August is a time for fitness pros to relax, reflect and recuperate. Our clients tend to be away, we have the largest international fitness convention to attend in Toronto and we look forward to a "new year" starting for many as we get "back to school". This past year I was lucky enough to head down to Fort Lauderdale...in the middle of a tropical storm! Five windy days watching tumultuous waters and dark clouds, but we still made time to fit fitness in.
Jogging along the beach in Florida is gorgeous, the sand enhances the sense of relaxation, the water is calming. Along the strip in Fort Lauderdale there were many fitness enthusiasts out, including joggers, walkers, roller bladers, people biking and of course, boogie boarders and body surfers. Tropical storm and hurricane weather is great for water sports such as these because the rougher the water the bigger the waves!
Some days we chose to use the fitness centre, but we also got out to run a couple of times as well. The most interestingly dressed person was a fit man in his late forties who we saw joggin 3 times...in a thong! He seemed happy enough, even looked us in the eye and said, "Good morning!". HHHmm! He's gutsier than I am, but good for him!
It's wonderful how recuperative a little sun and sand can be, I think we would all agree that we would have more active lifestyles if we just had more tolerable weather. What better excuse to get away a few times a year? I hope to write soon about a fitness getaway of my own, why not?