Quick And Effective Hotel Room Workout Routine To Stay Fit While On The Road And Traveling
During summer vacation many are able to take off for a much needed break. Usually that means going camping, going traveling, etc. And with that comes eating out, staying up late and not going to the gym. Sometimes though, you still want to get in a good workout while you’re off traveling. Here’s a good hotel room workout routine that you can do in very little time so that all of your dieting and exercising efforts don’t go to waist. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a family vacation coming up or if you’re job demands you to travel for work, getting in a good workout while you’re traveling isn’t always easy!
I know there are a lot of hotels that have some pretty decent gyms. I also know that for many, many reasons there is not always a whole lot of time to workout while you’re on the road or vacationing — not that there even should be. It is nice though to get in a little exercise though, you just feel better!
So if you don’t have the time to spend in the gym where do you go? How about the hotel room you’re staying in!
Hotel Room Workout Routine
Here is a quick hotel room workout put together that you can do even in the tightest areas. No, you don’t have to be in a hotel room to do this workout. This could be great for staying at friends and family’s houses throughout the year as well.
Warm up doing 2 sets of 10 reps for these three exercises:
- Prisoner squat
- Stick ups
For the actual workout, you’ll want to alternate doing upper body exercises with lower body exercises. These type of non competing supersets are a great way to cut your workout time down and still do the same amount of exercises. Also, these are good because you are constantly working, bringing in some cardio benefits to your weight training, or body weight training in this case.
Do 10 – 15 reps of each exercise. Also, you should do one upper body exercise immediately followed by one lower body exercise. Count that as 1 set.
You can either do each set once or you can start over and do the entire routine again, repeating as many times as you’d like. Also, feel free to add in your own favorite body weight exercises to mix it up.
- Deep Step-ups
- Pushups (either regular, wide or close grip)
- Split Squat
- Spiderman Climbs
- Good Mornings
- Plank hold for 60 seconds
Here’s a video talking about this workout. I added a bit with the third set, but you’ll see that this is the general idea.
Quick disclaimer: don’t try to hide that you’re going to the room to workout. I can just imagine the look on your mom’s face (if you’re staying at your parent’s) as she walks in the room while you’re doing squats on the bed. I can already hear the song playing in my head …
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed, on fell off and broke his head.” Yes mom!
If you’re working out in your hotel room, just make sure the door is closed.
Other Travel Workouts & Exercises
As mentioned in the video, I totally agree, your workouts, whether on the road or even in the gym, really are only limited to your imagination. Have fun with it. Doing the same routine day in and day out gets old and you eventually lose interest. That’s one of the reasons that I really like mixing up weight training with body weight training.
If you’re planning on traveling soon, or not, you can download Greg Ballantyne’s free Top Ten Travel Secrets To Lose Fat. It’s pretty cool seeing how he approaches his workout and dieting to maintain all of the hard work he’s put in over the years.
Whether you need some inspiration for your next hotel room workout routine or if you would like some insight on how to workout while your camping in the redwoods, don’t let your imagination slow you down. Checkout my article on body weight workouts for even more inspiration.
There’s always a new and fun way to stay in shape!