Whether you’re traveling for work or for fun, you’re probably going to have to jettison your normal fitness routine—but that can be a good thing. Visiting a new city is an opportunity to shake up your workouts and maybe even try something new.

Need a little inspiration for your next trip? Check out what the wellness experts from EVEN® Hotels’ Advisory Board—also known as The WELL—have to say about how they choose to stay active while on the road.


Joy Bauer The Well


Walking—all you need is a pair of comfortable shoes and somewhere to go! To add an extra pep in my step, I listen to high-energy tunes to keep me at a pace that works up a sweat. When I’m pressed for time, I’ll multitask by walking (or marching in place) while on a conference call.”


Dr. Drew The Well



“Running Shoes! I love exploring a new place on a 5 mile run. I end with some burpees and I’m buzzing all day. To keep my mind active, I always take a blank notebook and challenge myself to map out a new idea.”


Dr. Darria The Well


“I like to either run or walk outside. Hotels often have maps of surrounding areas that are good for running. If that isn’t an option, I do my own in-room workout—cranking up the tunes. I jump rope in place, and then do pushups, burpees, situps, jumping jacks, tricep dips, mountain climbers and planks. I do each exercise for 30 seconds and repeat the cycle five times.”


Tammy Stokes The Well


“I never need a gym to workout—my body is my gym. I like to do a combo of exercises that I created called the West Coast Pushup. Combine a squat with a plank, and a push up and jump back into squat. Now that’s a workout. Do three sets of 16 and you have worked all the muscles in your body.”


Jim Kaese The Well


“I like to run outside. I don’t care about distance, only time–a hilly route will cover less distance than a flat route but the workout duration will be identical and more intense–so, I shoot for 20-30 minutes. I prefer a trail to a road or sidewalk, and I choose to listen to my own thoughts instead of music as I find it more therapeutic and safe. ”


Christina Pirello The Well



“I am pretty addicted to gym workouts and have found that when I am away from home for a long period, I miss my local gym the most. If I’m on the road with no access to a gym, my go-to moves are walking, push-ups and sit-ups. I also travel with an exercise band so I can get resistance training in, no matter where I am.”


Kat Carney The Well



“I like to wear a pedometer while I travel. I can keep up with my steps and I don’t feel guilty if I’m unable to get to my hotel’s fitness center after a long day. My goal is to reach 10,000 steps a day. That’s your workout right there!”