written by runnergirl training
It can be daunting to keep up with workouts while traveling. You have worked hard for your gains. You don’t want it all wasted due to a change in routine, lack of fitness equipment or a different environment. The following are a few suggestions to keep workouts in your travel plans.
If staying at a hotel make sure to take advantage of their fitness center or pool. The equipment might be different than what you usually use but some creativity can make it work. Use this as an opportunity to try different equipment. At your gym the free weights are always crowded but they might be fully accessible in the hotel gym. You generally use the treadmill but on this trip you could try out the elliptical or stair stepper for a change.
If you don’t have access to a gym while traveling you can take your workout outdoors. Hiking, running, walking or cycling the new environment is a fun way to sightsee. Always make sure to be aware of your surroundings in new places. You can look for local races on race finder websites.
You can also use body weight exercises or packable fitness equipment if omitting the gym. Resistance bands are lightweight and take up hardly any room in a suitcase.
Remember that you are on a trip and have realistic expectations of yourself. Be proud of yourself for putting forth the effort to keep up with your health and fitness goals when away from home.