Ten Ways to Keep Fit While Traveling

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Many people find it difficult to exercise while traveling. Many people say “forget it!” when faced with difficult decisions, such as whether to pack running shoes or find the time to exercise while on the road.

Your travels might be a time to take a break from your routine but don’t let it be an excuse not to exercise. You won’t feel like you’re working out because there are so many fun and easy ways to travel around a new place while still burning calories.

Sightseeing Run

Running is one of my favorite ways to explore a new city. You’ll get your exercise in and you can explore the streets and nooks of the city alone, while everyone else is sleeping. After your run, head back to your hotel for a quick shower and coffee. Then you are ready to hit the streets knowing where to go.

Yoga

Yoga is a popular activity all around the globe. It’s good for your mind, body and soul. It’s great to keep fit while traveling and it’s also fun to observe how different instructors create different classes. Lululemon’s Om Finder app can help you find a yoga class wherever you are.

Stairs

This is an excellent cardio- and strength-training exercise that can be done indoors or outdoors. You might have stairs at your hotel, or a famous monument that has many stairs. You can set a time limit of between 20-30 minutes. It is 100% effective), and then run as fast as possible up and down the bad boys.

To add some “oomph” to your workout, you can do them in a suicide style. That is, you go up one flight and then head back down the next. Then, you move up to the next floor. You can do this as many times as you need.

Hike

Hiking is not only a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air but can also pose a challenge for your body. You should wear the appropriate shoes and dress appropriately. Keep your heart rate up by picking up the pace!

Bike vs. motor

You can choose to ride a bicycle if your day plans include getting out of the city centre and going into nearby villages or visiting a distant location. Make sure to have a map, or your phone GPS, and a helmet.

Bike vs. Walk

The same idea applies here! You can walk if you don’t have the time or energy to ride around the city. You can also find amazing walking tours all over the globe (many of them are free). Get a free Pedometer App for iPhone to get more satisfaction.

Beach + Water Sports

There are many things you can do in water if your destination is near water bodies or pools. Swimming laps can be a great way to work out your whole body. You can run on the beach or in the sand if you prefer to be on land. For a more challenging workout, try running in the water only about an ankle deep. You will experience more intensity due to the sinking sand, water resistance and increased speed. Kayaking, another great water sport that is great for your core and upper body, is also a great option!

Participate in Local Activities

It is common for locals to gather in parks and other public spaces to practice Tai-Chi or dance in regions such as Asia. It is also common to see locals in almost every corner of the globe playing friendly soccer in any local park or open space.

Do not be afraid to get involved!

They are often passionate about their work and happy to share it with others. CrossFit is gaining popularity in many cities all over the globe. It provides an intense workout in a short time and is very effective.

Rock Climbing

It’s amazing to rock climb! It’s challenging, fun, and great for working out. It is worth checking out if rock climbing is available near you. Make sure to find a qualified instructor who can teach you the basics and also the vocabulary necessary for climbing.

High Intensity Hotel Room

This workout was recommended by a friend who is a personal trainer. This is a great exercise for those who want to work out intensely in a short time. Bonus: You don’t even need to leave your home!

You can speed up the exercises by doing as many reps as possible of 25-20-15-10.

  • Burpees
  • Sit-ups (sit up straight, not crunch).
  • Push-ups
  • Squat Jumps: Full 90 degree squats, explode in the air, and land back in deep squats
  • Tricep dips (a chair or ledge is required to do these).
  • Mountain Climbers
  • 45 Second Plank