How to Get Great Hotel Gym Workouts

Ben Greenfield
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Quick Tip: Get a Good Workout at a Hotel Gym

Here's a sample workout you can do in a hotel gym: "Train Like A Triathlete." I like this workout because all it requires is an elliptical trainer, a bicycle, and a treadmill, all of which can be found in most bare-bones exercise facilities you might find yourself using while traveling. You'll significantly boost your metabolism and burn calories with this routine.

  • Elliptical: Hop on an elliptical trainer and do 2 minutes hard, 1 minute easy, three times through. If you use an elliptical with arms, you'll target many of those "swimming" upper body muscles.

  • Bike: Next, move from the elliptical to a recumbent or upright bicycle, where you'll ride at your maximum sustainable pace for 10 minutes.

  • Treadmill: Finally, get on the treadmill and begin with a slow jog, then bring the incline up by 1.0 every minute, until you can't run up the simulated hill any more. At that point, slow to a walk and cool-down.

For more about staying fit on the road please see my Quick Tip about keeping fit while traveling.

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.