Are you someone who travels all of the time? It’s easy to get into a nice fitness routine when you’re at home, but so easy to let it all slide when your life consists of living out of a suitcase and eating hotel food. Travelling frequently does not mean that you need to let your exercise go by the wayside. By keeping these simple tips in mind you can enjoy your time away and stay fit as well.
- Skip the taxi and walk
Let’s face it, the chances are that your hotel you’re staying in is close to where you’ll be spending most of your time – that’s the reason you booked it. If it’s within walking distance then walk! If you’re staying somewhere nice, take the scenic route for some extra steps. While you’re at it, skip the lift and walk up to your room. Your thighs will thank you for it!
- Book a hotel with a gym
This sounds so obvious, but it’s as simple as ticking ‘gym’ in your hotel search criteria (and actually making an effort to USE the gym). Some hotels have more elaborate gyms than others but they will all generally have a treadmill and a few weights to work with. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, it’s worth enquiring at reception about any arrangements they may have with local gyms.
- Join a gym that has locations Australia wide.
There is a surging popularity in gyms, particularly the 24 hour kind, where your membership is valid at any of their franchises. If you are a gym junkie, it’s worth enquiring about their other locations before you sign up and seeking out the local one at your destination.
Resort swimming pools are for more than just the pool bar (although that’s worth a visit too). If you’re in a hotel with a pool make an effort to swim some laps. You’ll still feel like you’re on a holiday and you’re getting in some great exercise too.
- Explore the local parks and attractions
Most cities in Australia have great facilities in their public parks. Make the most of the location you’re in by exercising outside. Most places have free outdoor exercise equipment, great bush and park walks and you’ll always see outdoor exercise classes around. Most of these classes will offer a casual rate and a quick search of the local council website should let you know what’s on.
- Youtube a workout
If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your hotel room, put on an exercise video from Youtube. There are so many to choose from – yoga, boxing, Pilates or weights, just to name a few. I guarantee you’ll be able to find something to suit your usual routine.
Don’t let travel be the reason you’re not getting fit – make it the reason you are!