When you’re traveling, it is definitely not the time to let your exercise routine go lax, even if there is no fitness center at your hotel.
A business trip or vacation can really put a dent in healthy routines, but you can still work out while traveling. In fact, you should keep up with your regular workouts in order to stay in shape while possibly consuming more calories through meals out.
Celebrity trainer David Kirsch recommends exploring your destination by foot with regular jogs or walks each morning. However, make sure you check with hotel personnel before running in unfamiliar areas. They can let you know the safest routes to follow.
If you have a recreation area at the place you’re staying at, this can also help you get your workout in. For instance, if there’s a pool or tennis court, spend some time each day there in order to have a fun workout session.
Schedule Time to Exercise
For business trips, make sure you pencil in time to hit the gym. For instance, you can wake up early each morning to exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise can actually be conducive to your business trip since it is a known stress reliever. You’ll also have more energy to deal with long days full of meetings and traveling.
Make the Hotel Your Gym
Many hotels offer workout facilities to their guests. The facilities may include several pieces of cardio equipment, such as a treadmill and stationery bike, along with a few strength-training machines. Before booking at a hotel, find out what type of hours the center is open and ask what equipment is available for use.
If the hotel does not have a fitness center, you can still find areas for workouts. For instance, you can run up and down hotel stairwells as part of your cardio routine. You can also do simple exercises in your room such as crunches, jumping jacks and push-ups.
Not working out while traveling can undermine your fitness regimen. Instead of backtracking while away, make a priority of maintaining a regular schedule of exercise.
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