Whether it's for business or pleasure, travel throws a kink into everyone's fitness plans. But you know what the difference is between the fitness pro and the amateur?
The professional works around the kink and finds a way to get their burn on anyway.
The next time you're heading out of town, keep these four easy vacation workouts in mind. Who doesn't love a guilt-free weekend out of town?
1. Order Your Training Session To-Go
I don't know of any personal trainer or workout buddy who wouldn't happily write out a few days worth of workouts for the time you'll be gone. Make sure the workouts require minimal equipment so you can do them in your room if need be, and don't forget to pack a plastic bag to keep your stinky, sweaty clothes in when you travel back home.
Push-ups, air squats, planks and even plyometric jumps can be structured in such a way that minimizes rest time and maximizes aerobic activity.
2. Use a Streaming Fitness Program
Downloading an app like DailyBurn is a great way to make sure you plan for some "you" time while away. These streaming fitness programs typically have a range of workouts to choose from, and that's sure to keep you on track for as long as you're gone. Try a yoga video or even a challenging session like Black Fire, a high-intensity workout led by celebrity trainer Bob Harper.
In a time crunch? Streaming series also offer flexibility in their length, with workouts that range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. No excuses now!
3. Explore the Outdoors
Depending on where you stay, a hotel's fitness center could be jaw-dropping or lackluster. Why rely on what the gym has to offer when there is probably a jogging path on the premises? Prioritize physical activities like hiking, swimming, skiing, or even taking a long, leisurely walk as part of your vacation exploration.
Get out and enjoy the local terrain, just don't forget to hydrate and bring a map.
4. Plan to Drop Into a Class
Doing a little research before you get to your destination can pay off in dividends once you arrive. Check out gyms, CrossFit boxes, yoga or pilates studios and other fitness facilities in the area you'll be staying and plan to "drop in" on a class. You might just find a new style of working out that you like while you're there!
Call ahead and inquire about the drop-in fee charged by each facility; rates will vary but they are typically under $20 per day.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of DailyBurn.