I travel a lot for business. How can I keep up my exercise routine?

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Last Updated: 01/23/2019 at 10:39am
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November 20th, 2017 12:19am
Bring exercise clothes to hotels! They always have workout rooms... Look up destinations to exercise before leaving and have a planned route! Find a coworker who wants to keep exercise when they are traveling too!
November 22nd, 2017 3:57pm
Most hotels have gyms, so I would suggest planning on having a set time to go to the gym. If you don't want to go to the gym there are many workouts you can find on youtube, or get a workout app on your phone!
November 28th, 2017 3:21am
Exercise can be done anywhere at any time. A few routines you can even do in the room you are in or at a park that you are closest to.
February 12th, 2018 6:48pm
Take the stairs. Stand and walk as much as you can. Try some at home workout regimens, there are a lot of free guides on the internet. Do small things like pushups, wallsits, crunches etc. Consistency is more important than intensity.
July 17th, 2018 2:06pm
To keep to an exercise routine when traveling can be really simple as to exercise you can power walk- floor work without a gym. Most places there will be a gym or a pool. So getting up earlier by 20 minutes you can facilitate your routine successfully. May a fit bit watch is the reassurance you need to record your routines. Also committ to a friend and make a public statement requesting sponsorship to complete so many km/ miles over a period of time. Be a sticker not a quitter.
January 23rd, 2019 10:39am
One suggestion is depending on your time schedule is maybe add exercise routine that be done in the Hotel/motel room such as different levels of Yoga, Pilates and even walking down the stairs instead of using the elevators depending upon the floor that you are staying at. And naturally most Hotel have gyms but not all motel will gyms but sometime local area might have a 24 hour gym open. And you can always do sit up, crunches, push ups, leg lifts in the comfort of your room and even with limited disturbances toward neighboring guest. I would suggest being adaptive and willing to sometime change the types of exercise depending on your surroundings.