3 tips to nail your fitness on the road

Vacation, travel for work, Broadway tours or cruise ship gigs...all reasons you may find yourself away from home and your normal fitness / health routine.




No sweat! Before you panic, here are my 3 best tips to staying true to your health and fitness goals while traveling!


1) Scope the place out.

If you are staying in a hotel, research the fitness facility ahead of time. At worst, they most likely have a small cell-like chamber that includes a treadmill and a row of dumbbells. At best, they have a cable machine, a bench, a stability ball and bands (and a window)! We can work with any of these options to put together a workout!


If there isn't a hotel gym, research local gyms in the area and check out their guest pass situation. Most clubs allow visitors for the day, or you could even talk to the manager about working out a deal for the time you'll be in town. Most gyms are happy to accommodate.


2) Create a plan.

Now that you know WHERE your fitness is happening, you must create a plan. Maybe you're in a location where the weather is amazing and a workout al fresco sounds delightful! Your fitness could look like an outdoor run followed by 4 rounds of 10 pushups, 20 walking lunges, and 10 burpees on a park bench.




If you have a small gym in your hotel, you can do a lot with just some free weights and a treadmill.


How?


Think in terms of body parts and circuits.


Here is an example, for someone who wants a quick full body workout:


A1 Lower Body (ex: Goblet Squat, Sumo Deadlift or Romanian Deadlift)

A2 Upper Body Push (ex: pushups, DB Overhead Press or DB Bench Press)


B1 Lower Body, Single Leg (ex: Split Squats, Walking Lunges or Single Leg Deadlift)

B2 Upper Body, Pull (ex: Bent Over rows or 3 Pt. DB Row)