When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is key. And while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don't stress about taking a few days off—skipping your workout for a few days isn't going to set back your progress.

But there are so many benefits to breaking a sweat that are worth setting aside some time to train while traveling, including more energy and improved mood. That's why we rounded up some of our top equipment-free, minimal-space travel workouts to help you make it happen no matter where you are. Plus, squeezing in a quick workout or two during your trip can make it easier to get back in the swing of things after you've unpacked your suitcases.

So whether you're on the road for work, fun, or visiting family, here are eight travel-friendly workouts to try.

Planks: Get into pushup position on hands and toes, or elbows and toes. Contract your abdominal muscles to prevent your back from arching or your butt from sticking up in the air. Keep your back straight and hold the position for one minute.

Lunges: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and step one foot forward, landing heel first. The knee should be at 90 degrees and directly above your toes. Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat. 

Hip raises: Lying down on your back, bend your knees and plant your feet on the floor. Relax your arms placing hands by your sides. While looking straight up at the sky, lift your hips and buttocks off the ground making a bridge with your pelvis. Slowly lower down. Repeat 15 times.

Squats: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, hands on your hips. Lower your hips to the ground while keeping your back flat. Make sure your knees do not go out past your toes. Return to start. Do 15 reps.


Information gathered from shape.com and self.com


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