Everyone has their fav workout. Whether it’s pilates at home, strength training at the local gym, or hitting up a fitness studio class with your friends, your exercise routine is often your ~me time~. So when you’re traveling, it can sometimes feel like you’re thrown out of your routine.
Taking some time off from working out won’t drastically alter your body, don’t worry! But we know that it can leave you feeling defeated and unmotivated. These travel-friendly workout ideas are activities that you can easily incorporate into your time traveling and will help keep your fitness momentum going until you get back home.
Go For A ~Hot Girl Walk~
Okay, we know you may be rolling your eyes at this one but seriously, walking is one of the most underrated forms of exercise! According to Harvard Medical School, going for a walk can ease joint pain, boost your immune system, and reduce your risk for breast cancer (among other benefits).
If you tend to avoid going for long walks because you find them boring, try out our Spotify playlists and podcast recommendations to make your workout sesh a whole lot more interesting! A new playlist and change in scenery might be just what you need… you’ll get your heart rate up while exploring your vacation destination off the beaten path.
Give Yoga A Try
If you’ve never considered yoga before, now’s the time to try! You don’t need a studio or prior experience to start your practice. Look on further than Youtube, where there are tons of videos for all levels, from the beginner to the seasoned yogi. Doing yoga will help increase your flexibility, protect you from injuries, and improve your vitality to keep you energized for the rest of your trip.
If you’re planning to bring a yoga mat with you on your trip, the Cora Backpack from POPFLEX is a super easy and fashionable way to take your equipment with you wherever you go. But if you’re needing to travel ~super light~, you don’t even need a yoga mat; a beach towel will do the trick!
Turn Fun & Games Into Fun & Gains
This travel-friendly workout idea might require another person! Get the whole family in on your workout by playing a game. Whether it’s pickleball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, or even a bike ride, you can totally incorporate movement into your regularly scheduled vacation activities. Not only will you get to spend more time with the people you love, but you also get to soak up some Vitamin D while you do it!
Sweat it Out to a Weightless Workout
Whatever muscle group you want to work, Blogilates has something for you. Follow along to Cassey’s Weightless Arm Toner, Extreme Ab Flattener, Pilates Inner Thigh Burner, or Butt Shaping workouts. No equipment is required and you’ll feel so much stronger in just 30 minutes!
You can browse our full workout offerings on the Blogilates Youtube Channel.
Grab a Booty Band
This piece of equipment is one of the most versatile pieces for an on-the-go gym. Even if your suitcase is filled to the brim, booty bands are so easy to slip into your luggage and take up hardly any space. In addition to working your booty, you can use these for bicep toning, shoulder shaping, and even push-ups.
You can also try following along with a full-body mini band workout to see how you can work every muscle group with just the right amount of resistance.
Use Your Environment
Does your hotel have a pool? Swimming some laps is an intense but exciting way to get in some cardio. No stairmaster, no problem. You can ditch the elevator and walk up several flights of stairs to your room (or better yet, the rooftop bar!). Instead of waiting by your airport gate, take an indoor walk while you’re waiting for a flight! Don’t underestimate the exercises that are a part of daily life; working out isn’t confined to the gym.
Lastly, we think it’s important to highlight that you don’t need to work out on vacation.
While it’s great to have a routine, taking a week or so off isn’t going to make you lose your progress. Our goal is to give you some inspo for how to incorporate movement while traveling, but also to help you realize how much you still move on an everyday basis (even if it’s not lifting weights at the gym).
If you feel guilty for not hitting the gym every day, it may help to talk it out with a mental health professional.
What’s your go-to travel-friendly workout?
Have a favorite no-equipment Blogilates video? Let us know in the comments below!