Traveling Routines

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    Apr 16, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Looking for workout routines that can be done for a traveling lifestyle through hotels that vary in gym machines and such. Any suggestions or recommendations?
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    Whilst I don't travel quite as much as you I am away a fair bit (about 2 months of the year) never more than 2 weeks at a time. It gets kind of frustrating when your on a roll with a fitness plan and motivated> I often go to developing countries for work and Europe for holidays but exercising whilst away is ...... interesting. I'd like to hear what others say.
    The reality for me would be running with bodyguards in some places or some kind of home routine with no equipment.
    Sorry dude no answers, just similar questions.
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    I travel with my job almost every day and week..I agree ,very hard to keep on top of your excerise routine,when staying in a smaller hotel,that has nothing to use..

    As long as i can find a decent treadmill,or a rower i am happy..Even better if i can find a decent pool indoors or out,with tons of kids jumping on top of you while doing

    good you rquest of a better workout while on the road..
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    Not sure if this would be an option for you...

    I'm an assistant manager of a health club. We're part of IHRSA, which allows members from other IHRSA clubs in at a reduced guest fee. In our case, the guest fee is half price. If you have a current club membership you can go to to see if your club is a member and to check what clubs are available in the area you're travelling to. The Passport link will give you more information about the program.
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    Apr 16, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    Materials: Deck of cards

    each suit represents a different push up. I do diamond, regular, yoga, and fly push ups.

    Go through the deck and do the face value of those cards. Jack are 15, Queens 20, and Kings 25. By the end of the deck, you get a decent workout for being in transit.

    I also carry a couple of cardio DVDs with me wherever I go in case its too cold to get my cardio on. Some of them aren't too bad, although it's good if you have a HRM and can guarantee your heart rate is sufficiently high.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:41 PM GMT

    I travel extensively with my job and have had no problems keeping a regular routine. I do a little research on the hotels my company has contracts in force before hand and adjust my program based on the facilities available. The IHRSA inter-club agreement is a great tool...and many of our contract hotels with limited/no fitness facilities have guest agreements with large local fitness facilities within walking distance. In those rare instances where we are in the middle of nowhere (like today icon_mad.gif), a good jog/walk/hike or in room isometrics do the trick.
  • allatonce

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    Apr 16, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    I have to say that I think stability and consistency really help with training. I travel a bunch too, and my new job will require me to travel a fair bit as well. It is a lot harder to train when you are changing your location all the time. It takes more planning when there isn't a "routine". I think if you can go to places with a gym when you are in hotels that helps a lot, and if not trying to find a gym to use or use body weight exercises are the next best steps.

    The diet is a whole other thing too when you are traveling. Still doable with extra planning and determination.