If you’re going on holiday, it could be hard to find the time and opportunity to stay in shape. However, there is workout equipment on the market that is portable and lightweight, so you don’t have to spend hours in an expensive hotel gym or overload your suitcase. Read on to find the best pieces of equipment for you to get a quick workout in, before you head out for some sightseeing:
The TRX Suspension Trainer is a great way to work out your biceps and back, and enables you to do exercises like pull-ups, pistol squats and angled press-ups. You can buy them in small netted bags so you can easily stick them in rucksacks, and attach them to trees, railings or door frames. You can also use them to make workouts harder by doing exercises at various angles or with one limb.
These work out every muscle in your body, and can be used for a wide range of routines and exercises, including squats and press-ups. They are lightweight and easy to transport, and there are many types of bands with different degrees of resistance suited to all types of training. Bring about three bands with varying tension with you, so you can build and overload your muscles, and help them grow. However, this is best for those who are only going away for a few weeks and not for a long-term holiday.
Jumping with a rope is a brilliant cardio workout that can help with stamina, flexibility and burning fat. It is lightweight and can be packed up easily. Just 20 minutes of this aerobic exercise with a weighted skipping rope will impact both your workout and fitness massively.