Travel Friendly Workouts

Travel Friendly Workouts

You don’t have to put a pause on your fitness journey for your trip. Traveling need not get in the way of your fitness objectives. Besides, did you know that you can avoid travel-related fatigue, strains, and aches with exercise? It is true! By working out your body before and during travel, you can prevent travel aches and strains.

Travel Workout

Even when you are away from your gym and special equipment, you can still tone your muscles and increase your strength. During your travels, you will come across many scenic locations that can serve as natural gyms. Working out while getting fresh air while on  vacation is like tripling the benefits. If you want to pursue your fitness goals even while traveling, bodyweight workouts will serve your purpose perfectly. We have collated travel-friendly workouts in this list:

Kick off to a Good Start with this Leg Workout

Don’t miss out on leg days. Make this workout a part of your weekly fitness routine before the trip so that your leg muscles are well-developed for all the sightseeing and hiking you are about to do. You don’t need any equipment for this workout; you will just rely on your bodyweight, sets, and repetitions.

To perform this workout, you need to do two rounds of

  • 20 squats (the basic one)
  • 12 reverse lunges
  • 20 wide stance squats
  • 12 lateral lunges
  • 12 jumping jacks
  • 12 glute bridges

For the reverse and lateral lunges, you should alternate sides. If you think you can do more, go for a third round of the workout. Try to keep your core engaged throughout.

The Clock Workout – Get to the Core

This workout is fascinating and effective. People usually hate doing core exercises. If you are also one of those people, this workout might change your mind. The results will be worthwhile. Work on your core, because it is swimsuit season somewhere (and possibly at your travel destination).

You will perform a clock workout based on an imaginary clock on the floor. Imagine the clock being large enough to accommodate you. The number of reps you perform or the number of seconds for which you will hold a position depends on the number on the clock you are positioned on. Once you finish those reps or seconds, you move on to the next number. You keep doing this until you go around the clock.

In each round, for each exercise, you will go around the clock once. Do three rounds of these exercises:

  • Mountain climbers
  • Plank pikes
  • Ab rollouts

For this workout, you need to move your body with control, keeping your core engaged. You can rest in the middle of each round and in between rounds.

Workout Plan

Speedy Workout

On trips, there will be days when you have a packed itinerary. Finding time for a long workout might not be difficult, if possible at all. Getting some exercise these days is better than skipping workouts altogether.

This workout is time-based. So, instead of repetitions and sets, you will be doing each exercise for a minute. You only need ten minutes for this workout. Warm up for a minute with jumping jacks. Then do three rounds of these:

  • Burpees for 30 seconds
  • Push ups with shoulder taps for 30 seconds
  • Jump squats for 30 seconds
  • Up-down plank for 30 seconds
  • Cross-over mount climbers for 30 seconds

Do some stretching for the remaining time (a minute and a half), and your workout is complete.

You don’t need vacations from workouts. If your body is fit, every day will be amazing. You can have more fun and a better experience on trips if your body is well conditioned.

Sean Lynam

Sean is a fitness enthusiast and personal trainer by profession, and a freelance health writer by passion. Sean writes and shares his knowledge for a range of health, fitness, and nutrition brands.

Sean Lynam