Stay Fit While Traveling
We get it, traveling for work can make it difficult to stick with a fitness plan. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few great tips to stay healthy while on the road.
Traveling a lot for work can wreak havoc on a diet, especially if you’re constantly eating out and sitting in meetings all day. Many hotels have fitness centers, but you might not have time to stop in or fight over machines. The good news is, there are many other ways to get your heart rate up and find healthier meal options while on the road. From upgraded hotel fitness programs to healthier restaurant options, it’s easier than ever to stick to a training plan.
Hotel chains are stepping up their game when it comes to offering more fitness options. If you’re looking for a more private space to workout, TRYP by Wyndham offers signature fitness rooms that are stocked with an exercise machine (treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike) along with complimentary exercise clothing. Additionally, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts offers Fairmont Fit. With a quick call to the front desk, you’ll get Reebok workout apparel and footwear, an MP3 player loaded with music and yoga mat and stretch band you can use during your stay (you must be a President’s Club member to receive these perks, but don’t worry, membership is free). If you’re looking to get out and explore, check out a free BMW cruise bike, available at Fairmont locations across the world.
If exercising seems easier while traveling than eating healthy, you’re not alone! USA Today has some great tips for business travelers on how to eat healthy while on the road, including packing your own snacks (popcorn, pretzels, veggies, fruit, nutrition bars, etc.), choosing the deli option in the airport and opting for lean meats and vegetables and skipping the bagels and donuts in that morning meeting.
While it’s nice that hotels are offering more to help customers stay fit, nothing beats a good run through a new city. Keeping safety in mind, getting out and going for a run can be the perfect way to explore and see the sites. If you’re in town for a couple of days, research the closest running store and ask about the best running trails. And if all else fails, ask someone at the front desk of your hotel for trail maps.
Take advantage of technology
You can find plenty of fitness apps for your phone or tablet for little to no cost. If you’re willing to pay a small amount, Daily Burn is a great app that gives you training videos for whatever you’re looking for. If you need a quick and free fix, Popsugar has great workout videos as well – often the same videos you find and pin to your fitness Pinterest board – all in one place.
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