Do you often come back from your travels with a few extra pounds? Well, it’s hard to resist
all those exotic foods and tasty drinks from your destinations! However, you don’t have to worry about your health and waist anymore with these practical tips on staying fit and active while traveling.
Choose the right accommodation
While you can do amazing workouts in your hotel room, for many people, gyms are where it’s at. Luckily, if you pick a hotel that has a good fitness center, you’ll not only be surrounded by all the equipment you need, but also have that motivation to give your maximum when you see people around you working out. Also, don’t forget to pack a swimsuit and put that hotel pool to good use!
Invest in a fitness pass
If you can’t live without a gym, don’t despair if your hotel doesn’t have a fitness center. Instead, grab a ClassPass or any similar services and you’ll get access to thousands of gyms and fitness classes all over the world. It’s perfect for all people who seek flexibility and gym access wherever they go.
You can choose from gym privileges to all sorts of different classes like yoga, spinning or boxing. Every time you change location, you can get a list of studios near you. If you ever experience those days when you don’t want to be around people, you’ll also get access to a ton of workout videos you can do in the privacy of your hotel room.
Have an active vacation
If you’re staying in a big city or any other popular tourist destination, you can expect plenty of amazing activities you can join to stay fit. Climbing a local mountain, hiking that popular trail speckled with photo-perfect vistas or hitting the ocean for a swim whenever you can will ensure you get your heart rate up and enjoy your destination to the max.
If you’re a serious athlete, you can even join some locals in their sporting events. Serious runners will definitely love the Copenhagen marathon that will get them exhausted but filled with adrenaline! There’s no better way to bring some amazing memories from your trip than by participating in something as iconic as a marathon!
Hit the local park
If you want to stay in shape while traveling, but keep things casual, hit the local park and do a quick workout. You can have a light morning jog or use the things around you to get a good full-body workout. You can try calisthenics, do some reclined pushups using benches and do lunges until your legs burn. Grab a yoga mat, find a nice spot and have a light routine that will keep you flexible and strong during your travels.
Pack some travel-friendly equipment
Bodyweight exercises are great, but sometimes you just need extra motivation to do that daily workout. In that case, pack a few travel-friendly equipment pieces that won’t take up too much space. For instance, a skipping rope can be your new BFF while on the road. It provides a great cardio workout that can keep you fit and strong for your adventures.
If you really hit it gas pedal on your jump rope workout, you can burn as much as 700 calories in a single session! Pack some elastic bands or your TRX set and you can expand your workout repertoire. The best thing about these is that you can target specific muscles or have a full-body workout—depending on your day.
Need some weights? Since you can’t really pack your iron dumbbells and kettlebells, you can grab a more practical solution and invest in travel editions that can be filled with water. You will not only get a timeless piece of equipment, but also a ton of new amazing exercises you can do while on the road.
If you pick one of these activities and workout options to practice on your travels, you’ll come back home looking better than ever!