Travel Fit Tips :: Staying Fit
Tips for getting a
great workout on the road.
People who train together stay together. When you are able to go
through something with other people that are also going through the
same thing, it is a great motivator. Plus, you know that you are not
alone. Whether it is an organization like Weight Watchers or just a
local fitness group, there are a lot of benefits to being around people
with the same goals.
Of course when you travel, you don't always have that same
support. But with today's technology, even when you are away you
are not apart. Make it a point to e-mail the people in your group and
keep your cell phone handy.
If you have a bad habit that you are trying to get rid of so that you
can adopt a more healthy lifestyle, you should replace the bad habit
with a positive counterpart. Instead of just dropping the bad
habit, find something that you can do in place of it. This will help create
more lasting results and help to keep the body, mind and spirit in
Working out on the road is like working out at home. It requires
planning and commitment.
Determine the constraints that
you'll be faced with during your trip.
Will you be time challenged? Equipment challenged? Perhaps you're a
running who will be visiting Vermont in the winter.
While you are planning your itinerary, set your travel fitness goals.
Make your goals SMART: Specific,
Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and
If you made time-based goals,
schedule appointments with yourself on
Develop mitigation strategies for dealing with people, things, and
circumstances that may prevent you from reaching your goals. For
example, your co-workers may pressure you to skip your workout;
rehearse your firm "No thanks"
out this article on how to say no gracefully. The article deals
with not taking on too many commitments, but the same principles apply
to peer pressure.
Write your goals down in
a journal or email them to yourself.
Review your goals on the plane ride.
Celebrate your success with a family
member, friend, or co-worker.
our two part series on travel fitness goal setting:
our article on holiday travel fitness goal setting.
Hotel Room Workouts
..:: Take your VersaStick with you to get a
complete full-body workout in your hotel room.
outthe many variations on hotel room workouts on our News & Resources page.
When planning your itinerary, find out the
fitness options at your
Check our Fit Hotels directory to get
detailed descriptions of
Staying near the airport? Check out www.airportgyms.com to find
Use the Fit for Business search to find more great
fitness centers to visit in