Happy 2016! I've been in Akumal, Mexico for the past week with my family, which has been truly wonderful. Vacation should definitely be an opportunity to relax, indulge and take a load off. But I usually can't go more than a couple of days without getting my sweat on. Since traveling with weights and gym equipment is out of the question, there are countless other options for getting a little exercise. Resistance bands and jumpropes take up almost no room in your suitcase, and one of my favorite travel companions, The FitKit, comes with both of those things, plus a booklet with several exercises and stretches. Here are just a few of my favorite vacation exercises that can all be done with little to no equipment. Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional or an expert on exercising, these are just exercises that work for me. Consult a trainer if you have questions.
ROUND 1: 3 exercises, 3-4 times through.
REPEAT ROUND 1 3-4 times through.
ROUND 2: 3 exercises, 3-4 times through.
REPEAT ROUND 2 3-4 times through.
DRINK WATER AND STRETCH!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! On vacation this is especially important because we are busy sight-seeing, indulging in adult beverages, maybe eating poorly... drinking water is generally not top of mind, so make sure you get your H2O. Since we didn't do any heavy lifting, go ahead and stretch whatever feels tight. For me, it's usually my shoulders and my quads and hamstrings. And this view doesn't hurt, amiright?