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One thing we hear time and time again is that it’s difficult to stay fit while traveling. We hear you. Living in a teeny tiny space doesn’t exactly lend itself well to indoor workouts.
Fortunately, there are ways around this problem, and many of them are quite simple to implement. Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks for exercising and staying fit while traveling.
Whether you’re looking to tackle a weight loss resolution or just want to be a little bit healthier to fully enjoy your travels, these travel exercise tips are for you!
Invest in a Gym Membership
One of our best travel exercise tips is to invest in a gym membership. Many people feel that holding a gym membership while traveling is pointless. What these individuals may not be considering is the fact that many gyms are nationwide chains. This means that in some cases, you can hold a membership at one gym and visit gyms all over the country using that same card, making fitness on the road a cinch.
Finding a chain gym that offers nationwide benefits is a wonderful route to take for multiple reasons:
- You’ll have access to all the equipment and space you could possibly want.
- It gives you an opportunity to get out of the RV when you’re feeling cooped up.
- Many gyms offer childcare, meaning you can get a bit of alone time while working out.
- You’ll be able to head to the gym for a free shower while boondocking.
Take a Hike (or a Walk, Jog, or Run)
Of course, you could skip the gym and equipment and take advantage of the great outdoors and all the gorgeous nature you’re likely to be surrounded by.
Hiking is a fabulous workout, and might just be one of the best ways of working out while traveling. Since you’ll probably want to explore the areas you visit anyway, hiking is also a win-win, giving you a chance to see the sights while also getting some exercise in.
If you happen to be staying in a more urban area, you can always replace the hike with a jog/run through the campground or a walk through the city and get the same sort of effect.
Try These Equipment-Free Travel Exercise Routines
Hiking and running are great equipment-free exercise options. That said, they are far from the only equipment-free travel exercise options out there.
Try these quick and easy workout options the next time you need some exercise without going to the gym or lugging the bulky equipment around:
- Incline push-ups (leaning on table or desk)
- Walking lunges
Find the Best Travel Exercise Equipment
Prefer to have some travel exercise equipment on hand rather than relying on finding a gym everywhere you roam? Believe it or not, that’s totally doable even in your tiny home-on-wheels.
Below we’ve compiled a list of the best travel exercise equipment out there. Invest in these items and you’ll be good to go:
A complete and compact set, these are definitely some of the best exercise bands for travel. Best of all, they’re very inexpensive and lightweight.
A surprisingly small ab wheel, this little piece of equipment is ideal for staying fit while traveling. It offers an amazing core workout and packs away neatly when you’re done.
Jumping rope is an amazing way to build stamina and the perfect travel exercise besides. It can be done anywhere, and jump ropes are small and lightweight, making them ideal for RV living. We especially like the rope linked above because it’s adjustable and well made.
Another fantastic piece of travel exercise equipment, core sliders are surprisingly versatile. Simply place them on a frictionless floor, and you’ve got a way to build strength almost anywhere on your body.
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Turn to YouTube
Another great answer to how to exercise when traveling is turning to YouTube. Yes, you did read that right.
YouTube has an enormous collection of videos to help you get up and moving. Whether you choose to do yoga, jump into a Zumba routine, or just a simple and straightforward workout, there is a workout video for you on YouTube.
Try some of these channels and start your fitness on the road routine today:
To get the kids involved, try Cosmic Kids Yoga!
Seek Out Classes
Many people find that exercising is much more fun when done with friends. If this is the case for you, why not seek out exercise classes as you travel? This one of our excellent travel exercise tips si sure to get you motivated!
Many campgrounds will host line-dancing or yoga sessions, and local community centers usually have some drop-in fitness classes available. Additionally, if you hold a gym membership, there is a good chance you can find a gym nearby that offers classes.
Finding exercise classes shouldn’t be too hard, and might be just the motivation you need to start working out while traveling. Besides, who doesn’t like making more friends?
Join Our Fitness Branch
Finally, there is the option of joining the Fulltime Families Fitness Branch. This is a members-only branch that offers tips, tricks, and support to those who are dedicated to getting healthy and staying healthy while traveling. It’s the perfect place to begin your fitness-on-the-road journey.
Want to join other families on the road? We’d love to have you join Fulltime Families so we can support you in your fitness journey and in all your other RVing endeavours!
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