Traveling is a great way to discover new places and try new experiences. Most people also use traveling as a way to escape their usual daily routine—that means taking a leave from work or school and also taking a break from exercising. When you are traveling, the last thing you want to be thinking of is being locked in a gym, when you are supposed to be exploring the places in your chosen destination. But sometimes, postponing your workout may lead to getting lazy by the time you get back. If you are the type of person who still wants to stay on their fitness track despite traveling, you’re in for a treat. There are a lot of things you can do even if you are away from your home or gym.

Here are ways that may help you:

 

  • The No Equipment Workout.

You really don’t need an equipment to be able to workout. Provided you’re staying in a pretty spacious accommodation, you have a lot of room to exercise. You can do simple exercises like crunches, push-ups, jumping jacks and you can also do stay-in-place core exercises like planks, lunges and sun salutations.

 

 

  • Book a free fitness pass!

This is a good travel hack for fitness peeps who wants to stay on track while traveling. Gyms usually offer free fitness passes for first-timers so if there’s a nearby gym, better grab the opportunity. It’s also a great way for you to expose yourself in the gyms of other countries because you will know more about their exercise trends that you may possibly inherit. 

 

 

  • Use the hotel gym.

You should plan this ahead of time. Pick a hotel that has a fitness center so that you could still stick to your workout. If for any reason you don’t have enough time to use it or you booked a place that doesn’t have a gym, do your exercise inside your room. Like what they always say, #NoExcuses!

 

 

 

  • A quick morning workout won’t hurt.

You may have a strict itinerary to follow but that is not an excuse not to wake up early in the morning to have a quick workout. Jog for 30 minutes around the area where your hotel is. It’s a good way to start your day. You will definitely feel more energized and happy.

 

 

  • Are you going on a hike or a walking city tour?

If yes then you don’t really have to feel pressured to workout. According to Richard of Rolling Fox, hiking is a free exercise that can provide you with a number of health benefits. In that case, hiking could be a great alternative for any kind of workout no matter what your starting level of fitness is. A walking city tour is also a great substitute as it helps improve your balance and coordination. Many people underestimate the health benefits of walking but it’s better than always relying on public transportations.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/11/9-easy-ways-to-stay-fit-while-traveling/#18a52c737ad6

https://rollingfox.com/11-health-benefits-of-hiking

 

Mark Aldrin Hipolito
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