The Men’s Guide to Getting Fit at Disney
Staying healthy isn’t always an easy feat—especially when you’re juggling all of life’s responsibilities. Between managing your full-time gig, spending time with your partner and/or children, squeezing in enough sleep to keep you sane and catching up with pals, you might find yourself deprioritizing your health. Though it is difficult to make the time, let June be the days where you start to make baby steps toward clean eating and exercise. Since it is Men’s Health month, you can consider it a personal challenge to get to the gym, opt for salad over pasta and get your whole community involved in supercharging their vitality. To ensure you’re ready to get moving, stock up on these Disney-inspired fitness must-haves that make sweating it out that much easier:
Sure, you probably don’t want to be a real-life Gaston from Beauty & the Beast—considering his ego is larger than Walt Disney World itself. That being said, his physique is something to be envious of, considering he dedicated time and energy into staying fit. Channel his attitude, hard work and impressive strength when you sport this workout tank while running outside or at your go-to fitness hub.
You likely already know how important it is to stay hydrated, no matter the time of year. But did you know the super-scorching heat and any uptick in exercise means you should double (if not triple) your water intake. As a way to be kind to the environment and show off your Disney fandom, carry around this classic Mickey Mouse water bottle and refill it frequently. It is ideal for your desk at the office, the treadmill at the gym, or even clipping onto your backpack for sunset or sunrise hikes. Just make sure your children know it is for you—since they’ll definitely want to steal it.
In the scheme of wardrobe necessities for developing an active lifestyle, you might not instantly think of socks. While they’re not exactly exciting, they do provide protection for your feet when you push through sprints, a bootcamp class or a jog around town. What’s great about this collection of #TBT no-show socks is no one will know you’re paying tribute to your beloved characters. From Mickey and Goofy to Daffy, these subtle but effective socks will keep you movin’ and groovin’.
Though they aren’t released just yet, New Balance is preparing to launch a complete line of runDisney athletic shoes. As a nod to the many races Walt Disney World hosts throughout the year—from the Princess Half-Marathon to the full-marathon—these are meant to be a vital part of your training regimen. Not exactly a long-distance jogger these days? No worries. For short stints, walking or even gym workouts, there is an option within the upcoming line that’ll work for your workout regimen. Considering they’re releasing styles for women and children too, why not buy a whole set for your family’s next Disney vacation?
May the force be with you—or at least on your wrist? For those who want to be serious about exercise, running or any type of routine, investing in a Garmin might be a smart idea. Not only does it track your steps, calories and more, but it serves as a constant reminder to take note of your health. But since Garmins aren’t exactly colorful, perhaps seeing your fave Star Wars characters will motivate you to reach for an apple instead of a frapp.
Get Fit At Disney
While visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland is definitely a one-of-a-kind vacation, it also requires quite a bit of movement. From walking for hours to lifting kiddos up for photos and to meet characters, why not book a vacation to give you a goal to look forward to? Rope in the whole family to eat healthy and exercise regularly so when you make it to Disney at the end of summer, you’re ready to hit the ground running. The specialized Disney agents at MickeyTravels can make it the active—and exciting!—trip you’ve always dreamt of.
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