How to Fit in Fitness While Traveling

4 January 2016

Traveling for work can sometimes throw you off your regular routine. Your work hours might be chaotic, and your sleep schedule can get a little off track. And if getting fit was one of your New Year's resolutions, you need creative ways to squeeze in some effective exercise even when you're on the road:

Make a Plan

Don’t wait to think about working out until you’re two days into your trip. Make a fitness plan and prepare for it! Be sure to pack appropriate shoes and clothing. You may also want to pack some gear that you can easily work out with in your hotel room. For example, resistance bands and jump ropes are compact and lightweight items that are easy to pack.

Walk Everywhere

Getting in some steps during your trip is easy! You can walk around the airport terminals, to the office from your hotel, to restaurants, and even to a nearby coffee shop or cafe. Use MapMyRun to find paved paths near your Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel. Set a walking goal and keep track of your steps with a pedometer app. If you’re more of a runner, you can also use an app to map out a run route in your hotel’s area. Just remember, safety should always come first, so be aware of your walking routes and walk to your destination only if you feel safe while doing so.

Hit the Hotel Gym

Keep up with your workout routine while you are away from home by booking a hotel with an in-house gym. All Country Inns & Suites hotels offer complimentary fitness centers or fitness center access for guests to use during their stay. Our fitness centers have a variety of strength and cardio equipment that will be sure to get your heart pumping each day.

Work Out in Your Room

Turn your laptop into a personal trainer on the go. Your hotel room can provide enough space to tackle some simple exercise moves, so turn on your laptop and get ready to sweat! YouTube has an endless library of exercise videos to try in your room, such as the FitnessBlender channel. You can also try a personal trainer app, such as Nike Training Club.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

It’s tempting to grab a high calorie donut (or two!) on the way to work, but that will just leave you with a sugar spike and zero energy. Skipping breakfast is also a bad idea. You need a healthy breakfast to fuel your day and ensure you have enough energy to get in some exercise at the end of the day. Our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast provides a variety of hot breakfast options as well as everyday favorites like fruit, oatmeal, and cereal.

Next time you hit the road, make a plan to stay in shape! Pack the necessities, eat healthy, and pick a workout plan. Whether you substitute walking for a cab or hit the hotel gym, use these easy tips to fit in fitness during your upcoming travels. Since you won’t be neglecting your fitness routine, be sure to grab a chocolate chip cookie at check-in!

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