PRESS: LINDSAY TALBOT

 

TORY BURCH:

If there’s one thing Lindsay Talbot knows, it’s travel. As Senior Editor of Condé Nast Traveler, she’s crisscrossed the globe in search of the perfect getaway destination, from the Yucatán to the Greek Isles. Through it all, she manages to stay in tip-top shape — without sacrificing one bit of that R&R vacation mindset. Here, she shares her insider tips to on-the-go fitness. If there’s one thing Lindsay Talbot knows, it’s travel. As Senior Editor of Condé Nast Traveler, she’s crisscrossed the globe in search of the perfect getaway destination, from the Yucatán to the Greek Isles. Through it all, she manages to stay in tip-top shape — without sacrificing one bit of that R&R vacation mindset. Here, wearing Tory Sport’s printed cross-back swimsuit, she shares her insider tips to on-the-go fitness.

Favorite fitness activity as a kid…
Skiing. Growing up, we spent almost every weekend on the slopes as it was the only way to survive winters in New England. I was in a ski club called Black and Blue Trail Smashers, and we were a pretty formidable gang of 11 year olds.

And my favorite exercise routines now…
Tennis and running. I prefer to exercise outside. I don’t really ever do classes (only the occasional barre class if my best friend Blake is teaching). I’ve been traveling a ton lately — I’m on a plane once or twice a week these days — so I’m currently hooked on customizable workout apps that you can do just about anywhere. I like the Nike+ Training Club app and Sworkit. They’re great when I’m in a hotel room.

I love paddle boarding because…
I am happiest when I’m out on the ocean — I come from a family of sailors and am pretty sure I have salt water in my veins. There’s nothing more peaceful than being out on the water, just standing on the sea and paddling into the horizon. The view is pretty good out there, too.

And where I go…
I love paddling around the miles of coastline at our summer house in Maine. It’s easy to get in a one to two hour-long workout when you’re gliding past rocky little coves, sandy beaches and tide pools. I have two SUP boards, both of which are inflatable — they roll up into a small duffel! They’re as sturdy as surf boards, but you can throw them in the trunk of your car, so I can paddle just about anywhere I can drive. Red Paddle Co.’s Inflatable SUP boards are my favorite.

My motivation mantra…
A one-hour workout is four percent of your day.

My fitness tip for travelers…
Ask your hotel concierge for a running map — Claridge’s in London, for instance, has the best little jogging route booklet. It’s a great way to explore the place you’re visiting while also getting in a workout. Personally, I’d much rather scope out a city than hit the hotel gym.

And when you’re stuck on a long flight…
Definitely work out the morning or evening before a long haul if possible. When you’re in the air, get up and stretch. I wouldn’t have survived a recent 18-hour, non-stop flight to Hong Kong without doing leg lifts in the back of a plane. At airports, take the stairs and skip those moving walkway escalators.

And when you’re on a beach getaway…
Nothing too strenuous when you’re trying to relax! Do something that doesn’t feel like working out when you’re on holiday — like swimming, paddle boarding, surfing or jogging on the beach.

Or on a snowy escape…
If there’s a mountain, ski or snowboard. Or take a snowy walk or hike.

Favorite healthy snacks/drinks…
Juice Press smoothies; goji berries; avocado on everything, and, when I’m spending a lot of time in airports, a daily half-tablespoonful of elderberry syrup with a few drops of grapefruit-seed extract to boost immunity.

I define wellness as…
Being in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. A sound mind is a sound body.

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