Apr 14, 2017

Fitness on the Go: Workouts to do on the road

We all know exercising and keeping fit while on the road can be difficult, especially when you’re confined to the close quarters of a motorhome. But it doesn’t have to be difficult - with the right workouts on hand, making time for fitness will be a breeze. Here are 5 go-to routines for working out when actually ‘hitting the gym’ isn’t an option.

  • HIIT Cardio Circuits. High intensity intervals, mixed with short breaks, are one of the best methods for getting your heart rate up in a short amount of time. Rather than jogging for your whole workout, try sprinting for 1 minute, walking slowly for 2, sprinting again, etc. - continuously for 15-20 minutes. It might seem long at first, but your metabolic rate will skyrocket, making this short series even more effective than a 45 minute run.
  • ‘Countdown’ Conditioning Routines. Rather than simply alternating between pushups and squats, try combining 3-5 different exercises, counting down as you go. For example: 25 squats, 15 situps, 10 pushups, 24 squats, 14 sit-ups, 9 push-ups, and so on. The constant variation will keep your mind from becoming weary and distracted, and by the end of the workout, you’ll have done more than you realized in just 15 minutes!
  • Try stationary activities when you can’t run or take up much space. On the road and bored? Try a wall sit and plank variation, hold a wall sit for 1 minute, then hold the plank for one minute, continuing until you’ve reached 5 minutes for each exercise. You’ll be surprised how time flies when your legs and abs are on fire!
  • Take advantage of your time. Don’t use small windows of time as an excuse not to workout on your trip. Instead, use that time and choose one thing to do each day! Even if you only do a small series of crunch variations, using the little time you have each and every day will make all the difference in the long run.
  • Make it a game. Especially helpful if you’re traveling with young kids, turning exercise into something fun and different will encourage your group to want to stay fit, not avoid it! Try a simple trivia or guessing game, having someone do 10 pushups if they answer incorrectly; or, turn planks into a contest, seeing who can hold their form the longest. With a competitive drive and fun spin on working out, you’ll be able to stick to your fitness grind no matter where you travel!

What are some of your favorite workouts to do while on the road? Do you have specific plans and strategies for staying fit while on a roadtrip? Comment and let us know!

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