Going on vacation would typically mean eating, drinking and general merriment but neglecting your workout could add some pesky holiday weight especially if you’re going all out on the food and drinks. Therefore, if you’re staying at a hotel with gym facilities or a swimming pool, by all means, please do go ahead and utilise these facilities that the hotel has to offer. After all, they’re part of the package!
Actually, your hotel room is more than enough for a simple workout and to maintain your fitness level. However, if you’re staying at a bare bones hotel or guest room, working out may be a little more challenging.
Though, that shouldn’t be a reason to neglect your workout routine either. Take a little time out of your morning schedule and do some basic bodyweight exercises before you leave the room. Here are some simple but effective exercise for you to try out in your hotel room :
An oldie but a goodie, push ups is a form of classic bodyweight exercise that requires no equipment but your own body weight. Remember to lower your body until your chest is around an inch above the floor in order to get the most out of the push ups. Repeat 20 times.
Start in the plank position such as shown in the image and push yourself up into push up position then lower yourself back down into a plank. Repeat for 30 seconds.
Stand with your feet shoulders’ width apart, bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor such as shown in the image. Keep your knees from bending past your toes. Repeat 20 times.
Go into push up position, lift your right foot off the floor and raise your knee as close as you can to your chest. Return to starting position and repeat with the left leg. Repeat for 30 seconds.
This requires a little more space compared to the other exercises so do make sure to move the furniture a little to prevent any bumps or scrapes.
1. Stand with your feet hip width apart with your arms by your side, lower into squat position, bracing your hands on the floor in front of you.
2. Step both legs backwards to go into push up position, then step both legs back to your chest back into squat position, shown in the image.
3. Jump up while raising both hands over your head. Repeat 10 times.
Besides the above, sit ups are also a quick and easy way to get in an ab workout but make sure to lie on a folded towel so you don’t hurt your back.