When I travel, or when I’m on vacation, that in no way means I take a vacation from working out. The first thing I ask when I check in (if I’ve never been to the particular hotel), is where is the gym and where is the spa, or if there even is one? BUT, even if there is no gym there are workouts that I can do right in the comfort of my hotel room with little to no equipment. The only equipment I tend to need, are my resistance bands, which are easily and conveniently packed in my suitcase, taking up hardly any space at all. If you like, you can use one of the hotel’s towels as a mat. I’m a girl, so I need to reserve most of the space in my luggage(s) for my shoes!
Here are some of the workouts I love doing right in my hotel room. I call them "hotel room" workouts; but really, you can do them anywhere, which is what is so great about them:
· Turbo Fire Greatest HIITS: This is 25 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training on a single disc. Since I’m no good at making up a routine myself, this is again, convenient and no space hog. This way, I can also take care of business in 25 minutes, in a quick, no joke, fun way, and then get on with my other affairs. You, however, can always make up your own 60-75 second intervals of high intensity training.
· With the resistance bands, I do an array of core, butt, leg, and sculpting workouts including: standing crunches; bowler’s lunges; rowing; and loads of muscle multi-tasking, sculpting my biceps, deltoids, triceps, etc. while also working out my core and butt.
· Lunges and squats are always great to do for shaping your derrière.
· Jumping rope is one of the biggest calorie burners. You don’t even have to pack a jump rope; you can do the motions without the rope.
· Push-ups are one of the very best workouts you can do for your core.
· I love doing planks—holding them for 60 seconds a set, and also rotating my hips to touch the ground while I’m in plank position.
· Plies and other ballet legwork.
· Any one of my Beachbody workout DVDs—Turbo Fire and Brazil Butt Lift are my favorites, and are easy to pack, and at the most require resistance bands.
· DANCE! Dancing is another great form of cardio. Pick a song, work it into a set list of other workouts, and get your groove on J.
· And don’t forget to stretch!
To make it more fun and to help you out, pick at least 4-5 songs, then create a set list for each song. Your workouts don’t have to be long, and don’t have to be high impact; but you must give it your all and keep the intensity high.
If it matters to you, you will make time for it…otherwise, you will make an excuse. Working out should not feel like a chore, it’s fun! It gives you energy, and puts you in a good mood. Besides, the only workout you ever regret, is the one you didn’t do.
(For more info. on Beachbody workouts, please go to www.beachbodycoach.com/justeeny422).
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS.