We are heading out of winter and into spring when, in the Netherlands, we have a flurry of public holidays, start to head off for long weekends and look to book summer holidays. I am seeing clients doing more business travel again as well.

So, how do you make sure you train when you are away?

It is indeed a challenge to fit in training when you are away, however, if you plan it in and are determined to do something, it is definitely possible to do it.

In this blog, I am sharing my 5 tips to help you keep up your exercise routine while travelling.

Research and planning

If you head off with no clear idea of how you will do your training, it is less likely to happen. When you know how you would like to train, make sure you have everything in place.
Is there a gym you can use? Does it have a day pass available? Do you need to take some bits of equipment? When can you fit your training in? Are there biking/walking tours available where you are? These are the kind of questions you need to ask yourself before you set off.

Commit to shorter workouts

You are not at home, so there is a chance you can’t have exactly the training you normally do at home. A shorter workout can be better than no workout. So a 15-minute run, a HIIT workout in the hotel room or a 30-minute session in the gym are all ways to keep your fitness level up.
Better less training than none at all!

Train first thing in the morning

I realise this isn’t for everyone, but this is what I do when I am away. I make sure I have a small snack when I get up and then head out for a run or to a gym. When I come back, I shower and go to breakfast at a normal time. In this way I can enjoy the rest of the day knowing I don’t have to think about how I am going to fit my workout in.

Go on a cycling/trekking/skiing holiday

Rather than worrying about fitting a workout in, you could make your whole holiday or part of your holiday based around an activity. For example, a cycling or trekking holiday.

Join a local class or activity that you wouldn’t normally do

You are away in a different place, so why not do something different? Take a look around and see if you can join a class with the locals and book it before you even leave home.

Let me know if these tips helped you stay motivated and on track with your training.


Author: Lorna Wilson

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