Workouts You Can Do on Vacation
If you’ll be traveling for the holidays this year, there’s no need to panic about how you’ll stay in shape. You don’t have to ditch your exercise routine just because you’re on the road. Whether you’ll be staying in hotels, motels, or private homes, there are plenty of workout options out there to choose from. Check out just a few of the workouts you can do on vacation below to help you look and feel your best all season long.
What you’ll need: a bench or other flat, elevated surface
Why you’ll love it: If you’ve gotten tired of basic bodyweight moves, this is the workout for you. It includes amped-up versions of workouts: planks, push-ups, squats, and lunges. This elevated workout still travels well and requires no equipment, but it will target all your major muscle groups while infusing a bit of cardio into your routine.
What you’ll need: a pair of dumbbells and a superband
Why you’ll love it: Fans of Mark Wahlberg will love having this travel-friendly workout on hand. After all, it’s the one the incredibly fit actor chooses to complete when he’s on the road. You’ll only need a pair of dumbbells and a superband to complete this efficient, time-saving workout that will torch your upper body and core.
What you’ll need: a chair, your luggage, and stairs
Why you’ll love it: This is the perfect workout after sitting in a plane, train, or car for hours on end. Fight off that jet lag with a 10-move, 20-minute workout you can complete right in your hotel room. It requires no equipment other than a chair and a suitcase. If you’re up for it, hit the stairs down the hall for an additional cardio challenge.
What you’ll need: just a bit of space to get moving
Why you’ll love it: If you’re staying with family and don’t want to disturb them with your early morning workout, you’re in luck. You can still get in a great cardio session without any noisy jumping or hopping around. This high-intensity workout will raise your heart rate without waking everyone up a bit too early.
What you’ll need: a bed or other flat, comfortable surface
Why you’ll love it: Does it get any better than getting your workout over with before you’ve even stepped foot out of bed? If you know you won’t work out on vacation if you don’t do it first thing in the morning, you’ll want to save this circuit ASAP. You just need 15 minutes and a bed to complete an awesome full-body workout.