Healthy On The Road :: Hotel Hallway Exercises

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{Editor's Note: This month I was talking with Leah, Trip Styler's Healthy On The Road'er about the many ways to stay fit while traveling, and inspired by bootcamp-style workouts using any space for exercise, we both agreed that beyond using the gym, pool or running outdoors, the hotel hallway is a great venue for a routine.}

Your hotel hallway: one more way to stay healthy on the road, one more reason to leave your excuses at home! At HOTR we've suggested how to stay fit without leaving your hotel room, now we challenge you to expand your territory---into the hallway! Crazy? Not really, read on...

  • Circuit training can be challenging in a hotel room. In the hallway, you can more easily incorporate exercises such as lunges, squat pliés, moving jumping jacks, crab walks/bear crawls, leap frogs and of course the trusty band {just be sure to secure it on YOUR door handle!}
  • Pick at least three exercises and perform each for 30 secs to 1 min {repeat 3 to 5 times}
  • Brave this new frontier with a partner, and take turns leading a new exercise
  • Incorporate the stairways into your circuit {e.g. power walk every level of your hotel and the flights of stairs in between (more challenge: go up the stairs by 2)---no elevator allowed!}
Reasons To Try The Hallway
  • More space to move faster {the higher your heart rate…the better/more efficient your workout}
  • Rarely filled with people
  • Great for circuit training
  • Opportunity to perform continuous reps
Beware of
  • Making your neighbours feel lazy
  • Raising unnecessary alarm when spotted lunging down the hallway
  • Crab walking into the cleaning cart

So, if you can muster up the courage to take the step over the threshold, you may just discover a few more ways to stay HOTR.

{When she’s not training clients or being trained by her dog Zuzu, Leah writesHealthy on the Road, published the first Wednesday of every month.}

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