Let’s face it, going on a vacation can really throw you off your fitness game. It’s pretty easy to skip working out if you were out partying last night, or if you just want to lie down on the beach.
But if you’re really dedicated to your fitness goals, spending a few minutes each day to work out should be a must. These simple workouts are designed to keep you active, and don’t require any specialized equipment. They also don’t require a large space, so you can do them even in your hotel room.
5 simple workouts you can do almost anywhere
You can finish these workouts pretty quickly, and they take around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how many times you want to do each workout.
The great thing about these workouts is that these target a wide variety of muscle groups, so you’ll be exercising your entire body.
Before doing any of these exercises, it’s a good idea to warm up first and do some stretching. Just because you’re doing these exercises in your hotel room doesn’t mean you can’t get cramps or injuries. So it’s a good idea to warm up to loosen up and get your body ready for some exercise.
First off, you start by doing 20 squats. Make sure you keep your back straight, and your feet and hips should be square. Go down as low as you could possibly go, and then go up.
Make sure to do the exercise slowly in order to engage all of the muscles in your abdomen as well as your glutes.
Push-ups might sound like a boring or generic exercise, but it’s pretty effective when it comes to strengthening your upper arms and chest muscles.
Make sure to keep your back as straight as possible and use your arms to push up. Go as low as you possibly can without lying down on the floor.
3. Jumping jacks
Jumping jacks are a good cardio exercise, which means they’re a great way to burn fat. This exercise also targets a wide variety of muscle groups, and even if it’s simple to do, it burns a lot of calories.
The great thing is you don’t even need a big space to do jumping jacks. Even with a small hotel room, this exercise is pretty easy to do.
4. Raised-leg crunches
Raised-leg crunches are a variation of regular crunches. With this exercise, you’re targeting your abdominal muscles, as well as your glutes and your back muscles.
You don’t need to get your elbows to reach your knees when doing this exercise. All you need is to contract your abdomen and lift your shoulders off the floor and towards your legs. Your lower back should be in contact with the floor, and try to keep your legs still and at a 90-degree angle.
Lastly, we have burpees. Also called squat thrust, burpees are a full-body exercise that can help build your muscle.
You start by standing up, and then move to a squat position with your hands on the floor. Next, kick your feet back into a plank position, making sure your arms are extended. Quickly return to the squat position and then stand up straight.
Burpees work out your entire body and help improve your agility, coordination, and strength.