One of the biggest challenges for me when I travel is staying fit. At home, I visit the gym 3-4 times a week and include both a cardio and a light weightlifting program in order to stay (somewhat) toned.
While traveling, I can usually squeeze in enough walks to feel OK but it’s difficult to stay toned, particularly on an extended trip.
While in Bangkok and Bhutan over the last 3 weeks, I took along an exercise kit that helped me stay on track with my workout regimen.
The Fit Traveler, from The Fitness Boutique, is a simple but effective way for you to carry your workout with you. The kit includes an exercise band and a booklet with suggested exercises for upper and lower body strengthening as well as abdominal exercises. In addition, the booklet includes a Workout Log to track your progress and Diet Tips.
It’s really easy to avoid working out when you’re on the road but I found the biggest benefit of having The Fit Traveler sitting on my bedside table each day was that I was motivated to put it into action. Keeping track of my progress, I increased the number of reps I did every day which ultimately motivated me even more.
In order to limit what I was carrying, I admit to having ripped out the pages of the suggested exercises and paper clipping them together. While the booklet IS rather small, it allowed me to avoid at least a few extra ounces in my one bag. I then just popped the rubber exercise band in a sandwich bag and kept them together in my luggage for easy retrieval.
Also from The Fitness Boutique are: The Fit Senior and (coming soon) The Fit Maternity and The Fit Disability.
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