Vacations are a time to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your fitness routine. Staying active while on vacation not only helps you maintain your physical well-being but also boosts your energy levels and enhances your overall travel experience. Even if you find yourself confined to a hotel room with limited space and equipment, there are plenty of exercises you can do to keep your body moving and stay in shape. In this article, we will explore a range of exercises that you can easily perform in the comfort of your hotel room, ensuring you stay fit and energized throughout your vacation. So, let’s discover how you can turn your hotel room into a personal fitness studio and make staying fit on vacation a possibility.
Exercise #1 – Jumping Jacks
This is an exercise everyone is familiar with from a young age but as we get older we seem to get away from it. It’s a great way to get your blood moving and warm yourself up before you start the circuit. We recommend doing as many as 2 minutes straight or until you feel warm.
Exercise #2 – Side Plank + Dip
You can lay a towel down on the floor if you don’t want to directly lay on the floor. Lay on your left side with your feet touching on top of each other and left elbow supporting your body up. Now slowly dip your hips down to the ground and hold for 2 seconds then bring your hips back up. This exercise should engage your core muscles and obliques. Do 20 per side.
Exercise #3 – Single Leg Split Squat
For this exercise you can either use the edge of your bed or a chair. Start by standing straight and placing one leg backwards onto the bed or chair. The front of your foot should be facing down while your other leg will be the main support facing forward. If you have done a normal single leg squat before this is the same thing except your back foot will be propped up on the bed or chair. Remember to keep your core tight and spine straight during this exercise. Lower your body to 90 degrees and the back leg should feel a slight pull in the hips and then come back up. Repeat 20 times and then switch legs.
*TIP If you want and extra good workout try holding something that is at least a few pounds in your hands to increase the resistance.
Exercise #4 – Push-up
There are two variations you can choose from. You can either do a normal push-up on the floor or you can use the edge of your bed to do inclined pushups. Do a couple of both before the circuit to see which ones challenge you the most or are the most comfortable and you choose. Do 20 push ups each set.
Exercise #5 – Abdominal Toe Touches
Lay on your back on the floor with your feet up as high as they can go towards the ceiling. Then take your right arm and cross over your body to reach for your left foot, then repeat with the opposite arm and foot. Do this 20 times for each foot.
Depending on how hard you want your workout to be we recommend doing a minimum 3 sets of the exercises but if you want to be challenged and work a good sweat do 5 sets.
Remember, staying active during your vacation doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. By incorporating these hotel room exercises into your travel routine, you can maintain your fitness goals and enjoy the benefits of an energized body and mind. Whether it’s a quick morning workout, a mid-day stretch, or an evening sweat session, taking the time to prioritize your health while on vacation will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So, the next time you find yourself in a hotel room, seize the opportunity to stay active, keep moving, and make your vacation a truly well-rounded experience. Happy travels and happy exercising!