Whether for business, pleasure or vacation, at some point in our lives we all depart from the comfort of our home town gyms. One of the things I enjoyed about my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, is having to work out in a family gym that had equipment from the Stone Ages, and having to find different ways of structuring my workouts. As an aging baby boomer, I am always challenging my clients, and expressing the importance of working out, not only because our body’s change as gravity takes its toll, but also how to keep our minds alert and sharp. In a gym like the one I described working out in while on vacation is that type of gym which forces this type of creative workout. I remember the days when I worked out in the YMCA and had to find ways of working out different body parts and the challenges of trying to trick my muscles by changing up my routines. In those days we didn’t have the machines, and or the equipment that gyms have today which assist you in changing your workout every three months without thinking. It’s always helpful when we put the effort into coming up with new ways of creating a strong body and mind.