How to keep in shape whilst holidaying this summer

Jul 20, 2019

By popular demand, we’ve been asked to share a series of workouts which you can do from your villa, casa or apartment while holidaying this summer.

It’s too easy not to move when you’re on holiday, but the benefits of keeping the body ticking over, particularly starting your day off with a bout of exercise, will help to steer positive habits for the rest of your day, as well as bolster your metabolism which will give you more wiggle room for a glass of rose later!

You won’t need any equipment for any of these workouts, and you can do as many rounds as you have time for, but we recommend doing three rounds which will take you roughly 15 minutes.

Depending on your level of fitness, you can reduce the time up or down, and remember to go at your own pace. If you have any injuries, consult your physio or doctor before doing any of these workouts as these workouts are general exercises and don’t take into account any previous injuries. 

We hope you can use them to fuel your holiday/Summer workouts!

Warm-up for all 3 exercises:

5-minute brisk walk around the pool, cala or up and down some stairs. In the last minute of this 5 minute warm-up, take the pace up a notch, so you feel slightly out of breath and can feel your heart rate begin to increase.

Soak up the views, listen to the birds and notice your breathing.


  1. High knees or jogging on the spot (60 seconds)
  2. Press ups (30 seconds) – this can be done as a full body press up, kneeling push up or against the wall push up
  3. Bodyweight squats x 12 reps
  4. Bicycle crunches (30 seconds)

Repeat 3-4 times


  1. Jumping jacks
  2. Reverse crunches (30 seconds) 
  3. Squat thrusts * (if jumping in and out isn’t an option, you can step back into a plank and then step back in again as an easier alternative
  4. Two-point box (also known as bird dogs)

Repeat 3-4 times



  1. Side gallops with a hand to floor tap at the end of each shuttle run (60 seconds)
  2. Plank (can also be done on your knees, if you want to bring some movement into the plank then gently rock forward and back for a see-saw plank) (60 seconds)
  3. Wall sit (30 seconds)
  4. Woodchops x ( 60 seconds)

Repeat 3-4 times


We hope you find the above ideas useful. If you need help with how to do any of them, email us on, and we can send you a how-to video on any of the exercises, or if they’re popular, we can film the entire workout for you so you can follow along to it in real-time.

We’re only an email away.

Wishing you a brilliant July and August.

Jess and Tom 


We’re Jess & Tom! A husband and wife team, sharing workouts & nutrition made simple from our island home in Menorca. Our mission? To help people get and stay in shape, and enjoy the journey along the way. We love to travel, hike & bring together inspiring people.