Travel fit

Keeping fit on your travels is something that lots of people struggle with.

Whether I’m on a short city break, a week-long holiday on the beach or backpacking around a country, I will always do my best to keep fit. This isn’t only good for my body but also great for my mind.

Back home in London I’m an avid gym goer but when I’m travelling somewhere new I always like to pack my running trainers and get out to see the new sites.

I know not everyone likes to run but walking’s great too.

Any effort to move your body will have you feeling more energised and stops you from returning home with only seeing the inside of your hotel or the local bar. So, get moving!

Alongside bringing my trusty running trainers on every trip I take (plus appropriate training attire) I always bring a set a resistance bands encase I feel like busting out a quick HIIT or Tabata session.

I’ll be posting a few 15-20 minute no/minimal equipment workouts below that you can do anywhere around the world.

Here’s a sample*.

Full body 15 minute HIIT – no equipment 

Complete 3 rounds taking 30 seconds recovery in between rounds. 1 round = exercises 1-10, 30 seconds per exercise, no rest. 

  1. high knees
  2. jumping jacks
  3. squat jumps
  4. lunge jumps
  5. plank
  6. press up
  7. v-sit
  8. russian twist
  9. burpees

Full body 15 minute Tabata – no equipment 

Complete each exercise once (40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest) – aim to complete as many sets as possible within the time limit 

  1. high knees
  2. jump squats
  3. mountain climbers
  4. v-sits
  5. leg raises
  6. plank shoulder tap
  7. plank knee to elbow
  8. press ups
  9. burpees
  10. squat jumps
  11. high knees
  12. lunge jumps
  13. fast feet on the spot
  14. mountain climbers
  15. plank

 

*make sure you always warm up first.