Sometimes in the fitness industry, we may be overwhelmed by the amount of energy needed every day to maintain positive and effective customer skills. We are all working with people and need to personalize our daily programs based on our clients and their needs. We have to stay in the moment, and put our clients in the front of the picture.
Because of the nature of our work, we do not as a rule, take long extended vacations like our guests. But, we still need a change of pace to charge up our batteries and reenergize in our desire to stay fresh and motivated. One of the ways we can do this is by taking a mini vacation.
Wherever we live, there are places that we have not visited and are open to new experiences. In Orlando area where we are based, there are many places that are only a couple of hours drive away. One of these places is St. Augustine, a city that is celebrating 450 years of history this year. It is about a 2-hour drive from the Orlando area with plenty of places to explore.
St Augustine is home to the St Augustine Lighthouse where you can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a spectacular view. Within a few miles there is also the St Augustine Distillery. This business offers free tours and tastings daily and is worth the trip. The distillery is housed in a restored Ice Plant building and this also the name of the bar/café located next door with wonderful food.
Traveling on a weekday over a weekend has its advantages because hotel rooms are less pricy on a Monday-Wednesday time frame. Additionally there are fewer people on tours and in restaurants on these days.
Pick a location. Start by looking at a map of your state and then looking up things to do in cities that interest you. Try to take a mini vacation a few times a year and come back refreshed and recharged!