Staying Fit on the Go

Staying fit on the go is easier than you think. Get-Fit Guy shares some simple ways to fit your workout into your travel schedule. 

Ben Greenfield,
April 27, 2013

Staying Fit on the Go

As a frequent traveler, I constantly find myself looking for easy ways to stay fit on the go. On a recent trip to a triathlon in Vietnam, I used 3 Quick and Dirty Tips to keep my body active:

  1. A Suspension Strap. I travel everywhere with a suspension strap that looks like this, and I did this workout in my hotel room when I arrived at my destination. Generally a suspension strap workout takes about 15-30 minutes, but you can do as little as 5-10 minutes of slow, focused suspension pushups or squats to get a great full body workout.

  2. Exercise in a Small Space. On this particular trip, the gearing on my bicycle broke, and my hotel had a steep hill coming out of the only entrance and exit, so I was limited to a 100 yard strip of pavement to ride my bike. I simply did 10 repeats of standing and sprinting hard one way, and then easy pedaling back the other way. I’ve used similar strategies in hotel stairwells, small grassy areas near airport terminals, and freeway rest stops.

  3. Family Bathrooms in the Airport. I’m prone to do squats, jumping jacks, and wall-pushups when I’m traveling, but sometimes you get funny looks if you drop down and give ’em 20 at your waiting gate. Ducking into one of those family bathrooms with the diaper-changing tables is a great way to get in a quick workout burst without getting too much attention or feeling like you’re annoying people—just make sure there aren’t any families with small children or babies nearby who may need the restroom.

For other travel tips check out How to Stay Fit While Traveling.

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