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You Can Travel and Work Out, Too!

Feb 20, 2013

When you’re traveling, maintaining your workout regimen can be extremely trying. Exercise is usually the last thing on your mind, whether you’re on vacation and relaxing at the beach, or traveling for work, where you spend most of your time cooped up in hotels or conference rooms.

However, you shouldn’t kick your fitness to the curb just because it’s inconvenient. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that you can still reach your fitness goals.

Step It Up Inside

Whether you are staying at a hotel or at someone’s house, it’s still easy to get in a 30-45 minute cardio and strength training session. With little or no equipment, you need only minimal space to complete two or three rounds of:

  • sit-ups;
  • body weight squats;
  • jumping jacks;
  • pushups;
  • lunges;
  • burpees;
  • triceps dips;
  • plank holds; and
  • running in place with high knees.

Take to the Streets

It’s easy to exercise while you’re sightseeing. Instead of climbing aboard a bus, you can run, walk, or jog around the city or town you’re visiting. Make sure to map out local paths, and, if you happen to find stairs along the way, increase your cardio by running/walking up and down them. You can also do sets of step-ups/squat jumps, triceps dips, and incline/decline pushups.

Visit a Local Fitness Studio

If you are not staying at a hotel with a gym, you can always sign up for a temporary membership at a local fitness studio.

Incorporating these exercises into your travel plans should ensure a speedy recovery once you get back into your normal fitness routine. However, if you need more help getting back on track, the personal training experts at Fitness Together Ellicott City are here for you!

If you would like more tips about exercising when traveling, call Fitness Together Ellicott City today.


Schedule a complimentary fit evaluation so we can get to know you and your goals and build you a customized training program to reach them.