Fitness travel for seniors
Whistler Fitness Vacations is a popular choice of fitness travel for seniors. We’ll help you discover ways to stay active and feel excited about the road ahead in your fitness. We focus on what you can do… not what you can’t. And there is lots that you can do – our fitness retreat is low impact and designed especially for women whose mind wants to do more than sometimes their body will allow.
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Most women experience muscle loss after fifty, mostly because they have not been as committed to their strength training and weight-bearing exercise activities as they may have been in their younger years. This leads to lowered metabolism and weight gain. Younger guests often feel just as restricted in their physical abilities when they sign up. Most wonder what they will do all day. We’ve got the most amazing active schedule for you, and you’ll love our cruiser bikes and lots of walking in nature when you’re not busy doing water boot camps or one of Cat’s other Kick Ass Workouts®!
Increasing the intensity
When you’ve been doing the same workouts for a while, things can get a little boring – even if it gets easier. Adding new exercises to your workout will challenge new muscles, make your heart and lungs work harder and boost fitness. You’ll achieve impressive weight loss and increased sense of accomplishment as you get into the pattern of pushing your workouts. You’ll try interval training in a way that won’t exhaust your muscles and lungs, with simple tasks such as switching into high intensity for a few minutes as you walk up a hill. The social support and daily humor as part of our daily fitness activities will also keep you inspired!
Guests with arthritis love our warm-water workouts as the buoyancy of the water supports the joins, and can relax tight muscles. It’s important to exercise daily – we’ll show you ways to stay active and see an improvement in symptoms. Our program works incredibly well for those suffering from arthritic conditions as weight reduction greatly eases pain.
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression, and it’s no secret that changes in lifestyle can immensely effective as treatment. Most guests who join our program notice rapid improvement in their moods within a few weeks – and we have lots of emotional support here, with each week bringing in a fantastic team of women!
Exercising daily boosts levels of chemicals in the brain that regulate mood and being outside everyday in the sunlight. Melatonin regulates your sleep and wake cycles and can help your energy. Aerobic exercise is good for your bones, which can help prevent and treat osteoporosis as you approach menopause.