Hey guys! I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately… vacation tends to do that to ya 🙂 While I was away I really go to thinking about how travel impacts many peoples workouts! Many of my clients work as consultants which leaves them traveling 4-5x a week. Thus, I am constantly challenged to tweak their routines to cater to hotel gyms or even hotel rooms!
Just last week while I was in FL, I realized how hard it is to continue your regimen away from your home gym. But as I always say… DON’T make that an excuse to NOT workout. Be creative and utilize your surroundings!
|Doing beach yoga in FL! Wheel anyone…|
Here are some tips BEFORE travelling:
1.) Research health clubs in the area you are about to travel to. If you are going for business, call the hotel and ask what features they have for fitness. i.e a gym, pool, roof deck track. Even asking them what kinds of machines or equipment they have would be beneficial!
2.) If your hotel doesn’t have a gym or you want to try something different, look into clubs that offer day/week passes! Free trials are a great way to get into a gym without any sort of commitment.
3.) If you are on vacation for pleasure, check out yoga, Spin or other group exercise classes in that area! Again, clubs will usually have class passes or free trials!
4.) Don’t want to spend a dime… great! Check out local hiking trails, bike paths, etc. These are great ways to see the city/town you are visiting on a small budget. Renting a bike is a great way to see the city, get some exercise and spend a minimal amount of $$.
|Planking during Stand Up Paddle boarding!|
Once you’re there…
1.) Get out there! Start exploring by simply walking around the city or town. You might run into a small, independently owned yoga studio that has minimal promotion but a great environment!
2.) Not a ton of time…. Use your bedroom space to create your own gym! Body weight exercises are a great way to challenge yourself and get in a workout ANY time of the day (or night!).
Most importantly, don’t just throw your exercise routine out the window while on vacation! Even if is a 30min walk, every step counts. It will help you feel stronger, more energized and sleep better!
Here are some great ANYWHERE body weight exercises to try out!
- Push ups
- Tricep Dips (off a chair or low table)
- Walking Lunges
- Mountain climbers
- Squat Jumps
- Jumping Jacks