Summer vacations & traveling

Maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling

If you find yourself staying in a hotel or resort this summer while traveling, rest assured there are ways to maintain and upkeep the healthy lifestyle you have been living while at home.
Life Fitness outlines how to make the most of your hotel gym this summer:

When booking a hotel, keep your fitness in mind: When possible, try to book a room at a hotel or resort that has a gym equipped to fit your needs. You can call ahead or check online before finalizing your reservation. Of course, it is easier and more convenient to find a gym similar to the one you are currently using, so do not be afraid to ask questions about the equipment available to you during your stay. And, if you have access to a full gym, try to stay on the same schedule you have back at home so you do not have to switch up your routine. Make sure to include high-intensity intervals and cardio for increase calorie burn so you can enjoy one more drink on the beach.

But, what if my hotel isn’t fully equipped? Don’t fret – use the equipment that is available to you to make the best of the situation as possible. If you are working with old treadmills, and few dumbbells, make sure to bring your iPod for music and motivation all the while keeping you focused on the task at hand – your health and fitness! Don’t forget, you can always do lunges, push-up, planks, crunches and much more to get the best work out possible!

I am stuck at a hotel with no gym – what are my options? Let’s go old school:

Jumping Jacks, Sit-Ups, Squats, Tricep-Dips using your room chairs, high knees and push-ups. Or, maybe there is a pool you could use!