Are you someone that likes to travel, but also likes to stay fit and healthy? If you’re constantly on the road, it can be difficult to get into a consistent, energetic workout routine. After all, many people that have regular access to a gym don’t even workout on a regular basis, so adding in the extra work of traveling can make staying fit a challenge.
Traveling a lot doesn’t have to mean that you get out of shape, however. There are plenty of exercises you can do that don’t involve needing a full gym – or even weights!
Even if you’re not traveling, but you like to workout at home with no equipment, you can use these exercises to keep you in shape all year long.
Good old fashioned pushups have gained a reputation as a killer move for a reason: they tax your entire body, forcing you to work out your chest, arms and even legs! Doing 15-20 pushups daily will help you stay in great shape in the road.
2. Tricep dips
For tricep dips, all you need is a chair or a low table – which you’ll be able to find in any airBNB or hotel. Tricep dips exclusively focus on the back upper arms to help you get that toned look without ever having to lift a heavy weight.
We talk about squats a lot here, and it’s because they are the mother of all exercises. Squats help build a strong, toned lower body as well as a tight core. Squats should be a part of everyone’s workout regime, whether they’re traveling or not.
Lunges are just like squats, in that their main focus is a strong lower body. Lunges are different than squats, though, in that they isolate one leg for building muscle, so they’ll help you get stronger legs fast!
5. Hip bridges
Sure, you may feel a little ridiculous doing these, but hip bridges done while lying on the floor are also good for both your booty and your midsection – two of the areas that people work hardest to tone! Add a few hip bridges in to your travel workout – you’ll be glad you did!
6. Jumping jacks
Yes, we’re talking about the same jumping jacks you did in grade school phys ed class. If you are traveling a lot, you may not have time to work in dedicated cardio, so something like stationery jumping jacks to get your heart pumping is a great alternative.
7. High knees
High knees are another good cardio workout – and they have the added benefit of getting your body prepped to do more intense cardio, like running. All you need is a little bit of space and the desire to get fit.
Remember: you don’t have to give up your fitness just because you love to travel or have to travel for work. Doing these few exercises on a regular basis will keep you in great shape – no matter where you are or where you’re going!