Tips for Training While you Travel

by Pat Hanavan on September 14, 2012

1. Do vacation themed exercises

-Instead of dreading your workout, or using your vacation as a way to “vacation from your exercise,” make your workouts a part of your travel experience. For example, the sand is a great type of controlled unstable surface for squats and lunges; break a sweat and work on your muscles and your tan at the same time.

2. Be a participator, not a spectator, on your next vacation

-Don’t be passive; find activities and events to participate in while you vacation—register for an event like a 5k, marathon, or even a fun race like Color Me Rad. Make arrangements for activities, such as hikes and bike tours, before you get to your destination. Not only will you stay active, but these are great ways to see and experience the places you visit.

3. Book your accommodations at a hotel that has an on-site gym

-The amenity of a simple on-site gym is all you need to maintain your current muscle development and/or weight loss.

4. Pack Snacks & Bands!

a. – Without the luxury of your pantry in the next room, you may miss-out on meals throughout the day. So pack some healthy snacks, to keep your energy up, during long days of touring travel destinations.

b. – Resistance bands and tubes are easy to pack, light-weight and very durable; they offer plenty of exercise options during your vacation whether you have a gym nearby or not.

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