Aloha! Don’t be jealous…but I’m heading off to Hawaii tomorrow! My sister moved there earlier this year and I am SO EXCITED to go visit her, celebrate her birthday with her, relax and do all things island with her! When I travel, typically my go-to workout is to run. It is my absolute favorite way to explore new places and just unwind on vacation. Plus…all you need are running shoes! While running is wonderful, there are a lot of other ways to get your sweat on – and keep up with your strength routine while you are away.
The workout I created for you today is a Total Body 20 HIIT circuit that you don’t need any equipment for. This is a perfect one to do in a hotel room, a guest room, or next to the pool before you dive in for a day of sunshine and fruity drinks. I know a lot of you travel for work or with your husband’s teams, stay in hotels on game weekends or generally travel quite frequently. The best part about this workout is that you don’t even need to leave your room, so you don’t have to worry about leaving the kids or scouting out a safe running route.
Ok, so what is HIIT? It stands for High Intensity Interval Training. The goal is to work at a high intensity (close to maximum exertion) for a short amount of time, with a short interval of rest. The result is a sweaty, calorie burning workout that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. HIIT Workouts are typically short, only 15-20 minutes. So, to get the most out of it you want to really crank it up a notch. Push yourself through the tough intervals and catch your breath again before getting at it. I’ve gotten to the point where I do HIIT workouts much more frequently than I do long weight lifting sessions because I can benefit so much in a shorter period of time. I always incorporate cardio, core and major muscle groups.
For this workout, start out with a short warm-up of marching or jogging in place just to loosen up. Complete each move for 30 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of rest. Repeat this 4 times with the same exercise, before moving on to the next one in the set. Follow up the workout with some gentle stretches.
I’m excited to share tidbits from my vacation, but I’m also hoping to be a little bit unplugged too! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.
What About You?
What is your go-to travel workout?
Disclaimer: Although I am an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet. If you choose to do any workouts on this website, you do so at your own risk.
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