I am SO excited to be heading out to Hawaii next month for some sun, warm weather and lots of outdoor activities! Over the past few months, I’ve committed to my strength training workouts and I don’t want to lose progress while I’m gone for a few weeks, so I am putting together a plan to continue working out on vacation.
I am sure that many of my New England friends will also be heading to warmer climes, so hopefully, these tips can help you work out while vacationing too! If you want to save this post for later, scroll down to the bottom for a pinnable image.
Helpful Equipment for Working Out on Vacation
Believe it or not, there are some pieces of gym equipment you can actually toss in your suitcase that won’t take up too much space and will help you keep on track with your fitness. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Resistance Bands are SUPER easy to stash in your suitcase and you can get a great workout with bands. They make some sets that allow you to create up to 150 pounds of resistance. I got this set on Amazon for our trip to Hawaii.
- Cloth Resistance Bands are helpful for exercising focusing on your legs and butt. This resistance band set doesn’t take up much space, but I promise it will help you amp up your leg day!
Check out Local Gyms
We don’t always stay in hotels when we travel, so I can’t rely on a gym or fitness center where we are staying. I often do a google search to find local gyms that offer daily or weekly passes so I can continue working out on vacation. This option will save you some space in your suitcase, and you might even make some local friends!
Online Workout Apps
There are a TON of online workout apps and you can even try something like Classpass where you use your monthly credits at a local class!
Other popular apps include:
Explore Your Travel Destination on Foot and Get a Workout in at Same Time
If you need to get some low-intensity cardio (or add some sprint intervals for high intensity), set out on foot to explore your destination. Many hotels offer running and walking routes for guests. Challenge yourself to meet a step goal and hit the road! You could also try searching for a local running group to see if they have planned meetups for certain running routes.
Try a New Sport
Vacation is a great time to try new activities. If you are visiting a warm-weather destination, try kayaking, snorkeling, surfing or boogie boarding. Headed to colder temps? Try snowshoeing (my favorite winter cardio activity!), downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or hiking!
What are your best tips for working out while on vacation? Comment below and let me know!