4 Pieces of Fitness Equipment That Won’t Take Up Too Much Room in Your Suitcase
Travelling and exercise do not mix well. You will not have access to your local gym or home equipment and you obviously cannot take your favorite exercise machines with you. To make it worse, the hotel you end up staying at might either lack a top-notch fitness center or have one that charges a hefty fee to use the equipment. This, however, does not mean that you will have to lose whatever fitness progress you have made. There are several small and lightweight travel-friendly exercise tools that you can take with you. Here are 4 workout tools that are both very affordable and pack well without taking too much valuable suitcase space.
- Resistance Bands
The great thing about resistance bands is that they are as effective as they are portable. Most bands weigh less than a kilogram. Therefore, you will not even realize you have them in your suitcase. Since resistance bands are flexible and versatile, you can work both your upper and lower body right inside your hotel room using your own body weight or resistance from the door, bed, or other available pieces of furniture. The number of workouts you can engage in using resistance bands are many.
- Jump Rope
Jump ropes offer a fantastic way of staying fit while you are away on vacation or a business trip. With a jump rope, you will be able to strengthen your lower body, give your heart a good workout, and burn tons of calories all at the same time. You can even maximize results by jumping rope several times throughout the day.
Equally as light as resistance bands, a jump rope will take up very little suitcase space. You will also be able to find one that fits your budget and height as most jump ropes are affordable and offer the option of adjusting height.
- Swimming Gear
Swimming is not only a great form of exercise but it is also a fun activity that will make your trip more enjoyable. So, if your travel destination has warm weather and a hotel pool or nearby beach, make sure to pack your swimming gear with you. The swimsuit will barely take up space in your suitcase while the other swimming gear (goggle, swim cap, etc.) can be stashed into a small pouch/cloth bag which you can stuff into the side pocket of a carry-on. Or… just take a clue from this cute little girl and jump in the ocean (if your are at one) or just walk on the beach. No equipment needed for that. The resistance of the waves and/or the unevenness of the sand is great for building strength.
- Fitness Tracker
When on a backed up business trip that leaves no time for exercising, a fitness tracker or pedometer can be of great help. Such a gadget can help you move more and engage in a beneficial amount of physical activity throughout the day. The best part is that it takes absolutely no space in your suitcase as you can simply strap it to your arm, chest, or wrist depending on the model.
5. Pizazz Moves Downloads
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So, there you are, 5 travel-friendly workout tools that are affordable, take little room in your suitcase/carry-on bag, and prevent you from the notorious “travel weight gain”. So, make sure to pack them during your next trip.
PS/ Another thing to think about that is a benefit is that your body LOVES to do something different. It gets bored with the same routine so by changing it up – even just a bit, it does wonders for it. Yay You!!!