Do you travel frequently for work? Perhaps you have the luxury to travel frequently for pleasure. In any case, exercising when abroad shouldn’t mean not taking your workout plans with you. Here’s some tips for working out when traveling as well as a short workout video at the bottom of the blog, from our friends at @Skybands.
The beauty about staying in shape is you can create any workout anywhere if you are resourceful. The most common excuse I hear all the time when people are travelling is that “I don’t have a fitness gym or heavy equipment that’s available, therefore I can’t workout today”.
This is a common excuse that many people have, but it’s also false. You can workout in your hotel room with no equipment, let alone with the countless fitness acessories ready available. There’s fitness equipment for every type of sports and general movement that you can incorporate that also doesn’t cost much, doesn’t take up a tonne of space and you can carry in a small travel bag.
Have you ever heard the saying that your body is your own workout machine? Some of the best fitness workouts you can do are bodyweight exercises. And there’s literally no excuse – you can do simple bodyweight exercises in your hotel room while you’re away from home or your fitness gym.
Travel Workout: Lower-Body Exercises
Here are some good lower-body exercises you can do which are which can help keep moving as well as stay in shape:
- Body Squats
- Squat Stances. These are all fitness exercises that require no equipment to execute
Travel Workout: Upper-Body Exercises
Some good upper-body exercise you can do include:
- Incline Push-Ups
- Chair Dips
- Bench Dips
And don’t forget your core
Some good abs exercises you can do are:
- Russian Twists
- Flutter Kicks
There’s a saying that it’s sometimes better to do something as opposed to nothing. Just because you do a workout that might not be exactly what you would do when you’re at home, doesn’t mean it won’t help you. Sometimes the best workouts are the ones that are different than what you’re used to doing day in and day out.
“Some of the best fitness workouts you can do are bodyweight exercises”
And if you get good at planning your day/week and using an exercise journal, you could even factor in low-impact or low-intensity workouts (you know, the ones you should be doing on your rest days) into your travel itinerary to give you that added balance in your workout routine. Because your body always needs change from time-to-time fitness workout wise, and will seek it naturally.
So don’t be afraid of change especially when you’re travelling. The excuses stop at the door unfortunately – we can ALL keep working out and traveling shouldn’t get in the way. It’s one of the main reasons Stian Lange created Skybands.
“I began my career as a pilot well over a decade ago. Yup, I’m not a personal trainer, or a fitness influencer. Just a pilot. The one thing I’ve learned is that fitness requires consistency, and consistency is a pretty tough thing to maintain. Left unchecked, a lack of consistent exercise will wreak havoc on our bodies. So begins my journey to offer the quality tools to prevent this from happening.”
SkyBands began as passion project for Stian to promote and encourage his colleagues to live a healthier lifestyle while working away from home. “When you have limited options to exercise, excuses become harder to ignore. It did for me anyway.” Be sure to check them out at www.skybands.ca and follow them on Instagram. With great products like their premium resistance bands, there should be no excuses. And if you need more tips for working out when traveling – please message us and we’d love to assist.
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