Go To Workouts for Your Summer Travel

Summer season is typically (and hopefully) filled with travel.  Keeping up with a workout routine can be tough, especially when the only gym in sight is a super small hotel gym, or nothing at all.  Having a plan is important to keeping a daily workout routine.  If I don’t have a plan, I can very easily convince myself not to workout, especially when traveling.   Here are some tips for workouts on the go: Modified Murph Challenge Hotel Gyms are usually the most uninspiring place to workout.  Most are tiny, smelly, and an afterthought.  For these occasions, and any time I can’t find a good option for an inspiring workout while traveling,  I opt for a modified Murph Challenge.  Murph Challenge is a Navy Seal’s workout made famous by Mike Murphy.   The Murph challenge is the following routine done while wearing a 20 lb pack:  1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run. Here are some modified versions that are great for traveling because they can be done almost anywhere, including a hotel gym with limited equipment Option 1- 1 mile run, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats & leg lifts, 1 mile run Option 2- 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 300 squats & leg lifts, 1 mile run Option 3- 1 mile run, 100 biceps, 100 triceps, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 200 squats, 1 mile run. Pay to Play Gym If you’re traveling to a major city, there are some great options that don’t require a monthly membership.  Soul Cycle charges by the class so no membership required.  Equinox is membership (highly recommend) but also offers day passes at many of the locations.  Tru Fusion is popping up all over the country- hot classes that burn up to 800 calories backed by AROD.  Enough said. Streaming There are so many workout available online.  So if you have space and don’t mind staring at your mobile screen in your hotel room. Here are some favorites: Tracy Anderson Ballet Beautiful Tonique Peloton When in doubt, make sure to plan the workout the night before, especially if you’re working out in the morning, then there’s no need to think about it when you wake up. Work hard, play hard.