Fitness Friday Spotlight | Staying Active in Orlando

Festiva destinations are located near some of the best natural areas in the country. The ocean, the mountains, the lakes and rivers of this great country are all nearby and yours for exploring. That’s why we’ve selected these beautiful places as vacation spots.

And while it may be obvious that time off is good for your health, did you know that timeshares themselves make it easy to stay current with your fitness routine while on vacation?

A recent survey from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and conducted by research group Leger, found that more than half (54%) of Americans enjoy fitness activities while on vacation, and timeshare owners are leading this group with nine out of 10 stating they perform fitness activities on vacation. In addition to their proximity to fitness-friendly activities, which we’ll discuss shortly, timeshares offer fully equipped kitchens for healthy, local, fresh meals, the square footage needed for a quick in room workout without disturbing others, and longer stays with which to try different fitness activities.

On this Fitness Friday, let’s shine a spotlight on some of the fun family activities near our resort locations that you can do to stay active on your next vacation.

Staying Active in Orlando

When staying at Festiva Orlando Resort, there are lots of ways to stay active other than walking around the theme parks.

Paddleboard Orlando offers stand up paddleboard and kayak rental in three locations: Wekiva Island, Lake Killarney, and the paddling center at Shingle Creek. They’re experts at accommodating beginners, and offer manatee and moonlight paddles, as well as group or private lessons.

For hiking, paddling, and horseback riding in wild Florida, check out Wekiwa Springs State Park. Located at the headwaters of the Wekiwa River, the vistas within the park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when the Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands.

Kelly Park offers tubing in its free flowing natural spring water. Take a dip in Rock Springs, which is a clear, swift creek, perfect for cooling off in the heat.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling!

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