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How to work out on a vacation without any equipment

Sneha Desu

Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach

2 min read


Even the most disciplined person’s workout regimen can get disturbed while on vacation. Your efforts needn’t be thrown off balance completely! Whether you’re staying in a hotel, with your family or going off on a road trip – there are many ways for you to do your daily exercise.

One question I get asked a lot is – how we can manage to stay fit while on a vacation? I only have one simple answer – carry UR gym wherever you go! The ‘gym’ doesn’t have to be equipment or machines. It can just be resistant bands, a jump rope, your shoes; a mat – as simple as that. Even if you can’t even carry any of these things, you’re body weight is more than enough for you to get a great workout session.

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Some other ideas to work out while you’re on a vacation include doing something very outdoorsy. You can run on the beach or play a sport with UR friends. Just be on the beach and play football, volleyball or just about anything! Try and pick a sport if you’re not someone who likes to do a workout. You can even try functional training. I love it so much because you need nothing but just UR bodyweight! Ideally, it’s good to try to plan a workout with a good mixture of strength, core and cardio.


You don’t a lot of space to exercise. All you need to do is get your running shoes on and get UR body moving! If you’re not carrying weights or don’t have access to weights, you can do bodyweight exercises.


Keep some travel workouts in mind while you prep for your travel. You don’t a lot of space to exercise. All you need to do is get your running shoes on and get UR body moving! If you’re not carrying weights or don’t have access to weights, you can do bodyweight exercises along with some modifications to enhance the difficulty level.

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Opt to do exercises that include the main muscle groups. Some good exercises you can do are push-ups, squats, lunges, crunches, plank etc. Focus on endurance and burning calories. In case you can’t get in any workouts, try to make your daily activities more mobile. During your vacation if you need to drive a lot – explore more on foot. Park your car and take a walk through the place. Instead of using public transport, opt to walk if you’re holidaying in a city.

Try taking a run first thing in the morning, if you want to get in a good workout. No matter where you are staying or wherever you decide to go, use these ideas to stay active and be fit. You don’t need to stop working out if you’re travelling. Just adjust, make some changes and ensure you keep UR body moving.