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Bring A Gym With You on Vacation!

Many of have set goals in the New Year to get in shape. Sticking to an exercise routine, though, is easier said than done, especially if you are traveling. It may be hard to stay motivated to exercise while you are on vacation. The good news, you can stick to your exercise routine while you travel. In fact, you can simply bring the gym to your vacation home exchange. And aside from a good pair of shoes, you don’t have to pack a single fitness tool.

Now, I should mention that many International Vacation Home Exchange properties may have gym facilities nearby, or on the property itself. There are also properties that offer plenty of room to walk or hike, or is enjoy swimming to keep fit, you can search by vacation properties with a pool.  If that is indeed the case, then try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise each day. If you don’t have a gym nearby, there are exercise movements that you can simply do inside your home exchange. Before I provide suggestions, I should remind everyone to always consult with your physician before you begin any exercise routines.

Below are some examples of workouts that can help you stay fit without leaving the comfort of your home exchange. I should mention many of these workouts will only take you 10-30 minutes and you can do these workouts as a family.

Workout 1:

20 Lunges (each leg)
20 Air Squats
20 Calf Raises
25 Burpees

Workout 2:

10 Pushups
10 Sit-ups (or crunches)
10 Mountain Climbers

Repeat each movement and rep for 15 minutes

Workout 3:

60 Second Wall Sit
30 Jumping Jacks
20 Walking Lunges
10 Pushups

Repeat each movement 2-3 times

Workout 4:

10 Pushups
10 Sit-ups
10 Squats

Repeat each movement 10 times

Be sure to warm up and stretch before beginning any of the above workouts. If you have some workouts that you enjoy doing while on vacation, please share below. I would love to know what everyone else does to stay in shape while on the road.

Thank you to guest travel blogger Carla Pruitt. You can follow Carla on Twitter at @crobscarla 


  1. Nothing can throw you off more than forgoing your exercise routine too long when you travel--thanks Carla.

  2. Thanks Sona! I'm always trying to stay on top of my exercise routine when I travel. My favorite thing is to do a run through cities that I'm visiting. Best way to see the sights :)


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