As part of my new role as the Healthy Living Guru on Hyatt Place’s Seamless Travel Series, I recently asked you guys for your questions, input, and interest about anything and everything related to health, fitness or food when you’re traveling. You guys provided a lot of great feedback.
A question that came up a lot was getting the most out of your hotel gym workout when you’re on the road. We all know that it never feels like there is enough time when you travel. I mean, there’s typically not enough time to exercise like you do at home. But don’t let a busy travel schedule tie you down, there are options! Read on for 3 high-intensity workouts that you can do at just about any hotel gym. These are some of my tried-and-true travel workouts that are both effective and efficient!
During my recent stay at Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, I found out that Hyatt Place has 24-hour Stay Fit Gyms, so you can workout no matter the hour! And, of course, even just a quick sweat session in your room can energize you and get you going when you need it most.
Since you’re out of your usual routine, you need to make every minute count during your workout. You can maximize your time in the gym by combining heart-pumping, cardio intervals with muscle-strengthening exercises to fire up your metabolism and torch some serious calories. Here are three high-intensity workouts that you can do in a hotel gym. Even though none of them are longer than 30 minutes, I promise you’ll feel like you just finished a much longer workout! Happy sweating!
10-Minute Dumbbell Workout
This 10-minute dumbbell workout is incredibly challenging and guaranteed to test just about every part of your body. Your heart rate will soar and your muscles will scream for mercy!
All you need for this workout is a dumbbell (I recommend light to mid-weight), your sneakers, a stopwatch, and some space. You can easily do this in your hotel room if it offers a lot of space like the roomy rooms at Hyatt Place. The goal of this workout is to move from one exercise to the next without stopping. Set your timer for 10 minutes and see how many rounds of dumbbell alternating lunges, dumbbell thrusters and Burpees you can do!
20-Minute Circuit Workout
Have a little more time to exercise? Great! This workout will definitely challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone. For this workout, all you need is your sneakers, a stopwatch, a bench or chair, and some space. (This is also a great workout to do in your hotel room too since no equipment is required!)
For this session, perform each exercise at a high intensity for 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds of rest. Complete all of the exercises in the list below. Then, repeat the circuit from the beginning for the 20 minutes. The key to this workout is keeping up the intensity, so make sure you’re really pushing yourself during those 45 seconds of work. But, of course, always move at your own pace and rest as needed.
30-Minute Running Workout
This 30-minute running workout is the ultimate full-body workout and every move is guaranteed to fit into your busy schedule!
After a five-minute warm-up (jogging on the treadmill, doing some jumping jacks, or using the elliptical), you’ll get right into it with a one-minute sprint. The following two-minute interval allows you to recover slightly, so you can move onto a one-minute strength exercise. The goal during this interval is to do as many reps as possible with good form. Hop back on the treadmill. Then, repeat this running-strength series for the entire 30-minute workout!
Note: Please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
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