As some of you may know, I spent a few days in Las Vegas for a fitness-related event. I stayed at the Bellagio, and that’s where Britney Spears and I got sweaty! Well, I didn’t say that we got sweaty together. But sure, both of us have gotten sweaty while in the Bellagio, because well, I do a lot of working out and she does a lot of dancing.
The important thing here that I want to share with you is about staying fit while you are traveling. Sure, it would have been easy for me to grab a few drinks and just hang out by the pool all day. But I wouldn’t have went home feeling very good about myself and I would have set my fitness back some. Believe it or not, you can stay in shape when you are traveling! The first thing that most people think of when they are traveling and want to keep up with their working out is the hotel fitness room. But if you have spent any time in hotel fitness rooms you know well that it’s hit or miss. I’ve seen hotel fitness rooms that were surprisingly great, but most are subpar, offering very little in the way of actually getting a good workout. So start out by checking out the hotel fitness center to see how useful it will actually be for helping you to stay in shape while you are staying there.
Here are a few other options, just in case your hotel room leaves a lot to be desired:
- Look for any health clubs that may be in the area that will let you get a day pass. Many offer the opportunity to pay just a few dollars to use the facility.
- Make use of the pool for more than just sitting by it. You can actually get in a great cardio workout by doing some laps.
- Put your running shoes on and take a run to get a good cardio workout.
- Follow your own workout right in your hotel room, or add it to whatever you can do in the fitness center the hotel offers.
The good news it that even though you are away from your regular routine you can still put together a great workout with a little effort. Be creative and look for ways to get in your weight training and cardio, challenging yourself to do something you may be not be used to doing. That’s what I did when Britney Spears and I were getting sweaty in Las Vegas. Of course, she was doing her kind of workout and I was doing mine, but still…
Here is a quick 20 minute work out you can do while you are on vacation to help you stay in shape:
Do this circuit 3 times Pushups 20 reps, Alternate Lunges 20 each leg, Mountain climbers 45 seconds
Do this circuit next 3 times Jumping jacks 60 seconds, 30 Lower leg raises, Plank 60 seconds, 20 burpies;)