Are you stronger than your excuses? 

Let’s try all live out  “The Rock’s” motto: “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.  

Travelling and can’t get to the gym? Or maybe you’re far away on vacation.

Here’s how to maintain your fitness until you get back to your gym routine.

If you’re travelling for business, squeezing in time for a workout may be the last thing on your mind, but you can stay fit in your hotel room. Don’t overthink it. 

If you do no exercise at all, it will be harder to regain your level when you get back to the gym. So something is better than nothing.

Just skip it!

No, we don’t mean avoid exercise. We literally mean: pack a skipping rope!

Obviously, when you’re travelling – especially if it’s for business – you’ll want to keep your luggage minimal.  Why not pack a lightweight gym skipping rope. If you don’t already have one, grab it at Planet Shop here

You can use this with some high intensity interval basics and it will push your calorie burning, especially since you’re probably indulging on the meals a bit while you’re on vacation or staying at a hotel.  

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Use your watch or phone as a timer.  Set it for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your fitness. Then do standard jumps using the proper form for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat ‘til your timer sounds.  

If you’re more familiar with skipping and want to mix it up a bit, switch to right leg, left leg and high jumps between the standard skips using the same interval pattern.

Even without a rope, you can still do some jacks, squats and lunges in the same timeframe using the same intervals.

If you’re going to be on vacation for a long time or if you travel within the country frequently, consider maintaining your gym sessions instead with national membership. Planet Fitness has clubs across the country.  Use the Club Finder here.

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