Even though it may be hard to stick to a normal fitness routine when travelling, this does not mean you have to abandon your exercise goals completely. If you find yourself travelling use these helpful tips to ensure youll stay active:
1. Pack your gym gear. Make sure to put your workout clothing and fitness gear in your luggage. This will make it easier for you to stay committed to your fitness goals because having your gear with you acts as a visual reminder to workout. Fitness gear may include a jumping rope, resistance bands or yoga mat, for instance.
2. Inquire about guest passes at a nearby gym or yoga studio. Gyms will often provide drop-in or weekly guest passes at no charge! Also, most yoga, pilates, and barre studios have a drop-in rate if you only want to take a few classes.
3. Bring a workout program with you. It is always smart to prepare for the worst circumstances while travelling for example, no gym or poor weather conditions. If you bring your own workout all you will need is some space indoors. Hotel rooms can be the perfect back-up option to jump rope, do a resistance band workout, follow a fitness/yoga download on your laptop or iPad, or use one of our printable workouts. A great resource for yoga videos and streaming downloads is MyYogaOnline.com
Finally, drink 17 ounces of water when you wake up to boost your metabolism, eat foods bright in color, add yogurt to your breakfast or snacks, and minimize alcohol consumption (especially when you fly).
Hopefully with these tips, you will be able to try to stay fit when you are travelling!
Suzanne Zilkowsky for FitnessGoop.com