Sports recreation is steadily gaining momentum. Even adherents of the infinitely attractive "all inclusive" go astray and embark on a healthy lifestyle. This is understandable: extra pounds after a vacation will not add joy, unlike the prospect of returning home slender, fit, full of energy and collecting thousands of "likes" with the help of the breathtaking beauty of photos. If you were looking for a way to lose weight in a pleasant company, then fitness tours are the proposals for you. Pro Trener Camps specialists tell you what they are.
In slim tours, you can lose from 1.5 to 2.5 kg - it seems a little, but effective, because you will need to lose weight here precisely due to fat mass, and not muscles and water. In the waist, by the way, it “leaves” from 2 to 7 cm. “In fact, you physically cannot lose weight more precisely due to fat mass,” says Andrey Zhukov, co-founder of the Pro Trener studio network and fitness expert. ─ We teach people how to exercise and eat properly, not starve. The main thing is that they can continue to adhere to the program upon arrival home, which usually does not happen after detoxification in clinics."
It is important that the tours have special meals - a specially designed menu is served to the participants in the hotel restaurant. It is based on a sufficient amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates and does not imply any fasting. By the way, fitness beginners can also go on a tour - they will choose their own pace and level of training for everyone.
Some fitness tours involve nothing more than preparation for a real marathon distance. The future participant must undergo testing on a gas analyzer (a test method under the control of an ECG and gas analysis, where the amount of oxygen consumed by a person and the amount of carbon dioxide emitted is calculated) in order to draw up a training plan. This option is both health improvement and weight loss. Overweight? No, they are not on their way with you.
Trekking and Hiking
For those who like to walk in the mountains, there are options for trekking and hiking, which are experiencing a boom in popularity today. The differences are very simple: trekking involves short routes, while hiking is long. Hiking groups are intended for trained fitness tourists, because a group can walk 20-30 km with a climb and an overnight stay in the middle of the route. Small groups (up to 6-8 people), beautiful views and additional options like visiting rope parks and nature reserves ─ beauty and nothing more.
The popular wave of cycling has taken over Europe (and Russia as well) - it's energetic, fun and effective in terms of weight loss. But it is much more pleasant and efficient to pedal in real conditions: legs work, and eyes rest. By the way, because of the change in the picture, you can ride much longer than on the simulator in the studio. “Weight loss is achieved through a calorie deficit, which helps build the bike. You can lose weight on a bike tour if you spend more calories than you eat,”comments Andrey Zhukov.
Most often, cycling tours are attended by professionals who are interested in improving their athletic performance, and lovers of leisurely cycling in nature. On the day, participants can drive both 30 and 100 km - it all depends on the level of training. It is very important that all amateurs are divided into groups (no more than 6 people) depending on the level of training. By the way, you can bring your own bike (experienced cyclists have long acquired a special bicycle bag), or rent it on the spot for an additional fee.
An ideal option for those who love sports and an excellent company of like-minded people. A lot of children and parents always gather in such camps - a total of about 300 people. There is no egalitarianism from the Soviet past: to make everyone interested, the groups are selected by age and level of training. The program is rich with the ability to choose interesting options: for example, trekking routes of various difficulty levels. Trainers teach and practice the technique of cycling, swimming, running and even descending a mountain. And in order not to die of habit on the second day after physical exertion, in the evenings everyone stretches together.
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