Staying on track with your health and fitness routine is already a difficult task, but when travel and interruptions in your schedule cause you to miss workout, it can be even harder to stay consistent. While staying fit doesn’t mean you can’t take a break from training here and there, you need consistency if you hope to stay fit or make progress towards your goals long term. The best way to stay consistent is have a Plan B in cases short or long-term training interruptions come your way. If you know you will have to be traveling for a day or two, a simple strategy is to increase your workout frequency before your trip so you can still achieve the desired training volume to meet you goals before enjoying a couple days of rest. If boosting your training frequency is too difficult, then you may need to find a way to add in a workout or two to help you stay fit while traveling. Finally, if you find yourself away from your normal training environment for a significant amount of time, you may need to adjust your program by incorporating different workouts and equipment that can still help you move towards your goals. Below I have provided 4 strategies to show you how to stay fit when your normal workout routine gets interrupted.
Ultra-Compact Workout Equipment
One of the most convenient ways to stay fit while out and about is to pack some ultra-compact equipment. I have listed a couple items that can easily be packed in a bag the size of a back pack or larger. That way, when you find yourself with some down time while out and about, you can easily get a effective workout in.
Speed Cable Jump Rope
The speed cable jump rope is designed to create an effective cardio routine to keep your heart pumping and your body moving. Jump roping is a calorie cooker! Jumping moderately burns about 16 calories a minute. Our speed rope will not only help you build agility and quickness but the durable design will keep your workout longer and more comfortable.
These bands can Improve your functional fitness and enhance your performance. With three different degrees of variable resistance ranging from 10 to 30 pounds, these bands are an important addition to all fitness levels looking for a low-cost portable workout option. The bands allow you to perform a wide variety of exercises that can target most major muscles of the body. Each latex band enables you to focus your preferred resistance specifically on different parts of the body, while also allowing for fluid joint motion. Whether your goal is to gain muscular strength, increase flexibility, build muscular endurance, or tone your muscles.
Bodyweight workouts are great for building or maintaining a strong and lean physique. They also don’t require any equipment! Bodyweight exercises can be done to help individuals of all fitness levels. Check out some of these great bodyweight workouts we have created to help you stay fit when you don’t have access to equipment.
20 Minute Bodyweight HIIIT
This 20-Minute Full Body HIIT Workout is designed to work your entire body in just 20 minutes! Sweat your way to fit with 8, 2-minute rounds of exercise. This workout includes no repeat exercises, so have some fun while you target your body from a variety of angles! Just 20 minutes on the clock, so do your best to keep moving, even if you need to modify the exercises let’s keep moving and make this 20 minutes count!
10 Minute Core Workout For Beginners No Equipment
New to strengthening your core? No worries! This workout was designed for beginners, with basic core exercises specifically picked to challenge your core from all different angles. This entire workout is only 10 minutes long, and involves 30 seconds spurts of work, with 10 seconds of rest in between each exercise. If you have to take a break, that’s okay, rest as long as you need and jump right back in.
For more great bodyweight workout be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more full length instructor led workouts to help you stay fit!
Embrace Workout Diversity
Giving your body a chance to experience new training stimulus can help you avoid training plateaus and help reduce your risk of overtraining injuries from too much repetition of the same exercises. You may find that you have limited access to different training environments and equipment while out and about, but instead of pushing back against the choice to workout in an unfamiliar way, try participating in a new workout class or activity. In the end choosing to workout in different ways will benefit you more in the long term, than choosing not to.