September 25, 2017

5 Ways to Stay Fit While Traveling by Derek Peruo

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays prevent keeping up with workouts! Staying fit while traveling simply takes a little planning and creativity. Here are five ways to stay fit:

CARRY YOUR LUGGAGE
Stop rolling your luggage around, and start carrying it by the handle or on your back! This simple change will work your arms, your legs, and your core without taking any time away from your travel plans. In a large airport or train station, all this additional carrying will add up quickly to a serious workout.

CALL AHEAD AND RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PROFESSIONAL FITNESS TRAINER
Call your hotel before getting there and schedule a training session with the personal trainer on staff. You are much more likely to stick to your fitness plan if you have an appointment scheduled. Plus, working with a trainer means you don’t need to think about what to do in the gym; the trainer will take care of that. If there’s no trainer on staff, ask the hotel where the nearest gym is and schedule a training session there.

BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT
Not every hotel will have access to a gym, so you may need to bring your own equipment. Resistance bands or a bodyweight suspension trainer are perfect for situations like this. They are light-weight and come with a variety of pre-planned workouts you can do on your own

DRINK WATER AND PACK SNACKS
Long trips in planes, trains, and automobiles can lead to dehydration. Bring a water bottle where ever you go, and keep it full at all times. This way you know you will always have water on hand. Do the same with snacks: pack them with you, so you know there is always a healthy option available.

Derek Peruo, CSCS, is a personal trainer in New York City, and designs training programs for his clientele. He has written and consulted for Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines. http://bodybydrock.com

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