RV Health & Fitness

Yoga

Yoga

Along with walking, the physical practice of yoga is an awesome way to stay in shape that you can do anywhere. You don’t necessarily need a yoga mat! Hotel rooms, parks, RV’s, and even airports have space to get your flow on [:)] We can’t promise that you won’t get some weird looks while doing sun salutations when waiting for a flight, but we assure you that your body will feel good afterward! If you are new to the yoga practice, one of my favorite tools is the app called Yoga Studio. Try downloading different practices to your phone for a guide.  Check out WinnebagoGoLife.

Kickboxing

Kickboxing

For a fit RV lifestyle, kickboxing DVD’s are the best! It sounds kind of 80’s esque, but they are so great when the weather or parking conditions don’t allow an outdoor workout! Living on the road, going from place to place, doesn’t exactly leave room for a gym membership, so create your own in house gym. Using workout DVD’s are also extremely convenient when you don’t have internet to search for YouTube workouts! Keep some light hand weights stuffed in cupboard for some extra intensity. If you do have internet, POPSUGARFitness is a good source for on-the-go workouts (click here for videos).
 

Eat Healthier or Not!

Healthy Food

 Having healthy meals while on the go is easier said than done! The OSG owners are definitely foodies and love to try new foods and places to eat in towns we’ve never been. It’s part of finding that local gem, but it is all about balance! Try choosing one or two spots that you can’t live without and stop there. And, just because you aren’t going to a fun restaurant doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time! Find a local park or beach and have a picnic. Everyone knows Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network. This probably won’t help you eat healthy, but it should help find the local “can’t-miss” eatery. For more on Guy Fieri and his next adventure, check out his FlavorTown website. Dirtpatcheaven may have some ideas for healthy cooking on your next camping trip (click here). 

Smoothie Love

Fruit Smoothie

Some of our customers swear by smoothies, they are the easiest grab and go food! A Ninja food dicer should fit easily in your RV and may become your most valuable possession for smoothies. Try making a big batch of about 5 smoothies and put them in mason jars and have some ready to go for the next few days! Now when you hit your next destination, you don’t have to let food hold you up from exploring. Grab one and go! No one wants to see me hangry! Ninja Kitchen has some great smoothie recipes that are easy to follow (click here). 

RV Calisthenics

RV Workout

Don’t have a yoga mat, boxing gloves, or a bag? Looking for something with a little more intensity. You’re already carrying it. That’s right, your body weight, its all you need. Good ole’ fashion push-ups, sit-ups, squats and a million variations of these will leave you whipped. The Wandering Wyatts are a fun couple living the RV life, yet still getting their workouts in. Watch one of their workouts here. A little too fast, check out The Fit RV for their workout video inside a Jayco.

Other Sources

RV Exercise

Wanting even more information. Here are five more sites we found that may help.


Great Florida RV Getaways

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park

Big Pine Key, FL | PH: (305) 872-2353​


HOOKUPS: Electric, 50 amp, Water


ACCOMMODATIONS: Big Rig Access, Pets Allowed, Ocean front Access, Tents Allowed


DESCRIPTION: Absolutely breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets from waterfront sites. It can be hard to get a reservation so call ahead early. A kayaker's paradise, great beaches, dark skies for star gazers, and more. Relish the days you are able to spend here! Visit: bahiahondapark.com for more info. 

Turtle Beach Campground

Turtle Beach Campground

Sarasota, FL | PH: (941) 349-3839

HOOKUPS: Electric, 30 & 50 amp, Water, Sewer, Wifi


ACCOMMODATIONS: Ocean front Access, Showers, Tents Allowed


DESCRIPTION:  If you love the beach, this is a heavenly experience. We suggest taking a spot close to the beach end of the campground. Watch the sunset every evening and watch the gentle waves of the Gulf in the afternoon. The spots are tight, so if you are longer than 25' this may be a challenge. The showers and bathrooms seemed recently tiled and clean. Visit: scgov.net​ for more info 

Everglades Isle

Everglades Isle

Everglades City, FL | PH: (239) 695-2600 

HOOKUPS: Electric, 30 & 50 amp, Water, Sewer, Wifi


ACCOMMODATIONS: Big Rig Access,  Marina, Boat Ramp, Showers, Pets Allowed, Pool


DESCRIPTION: Can't say enough good things about this place. The owners have spared no expense making this a premier Rv Resort. Great restaurants within walking distance, airboat rides to satisfy the thrill seekers, close to Everglades National Park, and nice biking in the area. Head out to Shark Valley to see the alligators. There’s plenty to do here, but we recommend a kayak tour to really see the Everglades! Visit: evergladesisle.com for more info. 

Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs State Park

Chiefland, FL | PH: (352) 493-6072 


HOOKUPS: Electric, 30 amp, Water, Wifi


ACCOMMODATIONS: Big Rig Access, Pull-Thru Access, Showers, Pets Allowed, Tent Camping Allowed, Boardwalk and Boat Ramp 


DESCRIPTION:  The springs are a constant 72 degrees. You can swim with manatees, but do not approach them. SCUBA diving/snorkeling is allowed and provides a unique perspective. Cave diving is allowed if certified, but take a guideline in. Pontoon boat tours, kayak rentals, and a little concession stand with BBQ food are all onsite. However, it's about 7 miles to other stores, restaurants etc. The deer are abundant, so have your cameras ready! There is a lot of other wildlife too. As my grandfather always said, “stop and smell the roses”. Be sure to slow down, enjoy your family and take in the beauty! The spring is amazing and you can walk there from your campsite. They also have free wifi! Visit: floridastateparks.org/park/manatee-springs for more info. 

John Prince Park

John Prince Park Campground

Lake Worth, FL | PH: (561) 582-7992

 

HOOKUPS: Electric, 30 & 50 amp, Water, Sewer, Wifi


ACCOMMODATIONS: Big Rig Access, Pull-Thru Access, Showers, Pets Allowed, Tent Camping Allowed, Walking Trails and Boat Ramp


DESCRIPTION:  Excellent, very clean county park close to shopping/restaurants and easy access off I-95. Grab a site on the lake. The entry is gated with an entry code. The park offers trails for walking and bike riding, golf, boating and bird watching. This is a great place to stay if you are wanting to explore Palm Beach County. For more information, click this link.

Westgate River Ranch

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Lake Wales, FL | PH: (407) 355-2690 


HOOKUPS: Electric, 20, 30 & 50 amp, Dump Station


ACCOMMODATIONS: Big Rig Access, Back-In & Pull-Thru Access, Showers, Pets Allowed, Tent Camping Allowed, Walking Trails and Boat Ramp


DESCRIPTION: Want to do something different, but don’t want to give up the luxury of your RV. Stay here with your RV, but book a tent as well. These over-the-top, full furnished and air-conditioned tents won’t have you missing home. RV spaces are limited so plan way in advance. This is place you can book for next year and regret you didn’t go somewhere else. This place offers an amazing variety of outdoor activities including a rodeo, petting farm, bungee jumping, fishing, golf, skeet shooting, archery range, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, a zip line, and so much more. The family will love it. For more information, click this link

New Rv'ers Driving Course

This video is awesome for helping build confidence.  If you haven't purchased an RV yet, visit the nice folks at Lazydays RV in Seffner, FL or go to their website at www.lazydays.com​.  This video is courtesy of Rvs4Newbies.com and Lazydays RV's in Seffner, FL. 

10 Great RV Tips!

In this video you'll find 10 more RVing tips and tricks used while living the full time RV life, see full blog posting here - http://www.loveyourrv.com/ten-helpful... 

Slideout Maintenance​ Tip

Chris Dougherty of RVtravel.com provides advice about how to easily maintain your RV's slideouts. The Thetford seal conditioner mentioned in this video is available by clicking here: http://bit.ly/thetford-seal-lubricant 

RV Buyer Tips

http://PetesRV.com RV Lifestyle Consultant Chad Shepard and Senior Walkthrough Technician Ed Cormier provide guidance to new RV buyers on camper accessory essentials.