Many of us spend all winter perfecting our summer bodies, only to pile on the pounds while over indulging on our summer holidays. But what if you wanted to keep up the exercise while on holiday? Well, the good news is you can. And you don’t even need a hotel gym or an Olympic sized pool to fit your laps in. Most of the exercises can be done in your hotel room, making them perfect for overnight stays at the airport or city breaks.
However, what if we told you that you only had to do 20 minutes of exercise for 4 days a week and it can all be done in your room? “Don’t think that will do much” we hear some of you say. If this is you we suggest you supress those negative thoughts because you no longer have to sacrifice your fitness regime while on holiday. With our simple fitness guide here’s how you can stay fit on your travels.
Exercise number 1
The jumping jack is a basic exercise and can be done in most places. This easy exercise will get your heart pumping while stimulating the blood flow in a variety of muscle groups. Watch the video below and you will master the workout in no time.
Exercise number 2
Squats are an excellent way of training the lower body and core muscles. And you don’t have to stick to the one exercise as they are variety of squats from sitting wall squats to single-leg squats and standard squats. Need help? Then this video will show you how to do a standard squat correctly.
Exercise number 3
You can do this exercise anywhere and the results will show in no time. It is important that you do lunges properly as you can easily strain other muscle groups if you’re not doing them right. Here is a video to make sure you’re doing them correctly.
Exercise number 4
Burpees are the godfather of all exercises. The reason for this is they work every muscle group. You are sure to get a little sweaty doing this exercise, but the results can be amazing so make sure you keep at it. Watch this video and transform your body in weeks.
Exercise number 5
The plank is a favourite of ours. This quick exercise will help build your core strength and tone up your stomach in no time. What more can you ask for? The video below will demonstrate how the plank is done.
Our top tip
Try 15 reps of every exercise except the plank. The plank is a different type of exercise so instead of doing reps you will need to hold the position for 30 seconds or more for the best results. Do this for 3 rounds, or longer if you have the stamina and you’ll soon feel ready to hit the beach.
Whether you’re in Greece or Spain these simple exercises can be done in your hotel room, at the beach or even by the pool. So, why not give them a whirl next time you’re on holiday?