5 Travel Workouts To Keep You Fit

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Your Traveling Fitness Routine

Travel can be the ultimate killer of your DIY fitness routine. It becomes easy to skip your workout while on the go. Well, not anymore. This expert breaks down 5 tips you can use to keep your fitness routine alive and well!

Don’t kill your fitness routine because of travel

Summer is a time for travel and leisure, yet you don’t want to let your workout routine fall to the wayside.

You know that if you do, you’ll have difficulty getting back into later on, and a chance exists that you’ll grow out of shape and put on some pounds. Instead of succumbing to the pressures of vacation, follow some simple suggestions to ensure that you stay fit all throughout your trips, no matter how many you take.

1. Choose a hotel with a fitness center.

Fitness routine motelIf you want to keep up with your fitness routine, one of the major problems with working out when you are on vacation is that you don’t have a place to go.

This issue is particularly problematic for people who are used to working out at the gym. Instead of forgoing all of your exercises, find a hotel that has a fitness center. In the event that the center is on the smaller side, ask the staff what times tend to not be as crowded and get there during that period.

Perhaps you are planning to rent a house. In that case, see if any of the options at least have fitness equipment or come with a temporary membership to a local fitness club.

Another option is bringing a bit of equipment with you, using a jump rope can really help you do cardio when you’re out of town.

2. Weave fitness activities into your outings.

Chances are, you are putting together some plans for your trip and have certain sites that you want to see.

You probably don’t want to spend the entire time working out, and your co-travelers may be unhappy if you do, but you can include some activities that incorporate fitness.

For example, you may visit one of the best pools in the area to get in some laps, or you could go on a hike up a mountain to explore nature. A number of tourist attractions involve a decent amount of walking, so you can look into those ones too.

3. Set aside a certain time for exercise.

Maybe you can’t find enough activities to fulfill your fitness needs or perhaps some of your co-travelers aren’t able to engage in activities that involve a prodigious amount of walking or climbing. Instead of just saying that you’re going to get in exercise when it’s possible, set aside a certain time of the day to exercise.

You may decide to go for a run in the mornings before everyone else is awake, or you may decide that you’ll do some laps in the pool while others are taking an afternoon nap. This really is the key to working out on the go.

If you don’t plan to succeed then you are planning to fail, take a look at guys like Dan Bailey, don’t you think that they always have some time planned to workout? If you want success you need to plan ahead.

4. Travel with people who appreciate your need for fitness.

Fitness routine luggagePerhaps you’ve been in a situation before where people bugged you about your desire to work out while you were on vacation. These types of people bring negative energy to the situation.

If you are traveling with people who are prone to do that, just have a conversation with them to let them know that working out is important to you on the trip. Also, try to invite along a relative or a friend who shares your appreciation for fitness so that you can participate together.

5. Make sure you eat healthy foods.

On a trip, you are going to be tempted by a variety of unhealthy foods, and it is okay to indulge once in a while. However, if you begin to consume unhealthy foods for every meal, you are probably also going to start wondering why you are bothering with the fitness end of it.

Check out menus online before you go to a restaurant to see if healthy options exist. At many restaurants, you can find meals that fill you up and help you to keep focused on your health goals while you are on vacation.

Eating good foods will inspire you to workout too.


Maintaining your fitness routine when you are traveling might sound impossible, but that’s not the case at all.

You can have fun and stay fit no matter where you travel or how often you embark on your journeys.

Ryan Blair is a freelance writer who has spent 12 years in the fitness industry doing just about everything including personal training for 6 years.  He now spends his time combining his love of writing with his experience in fitness (like muscle building shortcuts).  If you want to contact him you can do so at: LinkedIn.com
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