Exercising in your Hotel Room

Just because you are on the road and away from your home, your car and your gym doesn’t mean that you have a good reason to skip your exercises. Keeping a good exercise routine can be one of the major factors in keeping your health and your spirits up.

Exercising in your hotel room will take a little dedication and will power so here are a few tips. If you need some motivation to get you off your hotel bed and into motion try offering yourself something of an indulgent reward for after your exercise like ordering room service or bringing along your video game system to play as you fall asleep.

Your basic workout should have some set goals. This will help you continue exercising long enough to get some beneficial results.

For example you might have a goal to do a certain number of jumping jacks, sit ups and then pushups. Most decent hotels will have a little pad of paper sitting on the desk with a pen.

Try just jotting down some quick exercise goal. You could say, “I will not turn one the TV until I have done twenty five pushups.”

The number that you chose is up to you but if you will take the initiative to write it down you will find that it will be easier to get it done. Goal setting is actually a huge key to any workout regimen and will help you get to the gym back at home just as easily as it will help you stay active while you are on the road.

If you are staying in an upper scale hotel there is most likely an onsite gym that you will be able to use. Some hotels even have a deal set up with local gyms where their guests can use the gym’s facilities during their stay at the hotel.

Exercising on the road is most likely a different experience than your normal gym routine back at home but this shouldn’t make a huge difference. Your normal exercise routine should involve some warm up like running on a treadmill or walking before your strengthening exercises.

It is unlikely that your hotel room workout will get intense enough to require a warm up period. If you are going to spend a significant amount of time working out, however, you should spend the first fifth portion of your time doing some easier exercise like jumping jacks.

About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape because she believes that taking care of your body is important. Having fitness equipment in your home is a great way to remind yourself to exercise, and she recommends TreadmillReviews.com for help with choosing a treadmill. You can follow her on Google+.