Sometimes I find the best workouts happen when I’m on vacation. Even if I don’t exercise for a long period of time there’s a shift that occurs in my focus, energy, and enjoyment.
Taking a vacation is different for every person. Some like to stay active the whole time, exploring a new city and culture. Others can’t wait to have a series of “minimal movement days” on the beach with a good book. Still others enjoy a good mix of both.
No matter what your vacation goals are, it’s a smart idea to carve out a quick workout to start your day off right. You’ll boost your metabolism, stimulate digestion, and enjoy greater energy while also setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep in a new place. Overall you’ll enjoy your time off more fully having given a little love to your body.
Here’s a quick Total Body Travel Workout that you can do right in your hotel room – no equipment needed. Well, maybe an interval timer on your phone! If you don’t have one (or don’t want to get one) you can use your watch or choose a number of reps, such as 15-20, for each exercise… Or follow along in my video (above).
Give this a try on your next trip:
Perform 2-3 rounds of the circuit using the following interval guides:
Beginner – perform 30 seconds of work to 30 seconds of rest (30:30)
Intermediate – perform 40 seconds of work to 20 seconds of rest (40:20)
Advanced – perform 50 seconds of work to 10 seconds of rest (50:10)
Modifications in parenthesis; Total Time 1 x through: 12 minutes
Travel Workout Sequence:
1. Prisoner Squat
2. Lateral Stepping Pushup (kneeling OR hands on a stable coffee table or dresser)
3. Single-leg Hip Lift
4. Rolling Pin Planks
5. Split Squats (Reverse lunges)
6. Bridge to Pike Pull-through (on a chair or coffee table)
7. Single-leg Romanian Dead Lift (Use target set on the floor to appropriate height)
8. 90% Military Pushup (Kneeling)
9. Lateral Squats (Sumo Squats)
Just because you’re on the road and your hotel offers little in the way of fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout right in your own hotel room.
Take time to enjoy your workout and the strength of your body… then go enjoy the day!
In Love & Gratitude,
PS If you missed my article on in-flight exercises, check it out here!