Workouts on the Go
Your bag is packed, flight booked, and auto-reply message is turned on. Vacation (or business trip) here you come! Most people commonly leave behind something very important, however: their workout routine.
We caught up with Annette Fiscelli, co-owner of On Your Mark Coaching + Training, to get some tips on how to keep up with your fitness routine no matter where you are.
“If you can get in 10, 20, 30 minutes, doesn’t have to anything extensive, it will really keep you more upbeat and then when you come back to your regular schedule, you’ll fit right in the rhythm,” Annette says.
She suggests setting an intention for your workout so you have a specific goal to work toward.
“I always feel that if you have a plan or you have a goal, maybe you even write down five exercises, they might be the only five you know, say ‘I’m going to do this four times,’” Annette says. “At least you have an intention.”
Follow Annette’s guidelines for a hotel- (or airport, or beach, or conference room) friendly workout:
- Stand with your back to a chair, as if you are about to sit down.
- Bend the knees until your rear taps the edge of the seat, keep majority of weight in your heels.
- Keep core tight and continue for 30 seconds.
- Turn this strength-training exercise into a cardiovascular one by adding a jump as you stand up from your squat. Continue for 30 seconds.
- Get in a normal push up position, elbows flared out.
- Engage core and do push-ups for 30 seconds.
- Turn this into a cardio exercise by jumping up from push-up position, bringing feet to hands.
- Jump up once you are standing, and then jump back into your regular push up position. Continue burpees for 30 seconds.