First, EXCITING NEWS–> I have been accepted as a FitFluential Ambassador!! I am SO incredibly blessed to be a part of this healthy, supportive community!
I’m trying to fit my Saturday Sweat in while I’m on the road. Working shows means long, long hours. Heck, most business traveling means long hours period. Out the door by 6:40 a.m., done working, then dinner, then back by 9:30-10pm means I have LITTLE motivation to workout.
However, I NEED to fit in something while on the road. Our bodies actually crave a little sweat and it helps wake them up! Moving my muscles a little bit in the room before leaving for the day helps build up some energy to power me through.
Two pieces of exercise equipment I like to travel with that are EASY to pack:
- Resistance Bands
- Paper Plates
If I jumped rope more, I’d pack jump ropes.–> Mental motivation to do that more. Once at my destination I use a small hand towel for towel workouts–> see this example.
If I don’t have time to hit an exercise room or if there’s not one available I move through a sequence of:
- bicep curls w/ resistance bands
- squats to shoulder presses w/ resistance bands
- rows w/ resistance bands
- tricep kickbacks w/ resistance bands
- mountain climbers with paper plates under feet
- sliding lunges with paper plates under feet
- jumping jacks
- high knees
These are done in no particular order, just a hand-full of exercises that are easy to do with little equipment.
Greatist has a wonderful post on 33 Resistance Band Exercises.
Powercakes has also been hosting a Paper Plates Challenge showing many variations of exercises that can be done with paper plates.\
So I’m mixing it up and getting a little sweat on while away! How about you?!