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Happy 2015 travel fashion girls! Hope the new year brings exciting adventures wherever the world may take you.
Since many of us start the year with a common New Year resolution, I thought I’d share mine: travel fitness! While I love going to the gym in Los Angeles I seriously struggle to workout on the go. As a permanent nomad this proves to be a major problem.
To help get back on track I’m easing my way back into it by setting a feasible daily goal using fast workouts. I’ve put together videos and tutorials that I thought you might find useful too. Enjoy!
Fast Workouts for Travelers
5-Minute Workout Videos
When traveling you want to make the most of every minute so you might not want to dedicate an hour at the gym during your vacation. Instead, you can start your day with fast workouts.
You’ll start your day feeling energized and won’t feel too bad if you don’t have time for a full workout later in the day. Yoga’s particularly effective for traveling because you don’t need any specialty clothing or gear.
If you’re just starting to get your fitness routine back on track, I find short exercise spurts also make it more feasible to actually get up and do it!
Check out my new travel fitness playlist on YouTube compiling my favorite videos. Don’t forget to subscribe to TFG’s channel!
5-Minute Workout Tutorials
Whether alone or paired with a 5 minute workout video, not only are these exercises you can accomplish on the go but they’re also budget friendly – you don’t need any equipment or a gym!
Check out TFG’s Travel Fitness Board for tons of short and full-length workout tutorials. Save them on your phone or tablet in case you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.
Start a Pinterest board and save various routines so you have variety easily accessible. Don’t forget to follow TFG’s Pinterest!
Sightseeing may not be a ”fast” workout but it’s something you’ll be doing anyway so let’s make it count!
The easiest way to know how active or inactive you are is by wearing a pedometer. Set a goal to walk a minimum and make sure you don’t stop sightseeing until you’ve reached it.
I have a Fitbit, which states that 10,000 steps are the minimum you should take every day. This is a great little device if you have serious fitness goals and want to monitor your progress with an app.
For a more simple and cheaper option, use a regular pedometer to stay on track.
Do you have any fast workouts to share? Post them in the comments!
For more travel fitness tips, please read:
- 3 Quick and Efficient Hotel Room Workouts
- 5 Smartphone Apps for Travel Fitness
- How to Stay Active While Traveling
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Love the workouts! Another great thing to do is while waiting in line or standing around, slowly raise up on your tip-toes and slowly lower back down. Great for your calves!
Lovely. I usually find that the amount of walking I do when travelling keeps me reasonably fit, but sometimes I feel my flexibility suffers, so I do some stretching and/or ballet exercises to get the kinks out. I’ll see how I go with your short routines as well. Thanks.
A bit of yoga stretching helps and you don’t need any equipment 🙂
I’ve been mentally working on an article about this – fitness over fifty or something. After age 50 or so, doctors say people need to focus on retaining muscle, not so much building muscle. So strength training is essential. As are exercises to maintain flexibility, and balance – balance is a major problem in older adults, as falls can result in major injury.
I have 3 exercise routines I rotate through the week, using only body weight as resistance. Focus is on upper body (arms, shoulders, upper back); core (torso, abs, lower back); and legs. Plus stretching and balance. I do part of each day’s workout in bed (hard Asian beds are perfect!), some in the shower, and finish with stretch and balance as I dry off and get ready for a day of activity.
Takes about 20-30 minutes, and I’m done. Can still lift my rolling luggage (weighs about 24 kg), even at age 60.
(Oh, just a reminder to send me the info about monthly articles. Thanks.)
Sounds great Phebe, I can’t wait to read it! Will send more details this month as I work out the new writers info. Thanks again!