Monday, December 10, 2018

Getting Your Workout in Even If You're Traveling

Working out isn't always easy during the holidays. Especially if you travel during the holiday season. We are sticking around for the holidays but for those of you who aren't and need a few ideas for how to get your workout in while you're away.

First, plan ahead. You likely have lots of fun things going on during your time away, make sure to look at your schedule ahead of time to see when you will have time to get something in between your activities.

Plan workouts that you know you'll have room for. Depending on if you're staying with relatives or in a hotel, the amount of space that you have can be a big difference.  Where ever you are, make sure you know beforehand what kind of space you're going to be dealing with.



Ask any of the people you're staying with if they want to join you. Working out with someone is always more fun. If you have people who want to join you, put a little fitness class together and show each other some of your favorite workouts. Take turns teaching.

Do themed workouts. It's always fun to mix things up with a holiday-themed workout. You can involve others with you or do them on your own.

If you have access to a gym, use it. Whether that means waking up a little early or sneaking a workout in before bed. Take advantage of your hotels or local gyms.



Count other activities as your workout. If ice skating, sledding, hiking, bike rides or basically any other kind of active movement is part of your vacation, take a day off from your regular workout, and count your activity as all the exercise you need for the day. It's amazing how much of a workout you get playing, especially once you're all bundled up.


Use workout apps, like Aaptiv (affiliate link) to help you plan out your workouts and get them done. I love Aaptiv for so many reasons! One of those reasons is that you can schedule workouts for certain days and even set reminders for them. There are also so many different workouts to choose from.


Are you traveling for the holidays?

Do you workout while on vacation?


12 comments:

  1. We will be traveling over Christmas week and I use that week to do some other activities than I normally do. I do lots more walking, swimming and stand up paddle boarding. Always look forward to it

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    1. That's usually how I like to do it too. Stand up paddle boarding, that's awesome, sounds like you're going somewhere warm!

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  2. I always book a hotel that has a gym or a running path nearby. That way I have less excuses to get in my workouts.

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  3. I airways run. The first thing I look for is a safe running route. There’s always a hotel tm as a backup.

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  4. I'm not doing a lot of traveling for the holiday but my calendar is filling up with people coming to town and doing all the fun social activities! I think including other people in your workouts makes it a lot more fun!

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    1. So true, and can definitely be helpful both ways. I hope you have so much fun with your visitors and get them to join you!

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  5. I always try to stay active, regardless if I'm home or traveling. Running (and/or walking) is a no-brainer, but I usually do a lot of body-weight resistance workouts (squats, lunges, push-ups, jumping jacks, planks, etc.) that don't require any equipment or a gym.

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    1. good job. I really struggle with motivation when it's all body weight work. I can get myself to do a few workouts but then I want something else.

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  6. Great suggestions! I won't be traveling for the holidays this year, but when we do, I definitely find a way to work out, even if it means switching away from running to do something else. It always works out, but staying active is always a big part of my life, so I try to stick with the routine.

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  7. I always do my best to stay active when I'm traveling - running is always a great way to see a new city :)

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  8. These are all great tips! yes, I count other activities as exercise too as our family vacations are super active!!!

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