Staying Fit While Traveling

  • See if your current gym at home has a location in the city where you will be traveling to. If not, they might have a partnership with another gym that offers free or discounted admission.
  • Always take the stairs rather than the elevator. For a real workout, walk up and down the staircase at your hotel.
  • Get maps of the area you will be visiting and find the best safe walking paths and trails. (Hotel concierges are a great resource.)
  • If the weather is not satisfactory, find a mall or other large indoor place where you can walk. Malls generally open early in the morning to accommodate walkers.
  • Bring an exercise band with you for simple strength-training exercises you can do in your room.
  • A basic workout of sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, yoga and stretching can be done just about anywhere.
  • Try not to get off schedule. This will help you get back on your usual routine when arriving home and also to help combat jetlag.