse you eat and drink, the worse you’ll feel. Having a good balance and staying hydrated will help keep your energy levels normal which will allow you to explore more and stay active.”

 

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5) Find a local gym and see if they offer holiday passes.

“A lot of gyms have this option, however if they don’t or if they’re too expensive, then use the outdoors as your gym! Stairs, hills, parks, outdoor equipment. Just keep your body moving, you’ll always feel better afterwards!”

 

 

“Here’s an aerobic workout from one of my days in Venice. I combined efforts of running with a bodyweight exercise, adding a new exercise every round. I made my running effort around 90-95% to keep my work rate high.”

For time:
Run 300m
Squats x20
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Run 300m
Squats x20
Burpees x10
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Run 300m
Squats x20
Burpees x10
Strict cross mountain climbers x20
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Run 300m
Squats x20
Burpees x10
Strict cross mountain climbers x20
Ceiling sit ups x20
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Run 300m
Squats x10
Burpees x10
Strict cross mountain climbers x20
Ceiling sit ups x20
Push ups x10
Run 300m

 

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Arrived in Amsterdam 🌼

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