Travel Fit Tips

I love everything single thing about traveling. I love packing, long flights, exploring a new city, eating local foods, enjoying desserts, drinking wine, relaxing, taking pictures, making memories with my loved ones, reading books- literally everything! Out of all of those, I think my favorite thing would be the food though. How fun is it to walk around with a gelato in the afternoon and not giving AF while enjoying it? If the waiter asks if you want to see the dessert menu, hell freaking yeah I do! Late night room service? Even better.

We tend to overindulge when we travel because we are out of our routine and we are on the whole "treat yo'self" and "calories don't count on vacation" vibe. I do this all of the time! A lot of people feel guilty when they do this or they overindulge and when they get home just give up on their health and fitness. For me to fully relax and enjoy myself on vacation, I make sure I exercise in the morning. I also try to make my "healthiest" meal in the morning. (I'll have the greek yogurt with a side of croissants, please) This not only puts my mind at ease when I bite into a baguette, but it helps me be successful with getting back on track when vacation is over. 

I'm not saying exercising on vacation is going to help you lose a bunch of weight, build a bunch muscle, or cancel out the breakfast buffet your hotel offers. Again, you are out of your routine. You might be hungover, jet lagged, unmotivated and maybe even feel a little crazy to workout on vacation. Someone might even make you feel bad for working out on vacation! (happens to me all the time, I hate it) Your hotel gym looks a lot different than the gym you go to at home and you have to find the motivation to put yourself through a workout without the help of your favorite fitness instructor. It's not easy. But I'm here to share with you how you can make it easier with an almost mindless workout. Take it from a traveling fitness pro! :) 

  • STEP ONE: Aim for 30 minutes.
  • STEP TWO: Pick a piece of equipment or a tool.
  • STEP THREE: Pick 5 different exercises you can do with that tool.
  • STEP FOUR: Do each exercise 10 times (if right/left exercise do 10 each side)
  • STEP FIVE: Repeat it over and over again 3-5 times.

EXAMPLE 1: 

  • STEP ONE: 30 minutes on the clock.
  • STEP TWO: Bench.
  • STEP THREE: 10 bench mountain climbers, 10 bench oblique twists, 10 bench hop overs, 10 bench tricep dips, 10 bench leg lifts. 
  • STEP FOUR: Do all of the above exercises- that is 1 round.
  • STEP FIVE: Repeat it over and over again 3-5 times. (I say 5!!)

EXAMPLE 2:

  • STEP ONE: 30 minutes on the clock.
  • STEP TWO: Stability Ball.
  • STEP THREE: 10 stability ball crunches, 10 stability ball Russian twists, 10 stability ball knees to chest, 10 stability ball glute bridges, 10 stability ball hamstring curls.
  • STEP FOUR: Do all of the above exercises- that is 1 round.
  • STEP FIVE: Repeat it over and over again 3-5 times. (I say 5!!)

EXAMPLE 3:

  • STEP ONE: 30 minutes on the clock.
  • STEP TWO: YOU.
  • STEP THREE: 10 squat jumps, 10 mountain climbers, 10 burpees, 10 lunges, 10 up downs in prone position.
  • STEP FOUR: Do all of the above exercises- that is 1 round.
  • STEP FIVE: Repeat it over and over again 3-5 times. (I say 5!!)

There you go, y'all. I just gave you 3 examples that would get your heart rate up in at least 30 minutes with minimal equipment. The last example, I just gave you YOU. Your very own body weight! What if you're in an Air Bnb and there is no gym? You have yourself! Don't let the overindulging on vacation get to you. You deserve a vacation, you deserve the yummy meals, you deserve the experiences. You don't deserve to be feel guilty after your afternoon gelato and you definitely don't deserve to be thrown off track from enjoying yourself when it's over! Follow these FIT TIPS and you will likely have a stress-free, healthy vacation. Cheers to that!

"Travel is the healthiest addiction."