If you spend months planning out your vacation, then it should only make sense to also spend a little time making a plan for maintaining an exercise routine while on a trip. You probably won’t have access to the same equipment or facilities while you are away, but you can still make a plan to keep your fitness in motion so you don’t lose any progress upon your return.
1. Scope out your destination.
Are you staying at a hotel? Does it have a fitness center? Are there any jogging trails adjacent to the hotel? What equipment does the fitness center have? Often you can look at pictures on the hotel’s webpage, but in general most hotels will have a treadmill and an exercise bike.
2. Gym Membership
Do you have a gym membership that allows you to use facilities at your destination?
3. Beachbody on Demand
This is my FAVORITE option available. As long as you have wifi, you have access to a library of options to keep you active no matter what is available at your facility. Programs such as TurboFire and T25 don’t require any additional equipment. There is also a FREE 30 day trial, so vacation is a great time to try it out! Click here to sign up!
4. Bring Your Own Equipment.
If you’re driving, pack a set of weights!
5. Run While You Can!
If you’re waiting for your turn to take a shower, volunteer to go last. Grab your headphones and take a quick jog while everyone else is getting ready. Find opportunities to get in extra physical activity.
6. Take the Stairs.
This is a bonus if you have luggage. Cardio + Strength!
7. Find Active Activities that the family can enjoy.
Check your destination for active things you can do that aren’t part of the normal tourist itinerary. Hiking, ziplining, foot tours, or even a local 5k can be great options to seek out. (And usually you get a free shirt with the 5K – that would make for a great souvenir!).