If you spend a lot of time on the road, then you know how difficult it can be to stay in shape while you are travelling. A lot of hotels and motels do not have fitness rooms and you certainly can’t just throw your weight bench in your carry-on.
So, what are you to do when you are often away from home yet still want to stay fit and trim? You take a few pieces of equipment with you that are lightweight yet still give you a great workout. Which ones are best?
All you need for this type of equipment is a door which, luckily, most places you would travel to should have one. The bands, handles, and rings are extremely light so they won’t add a lot of weight to your travel case and they are also very compact so they won’t take up a lot of room. Whether you’re going for a day, week, or month, this system will keep you in top physical form until you can return home.
Resistance bands offer the same travel advantages as suspension trainers in that they are light and compact enough to fit in the side pocket of your suitcase (leaving plenty of room for your clothes and toiletries). The benefit of taking these with you is that you can easily take several bands of varying strengths, pushing all of your muscles to the max quite effectively.
You’ve got to take some comfortable shoes with you anyway, so why not make them athletic shoes that encourage you to walk most everywhere you go, burning calories all day long? If you’re stuck in meetings or travel via other methods, at least you’ll have them to go for a stress-relieving run at night while taking in some of the local sights.
Travelling may mean that you don’t have access to your normal fitness equipment, but it doesn’t require that you let your health goals slide completely. Take these three things with you whenever you are away from home and they won’t!