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5 Ways to Work Out While on the Road

While traveling can be a lot of fun, it can also throw a wrench in your routines. From eating right, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water, being on the road will require you to get a bit creative so you don’t veer too far off of your routine. If you’re curious about how to still get in a workout while on the road, here are five ways:

Set Yourself Up for Success

When you are packing for your trip, make sure to throw in some workout gear and a pair of tennis shoes, that way you are prepared. Lightweight, breathable workout gear can make for a comfy outfit for a plane ride or road trip without taking too much space in your bag or suitcase. Besides clothes, consider throwing a resistance band or a jump rope into your bag to help you take on a quick workout in your room.

Scope Out Your Surroundings

Take a look and what is around you and how you can use that for a workout. Staying at a hotel that has a gym? Great. Check it out to see what kind of equipment it has before working out for the first time. Don’t have a gym? That’s ok. There are plenty of exercises you can find on YouTube, or even TikTok, for a quick workout in your room. Or, take a walk or jog if you can find a safe route.

Schedule Your Time

Try and factor in your workout to your daily itinerary. This way, you can either tackle your workout before you get on with your day, or leave room in your day to fit it in. If you’re traveling with others, say your family or friends, this may also be a great opportunity for you to all find an activity to do together so that everyone feels included.

Do Something New

Being away from your day-to-day is a great opportunity to switch things up and try something new. Have you always wanted to try a spin or barre class? Being on the road in a new place is a great place to do that! Doing something new or outside of your comfort zone can be scary, but odds are you won’t know anyone else in your class and if you don’t like it, it’s no big deal. Some studios offer drop-in rates or day passes, so it’s low commitment.


If you’re visiting a new place, some of the best ways to get to know a new area is by walking. Head to a cool neighborhood and check out shops or to a museum to take in a new exhibit. Or, if the area you’re visiting has a cool park, head out for a hike. There are plenty of ways to see new things while also staying active.

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