Finding time to exercise during a normal week is tough enough, but if your a busy professional and on the road traveling it can be a real challenge. While on the road it can be next to impossible to maintain a regular exercise schedule. Is it possible to keep your physical activity a priority when you stay in different locations at various hotels every night?
The twenty-first century is here! Where you have companies that encourage physically fit employees and reward them too. Information on fitness friendly hotels and portable exercise equipment is just a click away.
In the past, you checked in to a convenient hotel, stayed in your room watching television. Now we have choices for people concerned with their health and wish to maintain a healthy exercise routine.
If your career has you traveling and living away from home, there is no need to let yourself go. Either take some portable exercise equipment with you or find a hotel that has an exercise facility for you to use during your stay. This article covers a few ideas for you to make your next trip more physically active.
Check Your Fitness Destination.
Now that we have the Internet, you can find out about your destination in minutes. Hotels offering you a place to exercise as part of your hotel amenities can be found in minutes.
With all the business travelers these days, hotels are offering more choices for those that want to exercise and workout during their stay. Many websites offer information on available hotels and can identify ones that have fitness centers, gyms and swimming pools.
If you can choose where you stay, check for hotels that have gyms on site or offer free passes to nearby fitness clubs. If you don’t use a gym at home, this can be a great way to try out some exercise equipment you don’t usually have access to.
Swimming is a great form of exercise and good way to build cardiovascular strength without many of the stresses of some exercises. Most places you stay will have a swimming pools, so take advantage of it and try to get in at least ten laps a day. Knowing your fitness and exercise options before you leave on your trip can help you stay on track managing your fitness routine.
Bring your exercise equipment with you.
Most business trips I’ve been on are jammed with meetings and business. Finding time to take a swim or use the available gym for exercise may be difficult.
Take some portable fitness equipment with you. Then you can get in some exercise when you head back to your room after that long day of meetings. You may not have much time to get in a full cardio workout but you can at least work to maintain your level of fitness.
Bring some hand weights and fitness bands with you. That way if you are pressed for time you can still get some exercise in. Resistance bands are an excellent choice for portable fitness gear.
Resistance bands also come in a range of strengths, so be sure to bring ones that are suited to your level of fitness. Consider purchasing a multi-pack to give you more options in your exercise plan. Many portable fitness accessories are inexpensive and come with their case to make it easy for travel.
You can also consider resistance tubing as another option. Bring a yoga matt and a jump rope along for the ride too. Then you’ll have plenty of exercise choices depending on how much time you have in your schedule.
Go for a walk and get some fresh air.
If your location is safe and friendly to travelers, take your portable exercise equipment outside. Taking a walk or run is also a great way to clear the stress of the day. Do some sight seeing while your out, enjoy yourself. Get out of that room! Take some time for yourself, you’ve been working hard, take time to smell the roses.