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Are you planning a vacation in the coming months? Taking a break from your daily grind doesn't mean you have to leave your workouts behind. Here are four ways to make sure you stay on track, even if you leave town.
1. Ask your favorite instructors for workouts
If you ask, there’s a good chance that one of your favorite instructors will help program a special workout for you while you’re away. They can help you figure out how to fit in a WOD on a cruise ship, program a sandy beach yoga sequence or make use of the hotel fitness center.
2. Try new classes
Is there a trendy new workout style you’ve been dying to try? Search for it on the MINDBODY app and book your place in class before you ever leave home. Every city is different and you never know what you’ll discover!
3. Explore on the run
Take your workout outside and explore your destination on foot. Be sure to carry ID and the address of where you are staying, just in case you get lost.
4. Make use of a guest pass
Many gyms and health clubs offer guest passes for short visits. If you’re going to be in the same location for a couple of days, purchase a pass to get a variety of workouts or access to fitness equipment.
Approximately 12,000 women aged 40 or younger are diagnosed with breast cancer every year*. Fortunately, there are preventative steps that we can take to help protect ourselves and each other—one of the best ones being exercise. That’s right. Not only does exercise help us release endorphins, but just 30 minutes of exercise three to four times per week can help decrease a person’s risk of developing breast cancer by 30–50%*.
This is hope in a statistic. Just by adopting a more healthy, active lifestyle, we could prevent the risk of developing breast cancer, while also inspiring others to reduce their risk as well. Keep A Breast Foundation has made doing just this their mission through their annual fundraising campaign, Fit 4 Prevention.
Every October, studios from all over the globe participate by raising money through donation-based workout classes for the Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB). They have created a national movement dedicated to educating others about breast cancer prevention through fitness and wellness—something Mindbody is extremely passionate about. Participating in your favorite activities, all while supporting, preventing, and spreading awareness about breast cancer awareness? Let’s get moving.
If you want to take a donation-based class at your favorite studio, encourage your favorite studios to sign up to bring your community closer together in a meaningful way. Registering is quick and easy. If you think your local studio may be interested in participating, have them check out KAB’s help page—where they can learn how to register for a donation-based class during the month of October. KAB even has a social media kit available to fitness studios to help them promote their donation-based classes.
Can’t find a local studio to take a donation-based class near you? Don’t worry, you can still give your support by donating directly to KAB’s website. Luckily, any time that you are moving your body and spreading the word—you’re doing your part in spreading awareness on how to help prevent breast cancer. That is beyond amazing.
This October, we hope you’ll join us in our plight to support the KAB Foundation and its mission to help prevent breast cancer through cultivating a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through movement, health, and wellness—we can reach great heights, together.
To learn more about the KAB Foundation and its mission and how you can get involved further, visit their website.
* National Cancer Institute