Personal Trainer Tips

6 Tips for Working Out on the Road

Working out in a hotel room

Work or vacation travel can wreak havoc on your workout schedule, especially if you go to a gym. With a little planning and some flexibility, you can keep your fitness on track even when you’re on the road.

1. Prep your suitcase for success

It’s hard to exercise if you don’t bring the right clothes! Pack your workout clothes in a ziploc bag — you can seal stinky clothes back inside for the return trip. Another option is rinsing quick dry workout apparel in the hotel shower.

2. Add workouts to your calendar

Review your work schedule or your itinerary and plan your time to workout before you go. When you sign up for a Gixo live workout, you’ll get a calendar invite sent via email to reserve the time on your calendar.

3. Acclimate to your new environment

If you have a long flight or are changing time zones, be sure to take care of your body. Start by drinking lots and lots of water. If you can’t fall asleep, try some relaxing yoga or stretching before bed. If you’re struggling to wake up, sneak in a 15-minute workout before hopping into the shower!

4. Explore your new surroundings

Being in a new place is a great excuse to go for a walk. Ask your hotel if there are restaurants within walking distance or public parks with paths to explore. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, check with the hotel to make sure you’re choosing safe routes.

5. Find creative ways to move

There are all kinds of ways you can incorporate exercise while traveling that don’t require a formal class or equipment. Do 5-10 push-ups each time you go back to your hotel room. Sneak in squats while brushing your teeth. Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Even small doses of movement can add up.

6. Work with a trainer to hold you accountable

Having someone on your phone waiting for you to show up to class and encouraging you every step of the way can be extremely motivating… and a lot more engaging than a pre-recorded video or empty hotel gym. Knowing someone is there to support you during a workout away from home may help you get started AND keep you going.

Travel as an opportunity to mix up your routine. If you usually go to the gym, try going on a walk. If you’re in a different time zone, use exercise as a way to help your body adjust. Being on the road can be stressful on your body… even if it’s a vacation. Our team of trainers is here to get you moving, no matter where you are. Sign up for a workout before your next trip!