How to Fit In Exercise While Traveling
Travel is something that we all do at some point in time, whether it be for work or for vacation, and so you probably know that traveling can make it hard to stick to your workout routine. The best way to stay in shape while traveling is to have a plan before you travel, and to schedule exercise into your daily activities. Read below the best ways to incorporate exercise into your travels.
Find a gym
The best case scenario is that your hotel will have a gym, but if not, find a gym nearby that offers a daily pass for you to use the facilities. If you are staying with family or friends then plan to go with them to the gym and use their guest pass – this is a great way to stay active and spend time with your family.
Find a fitness class
Many travel destinations will have local studios that offer fitness classes, such as yoga, spin, or bootcamp like classes. Look up what is available in your travel destination and even consider booking a class before you get there so that it is already built into your travel schedule.
Download an app
There are tons of fitness apps out there that will deliver a workout straight to your phone. This is a great tool if you are traveling to more of a rural area or an area with great scenery because you can bring this workout outside.
Use your feet
Walking is one of the very best ways to keep fit while traveling because it is low impact, it burns a lot of calories, and it will also save you money! Walking is also an activity that most healthy individuals of all ages will have no problem doing.
I always recommend walking at least 10,000 steps, which you should have no problem reaching when traveling.
Embrace the amenities
This means you should make an effort to use the active amenities your hotel offers. Depending on where you are traveling, this could mean going snow shoeing, going for a hike, surfing, etc. This is also a great way to spend time with your friends and/or family that you are traveling with.
There are many ways to incorporate fitness into your travels, you just have to have a plan beforehand 🙂
About the author: Sarah-Kate Rems is an Ivy League trained Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in California with an expertise in women’s health and preventative healthcare. She considers nutrition and exercise to be the basis of well-being and is a strong advocate for daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet. Sarah-Kate is also a co-founder of The Mindful Tech Lab.
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