Staying Fit On The Road Is A Must Do!

Workout options

Workout options

So you’re deep into marathon training and you have to travel for business OR you are going away on vacation and don’t want to miss a workout – WHAT DO YOU DO?

The question shouldn’t be what do you do?  The question should be – WHAT WORKOUT CLOTHES SHOULD I PACK?!!

You don’t have to miss a workout while on the road.  So go on.  Pack your workout clothes and shoes because YOU ARE GOING TO GET IT DONE!

7pm and these people are getting it done!

Marriott – 7pm and these people are getting it done!

Now look, I’ve been there – I am constantly on the road for both business and pleasure.  I know how exhausting traveling for business can be.  Early meetings, all-day conferences, and then late dinners.  It’s really difficult to fit in your workout…or is it?

The morning treadmill line at the gym - Aria, Las Vegas

The morning treadmill line at the gym – Aria, Las Vegas

Actually, I find when I work out rather than take a nap or watch TV, I have more energy, am more productive, eat and sleep better!  Well, the same can be said for working out while traveling.

Happiness after an evening run!

Happiness after an evening run!

Here are some tips on how I stay fit while traveling:

  1. Pack your workout clothes, bands and shoes.  If you have them you are more likely to use them.

    Yes, you can even get your run in on a boat! Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line

    Yes, you can even get your run in on a boat! Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line

  2. Bring your workout schedule or DVD.  You can also download your workout to your tablet and workout in the privacy of your hotel room.  If I only have 30-minutes, I will use a Beachbody DVD like 21-Day Fix.
  3. Use the hotel gym.  The quality of the hotel gym varies from hotel to hotel, but most will have a treadmill and free weights.  That’s all you really need to stay fit on the road!
  4. Buddy up.  Just like at home, having a workout buddy to meet in the gym helps hold you accountable.  Sure it can be a little intimidating working out along side your colleagues, but it can also be a great bonding experience to know you both are committed to staying healthy while on the road!
  5. Get advice.  Remember to ask the hotel for recommendations on local running routes or special programs.  Some hotel chains have special programs or classes in their health clubs.  This might be a great time to try a new class that you’ve been interested in taking!  But remember to not go running alone if you are unfamiliar with your surrounds – it pays to be safe!

What are your tips for staying fit while traveling?

Early morning vacation workout complete!

Early morning vacation workout complete!

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Staying Fit On The Road Is A Must Do!

  1. I’ve tried so hard to work out whe traveling. I usually do great for the first few days and then it all goes bye bye. The motivation that is…however with Goofy Challenge I’m not going to have a choice, especially on our cruise. Going to have to stick with it!

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