Just because you are travelling don’t let it be an excuse not to exercise. Sometimes we are sightseeing all day so I like to incorporate exercise into our day’s activities. When we are having a down day I exercise first thing in the morning. Personally, I find it a great way to start the day!
There are plenty of things you can do to keep up your exercise routine while you are away. Here are something of the things I do to stay fit and healthy on the road.
Do a workout from the comfort of your own hotel room or in the local park. Take a class at a time that suits you. Lately, I have been getting into Aaptiv which is a work out app. There are numerous classes available which include Yoga, Boxing, Running and Strength Training to name a few.
Simply enter in your goals to find a work out that will suit you. Choose your workout based on time, music and trainer, then you are ready to go! If you are short on time they have workouts which only go for 10 minutes. And yes it is possible to work up a sweat in that amount of time!
HIIT workout stands for high-intensity interval training. These workouts are short and intense usually lasting for 10-30 minutes. Most of these workouts can be done with little or no equipment in any location. Click here and here for examples of HIIT workouts.
Hit the water
Aussies love the water and a majority of towns have a swimming pool. Pack your goggles and swim some laps of the pool. If you don’t like staring at the black line of the pool try some open water swimming. Swimming is not the only exercise you can do in the water, kayak, surf or try Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Hiking or Walking
There is no better way to get to know a new destination than on foot. Ditch the car and hit the walking paths! Many cities also offer free walking tours, check with the local tourism centre to see what they have on offer.
Hiking is one of my favourite things to do. I have a real love of the Australian bush so if I am outdoors surrounded by nature I am happy. Trails often have ever-changing landscapes and the track can be challenging, meaning you get a good work out.
Another great way to explore a destination is by bike. It is fun for the whole family and Australia has some great cycle paths. Nobody is unhappy when riding a bike!
Take the stairs
While exploring a new city take the stairs where possible. Climbing stairs gets your heart rate up, burns calories, helps to lose weight, improve fitness and tones areas like your legs, stomach and buttocks.
Find a Local Outdoor Exercise Class
Jump on google and look for an Outdoor Exercise Class. It is a great way to soak up a bit of vitamin D. You will also get to meet some locals and you might get some inside local knowledge of places to explore.
Remember to always consult your doctor before you take on any exercise program.
How do you keep fit while you are travelling?
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3 thoughts on “Keeping Fit on the Road”
These are great suggestions. I think the hardest thing when travelling is not having a routine, so exercise gets thrown out the door easily. I take a skipping rope with me, I don’t always use it but it’s an easy and effective way to exercise for a few minutes.
Great idea. When the children are at a playground I often find items I can use to work out equipment. eg bench for step ups or triceps dips.