Dear Fellow Business Traveler,
Our feature article this month is from contributing author Jane Riley.
Jane is an internationally known health and fitness expert and the
general manager of Designing Bodies, a unique
one-on-one personal training facility in Raleigh, NC. Despite the title
month's feature, Jane's article provides great health and fitness
travel tips that will benefit all of us--both
men and women.
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Traveling with Your Woman's
Riley, BA, ART, CPT, general manager of Designing Bodies
Exercise and eating right are
fundamentals with any fitness and health program, although they can be
hard to do when you're on the road for business or family
Eating healthy is the first problem. What I've found is to be very
specific in my needs when ordering at a restaurant; if they put
dressing on your salad, rather than on the side, send it back. Tell the
server quite honestly that you have health concerns and cannot eat food
prepared that way. If your toast comes slathered in butter and you've
asked for it dry, then send it back. We all
know the rules of lower
fat, lower simple sugars and lower alcohol consumption. It's not that
tricky, and it does work.
Travel with your own food
whenever possible. Nobody can convince me it
is more convenient to search for a place to eat or a vending machine
than it is to carry some apples, oranges and whole-wheat crackers. It's
always more cost efficient to carry your own as well. In addition, if
you're traveling alone, it's less dangerous to eat your own food in
your own room than in the dining room or even ordering room service.
As for the workout, a piece of tubing fits nicely in your luggage
without adding any weight. Anything that you can do with weights or
Pilates equipment you can do with tubing. If
you don't know how, take a
few lessons from a certified personal trainer. By working out in
hotel room, you needn't take safety risks working out alone or with
strangers in the hotel fitness center.
If you're at your family's place and they have no equipment, you only
need some floor space and your tubing to hit every muscle that you
normally would. As far as cardio, put on some tunes, the TV, or a CD
and do dance aerobics for twenty or thirty minutes. Who cares what you
You'll be glad later when
everyone else is making excuses that their
business takes them out of town so much that they can't stick with a
Copyright (c) 2004 Jane Riley, Designing Bodies
Bodies, a one-on-one professional fitness-training center, is not
your typical fitness center. At Designing Bodies, General Manager Jane
Riley insures that her customers are leading healthy lifestyles and
helps them to reach their health potential. Riley has worked in the
health and fitness industry for nearly thirty years, having received
degrees in both kinesiology and psychology. Her clients have ranged
from the very fit, world-ranked athlete to the recuperating accident
victim, and from young women with self-esteem problems to the elderly
wanting to regain balance and strength.
Riley previously owned a company in the
Toronto-area that provided
personal fitness training and corporate wellness programs for nearby
organizations. As part of the packages offered to individuals and
corporations, Riley offered programs on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle
consultation and stress reduction techniques. While in Toronto, Riley
also owned a business building and networking firm, responsible for
holding trade shows and publishing an industry newspaper allowing
companies to liaise.
In addition to her businesses, Riley has been
featured as a guest
lecturer at many universities around the country on health and fitness
topics. She also hosted her own radio talk show for several years,
which featured guests from both the fitness and medical community.
Now in Raleigh, Jane Riley is the General Manager
of the exclusive
personal fitness-training studio, Designing Bodies, located at 7440 Six
Forks Rd., Suite 14. She is looking forward to helping as many people
in the Raleigh-area with their health and fitness agendas. For more
information on Designing Bodies or to schedule an interview with Jane
Riley, please call 919-676-6087, or send an email to email@example.com.
Healthy Travel Snack