How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Staying fit while traveling

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, keeping up your fitness while you are away from home is never easy.  We often put a lot of time and energy into building up our fitness before we go away and it can be hard to maintain the balance of nutritious food and exercise once you're abroad. I've been incredibly fortunate to visit some amazing destinations and have picked up a few tips along the way.

1. Pack a great kit-this sounds superficial, but I'm more motivated to just do about anything if I like what I'm wearing :) 

2. Think beyond the gym- One of my biggest hurdles with working out while traveling is major FOMO, I feel as though I be should out exploring my surroundings instead of spending time in a gym that could be absolutely anywhere. Instead, I like to throw on my tennis shoes and make the city my gym! Going for a run is a great way to familiarize yourself with a new place and many cities have outdoor jungle gyms that can be used for body weight strength training.  If you're really limited on time, try to walk to places that you'd normally drive to.  You may not work up a full sweat but every little bit counts!  

Urban Workout

3. Be mindful of what you put into your body.  Plane/airport food is notoriously non nutritious so stock up on healthier options before you go. Be sure to drink tons of water as your body will be dehydrated from travelling. Limit your alcohol, its filled with empty calories and can lead to over eating, plus its pretty similar wherever you are so you're better off indulging with local dishes that you can't get elsewhere. 

Blonde eating crepes

4. Utilise Apps, Pinterest, and  YouTube for bodyweight Exercises-You never know what the gym facilities will be like when traveling so I like to find somewhere with a bit of space and pull up a YouTube video or Pinterest graphic showing a body weight exercise routine.  I'm also a big fan of the 7 Minute Workout Routine App, we can all find at least 7 minutes in a day, you'll break a sweat, and can do as many repetitions as you like. 

A Bikini A Day Circuit Routine

http://abikiniaday.com/circuit-routine/ 

35 Min Full Body Workout No Equipment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZhJoRxWcLE

7 Minute Workout App

http://7minworkoutapp.net/