How to stay fit while traveling #TravelFit2014

As you know, I was on holidays at my parent’s in the South of France. Even though it’s nice to soak up the sun, I also needed to keep training for the Bristol Half Marathon. I managed for week 9 of the training and if you remember well, my first week of training was already while abroad.

Here are some tips to make working out while on holidays happen.

1. Bring your sports gear with you. I know, this seems very obvious but if you do not bring any workout clothes, well you will probably not workout.

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I brought my foam roller with me too!

2. Go running. It is by far my favourite way of training on holiday as you only need a pair of trainers and is a great way to discover new surroundings

3. Go hiking. If you do not want to go running, go on a hike! It is also a great way to see the outdoors. And if you do not want to see the outdoors, go on a hotel hike! In Las Vegas, the hotel Aria organises an indoor hotel hike where you will go around the hotel complex, the restaurants, casino and lots and lots of stairs!!! No escalators allowed! How cool is that? With that there is really no excuses not to exercise a little between two casino sessions!

3. Use the Nike Training App I don’t think I need to introduce it anymore, I have regularly been using it during this training cycle. Beware, some exercises seem deceivingly simple but will leave you with great DOMS the following day.

4. Train HIIT style HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training where you alternate between period of intense exercise with a short period of recovery. Check out my week 9 recap here for a 10min HIIT full body workout. For more inspiration of short workouts, I also like to look at Ashley’s amazing Pinterest board full of hotel room workouts.

5. Book a hotel with a gym. I haven’t stayed in a hotel in ages, I usually go back to my parents’ in South of France or rent a flat/room via Airbnb. However, during his road trip in the US, Lawrence made full use of the hotel’s gym in order to keep up with his fitness routine.

6. Go on a RUNcation. The other option is to plan your travelling around your fitness plans and not the opposite. I have taken RUNcations to Geneva and Amsterdam to fit my racing schedule. You can read my Amsterdam We Own the Night race recap here.

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How do you stay fit while travelling? Let me know!

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