If you’re a fan of the outdoors, there are few better ways to get on the road and experience it than with an RV. And while the comfort and convenience of RVing can’t be topped (especially for RV Care members), there are plenty of ways to get out from behind the wheel and get your sweat on during your journey.
One of the best and most accessible workouts out there, running is hugely aerobic and can lead to a lifelong obsession for many—especially if you have the opportunity to run along any of Canada’s picturesque trails while you’re on the road. Speaking of which, the best part of running during an RV journey is that you don’t need any gear, and you can do it absolutely anywhere.
Getting into fly fishing is a slippery slope. You could get seriously addicted to it and base all of your future travels around it. But the relaxation of hiking through incredible rivers, combined with the artistic craft of casting, is a great and low-impact workout. If you get addicted, it will also take you to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Which is exactly what your RV should be doing anyway. As an added bonus, every once in a while, you’ll catch some of the best dinners of your life.
Having a bike strapped somewhere to your RV is always a good thing. It’ll help you get around town to do small errands and help you explore farther afield than the latest campsite. And the beauty of it is that it doesn’t really feel like you’re working out; it’s fun and easy on the body. If you want to get in really good shape, try some cross-country mountain biking.
Standup paddle boarding
Everywhere there is water, people are standup paddling these days. And there’s a reason for it: it’s surprisingly fun. You don’t need to be dropping into 10-foot waves to enjoy a surfboard. Whether you’re on a lake, bay, or river, there’s a board for every body of water. A great core workout, SUPing is easy to learn. It’s also a great vantage point for seeing the world. You can look deep into the bottoms of lakes, scan for fish, and explore incredible shorelines.
Depending on when and where you’re RVing, you can swim in lakes or public swimming pools. Either way, swimming is a killer low-impact exercise that anyone can do. If you’re somewhere that lets you swim outside, then obviously the beauty of where you are will add to the experience. There are a lot of options for wetsuits if the waters around you aren’t quite warm enough, too. It’s a great cardio workout, much like running, and you don’t really need any gear to do it.
A great travel companion for anyone, the Frisbee is a classic. Anyone can throw one. Plus it’s an easy way to get the kids out running, or the dog out chasing. Everyone wins. They don’t cost much, and you can have it along with you at all times.
Canoeing or kayaking
Getting out on any body of water is an incredible way to experience the scenery you’ve been driving through all day. The quiet, relaxing motion of paddling will ease your mind of any worries almost immediately. And if you paddle hard, you’ll get a great workout too. Canoes are great for couples to get out on, while a single-cockpit kayak is perfect for solo missions.
Looking to explore Canada’s great outdoors in an RV? There’s an RV Model for everyone, from lone adventurers to families with pets, and all RV Care Retail Customers are entitled to high-priority service at all member dealerships and competitive pricing on parts and accessories. Learn more at rvcare.ca.