Fun Workouts to do while traveling?

Traveling can be a rewarding experience — but it will hamper your workout routine- especially since the environment is not what you are used to. Also, long trips and the feeling of jetlag will throw a wrench in your gears. So it is important to start some form of exercise as soon as you can.  Remember, it is all mindset.

Here are some fun workouts to keep you fit and active while traveling.

If you don’t use it you will lose it. So get moving no matter where in the world you are!

Going for a run is a fantastic way to stay fit and active while traveling. It’s easy to do, doesn’t require any equipment, and can be done almost anywhere.

Fun Workouts to do while traveling

Here are some additional tips to help you make the most of your run:

  • Research local parks or trails ahead of time to find the best running routes in the area. (Sightseeing, anyone?)
  • Bring a small backpack or waist pack to carry essentials like water, a map, and your phone.
  • If you’re traveling to a new climate or altitude, be sure to take it easy on your first few runs until your body adjusts — it can get to you fast!
  • Don’t be afraid to mix things up and try some interval training, hill sprints, or other challenging workouts to keep things interesting.

Runs can be challenging, yet peaceful all in one and is a great way to see some landmarks in the city you’re visiting!

Use Your Hotel Room

Your hotel room can be a great place to get in a quick workout.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, with a little bit of creativity, you can turn your room into virtually anything — including your very own personal gym.

Here are some exercises you can try:

  • Push-ups (regular, diamond, or wide-arm)
  • Squats (bodyweight, jump, or pistol)
  • Lunges (forward, reverse, or walking)
  • Tricep dips (using the bed, chair, or desk)
  • Step-ups (using the bed, chair, or stairs)
  • Planks (front, side, or reverse)
  • Crunches (regular, bicycle, or reverse)
  • Supermans (lying face down, lifting arms and legs off the ground)

These are just some suggestions — but feel free to mix things up and check out some other bodyweight exercises that can be done in small spaces.

Walk Everywhere

Walking is a great way to explore new areas while staying active. Instead of taking taxis or public transportation — try to walk to your destination. You’ll get to see more of the city, burn some extra calories, and save some money.

Here are some tips to make the most of your walk:

  • Avoid blisters by wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Use a pedometer or fitness tracker to track your steps and distance.
  • Take breaks to rest or stretch if you start to feel tired or sore.
  • Listen to music or podcasts to make the walk more enjoyable.

Getting your strides in is one of the best kinds of workouts you can do no matter your age. Plus — it gives you your daily dose of vitamin D.


Swimming is a great low-impact exercise that works your entire body.

If your hotel has a pool, be sure to take advantage of it. Even better if you have a nice lake or the ocean nearby!travel swim

Here are some benefits of swimming:

  • Improve cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
  • Strengthen muscles, especially in your arms, shoulders, back, and core.
  • Burn calories without putting stress on your joints.
  • Help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  • Can be done alone or with others.

Swimming is the kind of exercise that doesn’t actually feel like exercise (until you feel your muscles repairing themselves the next day!).

Plus it’s super enjoyable and refreshing for the body and soul