Yes, taking a vacation is your time to relax and go off the grid, but if exercising is still a priority then we have just the moves for you. No gym or workout class required, because each action can be accomplished from the comfort of your hotel room. Kourt keeps consistent with her workouts while she’s away from home in order to fight jet lag and to make it easier to get back into her everyday routine post-vacay.
Take these variations on the road with you the next time you find time for a getaway.
Kourt likes doing 200 squats each day to keep her hamstrings, glutes, and quads toned. The correct way to do a squat: pretend you’re about to sit on a chair and pop up into standing position while engaging your core. Be sure your knees don’t go over your toes when you bend down.
We suggest lunging (or even power walking) on the beach or in the snow. Since sand and snow both provide instability, your muscles must work that much harder to keep you balanced. Plus you get the added bonus of beautiful scenery.
You can plank anywhere, anytime. Do this for 30 seconds (or however long you can) to strengthen your core and help improve your posture and balance.
Use a hotel pillow in place of a fitness cushion during sit-ups to sculpt and slim your waistline. We recommend watching this how-to video if you need a visual. The key here is to make small and controlled motions.
Before you hop in the bath, use the ledge of the tub to lower your body up and down with your legs straight out. Kourt does this whenever she can’t make it to her scheduled workout. Just remember to keep the move slow and steady.
Classic, old-school push-ups may be the least exciting exercise, but they are incredibly effective in toning your upper body and adding definition to your arms. If push-ups are too difficult, we’re all for modifying the move by anchoring with your knees, instead of with your toes.