Best Workouts for Travel
So….you’re on the road a lot ~ and you want to stay FIT, right? Though you may be walking a TON, especially if you’re exploring new cities: your abs, arms, and booty may not be getting the attention they deserve.
Enter: a list of my favorite travel workouts! Most require no weights, and as long as you have Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to stream any of them, no matter where you are in the world. Boom! Here we go…time to work it out!
Arms & Warm-up = Tracy Anderson Arms
The two best things about Tracy Anderson arms are: 1) They work, and 2)They require no weights. Perfect for travel. In the beginning, you’ll be like, “Oh, this is soo easy.” All I have to say is – just wait. The video above is a good arm workout, but it’s also a great warm-up. If I’m feeling stiff from traveling, this routine warms up my entire upper body and starts to get the kinks out. Video length = 10 minutes. Level = Beginner.
Next up is just pure, classic Tracy arms. This video is only eight minutes, but your arms should be absolutely burning by minute five. Burning. You’re going to wonder how the hell your arms can burn so much without using weights. Consider yourself warned. Video length = 8 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
All-Over Toning + Stretch = Tone it Up Kettle Toning
I LOVE this workout. It hits a little bit of everything: a little cardio, a littletoning, lots of abs, and a lot of great stretches. If I haven’t worked out in a few days, this is the routine I use to get back in the swing of things. Note: She uses a kettle bell in this routine – however, you can either improvise(find a heavy object), or do the workout with no weight; it will still be effective. Video length = 36 minutes. Level = Beginner.
Core and Abdominals: Tone it Up + GymRa
I love this ab routine from Tone it Up: it’s only twelve minutes long, but I feel the burn every time. It’s a combination of very effective moves, performed in an easy-to-follow sequence. Video Length = 12 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
More from the Tone it Up girls. This video is called “Cardio Abs” – so you’re going to get your heart rate up a little more with this one while working your core. Video Length = 13 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
This is one of my favorite total core routines (meaning back as well – not just stomach). It is very challenging. I especially love how she incorporatesyoga poses and stretching throughout the entire workout, which provides welcome relief from the challenging moves. Excellent video. Video Length = 29 minutes. Level = Difficult.
BOOTY + Legs = Tone it Up + Tracy Anderson
The best part about Tone it Up videos, aside from being free and effective– are their great, beach-y settings. Watching them instantly puts you into a mini-vacation mode. And this one will get your inner and outer thighs burning – real quick. Bonus. Video Length = 13 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
Next up: just pure BOOTY – MaliBooty, that is. Best name for a workout video! This one will hit your hamstrings (back of the legs), side of the thighs, and deep in your actual booty. All good stuff. Video Length = 9 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
Finally, we go to Tracy Anderson to up the booty ante. For my money, Tracy Anderson is the most innovative when it comes to working the butt. Her moves are unique and very different from other workouts. You’ll besore the next day in places you didn’t know existed. Video Length = 16 minutes. Level = Difficult.
Yoga + Stretching = Tone it Up + Colleen Saidman
This is a great, basic stretching video. And it’s short. There’s no excuse not to pop it on before or after a workout. Anyone can do it, anywhere. It’s also a great video to use at the start of your day to limber up and give you a relaxed, positive vibe, setting the tone for your day. Video Length = 9 minutes. Level = Easy.
When traveling frequently, you may get what’s known as “bus back.” Basically, it means you’ve been sitting too long in one position, and now your low back is aching. This video helps to counteract that, by working you into a gradual series of backbends. She uses blocks in this video – but you can improvise and use pillows instead. Video Length = 9 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
Finally, we have a great, all-over stretch for your entire body. Cuing and timing are well-thought out, it’s easy to follow, and afterwards, you’ll feel lengthened and relaxed. If you want to stay in a stretch longer (i.e. I always want to stay in Pigeon Pose longer) – just pause the video, and relax. Best part: it’s set on the beaches of Ibiza. Video Length = 19 minutes. Level = Intermediate.
Thanks for checking out my absolute favorite workouts to do on the road! What are your favorites to do when you travel? Let me know in thecomments below – and let me know which of the videos I’ve included today is your new favorite! Cheers to staying fit on the road!