Whether you’re leaving on a business trip or a holiday getaway, going out of town doesn’t have to be an excuse to skip your workouts—especially if you can do them from the comfort of your hotel room! Here are five easy exercises to help keep you in shape wherever you are in the world.
Feet apart, hold your hands out in front of you. Keeping both feet flat on the floor, sink downwards into a squatting position before slowly pulling yourself back in an upright position. Repeat this 10-20 times.
For added difficulty, look around the room and see if you can find anything you can use as resistance. A five-pound suitcase or bag will do the trick. Make sure to check your form in the mirror to avoid hurting your lower back.
Air Bike Crunches
Lay on your back on the floor and lie completely straight. Put your hands behind your head and touch your elbow to the opposite knee, straightening the other leg. Do the same for the other side of your body. Do 10-20 repetitions.
Sit on the edge of the chair feet together while placing your hands on the sides of the chair. Bend your elbows at a 90 degree angle and carefully lower yourself down before slowly making your way back up. Do 10 repetitions.
On the floor, tuck your elbows tightly against your body before pushing your body upward into a plank position. Make sure to keep your back straight and hold your core. Hold for a minute and repeat five times.
For added difficulty, push both hands against the floor to a high plank and alternate taking one hand off the ground. Repeat at least 10 times.
Downward Facing Dog
Lay flat on your stomach with your forehead resting on the floor and breathe deeply. Then place your feet about a hip length apart and tuck your hands near your chest. Push your upper body upwards, extending your neck and pressing your toes against the floor and hold. Afterwards, lift your tailbone upwards with your head in-between your arms before reverting back to all fours.
• Do a lot of walking – Walking does wonders in prepping your leg muscles and keeping them fit
• Skip the elevator if it isn’t too inconvenient – Strengthen and tone those thighs! Take the stairs whenever you can.
• Stay away from the room bar – No matter how tempting, stay away from your hotel room’s little snack/beverage bar. Your wallet will thank you later.
• Hydrate – You’ll need to replenish the amount of water you’re losing from working out. Always have a bottle of water on you at all times.