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Try The Alternative Gym

A holiday might be the perfect time to treat yourself but equally there’s nothing wrong with squeezing in a work out or two!

At Bluestone we are lucky enough to be home to an amazing natural gym, full of fresh air and brilliant views. It’s open 24 hours a day, is absolutely free and you can use it however you like!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Turn exercise into family time

Hire some bikes and head off along the local trails, you could set up a rounder’s pitch and have a game, or team up in our many, many activities. You’ll soon work up a sweat in the Steep Ravine or battling it out on the Lake in the Family Raft Wars!

There’s lots of areas of the resort where you can raise your heartbeat and have endless fun at the same time. Try negotiating the SkyWalk at Serendome or take on the High Ropes course in the Steep Ravine.

Go for a run

As the sun rises you’ll often spot the early birds among us jogging around the resort. Venture into the nature trail where the changing terrain means your body gets a slightly harder work out. It can help to enhance the strength of the connective tissues which can help you build up resistance to certain types of injury.

Time yourself on the Boardwalk

The zig zag down to Camp Smokey is a great way to build up some speed. Sprint up to the top, relax on the way down and then get back to the top again as fast as you can.

Get walking and cycling

 Treadmills might have lots of benefits but repeating the same action over again can lead to an injury or strain. Walk a lap of the entire resort instead and do your best to power up any hills that you meet on your journey! Cycling around the park is another great way to get some exercise in during your break, explore the trails on the park and the surrounding areas.

 

Run with the wind

It’s not always sunny and still in Pembrokeshire, but running in the wind offers a great workout. You’ll burn more calories if you’re running into a headwind, and a tailwind can speed you up whilst strengthening your larger muscle fibres so it’s win, win! Treadmills might have lots of benefits but repeating the same action over again can lead to an injury or strain. Walk a lap of the entire resort instead and do your best to power up any hills that you meet on your journey! Cycling around the park is another great way to get some exercise in during your break, explore the trails on the park and the surrounding areas. 

 

Try a fitness treasure hunt

Make a list of things you’ll see on your journey and every time you come across them do 10 bodyweight exercises. For every buggy you see you do 10 squats, and for every rabbit you’ll need to do 10 push ups. It’s a really fun way to mix up your exercise regime!

What’s even better is that these all happen outside rather than in a sweaty gym! There is even research to suggest that exercising outdoors is more enjoyable, increases energy and boosts general wellbeing.

Give it a go during your Bluestone break and remember if you work too hard you can always head to the Well Spa for a well-deserved massage or simply to unwind in the thermal suites.