Girls who travel know how quickly the local cuisine and fun excursions can drastically alter your waistline. I have always said “It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit”. Thanks to Technology we can now work out anywhere we want which is ideal in the current situation!
That’s why it’s important to learn how to work out from anywhere using minimum equipment or body weight. Maintaining your health and fitness shouldn’t be overlooked in times like these That’s why we’ve gathered the best of the best travel apps and tips for working out from home.
No Equipment Anywhere Workout
Yes, it is possible to experience an intense workout without any equipment such as work out machines, weights, etc. All you have to do is use the strength of your own body. Bodyweight exercises are becoming more and more popular, for so many reasons. In addition to the fact that you don’t need to pay gym fees, can workout from home or your hotel room, and aren’t limited to the equipment you have access to, it’s actually one of the best types of exercises for your overall health. Huffpost lists 13 reasons why bodyweight exercises are amazing, including the fact that they’re super efficient, fast fat-burners, and allow for a lot of variety based on your own needs.
Light Equipment Workout
If you prefer more resistance in your workouts than you can muster with your own body weight, bringing along some light equipment will keep both you and your luggage from being overweight (for your own body shape, of course!).
We’re talking about bands, of course. It’s amazing how much of an exhausting, yet fulfilling, workout you can get from simply adding bands.
So, is it possible that using resistance bands can result in a workout as efficient as workouts with weights at the gym? Actually, the answer seems to be “no”. Evidence shows that using bands allows for safer workouts, with “greater muscle stimulus” and “improved strength and athletic performance”. So skipping the gym, embarking on some amazing travels, and using resistance bands might just be the best thing you’ve done for your body.
My Favorite Work out Apps
If you’re the type of person who needs a trainer in order to get your workouts done, you’ll be so glad to hear that you can easily access training videos and even live training sessions right from your phone or laptop. Apps such as Peloton and Obé allow you to work out from anywhere, whether that means a gym that you’re visiting while traveling, or from the comfort of your hotel resort. Both apps include live classes and previously recorded classes on-demand. So whichever style of workout you’re looking for, you’re always guaranteed to find it.
Peloton includes many exercises that do require equipment, if you find a gym while traveling and choose to work with their online trainers. If you prefer to skip the gym, they have plenty of at-home exercises that will provide work outs just as intense using Bodyweight only.
As for Obé, there’s a reason they call themselves the “The world’s most immersive digital fitness experience & community.”. With over 2,500 on-demand classes ranging from yoga to dance HIIT, they have exactly the type of home workout you’re looking for.
FitOn offers a wide array of exercise videos with easy-to-follow instructions. With classes for pilates, HIIT, barre, and more, you’ll find something for every training objective – and you don’t even need any equipment.
Nike Training Club
Taking a holistic approach, this app offers a wealth of mindfulness, nutrition, and wellness tips. Best of all? Anyone can use this app – workouts are designed for all ability levels and range between 15 and 60 minutes. There are over 185 free workouts available, and new sessions drop each month.
Pure Barre on Demand
If you’re a fan of the graceful, low-impact, and high-intensity workout that is barre, get this app for when you can’t make it to the studio. Instructors give great insight about using whatever’s available in your home for your session