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We are all trying to stay on track with those resolutions to stay active. As our initial motivation starts to wane, nothing can derail our fitness plans more than a little travel time. Without the comfort, and stability of home, our daily exercise regime can fall by the wayside.
3 Quick and Efficient Hotel Room Workout Routines
Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that traveling doesn’t have a stand in the way of our fitness plans. In fact, adding a hotel room workout routine is the perfect opportunity to add a little spice to your trip. The only supplies needed are a pair of runners, a hotel room, and a plan.
Check out these fast, and effective hotel room workouts that allow you to stick to your fitness goals, while still being able to enjoy your travel time.
Hotel Room Workout 1
Tabata or High Intensity Interval Training, is a perfect workout for travelers. Not only can it be done with no equipment, but it will keep you burning calories long after your workout is done.
The process for Tabata is simple. Make a list of 8-10 high intensity exercises, like burpees, or jumping jacks. Start with the first exercise, and engage in 20 seconds of intense movement, then take a 10 second break.
Repeat this process for 8 rounds. Once your eight rounds are up, rest for one minute, and then move on to the next exercise in your circuit.
To make life even easier, download a Tabata Timer app on your phone. The timer will beep whenever you need to stop, and start, so you don’t even have to look at the clock.
The above is one of my favorite Tabata combinations. Your workout will be over before you know it, and you’re guaranteed to be a sweaty mess.
Hotel Room Workout 2
The Hot One Hundred workout is one of my favorites. It’s easy to prepare for, and every time you do it it’s different.
Just pick 10 exercises, and complete each one 100 times. Break up the moves into manageable sets, and do them in whatever order you want, ex: 5 burpees, 10 bicep curls, 15 dips etc… I usually keep a note pad handy and jot down my progress as I go.
I like to mix it up by choosing exercises that focus on different muscle groups. This combination is one of my go to workouts when on the road.
Hotel Room Workout 3
Hotel room workout routines aren’t all about cardio either. You can create an effective strength training plan using items you find around your room.
Hotels often sell big bottles of water near the minibar. These make great weights for bicep curls or tricep extensions. Chairs in hotel rooms are great for step ups or incline pushups. Be creative with your environment, I’ve even been known to do feet taps on the bathtub.
The Muscle Maximizer is a great full body strength training routine, with a little bit of cardio mixed in to keep your heart rate up. Use the tools around you to add resistance as needed.
So there you have it. The next time you are faced with the dilemma of exercising while you travel, lace up those runners, and look no further than these hotel room workout routines. A fast, efficient, and fun workout is right at your fingertips.
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Author Bio: Kate Zealand is a self-proclaimed “Beauty Guru Turned Backpacker.” She is passionate about staying healthy and feeling beautiful while traveling. Kate is currently on a five month backpacking trek through Costa Rica with her husband, Shaun. Follow Kate’s adventures on her blog www.hostelsandhotrollers.com.
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Tips on sneakers that don’t take up too much room, but are still good for working out in?
Hi Lilian! Everyone seems to love the Nike Free 5.0 for traveling: http://amzn.to/1WStMCB I’m currently using the Air Zoom Pegasus because they have a bit more arch support and I can easily insert my custom orthotics for extra comfort: http://amzn.to/1WStLP6 Both styles can pack pretty flat so they don’t take up too much room.
You might also like these tips on stylish workout clothes for travels: https://travelfashiongirl.com/stylish-workout-clothes/
What do you do if your hotel room floor is yucky, like most of them are? I don’t want to bring an extra mat, they are heavy. And I don’t want to use the hotel’s towel because I will use it after the workout when I take a shower.
could you ask the hotel for a spare towel or carry a travel towel like the one featured here: https://travelfashiongirl.com/budget-travel-packing-essentials/