5 Ways to Stay in Shape While Traveling


Whether it’s for business, pleasure, vacation or something else, everybody travels. No matter where you go and no matter whether it’s only for a few days or for a couple of months, one thing is certain – your normal routine will be thrown out of the window.

If you work out in a gym, you may not have access to the equipment you are used to working with or any equipment at all. If you like to run in the morning, you will no longer have a familiar path to follow. You may not have your own kitchen or fridge abroad, and lastly, if you are used to a good night’s sleep, you may be forced to sleeping at odd hours in different time zones. We are all creatures of habit and easily stick to a routine, starting from waking up at the same time, eating our meals at the same time to working out and going to sleep. However, when we are traveling, everything changes and even the smallest thing can easily mess up your entire progress. However, you shouldn’t worry. We have prepared amazing tips that will ensure you stay in shape while traveling. No matter if you want to travel to Canada, go to USA, Asia or Europe, the following 5 tips will help you get stay fit.

1. Get Active By Exploring the New Surroundings

If you are visiting a place for the first time in your life, you are certainly eager to explore the place. So, go for it. This is actually the best way to stay in shape. If you are on a beach, take a long walk. If you are in a city, avoid taking the bus or metro and just stroll around it. This is an enjoyable and unique way to get your steps in and have lots of fun while doing it.

2. Look for local Gyms

No matter where you go, you will most likely come across a local gym or even a new and exciting exercise class. Many gyms offer a discount or even a free trial if this is your first time. So make sure you use it to stay active on your trip. If you’re staying in a hotel, check to see if your hotel has a gym that you can use. Travel schedules are often hectic, but even 15 minutes of activity is enough to stay in shape.

3. Take Light Equipment with You

If you prefer working out on your own and with your own equipment, only take light equipment with you, such as resistance bands. They are very light, compact and easily to fit in your suitcase. A skipping rope is also a great choice. With some equipment at-hand, you can always squeeze in a workout, wherever you are.

4. Download a Fitness App

A quality fitness app can help you stay motivated and remind you to exercise on a daily basis. An app is a perfect choice when you can’t hit the gym, but need an effective workout.

5. Don’t Stress and Have Fun!

Staying fit is important, but it definitely shouldn’t be your priority when you are traveling. Make the most out of certain situations, and try to stay active, but even if you don’t, it’s no biggie. It’s more important not to stress and have fun every day while abroad.

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is an avid Fitness Consultant, Personal Trainer & Editor at FatLossPot. She has helped thousand of people in achieving their fat loss goals & provide them with personal coaching. Hall's fitness tips & plans have been featured in various fitness magazines including Shape, WomenFitness, LiveStrong, Women's Health to name few.