Thursday, April 26, 2018

Workout on Puerto Lopez beach, Ecuador #AtoZChallenge


After a few days in Puerto Lopez, you have snorkeled, dived, hiked, ridden horseback, swum and kayaked. Now you are wondering where you will do your pullups and rope climbing. I have great news for you! You can do them right on Puerto Lopez beach!



If you are looking for more diversity in your workout, you can pull some large tires around in soft sand. Recruit a friend and make it a competition! The folks in the next photo even had people sit on the tires.



Start children young and workouts become part of their routine.



I admire the dedication these folks have. Many of them show up every day about an hour before sunset and they are there long after darkness falls. This has become a popular spot in a short time. There was nothing but sand here six months ago.

Do you workout while on holiday/vacation?


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30 comments:

  1. My kids almost always find a way to run or work out when they come home to visit, but other than walking I rarely work out while on vacation. I must admit that my workouts during normal times aren't very rigorous either, but I do try to walk or do yard work or both every day.

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    1. Good for your kids, Marcy! Yard work can be very strenuous depending on what you are doing and walking is great. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. Workout on holiday?! Not a chance. I would love to do my running along the beaches and roads in Puerto Lopez though, looks lovely!
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/26/w-is-for-warsaw-poland/

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    1. Ha! I think you might be in the majority, Iain. We do get visitors who run each morning along either the beach or the malecon in front of the beach. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  3. Workout on the beach is so much fun. Especially if you are good at it. Otherwise comedy fodder.

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    1. When these workout stations first were going up, some of the people using it were beginners. They now look like they have been doing it all their lives. Their friends see the difference and join. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Varad!

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  4. I..um...walk...on holidays. Walking is a good W Word. :)

    Those people look like they are having tons of fun.

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    1. Walking is a good W word, Nila, and good for you! I might use it sometime in a future A-Z. They do have lots of fun. Whenever I Walk past, there is laughter and playfulness between them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. An activity packed beach holiday - beaches always seem to put people in a fun mood.

    Waiting at Bikaner House, Delhi

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    1. Beaches are mood brighteners, Seema. That may partially explain the huge success of this workout area. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Oh no, not for me! I'd be happy to lay back and watch though!

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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    1. Oh I wrote a post just for you - Hammock Time on Puerto Lopez Beach! You can even see the workout area from some of the hammocks. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  7. Looks like fun. But I admit my vacation workouts are primarily working on resting, watching idly, and welcoming relaxation. I'd be happy to volunteer to be pulled around in a tire though. :-)

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    1. Relaxing vacations are wonderful, Deborah! Being pulled around does look fun, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. I work with several folks who are into those extreme workouts and I imagine they would be on that beach while on vacation!!

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    1. I think they would enjoy this, Lisa! They could even share some of their workout tips and perhaps learn some in return. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. Unfortunately, I don't work out while on vacation. This looks awesome, though. I would try to pull tires around.
    Heather Erickson Author Writer Speaker

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    1. The tire pulling does look kind of fun! I'll even sit on it if you would like. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Heather!

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  10. Hi Emily - I used to play loads of squash ... so walked or visited during holidays ... I must now get to do some working out - the weather has improved and the A-Z will be over!! Time for some major exercise - cheers Hilary

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    1. I have never played squash but I hear it is fun. During A-Z, I have fallen off my normal workout routine, too. I imagine your weather will be perfect for outdoor activities as soon as the Challenge ends. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, Hilary!

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  11. That certainly looks like more fun than my gym...
    Do they have a section for gently-matured klutzes?

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    1. Ha ha! There is a soft landing for klutzes...

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  12. I don't workout on vacation but I do try to walk and stay active that way. This looks like it would be a fun spot to workout. Weekends In Maine

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    1. Walking is exercise - that is close enough, Karen. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  13. A timely reminder Emily. Gotta move it, move it man--too much sitting down in April:)

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    1. April is a tough month to move it, move it for us A to Zers, Arti. May is just around the corner. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  14. In Cuenca there was exercise equipment in every park and along the lineal parks that ran beside the rivers. And yes, they were well used!!

    Donna B. McNicol|Author and Traveler
    A to Z Flash Fiction Stories | A to Z of Goldendoodles

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    1. Cuenca sets a great example for how to encourage exercise in city parks! I love their equipment and how well used it is. Thanks for highlighting it, Donna!

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  15. Pulling tires around in the sand... interesting...

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    1. The resistance gives them quite a workout. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, John.

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