How to keep in shape while traveling and workout while on a business trip

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Early sales calls in the morning, late business meetings and long lunches, late-night meals with clients, and even late-night work in your hotel room all be on your schedule.

Exercise improves moods, enhances alertness and productivity, and promotes moods, all of which might help you be more mentally prepared for business travel, according to research from the American Council on Exercise.

Fitness professionals advise that you can work exercise into your travel schedule even if you don’t have a lot of free time, fancy gym memberships, or expensive equipment. Try these wise suggestions to make sure you get some exercise while you’re gone.

1. IF POSSIBLE, USE THE HOTEL AMENITIES Look for a hotel that has a gym, a pool, and is in a pedestrian-friendly area.

You can walk around the area where your hotel is located, swim laps in the pool, work out with cardio equipment and weights in the fitness facility.

One traveler makes sure to book a hotel with a fitness center.

One traveler makes certain to reserve a hotel with a gym.

Cary Williams, CEO of Boxing and Barbells in Santa Monica, California, said she tries her best to reserve a hotel with a gym when she travels as a fitness expert who travels the nation certifying trainers.

Don’t panic, though, if you can’t find a hotel that has all of these amenities.

There are many workouts you may perform in your room without any equipment if there is no gym or if the gym is closed, according to Williams.

She suggested taking the stairs rather than the elevator to gain more steps in.

2. Exercise in your room. The best course of action, according to Williams, is to set your alarm clock for an hour earlier when you’re away from home so you have at least a solid 30-45 minutes to work out.

Three body weight exercises and three cardio workouts make up her suggested six-exercise interval routine.

If you're unable to use your hotel's fitness center, then there are many exercises you can do on your own in the hotel room.

There are numerous activities you can perform on your own in the hotel room if you are unable to use the fitness center.

On your phone, choose a timer app, and set it at 45 seconds of work time and 15 seconds of rest between exercises, she said.

Williams selected a room workout as an example. She advised that each of the following exercises—squats, knee ups (high knees in position), push-ups, jumping rope (bring your own), lunges, and sit-ups—should be performed for six minutes (aim for five rounds).

If you have your own weights, you can use them to supplement your exercise, or you can utilize the hotel gym’s dumbbells.
Additionally, if you have your own weights, you can utilize them in your workout or use the hotel gym’s dumbbells.

3. SURVEY YOUR ENVIRONMENT Fitness is a crucial component of Chelsea Cohen’s daily regimen, according to the co-founder of Austin, Texas-based SoStocked. Her aim is to guarantee the same whenever she travels for business.

“I stay in shape by exploring,” claimed Cohen. “Each work travel offers a fresh chance to discover and partake in intriguing activities.”

andquot;Whenever I'm in a new city, I make sure I walk around a bit,andquot; said one business owner from Austin, Texas.

One business owner from Austin, Texas, remarked, “I always make sure I wander around a bit in a new place. (iStock)

When visiting a new city, she continued, “I always make sure to wander about a little bit, whether it’s for shopping or finding a good restaurant.”

Cohen claimed that she gives priority to walking to work meetings.

She remarked, “This keeps my body moving. The best part is that walking allows me to get the necessary exercise without taking extra time away from my regular routines.

Pack a pair of sneakers and go for a walk to learn about the new city and explore after work meetings.

4. ACCESS TECHNOLOGY Victoria Mendoza, CEO of MediaPeanut in Brooklyn, New York, said she frequently travels for work and that technology has made it easier for her to stay on track with her fitness and health.

I recently discovered how to incorporate technology into my own exercise routine, she claimed.

Those that travel for work might use

Technology can help those who travel for work stay on top of their fitness routines and practices.

Technology to keep up with their exercise regimens and practices. (iStock)

She utilizes a number of applications to assist her with calorie counting, track her daily steps, measure calories burned during exercise, and measure calories burned during ordinary activities.

Along with the fitness monitors on my phone, she continued, “some of these well-known applications are Fooducate, Strides, MyFitnessPal, and Fitbit.”

“Allowing an hour for a virtual fitness trainer session enables me to stay on track with my fitness objectives and perform my routines correctly, even with a limited number of machines.”

Mendoza added that she has virtual fitness trainers who keep tabs on her workouts and schedule them at least twice or three times a week, even when she is on the road for business.

“Allowing an hour for a virtual fitness trainer session enables me to stay on track with my fitness objectives and perform my routines correctly, even with a limited number of machines.” She claimed that the online coaches create workout routines “based on the location, time, and space that I have available.”

5. RIDE A BIKE TO HEALTH A cycling tour of a new city was advised by Jarelle Parker, a Silicon Valley personal trainer in Menlo Park, California.

Taking a bike tour around a city you're visiting can be a great way to make sure you incorporate fitness into your travels.

A fantastic approach to make sure you work exercise into your trip is to go on a bike tour around the city you’re visiting. (iStock)

“Exploring a new place and meeting new people is a terrific way to be adventurous,” she remarked. It’s also a fantastic way to mix exercise and travel.

She added that “great bike tours for fitness tourists” are available in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, and San Diego.
Parker mentioned that the ClassPass app can be useful if indoor cycling is more your style (along with others to help motivate you).
It is a subscription app that links users to wellness activities and workouts. It is currently accessible in 30 nations on 5 continents.
Fox News Digital’s contributing reporter is Erica Lamberg.

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