Traveling Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Staying consistent to your goal ad truly making fitness a lifestyle means that traveling workouts are an actual thing! While some people opt out of their workout routine while on vacation, others like myself, just opt for a switch up.
When it comes to travel workouts there are a few aspects to consider:
Personally, I adore working out while traveling because I switch it up from my normal routine. I’m a heavy lifter and while I could definitely hit up a gym for the duration and stick to my plan as is, I really love trying something new.
So, for myself, I still rock traveling workouts but they’re a lot different than my norm.
One of the reasons people don’t aim for travel workouts is due to time constrictions. This is especially true if you’re traveling for work and you’re in and out of meetings.
Other people simply don’t enjoy that a travel training program takes them away from relaxing.
Which means, if you’re dedicated to your goals but also want some down time, you need fast AF workouts.
One of the reasons I started using traveling workouts was because it made me feel good that I had actually done something good for my body. Instead of just being lazy and drinking too much.
So, the compromise of not missing out on vacation but still being a badass is super speedy workouts! Anything from 5-15 minutes is completely practical.
Get your sweat on and feel good!
I’ll admit, far before I was awesome a lack of equipment stumped me a bit. I mean, push ups and squats are great but…
But the truth is there’s only so many equipment options for traveling workouts. If you’re at a hotel you have a hotel gym which is normally not amazingly equipped.
I almost always travel with a red strength band and mini green band. Seriously, I love resistance bands (here’s why I think everyone should own them!) because they give you such a great bang for your buck workout wise. Plus, they’re cheap and don’t take up a lot of room!
Here’s a few resistance band workouts if you need some #fitnessinspiration
And lastly, you have bodyweight workouts. I’ve truly come to love bodyweight workouts not only for the challenge they provide but also because you can literally do them anywhere! Here’s how to rock bodyweight workouts for your goals.
You’re on vacation- don’t hate your travel workouts! Or your training program. Or anything.
One of the reasons I switch it up on vacation is because it gets me excited for my travel training program.
Chose exercises you like or want to work on, make the traveling workout super fast and to some extent, enjoy the workouts
I also like to run on vacation simply because it’s nice to see a new area and just get out. But I promise, these traveling workouts are not running based ha-ha
All of the workouts below require the use of just your body! Using your body for resistance is challenging but fun. It also means you need to pay attention and really engage the muscles you’re supposed to be activating. This is how you get the best bang for your buck.
A Bit Of Everything Circuit
This workout hits all major muscle groups and contains a little bit of everything. Perform all exercises in order for the prescribed number of repetitions. Rest for 60s and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.
- Sumo Squats With Pause 12
- Close Grip Push Ups 8
- Single Leg Prone Sliding Hamstring Curl 10/leg
- Reverse Plank With Leg Lifts 10/leg
- Plank Abductions 15
- Knees To Crouch 4/leg
- Plank Shoulder Retractions & Protractions 10
You can check a video demo of this workout here.
5- Minute Sweat Sess
A Tabata style workout sure to leave you a bit breathless! Three exercises, each done for twenty seconds with ten seconds in between for rest. Repeat for a total of four to six rounds depending on time constraints
- Reverse Lunge With Kick
- Plank Twists
- Rolling Squat Jumps
Sometimes it just feels good to work up a sweat… but not for long. Hehe. This cardio based interval workout is sweaty… but it’s also super fast. Perform each of the strength exercises for thirty seconds and each of the cardio exercises for twenty seconds. Go through all the exercises back to back. Rest for sixty second and repeat for a total of three times
- Curtsy Lunge
- Plank Abductions
- Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
- Side to Side Skaters
- Plank Swing Throughs
- Side Bounds
You can watch a video demo of this quick interval workout here.
Don’t forget to pin these fast traveling workouts!
If you want to stay consistent to your goals or truly make fitness a part of your lifestyle, you’ll need to rock some travel workouts. That doesn’t mean though that they need to be terrible or long! Use any of these three (or rotate through all of them!) the next time you’re away from your normal routine. Work up a sweat, feel good and kickback!