Hey there fitness fanatics! Hope you are having a kickass day and wreaking havoc on those fitness goals. The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy for me with work and personal items and things to attend to. On the work end we’ve just launched a sweet, new feedback tool to ensure we are staying on top of our game in delivering the best possible fitness experience possible for all of you…so be honest and make sure you don’t delete the email. On the personal side, the wedding plans continue, bachelor parties ensue and more weddings for more friends….crazy. However, this is a topic that comes up very frequently at Fast Action Training because many people go on short trips, vacations, business trips, weddings, etc.
Is that an excuse to not workout and not stay on track with the achievement (and ultimately maintenance) of your fitness goals? Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full. While it can be tough to keep up with your fitness goals while away for travel or vacation, giving up is not an option. So without further ado, here’s a short clip from fellow San Jose bootcamp instructor Kevin Rawson on 4 quick tips to stay fit on the go! Then check below for my final thoughts and some extra tips to boot. Enjoy and be sure to LEAVE a comment below!
Ahhh, selfless promoting, I love it. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Mr. Rawson and his lovely wife Amy are having their 1st born in late August so be sure to wish him congrats! (and if you have been wanting to get a little something for the baby, I put up the registry info on our FB Fan Page! On a serious note though, our DVD is no joke and is a perfect butt kicking that might be needed on some of those short trips. To echo what Kevin discussed, the previous 3 are extremely important and you need to do a little planning to make sure they happen. A quick recap:
1) A little research into what hotel you are staying at to ensure there is a gym or one nearby is huge. This type of planning will help you stay on point with your workouts and not really give you an excuse to miss when the gym is right downstairs. Don’t go crazy, just make time for 30-45 minutes of some good high intensity or even a weights/cardio combo like we do at bootcamp.
2) Getting that kitchenette is also crucial. I recall a business trip I took to Minnesota awhile back and I was actually able to cook some food, make some sandwiches and I already had some bars with me. Needless to say, I saved a lot of money and kept my waistline in check. You can do the same and can at least plan with some fruits/bars/trail mix.
3) Bodyweight exercises are awesome and the best part is that you can use your hotel room so your commute is literally the 5 seconds it takes to get out of bed. I recommend setting 3 different alarms so you actually get your butt physically out of bed to start that morning workout. Yep, I’m talking to you!
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4) Find a buddy to workout with: If you’re on a trip with a spouse or business partner, team up for more accountability.
5) Plan your meals: If you cannot cook or bring foods of your own then plan your calories accordingly. Be smart and make good choices….especially if you will be going out at night for dinner, drinks, etc.
The moral of the story is that it really isn’t as hard as you think to keep things in check when you plan, prepare and implement by taking action! Will you need to develop a good sense of awareness of foods, portions, calories, and planning your exercise? Absolutely, but it shouldn’t give you a complex. Rather, it should make you feel empowered that you have complete control over your health, fitness and physique.
Keep control over the summer and keep rockin!
Till next time!
Dedicated to your success,