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LISALU910's Photo LISALU910 Posts: 1,332
10/6/18 10:20 A

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Most hotels have a gym, and I take advantage of it. Otherwise, walking (or jogging) is something you can do anywhere. Especially when traveling, you are bound to be sightseeing and that involves walking. If sightseeing is not on the agenda, almost any city you are in is bound to have a public walking trail or park. There are even apps for finding walking routes where you're at, so there is no reason not to lace up the sneakers and get a brisk 30 minute walk no matter where you are!



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10/3/18 1:10 P

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My last vacation in September I walked different trails every day and used by resistance bands for toning.



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9/27/18 8:36 A

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I'm going to bring my TRX with me from now on. That way I always have a gym with me. On the other hand, resistance bands are more practical in case you can't find a door.. emoticon

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9/26/18 6:34 A

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Resistance bands are a lightweight and very portable piece of exercise equipment, and add some variety to just bodyweight exercises.

Ask at the hotel desk for a recommended walking/running route - they should be able to recommend one that is safe and easy to navigate (and will often be able to provide a sketch map to help you know where you are going).

Alternatively, the websites of Strava, Garmin, etc have popularity "heatmaps" that help you find popular walking/running routes in the area. These routes are normally popular for a reason - safe, pleasant, etc.

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9/25/18 8:10 P

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If it is a road trip in the car you can pack a healthy lunch. Stop at a rest area or a park, have lunch at a picnic table, then take a walk in the area.



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9/18/18 3:45 P

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9/18/18 12:39 P

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The hotels I stay at while traveling usually have a exercise room. I also look for trails, parks, or Planet Fitness gyms (since I have a membership). Walking in the stores and specialty shops also helps with the exercise.



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9/17/18 10:05 P

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I workout every day. Ideally the hotels where we stay have a gym and it not, I can always walk. will get a short walk in before breakfast and then workout or walk.

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9/14/18 8:36 A

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Once when hubby and I were camping out in our RV, I brought along one set of dumbbells (just a comfortable weight) to exercise with. I also bring my bike for riding around! Take walks on trails, etc. There is always a way!

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9/8/18 7:31 A

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Are you going on a trip? If so, maybe you can tell us what you're doing and how you're traveling?

I know cruises, for example, are an easy method to stay active on. They have gyms on the ship! Most of the large boats I've been on have them at the front of the ship. I'm a dork and pretend like my exercising is powering the vessel. LOL. They also offer classes, usually for a fee and there is usually a walking track on one of the decks. Also, if you choose excursions, you can choose more active ones.

If staying in a hotel, many offer gyms. You can also find work outs using towels or resistance bands are portable. You can walk and run in the area;hotel staff can point out routes. Look for parks in the area and do a "park workout" utilizing the playground equipment.

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9/7/18 3:05 P

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Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=1691


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9/7/18 2:48 P

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Just curious to hear some different perspectives on working out when away from home, whether on business, vacation, etc. I know there's always the option of just getting creative and doing bodyweight exercises, but it'd be nice if it was easier to find gyms on the road that don't charge ~$20-$40 for a one-day pass.

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