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Sarah Coleman: Spring fever travel tips

Sarah Coleman/For Steamboat Today
Sarah Coleman hopes her fitness camp company, A Weight Lifted, can gain traction by drawing people to Steamboat Springs to lose weight and get in shape.
Joel Reichenberger

— Spring is in the air. Break out the road map and start planning your next vacation. Here are a few tips to make traveling this spring healthier and happier.

Pack your own snacks

Don’t get sabotaged by airport or convenience store food. Come prepared. Pack healthy options like hardboiled eggs, homemade trail mix full of dried fruit and nuts and jerky.

Hit the gym or the trail

Don’t leave your workout at home. Plan to get exercise by hitting the hotel gym or the local trails. Pack running shoes or a jump rope, and you will never be without a quick and easy workout. Plus, it’s a great way to get your inner-explorer on by finding new ways through a new place.

Get your Zzzz’s

Rest up before you go. Plan on getting seven to nine hours of sleep the few nights before your trip. Maybe try to sneak in a nap or two while on vacation. Sleep is the key to healthy metabolism, muscle recovery and fabulous-looking skin. Besides, who doesn’t love an afternoon nap?

DIY workouts

Stuck in the airport? Waiting on someone to pump the gas? Awake before the rest of the family? Get moving. It takes less than three minutes to get your heart rate up to gain the benefits of a workout. Try these helpful and handy DIY workouts. If you don’t like these, get creative.

• 50-40-30-20-10 jumping jacks, sit-ups

• 1 minute of each: plank, squats, push-ups, hollow rocks, jump lunges, 3x

• Jog one mile then 30 burpees, 30 dips, 30 walking lunges, jog one mile

• Deck of cards: pick an exercise for each suit, perform the number

Drink up

Don’t forget to get plenty of water. We often forget how much water we really need. Aim for half your body weight in ounces per day. Don’t believe me, take a look at a wilting plant, give it a generous portion of water, and watch it grow.

Hope that helps aide in spring trip planning. Remember bikini and speedo season are right around the corner. Stay hydrated, get your Zzzz’s and don’t be afraid to get creative on vacation with your workouts.

Happy, healthy travels my friends.

Sarah Coleman brings years of personal health and fitness knowledge to the table. Currently, the health and wellness director at The Foundry, Coleman is also a personal trainer, “CrossFitter,” coach, outdoor enthusiast, managing partner with Inspired Live Network and owner of A Weight Lifted Fitness Camp. She provides flawless technique and a positive attitude. Taking fitness to new levels, she uses the outdoor environment, your living room or work space, as well as the gym to influence and push her clientele. Funky knee socks and outrageous colors make Sarah unique, which transfers into her training and brings a smile to everyone’s face.

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