Keeping your fitness in check during the move!

Having moved nine times in our 20-year U.S. Air Force career, my wife and I can definitely attest to the fact that moving is hard and can often disrupt a fitness / workout routine. While you’re figuring out the basics, like setting up your internet service and not getting lost on your way to work, it’s important to stay active and eat healthy. Then, take some time to visit the different fitness facilities here on the Emerald Coast.
Stay Active
Like most Americans, you probably spend a lot of time sitting — in your car, at your desk, on the couch. Luckily, it’s easy to counteract the negative effects of sitting by simply moving more. When it comes to staying active without the gym, walking is one of the easiest, most convenient activities you can do. Start by walking your new neighborhood, getting to know your neighbors. We also recommend visiting Turkey Creek Park, Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, and Henderson Beach State Park. Each offer beautiful nature trails as well as kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming opportunities for you to burn some calories while exploring the local area.
Eat Healthy
Eating healthy often becomes an after-thought because there is so much else to worry about when moving. However, going through a stressful process like moving makes it even more important to fuel yourself with healthy foods. Try planning out what meals you’ll have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the move. You can make it simple with things like salads and sandwiches for lunch and quick skillet meals for dinner. If you don’t want to worry about planning your meals, then let Healthy Coast Meals or Clean Eatz do it for you. Both businesses specialize in balanced, nutritious meals for you to choose from. Finally, throw in some nights in your calendar when you will eat out for some variety. 

Join a Health Club
Once you start looking for your next gym to join, find one that you like and, more importantly, one where you feel comfortable. From the moment you walk in, it should be about the energy and the experience. Do they greet you? Do the people working out look like they’re having a good time? The experience and culture makes or breaks whether a gym keeps you as a member. Make sure you visit at your prime workout time to see how busy it is and invest in your membership. Put money down on specific training that requires scheduled attendance, like personal training or a small group program, so that there really is accountability. A few local health clubs offer all this under one roof, like Bluewater Fitness, or you may want to invest in multiple gyms that each offer something different that meat your goals.