Travel Workouts Review 2020: The best portable fitness equipment

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Travel Workouts Review 2020: The best portable fitness equipment

You don’t need a whole lot to get a good workout in. Some of my favorite equipment needed for travel workouts is affordable AND versatile.

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Travel Workouts Review 2020: The best portable fitness equipment

Staying active is an incredibly important piece of feeling good and living a long, healthy life. As a digital nomad, you probably like to be active. You value movement and you aren’t going to let your physical health take a backseat while you’re traveling.

When you’re traveling and trying to get a workout in, you have some options. You can purchase one day passes to various gyms or drop into various gyms for free. Most large gyms offer complimentary day or week passes to check out their space. Additionally, there’s classpass which is a monthly membership that gives you access to various studios and gyms while traveling. However, if you’re in a new place, it can be difficult to navigate where the best gyms are and what they offer for non-members. This can also be time consuming. If you’re looking to get a quick workout in without researching where to go, you can always workout at the place you’re staying or outside!

Best Portable Exercise Equipment

Whenever I’m traveling, I look ahead of time to see if the hotel I’m staying at has a gym. If they don’t, I’ll pack some bands and if I have the space, a kettlebell for the trip so that I know I can get a quick workout in, regardless of where I’m heading.

To use these pieces of equipment and get moving, find yourself some space and gather this equipment for quick, effective workout. You don’t need a whole lot to get a good workout in. Some of my favorite equipment needed for travel workouts is affordable AND versatile.

What you’ll need:

-One medium to heavy resistance band

-One medium to heavy tube band

-One medium to heavy kettlebell

3 Full Body Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Workout #1

You’ll need: medium-heavy resistance band

Complete each of the exercises 45 seconds on, 15 off. After you go through all the exercises once, rest one minute, then repeat 3-4 times for a complete workout.

Banded Lateral Walks

Banded Squats

Push Ups

Inchworm

Banded Glute Bridges

Workout #2

You’ll need: medium-heavy resistance band, a kettlebell, and tube band.

Complete each of the exercises 12-15 times each. After you go through all the exercises once, rest one minute, then repeat 3-4 times for a complete workout.

Banded Frankensteins

Banded Kettlebell Goblet Squat

Kettlebell Windmills (each side)

Kettlebell Deadlifts

Tube Band Bicep Curls

Workout #3

You’ll need:  medium-heavy resistance band, a kettlebell, and tube band.

Complete each of the exercises 12-15 times. After you go through all the exercises once, rest one minute, then repeat 3-4 times for a complete workout.

Banded Side Plank Clamshells

Kettlebell Sumo Squat to High Pull

Spiderman Push Up

Kettlebell Romanian Deadlifts

Tube Band Lateral to Frontal Raises

The realities of working out on the road

Naturally, there are some drawbacks to these kinds of workouts and this minimal of equipment.

  • It can be hard to seperate your home/ sleep environment from the productive gym space.
  • Space & equipment limitations.
  • Without equipment and intentional programming, progressive overload may be difficult to achieve.

The Pros:

Three pieces of equipment can get you pretty far! Sometimes, you just need to get a workout in to move and get a good sweat in.

  • Convenient.
  • Private (no one can judge you and you don’t have to deal with the gym crowd).
  • You don’t have to wait for space/equipment.
  • Affordable.

Despite the minor drawbacks, I still use these kinds of workouts when traveling. Traveling is awesome and your physical health shouldn’t take a back seat. Pack some of these equipment pieces the next time you are traveling and give these workouts a try!

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Dakota Butler
Hi! I'm Dakota. I'm a social media & digital marketing intern by day. By night, I coach humans online in strength training. I love all things fitness, content creating, and corgis.