Work and personal travel disrupts our routines throughout the year. I’ve written thousands of workouts that have gone ignored due to unplanned meetings, dinners, cocktail parties, hangovers, delayed flights, etc. Working out is one of the best ways to be kind to yourself and your body. All it takes is a plan. Listed below are 5 successful travel workout tips.
Find the love - do exercises that you love. You know what you like to do. Plan out a routine that you like.
Go fast and hard with the exercises you choose to do. 10 burpees per minute for 10 minutes will get you breaking a sweat!
Reward yourself! Reward yourself with a treat. Motivational treats may be enough of an incentive to stick with your routine. I love to indulge after a tough sweat. Sometimes the thought of a big lunch is enough of a perk for me to get through the workout.
Schedule your workout! Pencil in 20 minutes or an hour, set the time for you. Remind yourself why it's important. What is important to me is how good I feel once I complete a workout. I am worth the workout! Plan accordingly making the time for you.
Make your workout an adventure. Travel for work or play is an opportunity to explore. Mapping out a walk or a run, dropping-in to an outdoor fitness class or running group, or walking to your meetings are good exploring options while in a new city. For example, near the SFO, the Bay Trail is a good paved pathway along the SF Bay waterfront that also connects several hotels and restaurants.
A quick recap to create your travel workout plan. 1. Find the love. 2. Go hard. 3. Incentivize 4. Schedule 5. Adventure. If you desire a prescribed workout plan, I would love to write one up for you as well. What do you love to do?