I’ve been travelling a lot lately for work which sounds way more glamorous than it actually is. Not only does it compromise my ability to eat good quality healthy organic foods but different time zones means that my sleeping patterns get a bashing too. I like to carry on my luggage and travel as lightly as possible, so sometimes I have also sacrificed my exercise but this time I devised a couple of workout sequences that you can do inside the confines of a hotel room and I thought I’d share them with you. All of these exercises can be done incorporating furniture inside a hotel room, or your own body weight, no extra tools required.
Hotel Room Workout #1 – download an iphone app for interval timers or use a timer that has an alarm on it, set to go off every 1 minute. Each exercise should be performed for a full minute with a rest after the circuit of three is completed.
- Burpees – 1 min
- Body weight squats – 1 min
- Tricep dips (using coffee or low table) – 1 min
- Rest – 1 min
Repeat 5 times to make a 20 minute session.
Hotel Room Workout #2
- 25 Jumping squats
- 20 Decline push ups (feet up on coffee table or chair)
- 10 Inverted rows (using table or chair)
- 30 – 60 second plank
Repeat as many times as you can in a 20 minute period.
I found doing these relatively short work outs made a big difference to how I felt and also to how I slept while I was away. It’s a great way to keep your body moving if you can’t get outside or into a gym.