Hubby and I recently went on a trip to Key West (ahhh!) It was the middle of January. The winter where we live was HARSH this year. We didn’t want to spend any time inside if we could help it. I designed this workout to do outside in the courtyard of our hotel. It overlooked the ocean (again ahh!). This one required no equipment and you can literally do it anywhere. Take it with you on your next vacation, or just to your backyard. Comment below and let me know where you did the anywhere workout!
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It used to be a problem to keep the fitness routine going when I went on vacation. All the progress I made would take a giant step backwards when I travelled. Now there are many products on the market that make it easier to work out when you are on the road. Better yet, many really good workouts can be done with only body weight. So they can be done anywhere and don’t cost a dime!
My hubby and I spent two weeks at Sunset Beach, NC with the family. We tried spinning and Group Pump at the Fitness Studio in Ocean Isle. On a third day we walked 3 miles to prepare for the Freedom Run/Walk in Southport. Other than that, we worked out together under the beach house. We moved the car, used a few inexpensive and light to carry items and we were all set. We worked out 8 total days in our makeshift gym. Here’s what we did:
Workout 1 was a circuit workout. Do each exercise for 30 seconds with a 15 second break between exercises.
Alternating rows with a resistance band
Chest Press with a resistance band around a beam
Bicep curls with a resistance band
Tricep kickbacks with a resistance band
Take a short break and repeat the circuit
Workout 2 was a a Tabatas workout. We did this one four days during our two weeks and changed the types of exercises we did each time. Here’s an example:
Do each exercise for 20 seconds and take a 10 second break between each one. Do the circuit twice with no breaks in between. Do each exercise as hard and as fast as you can. Make sure you warm up for at least 5 minutes beforehand and cool down and stretch afterward.
Jump Rope with high knees (no real jump rope needed)
Knee to elbow crunch sit-ups (alternating elbow to leg)
Basketball lunges (reverse lunge followed by a simulated layup jump)
Workout 3 was a circuit with three different parts. Perform each of the six exercises for 40 seconds with a 20 second break in between. We did each exercise group twice and took a water/rest break before starting the next set of six.
Exercise group 1
Squat to press with resistance band
Chest press with resistance band
Swimmers with resistance band
Reverse lunge (change legs at the 20 second mark)
Med ball rotations
Exercise group 2
Alternating overhead press using resistance bands
Rows using resistance bands
Bicep curls with bands
Alternating side lunge
Plank- elbows to hands (alternating arms)
Stand to defensive stance jumps
Exercise group 3
Med ball slams
Bent over altenating rows using bands
Squat jumps (or just squats if you are tired now)
Diagonal Woodchops using bands or med ball
Workout 4 was a circuit that is done counting reps rather than a time limit. A short break should be taken between each set of exercises. We did each set twice.
Exercise set 1
Squat and row (15)
Alternate reverse lunge (15 each leg)
Ski hops (15)
Exercise set 2
Squat thrust (15)
Swimmers using a band (15)
Alternate Lateral lunge (15 each leg)
Speed skaters (15)
Exercise set 3
Walk hands out and back (10)
Robinhood row (15 each arm)
Screamer lunges (15 each leg)
Squat jumps (15)
A special thank you to One on One Fitness. The trainers there prepared these for us to take with us on vacation. As always, check with your physician before you start any exercise program and build up slowly to the intensity of these workouts.