Just because you are traveling for work or on vacation, doesn’t mean you have to leave your workout routine at home. We all live extremely busy and hectic lives so squeezing in a workout can help with stress. With all the advances in workout technology, you can get the same quality workout as you would in a gym with just one or two pieces of equipment. Keep your workout routines active while traveling and your fitness goals won’t have to suffer just because you aren’t in the same time zone.
These little stretchy bands can pack easily in any suitcase and give you the best portable workout. You can do almost any exercise with a resistance band that you could do in a gym. Form push-ups to squats, you can get one heck of a sweat going with just one or two resistance bands. They weigh next to nothing, take up barely any space in a suitcase and will help you reach your fitness goals in no time.
Traveling with a yoga mat is the perfect way to bring the gym with you everywhere you go. Warm up, cool down or do some stretching and yoga anywhere with a mat. The mat can easily fit in your suitcase and they even make travel versions that roll up extra small. Yoga mats are a cheap way to bring your gym wherever you go.
Carry a jump rope in your suitcase and you won’t have to worry about how and where you will get your cardio workout in. This lightweight and small piece of equipment can help you keep up your fitness while on the road. Maybe the weather outside is keeping you from going on a jog or time is an issue, simply jump rope for 20 minutes and you will work up a good sweat. The aerobic exercise you get when you jump rope is the perfect way to start your morning or relax after a long day of meetings.
Every reputable hotel has a basic gym so if your hotel has one, check it out. Pack some workout gear and get your sweat on friends. Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can throw away your exercise routine, it goes for your diet. Just because you are on vacation, doesn’t mean you get to eat like a jerk.
Suspension systems like TRX offer incredible workouts by using your own bodyweight as resistance and they can easily be packed in a suitcase. Simply hook up your suspension system to a door jam and you are ready for a full gym experience from the convenience of your hotel room.
OK gang, do I have to say this? Get outside and see the city you are visiting. Each city is unique and you should check it out. Take time to explore your surroundings and get some cardio in as well. Whether you are in a natural setting or an urban jungle, each has its benefits. Take a hike in the woods or a jog on the beach or maybe an urban hike or find some stairs and get your butt up them.