Travel can be a troublesome thing especially when you have a strict workout routine. Once in a while, we need to travel either for business or leisure but that does not mean you have to miss a few days of work out. Here are some things to keep in mind and motivate you during your travel workouts.
- Workout when you can
Some would consider travel as an excuse to miss a workout. But if you’re a gym rat, you will need the extra amount of motivation to spend 30 minutes to an hour staying fit and taking care of your body. Lucky for you, there are a lot of strength training and bodyweight exercises that do not require gym equipment. Also, there are mobile apps to remind you and guide your workouts, just download one of them so you won’t have an excuse.
- Eat a healthy diet
A major misconception people have about traveling is that it counts as “cheat days” for eating since your typical diet is not available. But that’s totally false when in reality it is easy to maintain a healthy diet wherever you go.
As long as you focus on quality food from natural sources (no preservatives) and your meal consists of a protein source, one vegetable, and some fruits and nuts, then you’re all good.
- Choose to walk
When you’re in an unfamiliar place, it may be easier to take an Uber to get to your destination. But do you really need a cab somewhere five blocks away?
There’s no reason you can’t walk when you are in good physical condition, the neighborhood is safe and the place is nearby. If you’re not sure how far a place might be, check with Google Maps. Walking will help you burn more calories and you get to explore the area.
- Gear up
When you’re serious about getting in shape anytime and anywhere, one thing you should never forget to bring is your gym essentials. For boxing enthusiasts, there is a wide array of boxing training gears such as boxing shorts, hand wraps, and singlets that you can easily roll and pack so it does not make your luggage bulky.
These items will be a constant reminder for you to work out or at least do a 30-minute run every morning or late afternoons, whichever time you prefer.
- Find local gyms
If you think working out without gym equipment is not enough, then it is best if you locate the nearest gym where you are staying. Use Google Maps and just type in “gym” and in a few seconds, your map will show areas with red dots that represent the gyms near you. From there, you can get more information such as phone numbers, websites, photos, prices, and even reviews.
As long as you keep these tips in mind, you can travel and workout without a problem. There are many ways to stay fit and healthy even when you’re away from home. By careful planning and giving a little thought to what you should bring before you leave, you’ll be able to enjoy your trip without feeling guilty, where exercise is concerned. For sure, there is even enough time to polish your boxing skills if you’re willing