Keeping intensity up while traveling

Staying fit while traveling can be challenging, but there are creative ways to maintain your fitness routine even when you’re away from your usual gym. Here are some tips for travelers who want to keep up their intensity:

  1. Group Workouts and Local Classes:
    • If you love working out in a group, ask your coach to recommend a gym or class in the area you’re traveling to. They may be able to connect you with a local gym that offers a similar style program so you can keep up with your routine. Joining local sessions not only helps you stay fit but also provides a unique travel experience. You’ll meet locals, discover new exercises, and explore parts of the town that most tourists miss.
  2. Unusual Terrain-ing:
  3. High-Intensity, Low-Duration Workouts:
    • Opt for shorter, intense workouts rather than long, monotonous jogs. Research shows that high-intensity training in short bursts provides similar health benefits as longer, moderate-intensity exercises.
    • Try 20-second intervals of high-intensity exercises (like sprints or bodyweight movements) followed by 10 minutes of rest. You can achieve great results in less time.
    • Tip<: Combine interval training with strength exercises for a well-rounded workout.
  4. Strength Training with Minimal Equipment:
    • If you’re traveling with minimal equipment, get creative. You don’t need a full gym setup.
    • Bodyweight Strength: Perform bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, and planks. These can be done anywhere.
    • Use Your Own Body as Resistance>: You can make bodyweight exercises more intense by adding complexity. Try single-leg squats, Bulgarian split squats, or push-ups with elevated feet.
    • Resistance Bands: Lightweight and portable, resistance bands offer versatile strength training options.
    • Water Bottles or Backpacks: Fill water bottles or a backpack with sand or other heavy material for makeshift weights.
    • Tip: Check out “The definitive guide to strength training on the road” for more insights
    • Beach Workouts: Sand adds instability, making exercises more challenging. Try lunges, squats, or bear crawls on the sand.
    • Tip: Adjust your workout intensity based on your goals. If relaxation is your priority, take it easy and enjoy your vacation!

Remember, staying fit while traveling is about flexibility and creativity.Whether you’re lifting weights or using your own body, prioritize consistency and enjoy the journey! 🌴💪🏋️‍♀️

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