active travelling

Traveling can be an exciting and enriching experience. Whether you’re exploring new cities and cultures, soaking up sun on the beach, or braving unpredictable weather, staying active on-the-go can be a challenge. Fear not, intrepid wanderers! I’ve compiled ten tips and tricks to help you stay active and fit while traveling, even when it feels like Mother Nature is conspiring against you.

1. Plan your workouts in advance

Before you leave for your trip, take some time to plan out your workouts. This can include researching hotel gyms or nearby fitness centers, identifying local parks for outdoor workouts, or grabbing some home gym equipment that you can pack in your suitcase. Knowing your options ahead of time will make it easier to squeeze in a workout when you have a spare moment.

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2. Utilize Your Hotel Room

When the weather outside is frightful or you’re short on time, turn your hotel room into a mini-gym. Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, planks, and lunges require no equipment and can be done in even the coziest of rooms.  Here’s a quick at home bodyweight workout you can try.

3. Embrace the Great Outdoors

Exploring your destination on foot is a great way to sneak in some physical activity while sightseeing. Take a hike in a nearby park, rent a bike to tour the city, or try a workout on the beach. After all, who said working out can’t double as vacation fun?

4. Prioritize Protein

It can be tough to stick to a healthy diet when you’re travelling. Make sure to prioritize protein intake and consider picking up healthy, protein-rich snacks like nuts, jerky, or protein bar. Here’s an article on how much protein you should eat.

creative workout idea

5. Schedule Active Adventures

Turn your vacation into a fitness adventure by planning activities that get your heart rate up. Kayaking, snorkeling, or even finding a local pickup game are all great ways to stay active while having fun. Use your travel to create creating unforgettable experiences!

6. Get Creative with Your Workouts

Remember that scene in “Rocky IV” when Rocky used the Russian wilderness as his gym? Channel your inner Balboa and get creative with your workouts. Use park benches for step-ups, or try deadlifts with your suitcase (provided it’s not filled with souvenirs!). The world is your gym, so get creative!

7. Don't Forget to Rest

While it’s important to stay active on your trip, don’t forget to give your body time to recover. Take advantage of downtime by getting enough sleep, stretching, and staying hydrated. This will help prevent exercise injuries and ensure that you have enough energy to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

8. Make Healthy Food Choices

Staying on track with your nutrition while traveling can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Opt for healthier options at restaurants or try cooking your meals using local ingredients. Check out some of our delicious and nutritious recipes for inspiration, such as the chickpea sweet potato spinach curry or the green black bean tuna salad.

9. Set Realistic Goals

Traveling can be unpredictable, so it’s important to set realistic fitness goals while on your trip. Instead of stressing over maintaining your regular workout routine, focus on staying active and incorporating movement into your day.

10. Stay Accountable

Share your fitness journey with a friend, family member, or even your social media followers. This will not only help you stay accountable but also provide motivation and encouragement from your support network. For more tips on committing to your fitness journey, check out our article on finding your anchor.

In conclusion, staying active and fit while traveling doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some planning, creativity, and a dash of Rocky Balboa-style determination, you can maintain your fitness goals no matter where your adventures take you. If you’re looking for more support in achieving your health and fitness goals while on the go, consider checking out my online coaching services. Safe travels and happy workouts!