Most of the time when I'm traveling, my accommodations -- whether a cruise ship, resort or hotel -- will offer a fitness center so that I can get in a quick daily workout to help get me revved up for another active day.
However, sometimes you might not have access to a gym. For example, I will be going on a Viking Cruises sailing on the Danube river next month, and the ship does not have a fitness center.
Here are a few tips and tricks for how to still get a great workout while traveling if you have no gym to use.
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1. Pack exercise bands and jump rope -- These are light and fit easily into your luggage. A jump rope is great for a cardio workout or warmup. I can take it to the sundeck on the ship in the morning and have plenty of space. The exercise bands offer a bit of added resistance for moves such as squats, shoulder presses and biceps curls.
3. Do a bodyweight circuit -- Good old fashioned pushups, situps, dips and lunges are among a wide range of exercises that you can perform in the relatively tight quarters of your ship cabin or anywhere outdoors on a pleasant day in port. Check out this chart courtesy of Neila Rey for a full range of great moves to try in your bodyweight circuit.
Thanks, and travel happy!