So, you’ve been thinking about having a family getaway, you’ve looked at all of the best hotels, you’ve planned your sight-seeing activities, but the hotel you’ve selected has a tiny gym with none of the equipment you use in your workouts. Many people have struggled with this obstacle because even though we are on vacation, there’s still a need to get our workout in. For that reason, in this article, we will be discussing how you can enjoy your exercise and active lifestyle while you’re on vacation.
How to Enjoy Activity and Exercise While on Your Vacation
Lets face it, when we travel to another state, another country, or simply to another city in our county, we tend to walk to different places. No matter if you’re looking for the best cruise deals, or traveling on a plane across the world, planning in itself can be a workout. That’s only if you see it as one. There’s nothing stopping you from purchasing a few ankle weights to add some resistance to your walk. If you’re more committed to working out than most people, you may even want to carry everyone’s things in YOUR backpack. You will get a workout for sure by doing this, and you will relieve everyone else of having to carry things.
Even if you’re not a full-time traveler, here’s a few tips on how to enjoy your exercise when on vacation:
- Have a large breakfast
- Drink a gallon of water per day
- Eat yogurt or some other digestive food
- Take the stairs wherever you go
These will ensure that your body is feeling good and at its peak. Now, let’s get into some fun and challenging workouts you can do inside of your hotel, or out on a playground. Heck, you can do most of these exercises wherever you find yourself in your vacation, and they include the 20 minute room workout, a simple weighted workout, a workout at the playground, an advanced body weight exercise, and the quick birdie workout.
The 20 minute workout should take you about 20 minutes to do. It includes regular squats with only your body weight (20 reps), 15 incline push ups (where you put your legs on a chair or on the bed), one arm rows using your luggage (10 reps), and 10 reverse crunches. You can do as many sets as you can within the twenty minutes.
The second workout includes 20 squats using body weight, 10 regular push ups, 10 walking lunges for each leg, 10 dumbbell rows as we described previously, 15 second plank, and 30 jumping jacks. Again, you can do as many of these sets as you can.
It’s up to you if you want to use the playground or a park as your gym, but some of the best exercises you can do there are dips, pull-ups, muscle ups, hanging leg raises, sit ups, push ups, and more.
Finally, the quick birdie workout can be done as soon as you wake up. Do 20 squats using only body weight, do 20 pushups, 30 one arm rows with your luggage, and plank for 60 seconds. If you do any of these exercises every day, and even twice a day, you will remain as fit as you were before you go on your trip.
In conclusion in this article we discussed the topic of traveling and how to remain active when the hotel or place of your stay does not have a gym. In reality, people don’t need a gym to workout, unless they are trying to attain a certain physique where heavy weights are needed. All you need to do is lay a mat down and do some sit ups, push ups, planks, body squats, and lunges and you will have a great workout routine. The amount of reps and sets you do is up to you, but just make sure you stay hydrated and eat healthy.