Exercise While Traveling

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Gentry and my engineering job requires around 30% of air travel to different facilities of my company. I love this part of my job with being able to see different cities in the United States. However, when I am traveling for work or anywhere, it is really easy for me to just not exercise, which means sometimes I need an extra edge.


Traveling can be so exhausting and sleep sometimes sounds so much better than the gym. But if I want to run Disney half marathons, they do not get accomplished without training for them, so I am going to talk about some tips that I have picked up along the way throughout my work travels.

First, I always try to find a hotel that has a gym and make sure the hours of the gym are when I am going to exercise. Usually these are on the hotel’s website, but sometimes I call as well. Second, I try to always exercise in the mornings before I start the day. I exercise in the mornings when I am home and I find that if I can stick to as much of my daily routine as possible that it helps so much! I just find that even a little bit of a normal routine while away from home makes a big difference. Third, I try to walk or run around the city that I am at when I have some free time. It is a fun way to explore a new city! Fourth, I always try to get in some exercise at the airport while I am waiting for my flight. It is so easy to just sit down at the gate, but there are so many places to walk to at the airport. I try to just go walking around and look at the different shops or just listen to music on my iPhone while walking around. I find that I am getting in exercise and it makes my waiting time for my flight go by so much faster!

These are just a few tips that I have picked up while traveling, but I am still new to this whole travel for work thing. What about you all? Leave some of your favorite tips on exercising while traveling for work or for whatever reason; maybe you traveled for the holidays, just recently. I would love to read them!

QOTD: What are your best tips for traveling and exercising?

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  1. Hotel gyms like those at the Weston actually motivate me to want to exercise! I think a change of scenery is always nice encouragement, so sightseeing is a great way to burn calories in a new city too!

  2. ChristineB says:

    I travel a little bit with my job, and I always make sure to pack my running shoes & my favorite workout clothes. If I know those items are taking up valuable real estate in my bag it seems to inspire me to use them. As for the favorite/cute clothes – I look forward to wearing these, especially if it’s been cool while I’ve been running outside at home, it seems to help me get up in the morning if I know I get to wear my cute running skirt at the hotel gym. I also always, always figure out exactly where the gym is the night before I want to work out, and see if I’ll need to bring a water bottle, if the have sweat towels, etc, so I’m prepared the next morning.

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