No matter your mode of transportation, traveling is tough on the body. Extended sedentary hours in cramped seats can leave you sore, stiff, and tired, and hotel stays or playing houseguest can throw off your healthy routine.
While there’s no need to stress about taking a few days off of your workout schedule, a little movement goes a long way toward boosting your energy, enhancing your mood, and alleviating stress during a busy season.
With the help of Maggie Fazeli Fard, senior fitness editor for Experience Life and Alpha Strong coach at Life Time, we put together this quick video guide to help you keep moving no matter where your travels take you.
Airport Walk-Strong Workout
Air travel often means long lines and long hours waiting for delayed flights, but the airport is the perfect place to sneak in some extra movement. Keeping your body mobile will help you feel fresher when you arrive at your destination. With large hallways and spaces to wander, try this 30-minute walking workout to kill time and increase blood circulation before your flight.
For more detailed instructions, check out “How to Do a 30-Minute Walking Workout.”
The Minimalist Hotel Workout
When you’re out of town, sometimes getting to a health club or gym just isn’t possible. But you don’t need equipment or even a lot of space to get in a good workout. Follow this body-weight workout that you can do anywhere — it’s designed to get your heart pumping, hit all your major muscle groups, and help clear your mind from stress.
For more detailed instructions, check out “The Minimalist Workout.”
10-Minute Road Trip Workout
Sitting for a long time in the car — whether your destination is across the country or just a few hours from home — can be tough on your muscles and joints, causing cramped legs, a stiff neck or back, and fatigue. To feel top-notch and stay alert while driving, take every opportunity to move your body along the way. If you have room, a single kettlebell is a handy piece of equipment to bring along. Try this 10-minute kettlebell workout you can do on the road — or anywhere — and read more healthy road trip tips here.
Find a Life Time On the Go
If you’re a Life Time member, you may have access to a local club while you’re traveling, so you can get in a strength-building workout using the resistance machines or an endurance-building cardio workout on the treadmill. Before your trip, sign in here to search for a Life Time near your destination. Simply check the “limit results to clubs I can access” filter before searching by city, state, or zip code. You can even use your guest passes to bring your friends or family with you.