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Summer is coming, and at this time of year many people will be looking forward to their summer holidays, yet keeping fit when you’re travelling can be challenging. It’s also, really important as you don’t want to sacrifice all the momentum you’ve built up – as one of the frustrating truths about fitness is that you can workout every week for a few months, but then take a couple of weeks off, and it feels like you’re right back at the beginning.
The challenge with keeping fit whilst you’re traveling is that you’re in a new environment, and whilst you could enjoy a nice jog or cycle along the beach, sometimes we need the energy and equipment that comes with a gym in order to get into state.
You could, of course, hunt out local gyms but this can be a very expensive way to keep fit, as day passes are often almost as much as a regular monthly membership.
This article is going to look at what you can do to keep fit whilst traveling, be this for a one-off holiday or regular business travel.
- On-Demand Fitness Classes
The world’s leader in fitness classes, Les Mills, is now offering on-demand workouts of the world’s popular gym-based exercise classes such as Body Pump, Body Balance, and Body Combat. This relatively low-cost subscription model means you now have access to online classes anywhere in the world… all you need is an internet connection and a device.
- Stay in a Hotel With a Swimming Pool
Swimming can be one of the best ways to keep in shape as it’s a brilliant cardiovascular sport that works every major muscle in your body. If you can afford to pay a little extra to find a hotel with a pool such as the The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, you can have a fantastic workout at no extra cost, in the comfort and convenience of your hotel.
The other nice thing about swimming in your hotel pool, or working out in the hotel gym is it tends to feel a rather luxurious experience.
- Take Some Equipment With You
Now, obviously, you won’t want to take kettlebells on your trip, but there are plenty of small lightweight equipment options that you can take with you. For instance, some TRX bands, resistance bands, and a skipping rope will cover all the main bases.
TRX and resistance bands are particularly effective at working your upper body without the need for heavyweights, as you can use your bodyweight, and a skipping rope provides a fantastic all over cardiovascular workout. That said, there’s always the option to simply take your trainers and go for a jog around the area you’re staying in which requires no equipment at all.
In summary, there are plenty of ways to keep fit whilst traveling. It’s just about being practical and thinking outside the box. Even if you do something each day, for half an hour, that keeps you ticking over (such as kayaking on the sea) you’ll reap the benefits.
This post is a contributed post.