How to stay fit while on vacation | 6 easy ways

How To Stay Fit While On Vacation | 6 Easy Ways

When it comes to traveling, staying on track with your fitness goals can be a difficult task. For most, exercising is the last activity on a busy schedule.

& I get it.

Just recently my family and I have been traveling more frequently, and I must admit..

Trying to accomplish your normal gym and diet routine can be extremely difficult.

However even with all the traveling, the vacation foods, and the driving..

Know that there are plenty of ways to stay fit and even lose weight while vacationing.

So with that said let’s get straight to it.

Here are some simple ways you can stay fit while on vacation.

Book a hotel with a gym

Whether you’re staying at a hotel or an Airbnb, double check if they have a complimentary gym. This should definitely be on your checklist when shopping around for hotel rooms.

Do know that most hotel gyms can have a subpar amount of gym equipment, however, as long as they include a set of dumbbells and some cardio machines..

You can definitely get a good workout.

Here’s a sample workout with just a treadmill and dumbbells.

Shoulders / Legs / Conditioning

Dumbbell Squat Press

1 Minute

Moderate Weight

Straight into Treadmill Sprints – If you can’t sprint walking on the treadmill incline is completely fine.

30 Seconds

Dumbbell Flys

1 Minute

Light to moderate weight

Straight into Treadmill Sprints or Incline Walks

30 seconds

Do this routine 4 times.

As you can see, having only dumbbells and a treadmill can make a great HIIT workout. It’s really about what you make of the equipment not the equipment itself.

Because honestly..

You don’t need a super fancy gym to get things done, matter of fact you can get a complete workout with just a pull up bar and a yoga mat!

So let’s say you find the perfect hotel that unfortunately doesn’t provide a gym..

There’s a solution.

Research and check local gyms in the area to see if you can opt for a visitors pass. Better yet, if you already have a gym membership, check if there’s branches of your gym in the area.

Order smart at restaurants

A lot of people will tell you to avoid eating out if you want to lose weight, however, the truth is the complete opposite.

Matter of fact, I know a lot of people that lose weight by only eating out.

Why do they do this? Because it’s convenient!

So how do they accomplish this?

Well the best way to approach this is by first knowing how much calories you need to eat per day in order to lose weight.

Remember, losing weight is about always being in a calorie deficit. So by knowing how much calories to eat, you’re more equipped on knowing what to order. More so, your diet can be a lot more flexible.

So if you don’t know how to count your calories, definitely check out my ebook called ‘MACROS’. In this book you’ll discover how to calculate your own calorie deficit and also learn how to apply it to all your meals. Click here to learn more.

Carry around more water

Water provides all sorts of fat burning benefits.

It’s free if you find a water fountain and it’s super cheap compared to sodas or other drinks.

Best of all?

It’s zero calories!

We have an entire segment as to how water helps with weight loss in the article ‘4 Extremely Simple Ways To Lose Weight & Shred Fat’.

Workout super early

By getting your workout done super early in the morning, you’ll have more time to spend on your vacation.

Trust me, it’s very difficult to squeeze a workout in while you’re juggling multiple thing on your itinerary.

But AJ what if i’m not a morning person that tends to press the snooze button all the time? Well you should definitely check out ‘8 Simple Ways To Get Up For An Early Morning Workout’.

So before your day gets busy, have some ME time by working out early in the morning..

You’ll thank yourself later.

Plan your vacation itinerary with workouts included

This is a rather simple idea. Weeks or months before your actual trip, sit down and see if you can pre-plan your workout in the itinerary.


Because if you fail to plan then you plan to fail

Ohh that’s nice huh? Share that quote with your friends 😉

Pack Protein Bars and Powders

Ideally you’ll want to consume 1 gram of protein per bodyweight. So if you weigh 150 pounds you’ll need to consume 150 grams of protein a day.

Let’s be honest, it’s extremely difficult to reach that amount of protein if you’re bombarded with vacation foods.


Well depending where you eat vacation foods can typically be stuffed with more carbs and fats than anything else.

So what’s the best thing to do?

Pack protein bars.

Protein bars provide the best convenience for meal replacements or to simply hit your protein intake.

At our most recent trip to Disneyland, Power Crunch bars were a lifesaver! Not only did it help me reach my protein intake, but it also saved me money from actually purchasing Disney Park Foods.

Don’t know which protein bars to buy? Definitely check out the article ‘Top 4 Best Tasting Protein Bars’.

Here’s also quick list of my favorite protein bars:

  1. Pure Protein Bar
  2. One Protein Bar
  3. Power Crunch Bar
  4. Fit Crunch Bar

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