Traveling this holiday season? On hold are the days when it was easy to pop into a local gym or studio for a workout. Fitness, however, does not have to go on hold if you are traveling this year. I’ve got ideas for practical fitness gear that easily travels with you.
Practical Fitness Gear that easily travels with you
In normal times (remember those?), traveling would present a whole slew of fitness opportunities. Popping into a trendy yoga or spin class in a new city was always a favorite of mine. Alas, 2020 threw a wrench in so many activities. If you are traveling this holiday season, fitness does not have to take a backseat. With some planning, it’s quite easy to bring some great fitness gear with you.
Travel Yoga Mat
A great packable yoga mat is always helpful to have in your travel bag. Perfect for core work, yoga, strength training and stretching. This one folds right up into its own travel bag.
The possibilities for strength training exercises with resistance bands are endless. I prefer to use the smaller looped bands for hip and glutes work. A set of bands is inexpensive and easy to throw into your bag. The longer bands with padded handles are perfect for upper body exercises including rows and lat pull downs.They can be secured to door frames or large pieces of furniture. I even take them outside when traveling.
Probably the most underrated piece of equipment. Get a fantastic cardio workout with just a few minutes of jump roping. It’s a lot harder than you remember. Check out my Full Body Jump Rope Rope Workout here. I like a weighted jump rope for a smoother feel.
If you have not hopped onto the Peloton platform yet, run don’t walk to sign up. From guided outdoor running and walking classes, to bootcamps, core and strength training classes, the fit possibilities are endless. Many classes use bodyweight alone and don’t require any other equipment.
With so many streaming fitness classes available now, it is more convenient than ever to take your favorite fitness classes along with you on the road. What’s your must have fitness Gear travel item? How will you stay fit while traveling this year?