Keeping to your typical schedule can be extremely difficult when staying in a new place, especially if part of your at-home routine includes regular workouts. If you’re the type of person who has a regular fitness regime and is worried you won’t be able to keep it up, don’t be discouraged! Staying fit while traveling doesnt have to be a chore. Along with exercising, you can explore new locations, try different activities and maybe make some friends along the way.
Use the hotel gym
It may seem obvious, but many visitors don’t use the gym and fitness amenities offered with their accommodation. Many hotels have plenty of gym equipment or pools that you can use to get a workout in, without even leaving the building. This makes it very convenient for guests to use in the morning before heading out for the day, or to end their evening before bed. If getting in a good workout is a priority for you, make sure to book lodging that has a gym included!
Go for a walk or run around the city
There’s no better way to explore a destination than on foot, making this a great opportunity to get your steps in. It’s recommended to do more than 10,000 steps a day and we guarantee that if you choose to discover your surroundings on foot, you will absolutely pass this count. This is a great way to get some exercise while experiencing a new place. Make sure to pack good walking shoes, a pair with solid support and that you have already broken in. Nobody wants to have blisters ruining their day! At the end of a long walk or run try and do some stretches to keep your legs fresh, so you can keep going throughout your entire trip.
Try a new class
Being in a new city is a perfect opportunity to try out a local gym or new workout class. Maybe you have always wanted to try spinning, pilates, or yoga, the possibilities are endless! Look up studios or gyms in the nearby area and see if they offer any promotions for you to try. Many places may allow you to do a free trial, or to purchase passes for a limited time at a reduced cost. There are also many apps out there that you can use to locate fitness studios or gyms and reserve your spot, so consider looking into those especially if you are frequently staying in different cities. This will make it easier for you to plan workouts in advance and help you see all of the options you have available.
Another great way to get around a new location is by bicycle. If you’re staying in a place where you can rent bikes, this is an excellent choice both for fitness and transit. Depending on your destination, there may be bike routes designed for tourism. If this is something available to you, this would be ideal as you know the path will be suitable for cyclists and you won’t have to worry about going through traffic or getting lost. If you’ll be traveling in Europe, bikes are a common mode of transportation and many cities have more bikes than cars! Using bikes to get throughout the city is a quick way to cover more ground instead of on foot, and you’ll get your heart pumping while on the bike. So brush up on your road signals and consider bikes on your next trip!
If you live an active lifestyle and are worried that traveling will throw off your fitness, do not worry! There are many ways you can keep fit while away and you can make the best of it by trying a new class, or by simply walking everywhere you go. These are just a few suggestions on how to sneak in some workouts without having an impact on your trip, so if your itinerary allows, you’ll never regret keeping active!