If you like to keep active and enjoy all the rewards of endorphin-boosting workouts on a regular basis, you’ll know how tough it can be to keep up with a fitness regime when you travel for work. Naturally, it’s great to get out there and promote the interests of your company, but time on the road can also have a major impact on your ability to stay on track with your workout goals as you jet off from one destination to the next.
Working for a boutique corporate travel management company, the TravelManor team has had the pleasure of creating financially-efficient bespoke itineraries for business women and -men from all walks of life, including some very dedicated fitness enthusiasts. Here are a few ways in which they adapt their exercise routines to make it work for them while they travel:
Wearable fitness tech has been a major game-changer when it comes to staying on track with fitness goals while you’re on the go. If your trip is so jam-packed that you won’t have an hour or more to head to the gym for a specific training module every day, make a point of moving as much as you can otherwise. Take a walk around the neighbourhood near your hotel if it’s safe, take the stairs instead of the lift (you could even run them a few times if you like), and take head of your step count for the day.
If your hotel does not have a gym handy, you can get away with a quick bodyweight circuit to get your heart rate up and stay on track with muscle development and toning. Try a combination of bear crawls (forward and backwards), push-ups, crunches, sit-ups, air squats and calf raises, for instance.
Leverage the power of Google by checking out drop-in gyms, health food outlets, outdoor exercise circuits, etc. near your hotel before you make your way on your trip. It also helps to pack a few healthy, calorie-balanced snacks for the plane and pre-departure so you don’t run low on fuel while you travel.
If your travel schedule is quite hectic, it helps to prioritise training by including it as an itinerary item. This way you won’t need to squeeze it in when you arrive at the hotel after a long day and a potential client dinner, or get up super early to fit it in before you have to head out. Working with a corporate travel planner? Be sure to let them know how much time they should set aside each day to allow for exercise.
There you have it - a few insider tips on keeping up with your exercise routine while you travel from our team of passionate travel planners. Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months for more insider tips from the TravelManor team. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about our corporate travel planning services. We look forward to helping you tailor rewarding trips whenever you make your way on a business journey.