Business Trips Vs. Fitness

Those of us who travel for work, whatever the business, all have one thing in common: we have a hard time fitting a workout in.

Traveling can take a lot out of us, especially with the added pressure of a business trip. Most days consist of going from the hotel room, to the office, to some random restaurant, and then back to your room again. While this is one of the most difficult times to find the motivation to squeeze in a workout, it’s also one of the most important.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30 minutes of aerobic activity a day. Luckily, it can be broken in to smaller sessions.  Simply taking the “long way around” when walking somewhere or taking the stairs can count as time towards your 30 minute total.

An added challenge is the mere thought of having to use the hotel fitness center. Luckily, you can avoid it all together by putting together a simple body weight workout in the comfort of your own room.  Pick 5-8 body weight exercises, with at least one of them being dynamic in nature, do them in a circuit format for 3-5 rounds, and be sure to rest for a minute or two between each round.