Traveling is all fun and games until you put your fitness goals on the back burner and end up picking extra weight along the way! Whether you are on a business trip or treating yourself to a vacation, getting out of shape is the first souvenir you are more likely to collect if you don’t pack your portable gym with you.
Here are 6 travel tips that will help you stay in shape while on the road!
Take your workouts with you!
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should be cooped up in a gym, drenched in sweat, and deprived of all the fun. Who said that you can’t enjoy yourself and stay fit at the same time? In fact, there are some basic travel workouts that can do magic! Consider doing exercises that can cover your major muscle groups, such as squats, push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, planks, and backward lunges. All these exercises can be performed in three rounds, 12 repetitions each. In case you want to boost the intensity of your workouts, add jumping jacks, star crunches, jumping lunges, plank jacks, and squat jumps to your list. This home training can be quite beneficial especially if the gym is out of sight.
In case you’re finding it difficult to stick to a travel workout routine, PowerHouse Gym can always come to the rescue. Our skillful trainers are always ready to give you some tips before your trip to make sure that you are on the right track and not wrecking your mind and body while traveling.
Now, if you are lucky enough to have access to a gym, try maintaining a consistent workout schedule and perform intense training sessions for 30 mins per day.
Stroll around the city
In case you haven’t noticed before, sightseeing is one of the best travel exercises. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery, roam the lively streets, discover breathtaking spots on foot, and shed away more calories than you think. You can even burn extra calories by heading to your meeting on foot! Moreover, consider joining the walking tours that most cities offer, and never underestimate the power of walking!
Add pedaling to your list
When you are tired of strolling, get some pedaling done! Biking can help you maintain your cardiovascular activity while enjoying yourself. Instead of taking a bus tour or car tour, try bicycle tours and thank us later!
Hiking should be on the list too
Just like biking, hiking can help improve your cardiovascular system and strengthen your legs. Get lost in the spectacular hills and discover new trails. This travel exercise is worth trying.
Leave room for some yoga
Before hitting the hills, try some yoga stretches and poses to avoid dealing with a sore and stiff body. In fact, yoga is considered a full-body workout that strengthens the body and improves flexibility and posture; not to mention that it can be a great mood enhancer, especially during your hectic days! We bet that travelers will enjoy this travel exercise the most!
No more elevators!
Surely, using the stairs instead will be your least favorite exercise, but nothing can leave your heart pumping like walking up and down the stairs many times per day.
What equipment should you pack?
You just have to pack your portable gym! In other words, you don’t need anything besides your body weight, a pair of running shoes, and a set of workout clothes. Believe it or not, these are enough to make your travel workouts the highlight of your trip! In fact, most of the aforementioned travel workouts don’t need any equipment other than your body weight. A suitcase can replace the dumbbells and a towel can replace the TRX machine. In case you couldn’t find anything to hang from for your pull-ups, a tree branch can do the trick. You can also consult the trainers at PowerHouse Gym before your trip to ensure that you will get the most out of your travel workouts.
Unlike most people think, travel workouts aren’t meant to ruin your vacation. In fact, they are the only thing that will help you unwind, relieve your stress, maintain your fitness goals, and boost your mood while traveling!