Workout Wednesday – Exercising while traveling


 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah vacation!!  We are in the midst of our Florida vacation, our first as a family of 3.  We decided that this would be an ideal time to jump start focusing on living a healthier life together.  Plus my Sister-in-Law has also been focusing on her fitness journey so the three of us are kicking butt this week!  In addition to my half marathon training this week we are doing this Hit The Deck workout throughout the week while we are traveling.

I love this workout because you can change it up daily by switching out what moves you assign to each suit.

hit the deck

How it works:

Assign a different move to each suit.  Face cards are equal to 10, Aces are equal to 11.  Then draw the card and do the move!  And here are some ideas for those 4 moves…

  • Burpees
  • Thrusters (Use the hotel chairs, but watch the ceiling!)
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Seated Cross-body Punches (Sit on floor, legs up and punch across your body twisting and engaging your obliques.  Grab 2 full water bottles for weights!)
  • Step ups (Use those hotel room chairs for this one)
  • High knees
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Bridges
  • Glute Kickbacks
  • Keep the Jokers and assign them a “Wildcard” move, and make them equal to 15, 20, 25…you get the picture!

This is also a great buddy workout, and can be done at home too!  Or at the gym…the key to loving working out is to keep it interesting and to change it up!  You will see more and better results if you keep your body guessing.

Do you have a go-to travel workout routine?  How do you keep your workouts on track while on the road?

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