Training and traveling during the holidays!

With the holidays coming along, our travel for work or pleasure, can throw a bump in the road into the regular training plan that you have in place. Your training plan doesn’t have to come to a screeching halt just because you’re in a new location. There are tons of ways to continue your program whether you’re vacationing, visiting family in Egypt or work in California.

There are treadmills in every hotel and most of the times a gym close by. If anything, you can incorporate band work for strength training. Resistance bands are cheap, light and super -portable, and they can give you on-the-go workout anytime, anywhere.  After a warm up as jumping jacks, jogging in place for five minutes, work each of your body parts with moves like squats, lunges, shoulder presses, biceps curls and much more. Do three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions. It is a great time-efficient fat-blasting circuit.

Take the opportunity to go outdoors and see the new city. Your exercise needs to become your constant while traveling – make a commitment to yourself that you will find at least one hour every other day to exercise – NO EXCUSES.  Add it to your calendar, set up an email reminder, do whatever it takes, but don’t take no for an answer.  You might need to wake up early one day to fit it in.  You might need to exercise at 11PM at night on another day.

As you get set to travel for work this upcoming weeks or as your holiday travel plans materialize, remember to keep a holistic view of your training in mind. Be adaptable, focus on the small wins you can find in training, and don’t fret if training gets off track.

Written by Hector L Torres

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