You’re a busy traveler so your schedule is a bit different than the average person. Not only do you come and go from your hotel room at unlikely times, but you don’t always have time to hit the gym hard when you’re on a work trip. We have 6 moves that are perfectly suited for your hotel room, and most importantly, don’t cause a ruckus. You don’t have to worry about someone knocking on your door asking you to stop all that stomping—these exercises can be done anywhere, at any time of day.
Start in a high plank position with your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Bring your left leg in. with your knee to your chest and then return it back to your plank position. Repeat the move on your right side. Remember to keep your abs tight. Try to up the pace as if you’re running. Complete 20 total reps.
Opposite Arm/Leg Extension and Crunch
Starting on your hands and knees, extend out your left arm and your right leg. They should be level with your back, forming one long line. Next, bring the arm and leg in to crunch at your chest. Repeat with your right arm and left leg. Focus on your breathing and balance as you engage your core. Complete 20 reps, 10 on each side.
Push ups are a great way to work many upper body muscles with one movement. Aside from your abs, you will also engage your chest, arms, shoulders and biceps. Using a stable chair or the edge of your bed as a base, place your arms with your palms facing down on the surface. Keeping your body straight, slowly bend and lower your arms. Then push back up. Repeat 15 times.
Prepare to challenge your shoulders! Starting in a push up position, but with your arms on a stable bed or chair, lower one arm down onto your elbow, then lower the remaining arm so that you’re now resting on both elbows. Then lift your arm back up straight and follow up with the second arm. Continue this pattern and trade off which arm you lead with. Make sure your hips aren’t swaying as you move up and down. Try doing 20 total reps.
Jump up and extend your arms. Land softly and lower your body into a squat position. Once you’ve reached the squat position, explode upward with another jump. Continue this exercise, jumping 15 times.
Alternating Sprinter’s Lunge
Step your leg backwards into the lunge position, but extend down further so that your fingertips are touching the floor. Bring the extended leg in to meet your other leg. Extend the other leg back. Continue to slowly alternate legs back and forth, completing 20 reps.
At EVEN Hotels, each room is equipped with an In-Room Training Guide. The guide shares the moves above, and a lot more. Developed by author and fitness trainer, Tammy Stokes, all of the moves can be accomplished in your room with equipment provided by the hotel. It makes traveling and staying in shape easy and convenient.
*Images originally appeared in the EVEN Hotels In-Room Training Guide.